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  • 3/1 deactivation accelerated

    Maj. Gen. Jeff Smith announced Wednesday the timetable of the deactivation of the 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, has been accelerated.

    The 3/1 was expected to fully stand down by 2017, but new orders have called for the deactivation to occur by the end of this year, said Smith, commander of Fort Knox and U.S. Army Cadet Command.

  • Area hit hard again by rain and then ice

    A little more than five years after a freezing storm paralyzed Hardin County, the sounds of ice hitting homes and crackling of tree limbs filled the darkness Tuesday night and into Wednesday.

    While the end result wasn’t as damaging as what the area experienced in 2009 — when iced power lines left nearly half of Hardin County without power — this ice storm was a reminder of vulnerability to freezing rain.

  • JROTC instructor remembered for dedication to the program

    When retired Lt. Col. Roland Haun and his fellow JROTC instructors needed advice and guidance, Haun knew who to call.

    “We would say, ‘What would Paul do?’” he said.

  • Many schools closed again Thursday

    Subfreezing temperatures are allowing snow and ice to linger and most area schools will be closed again Thursday.

    Hardin County, LaRue County and Elizabethtown school districts all will be closed. St. James School and Elizabethtown Christian Academy also have canceled classes for Thursday.

    Districts in neighboring counties also have been closed all week. Breckinridge, Bullitt, Grayson, Hart, Meade and Nelson county districts all have announced plans to be out Thursday.

  • Woman crashes into Kroger again

    A woman drove a car Wednesday afternoon through the front doors of Kroger on Dolphin Drive in Elizabethtown, sending glass, metal, grocery stock and cash register counters flying. The crash injured two and left the car at rest in a checkout lane several feet inside the store.

  • Photo: You’re as cold as ice
  • Kentuckians encouraged to wear red Friday

    The American Heart Association hopes Friday causes Kentuckians to see red across the commonwealth.

    Friday is National Wear Red Day, part of the Go Red for Women campaign by the American Heart Association to promote awareness of heart disease, specifically in women. Kentucky residents are asked to wear red to bring attention to the disease.

  • Employee injured at Modern Plating

    An employee was pinned under a machine Wednesday afternoon at Modern Plating Coatings and Finishes in Elizabethtown, said Elizabethtown Fire Department administrative chief Mark Malone.

    The fire department responded and assisted Hardin County EMS in preparing the individual to be transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital.

    Malone was unaware of the severity of the victim’s injuries.

    The machine already had been moved and locked out so responders did not have to extricate the employee, Malone said.

  • Car runs into Kroger on Dolphin Drive

    At least one person was injured this afternoon when a car driven by a woman slammed into the Kroger store on Dolphin Drive, coming to rest at one of the checkout lanes.

    The store was able to remain open despite the crash.

    One person was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries and another person reportedly refused treatment.

    The driver was taken into custody by Elizabethtown police for questioning.

    For more details, see Thursday's print edition of The News-Enterprise.

  • Contest looking for outstanding senior volunteers

    A contest aiming to find the state’s outstanding senior volunteers is taking nominations, and the winner will be in line for a shot at being named the nation’s most outstanding senior volunteer.

    The program, called Salute to Senior Service, is sponsored by Home Instead Senior Inc., franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care network, and will gather a list of nominees to find the state representative.

    Nominations and voting on the contest is open now to March 1. You can nominate your pick and cast a vote at www.salutetoseniorservice.com.