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  • More Army reductions expected

    A memorandum released this month by the Department of the Army outlines a plan to make further reductions to satisfy the requirements of the 2011 Budget Control Act.

    The memorandum, signed by Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno and Secretary of the Army John McHugh, details a need to reduce the staffing and funding for institutional and operational headquarters across the Army by 25 percent at the two-star general officer level and above.

  • Elizabethtown woman injured in motorcycle wreck

    An Elizabethtown woman received non-life threatening injuries late Monday afternoon when the motorcycle she was riding ran off the road for unknown reasons.

    Kentucky State Police received a call around 4:45 p.m. about an injury crash on Woolridge Ferry Road, just south of Ky. 313.

    Kimberly C. Marlatt, 49, was operating a 2009 Yamaha motorcycle northbound on Woolridge Ferry Road when she ran off the east side of the road. She was ejected from the motorcycle and hit a tree in a rock cut ditch line, according to police.

  • Bowling Green shooting victim a North Hardin graduate

    Amid the shock of Harold Dean Johnson’s shooting death in Bowling Green, friends and family remembered the former Radcliff resident as someone who enjoyed life and had a “fun-loving” nature.

    “He was always a fun-loving guy with a very good sense of humor about him,” said Mark Johnson, a cousin. “He was a good guy.”

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  • Sonic Drive-in robbed in Radcliff

    At the close of business Saturday night, the manager of the Radcliff Sonic Drive-in prepared to leave to make a bank deposit, police say. He never made it to the bank.

    The manager was robbed as he was leaving and two men have been charged in connection to the offense, according to Radcliff Police Department.

    Richard C. Slaughter, 29, and Adam C. Charney, 30, both of Radcliff, are charged with first-degree robbery.

  • Heartland Festival in the Park crowd exceeds 15,000

    After a few years of lower attendance, a change of management and scheduling alterations, could the Heartland Festival be hitting a new stride?

    Elizabethtown Events Coordinator Sarah Vaughn believes so, and she received positive feedback from visitors this weekend who felt the diverse offerings resulted in rejuvenation for the longstanding festival at Freeman Lake Park.

    “Everything was positive, and a number of people feel like the festival is back,” she said, noting many visitors were happy to see carnival rides return.

  • Retired police officer dies in fire

    Elizabethtown Police Department Sgt. Tim Cleary said Monday afternoon he will remember his former co-worker, Michael Stephen McClure, as someone with a near photographic memory of places and people.

    McClure, 52, a retired Elizabethtown police officer and former dispatcher, died early Sunday morning at his residence at 115 Skyblue Ave. behind Kmart in a house fire. The cause of death was smoke inhalation, said Hardin County Deputy Coroner Barry Brown.

  • Sinister Tombs owner seeks appeals process for Heartland parade

    Marvin Skaggs, owner of Sinister Tombs Haunted House in Eastview, told the Heartland Festival parade committee he would leave his hearse at home and tone down his scary characters, but it was not enough.

  • Wagers found competent to stand trial

    An Elizabethtown man accused of striking another man in the head with a hatchet more than a year ago has been found competent to stand trial.

    Jamie B. Wagers, 25, was indicted last year on charges of murder, attempted murder, tampering with physical evidence and violation of an emergency protection order.

    He was arrested June 16, 2012, after police found Christian F. Higdon, 20, of Leitchfield, dead in the yard at 45 Magers Drive in Elizabethtown.

  • Minister reflects on historic 1963 civil rights march

    Jack Morrison only had seen larger crowds on the National Mall during July 4th fireworks celebrations — throngs stretching in every direction.

    It was an August day in 1963 that would come to reshape history as thousands united for what was known as the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The civil rights movement was hitting its apex as the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., uttered four words that have become legendary in their relevance to modern society: “I have a dream.”