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  • 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.

  • Focus on finance: Retirement reasons for updating life insurance

    Question: When, if ever, should I look at updating my life insurance?
    Answer: As you approach or begin retirement, there’s much to look forward to for you and your spouse. The easing of stressful work, relaxation time and enjoyment of things long put off may come to mind. Insuring for replacing your income for children, their education and upbringing are gone. And life expectancy statistics put many years ahead of you to enjoy.

  • Custer woman dies in Friday crash

    A housewife and mother was killed and her teenage son was injured Friday in the latest in a rash of deadly car crashes in Hardin County over the last few months.

  • Custer woman dies in single-vehicle wreck

    A woman is dead and her son is in the hospital after a single-vehicle wreck Friday afternoon at the intersection of St. John and Howevalley roads in northwestern Hardin County.

    Sarah Martin, 32, of Custer was dead at the scene, according to Hardin County Deputy Coroner Kenneth Spangenberger. He said Martin's 1996 Jeep Cherokee left the road, "spiraled" and overturned multiple times before coming to a stop. A Kentucky State Police statement said Martin overcorrected and lost control of the vehicle at about  2:30 p.m. Friday.

  • Families reflect on the fallen

    The unveiling of the Duke Brigade Memorial at Fort Knox left Jim and Ann Gould coping with a barrage of emotions.

    Their son, Sgt. Kristopher J. Gould, was killed in combat Feb. 27, 2011, while serving with the 2-2 Infantry Battalion with the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division.

    Jim Gould said the U.S. Army has provided shelter and comfort to his family since his son’s death and his name now is immortalized at the site of the memorial, where it can be viewed for years to come.

  • Five indicted for attempted murder charges in February

    A Hardin County grand jury returned more than 50 indictments in February, including five for attempted murder.

    Radcliff residents Stacey G. Ford, 30, and Kelly L. Kennedy, 33, were indicted for multiple felonies, including attempted murder, in connection to a Jan. 3 incident in Elizabethtown.

    Police say Ford and Kennedy were at a North Mantle Avenue residence when a drug-related argument culminated in Ford firing a gun.

  • Purple Heart veteran promotes area support for troops

    Irvin Lyons Jr. remembers rocks being thrown at his car by civilians when he was stationed with the U.S. Army at Fort Hood, Texas.

    Lyons, now a Vine Grove resident, was disheartened when he came home from serving in Vietnam with two Purple Heart medals for being injured and twice during that year was faced with crowds of people furious with him and other military members.

    They were called baby killers and told to go back where they came from, he said.

  • North branch of library reopening Monday

    Nearly five months out of commission, the north branch of the Hardin County Public Library is reopening its doors next week.

    The Radcliff branch at 800 S. Logsdon Parkway reopens at 9 a.m. Monday and resumes regular hours, said Rene Hutcheson, county library director.