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  • Winter weather coming tonight

    A winter weather advisory issued by the National Weather Service covers much of Kentucky east of Interstate 65, including Hardin, LaRue and Meade counties. The advisory is issued when significant snowfall is possible that could impact travel.

    Rain mixed with snow is likely to begin between 9 and 10 tonight before changing to all snow. Forecasters say the chance of precipitation is 100 percent.

  • Under investigation: Police walk citizens through the investigative process

    When a crime occurs on a primetime TV drama, investigators respond to the scene, gather evidence, arrest a suspect and usually make an arrest or extract a confession within 42 minutes.

    Participants in area citizen police academies are learning a true criminal investigation is not solved in a matter of minutes. Investigators rely on deductive skill and hard work to solve a case as opposed to high-tech forensic equipment.

  • Hardin County escapes most storm damage

    Better safe than sorry.

    Wednesday’s tornadoes might have prompted local officials to exercise extreme caution when warned of severe weather for Friday, but Hardin County largely dodged the powerful system that flattened parts of Southern Indiana.

    The worst weather reported in the area was pea-sized scattered hail near Sonora, despite tornado and thunderstorm warnings that affected Hardin County, said Doug Finlay, deputy director of Hardin County Emergency Management.

  • Expo promotes good health

    Bobbie Crawley of Elizabethtown was at Towne Mall trying to stay healthy with his regular exercise of walking through the building when his attention was caught by an inflatable shaped like a giant colon.

    Crawley’s mission to take care of his body had led him to the second Healthy Community Expo, which featured educational tools to protect his health.

    The inside of the walk-through model, “The Incredible Colon,” showed clean, smooth ridges that were labeled as normal colon tissue.

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  • Basketball Hall of Fame selects executive director

    Operating in borrowed office space behind a desk relocated from the basement of his own home, Rick Whobrey began work as executive director of the new Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame.

    It’s a modest beginning for a 53-year-old Elizabethtown resident who spent nearly two decades as an executive with Kentucky Farm Bureau. The Hall of Fame has no site and no exhibits but is nine days away from naming the first members of its inaugural class of 100 inductees.

  • Local JROTC invitational competition bigger than ever

    The popularity of the upcoming local JROTC competition continues to grow.

    The annual JROTC invitational, now named after retired Sgt. Maj. Paul Gray, a former JROTC teacher at North Hardin High School, is from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at North Hardin and John Hardin high schools and North Park Elementary School.

  • Duke Memorial unveiling this week

    A memorial dedicated to 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1 Infantry Division soldiers who have lost their lives in combat since 2001 will open to the public this week.

    The Duke Memorial, situated near the 3/1 company operation facilities complex on post, opens for viewing at 3 p.m. Friday.

  • New bill targets synthetic drugs

    A bill that could ban synthetic drugs was introduced this week in the state House of Representatives, and if it fails to pass, Hardin County Attorney Jenny Oldham is prepared with an ordinance that would ban synthetic drugs designed to simulate highs found in illicit drugs in the county.

    Rep. Tim Moore, R-Elizabethtown, is one of the cosponsors of House Bill 481. Moore said an emergency clause was added to the bill because it is so important the commonwealth cannot afford to wait for it to go into effect.

  • Former NFL player encourages local students to eat healthy and exercise

    Former University of Kentucky and NFL running back Artose Pinner made a visit Friday morning to Meadow View Elementary School as students at the Radcliff school kicked off a new health and wellness program, Fuel up to Play 60.

    The FUTP60 program is a student-led initiative to empower youth to live an active and healthy lifestyle by fueling up with healthy foods and being physically active for 60 minutes each day. It was launched by the National Dairy Council and the NFL.