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  • Army wife makes What is Beautiful top 10

    With a goal to run a 5K, Lexie Umsted joined the Under Armor What is Beautiful competition and made it into the top 10.

    Umsted, 20, whose husband, Alex, is stationed at Fort Knox, stumbled onto the competition website because of a friend’s participation.

  • Rolling Thunder keeps MIA/POW out front

    Make no mistake about it: Rolling Thunder is not a motorcycle club.

    Rather, the non-profit organization, which has many members who ride motorcycles, is a veteran’s support group focused on prisoners of war and missing in action issues.

    “Our major goal around here is public awareness,”said Jack Killian, Rolling Thunder Inc. Kentucky Chapter Four president elect.

    Chapter Four of the national group covers Louisville, Lexington, Fort Knox, Frankfort, Shelbyville and Elizabethtown. The chapter has 71 members, Killian said.

  • Autopsy data shows man in standoff died from self-inflicted wound

    The Radcliff man who died Wednesday night at an apartment standoffwas killed by a self-inflicted gunshot wound according to preliminary autopsy findings, police say.

    Michael Strand, 47, died inside his apartment at 630 Seminole Drive. Radcliff police arrived on a burglary call at the eight-unit complex.

    After police made contact with Strand, gunfire was exchanged between the victim and Officer Terry Moore, a 2½-year veteran of the Radcliff Police Department and a retired Kentucky state trooper.

  • Former Fergie's property optioned to Hooters

    Neal Harding still believes the former Fergie’s Classic Grill is a premier location for a Hooters restaurant, but the decision will fall to the popular food chain.

    Harding, owner of Louisville-based R.M.D. Corp., has optioned the Ring Road site to Hooters of America after finalizing an agreement to sell nearly 40 U.S. Hooters franchises to the restaurant’s parent company last year.

    “I am out of the Hooters business in the United States,” Harding said.

  • Local companies named best places to work

    Several companies with Hardin County ties have been ranked among the best places to work in Kentucky.

    Booz Allen Hamilton, First Federal Savings Bank, iPay Solutions and Hosparus Inc. were four of the 73 companies named by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management as premier workplaces on the 2013 Best Places to Work in Kentucky list.

  • Local church exhibit to honor black history

    A local church is working to raise awareness about local and national black history with an exhibit opening Friday at the Hardin County Public Library.

    Embry Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Elizabethtown is working with a local resident and her uncle to set up a black history exhibit at the branch on Jim Owen Drive to highlight figures and moments that demonstrate the importance of black history.

  • Suspect involved in standoff dies

    Police confirmed the suspect involved in a standoff at a Radcliff apartment building on Seminole Road has died and the situation is stable. Because Radcliff police were involved in the fatal shooting, Kentucky State Police will lead the investigation.

    It is unknown what caused the man's death. Police still are on the scene at Foxwood Apartments at 630 Seminole Road at the corner of North Woodland Drive.

    The apartment building and surrounding residences were evacuated, Shumate said.

  • Missing man returns home

    Nearly a week after his family reported him missing, Jeremy J. Lindsay returned home Wednesday afternoon, police said.

    Bryce Shumate, spokesman for Radcliff Police Department, said the 23-year-old returned home and police were at his home interviewing him Wednesday afternoon.

    According to Shumate, Lindsay's absence was not an "abduction situation."

    "He's home and he's alive," Shumate said.

    Lindsay had been missing since last Thursday afternoon.

  • County sees high winds, low damage from storm

    Although wind speed peaked at more than 50 mph, the Hardin County area saw minimal damage following Wednesday morning’s storm.

    According to the weather station at Fort Knox, 0.79 inches of rain fell between 4 a.m. and 11 a.m. Wednesday. The highest gust of wind was recorded at 57 mph. The Mesonet automated weather station at Cecilia recorded winds of 46 mph at 4:20 a.m. and 1.41 inches of rain today.

    Tornado sirens went off around the county at 4:12 a.m. Wednesday, said Doug Finlay, deputy director of Hardin County Emergency Management.

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