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  • Girl Scouts center celebrates organization's 100-year history

    Like other Girl Scout centers around the country, today the Heartland Service Center in Elizabethtown recognizes the 100th anniversary of an organization that continues to provide leadership skills to girls.

    “Girls and young women report that being a Girl Scouts gave them the courage and competency to try things,” Deborah Faircloth, Girl Scouts regional director, said.

  • Fort Knox access system nearing implementation

    Those visiting Fort Knox could have speedier access as soon as Memorial Day weekend.

    Col. Bruce Jenkins, Fort Knox garrison commander, said the post is working through final tests on a background check program known as Allstar that will allow guards at each of Fort Knox’s gates to instantaneously search local and national databases in seconds through a simple scan of a driver’s license.

  • Senior Life: Meeting resistance as a caregiver

    Every option has been explored, thought about and double-checked. It seems like the perfect plan, one that surely will be a win-win for everyone involved. How can it not be?

    Then the plan is presented; to uproot Mom or Dad from their home, from their everyday living environment. Just like that, the plan is shot down immediately. The circumstances that led to the decision have been tough enough, who would have imagined this response from them? Surely Mom or Dad understand their best interests are being kept in mind.

  • Photos: Broken-down dune buggy
  • Fort Knox drafts a historical trail map for visitors

    As Fort Knox prepares to ease restrictions on access for visitors in the coming months, it also has developed a new tool to celebrate its history.

    The post now will offer historic driving trail maps featuring 21 historical sites on post. The maps will be available at the General George Patton Museum of Leadership as well as the new welcome center at Chaffee Gate once renovations there are completed, said Kyle Hodges, a public affairs officer at Fort Knox.

  • Howevalley High alumni hosting reunion

    Graduates of Howevalley High School are urging alumni to gather in spring to say goodbye to the building they grew up in.

    The Howevalley High School alumni association is hosting a banquet for all former students of the school at 5 p.m. April 28 at Howevalley Elementary School. With a new building planned to replace Howevalley, this likely will be one of the last years to have reunions in the former high school building, said Bob Woosley, president of the association.

  • JROTC cadets compete in invitational

    North Hardin High School was littered with the sounds of JROTC cadets on Saturday morning.

    The halls were full as units lined up ready for their turn in a competition that continues to grow, attracting teams from numerous states.

    North Hardin, John Hardin High School and North Park Elementary School played host to the annual Sgt. Maj. (Ret.) Paul C. Gray JROTC Invitational, now named after a former JROTC teacher at North Hardin, on Saturday and Sunday.

  • Ag commissioner talks farm safety at Dixie Fire School

    Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer spoke Friday of the need to infuse youth into the farming industry because the average age of a farmer is increasing with time.

    “It’s a dangerous occupation, but it’s the most vital,” Comer told a small group gathered at the Regional Postsecondary Education Center at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

  • ECTC celebrates brave women for International Women's Day

    The gutsy, bold actions of local women were celebrated Thursday at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.
    ECTC hosted the international event That Takes Ovaries, a women’s empowerment movement, to celebrate International Women’s Day on Thursday. Women and men gathered in the Regional Postsecondary Center to discuss and celebrate the bold actions of themselves and women they know.

  • Contract awarded for White Mills bridge repairs

    The state is ready to move forward on repairs to the White Mills bridge.

    The contract for the work was awarded last week to Adelphi Inc. DBA G-Force Contracting at the low bid of $763,857.20, which was lower than an engineer’s estimate of $829,528.50. Euro Paint LLC offered the other bid at  $856,792.50.

    The contract also includes two bridge painting projects in Grayson County.