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  • Commanding general braces community for loss of 3/1

    Maj. Gen. Jefforey Smith did not sugarcoat his message Tuesday to an engaged crowd at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center, saying the deactivation of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team will reduce the post’s troop strength to pre-9/11 levels, making up less than 1 percent of the Army’s staffing for the first time in years.

  • Birth center in E'town denied by state

    A legion of supporters of a proposed Visitation Birth & Family Wellness Center expressed outrage Tuesday at the state’s decision to deny a certificate of need for the facility, which would have provided a birthing alternative to low-risk mothers in a home-like setting on Ring Road.

    Mothers said they are being relegated to a home birth or hospital birthing experience because the state refuses to recognize the desire for such facilities.

  • Candidates for sheriff making their interest known

    No going-away parties have been scheduled for Hardin County Sheriff Charlie Williams, who has 17 months left on his term of office.

    But his intention to retire after three terms already has caused three candidates — all with law-enforcement experience — to make plans to seek the elected position.

  • Traffic delays expected on I-65 southbound

    Motorists traveling south on Interstate 65 through Hart County experienced delays Tuesday and construction-related issues continue today.

    Crews are working on the bridge over Green River near mile point 62, just south of Munfordville near the rest area. The Transportation Cabinet's District 4 highway office said the work requires reducing the interstate to one lane from 7 a.m. to approximately 6:30 p.m. CDT.

  • Trivia night to benefit CASA

    Helping local children isn’t a partisan issue.

    That’s what CASA of the Heartland Executive Director Sylvia Griendling said about the second trivia night benefit for the organization hosted by the Lincoln Trail Young Democrats and Danny Hutcherson, Hardin County property valuation administrator.

    “Children don’t care about Democrat or Republican,” she said. “They just want to know that someone is there for them.”

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  • Police report phone hoax claiming to represent utility company

    Elizabethtown Police Department is reporting a phone scam during which a caller claims to represent Kentucky Utilities and forwards victims to another number for payment.

    EPD spokesman Virgil Willoughby said the department has received one complaint thus far from a resident who reported receiving multiple calls.

    Police are concerned the hoax could spread if it has not already, Willoughby said.

  • Birth center deemed unnecessary by state

    The certificate of need coveted by supporters of the Visitation Birth & Family Wellness Center will not be granted.

    Administrative Hearing Officer Kris M. Carlton has concluded a presumption of need was not proven during hours of testimony stretched out across a four-day hearing in Frankfort earlier this year in front of the Cabinet for Health & Family Services.

  • Traffic southbound on I-65 faces delays

    Motorists traveling south on Interstate 65 through Hart County should be prepared for delays today and Wednesday, the Transportation Cabinet's local office reported Tuesday morning.

    Contract crews are working on the bridge over Green River near mile point 62, just south of Munfordville near the rest area. The District 4 highway office issued a release saying work will require reducing the interstate to one lane on approach to the bridge from 7 a.m. to approximately 6:30 p.m. CDT both days.

  • State organizations unveil eTranscripts for high schools

    Student transcripts soon can be a few mouse clicks away for college administrators.

    New electronic transcripts for high school seniors seeking admission into college will be rolled out across the state this school year, according to an announcement Monday from Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson.

    The new Kentucky eTranscript program allows transcripts to be sent electronically for free to in-state colleges and universities and some out-of-state schools. There is a $2 fee to send the transcripts to institutions that aren’t participating in the program.