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  • PHOTO: Giving new life to an old fence
  • County maintains property tax rates

    Hardin Fiscal Court accepted a recommendation by Judge-Executive Harry Berry to hold property tax rates steady for the sixth straight year during its Tuesday voting meeting.

  • Walk for Life eyes another successful outing

    Coming off last year’s highly successful Walk for Life, Clarity Solutions for Women again hosts its annual event Sept. 21 with hopes of another big financial windfall.

    Last year’s Walk for Life raised $45,000 for the Christian-based organization that provides a pressure-free environment for women facing unexpected pregnancy, offering them information and support as they consider raising the child or adoption.

  • KSP probing area officers

    Kentucky State Police is investigating officers from three area law enforcement agencies, including its own Elizabethtown post, although officials have declined to reveal the allegations involved.

    Officials confirmed Tuesday that KSP is leading an ongoing investigation involving two Post 4 troopers, a Brandenburg Police Department officer and a Breckinridge County sheriff’s deputy. However, they would not reveal the officers’ names or the allegations that led to the probe.

  • Wreckage serves as reminder of 9/11

    Alan Wallace, Dennis Young and Mark Skipper reunited at Potts Motor Park on Fort Knox Tuesday to see the wreckage of Foam 161, the fire truck assigned to Fort Myers Fire and Emergency Services that was stationed at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. on Sept. 11, 2001.

  • Police: Vine Grove man charged with exposing himself on park bench

    Two weeks after four teenage girls spotted a man performing a personal sex act on a Vine Grove park bench, police have arrested and charged a suspect with indecent exposure.

    David H. Mitchell, 31, of Vine Grove was arrested Saturday on a charge of first-degree indecent exposure. According to police, Mitchell was identified as the suspect during a photo lineup.

  • E'town to cast vote on sale of water system

    Elizabethtown’s water system remains in limbo, but City Council hopes to offer more clarity next week.

    The council is expected to vote on the possible lease or sale of the utility to Hardin County Water District No. 2, which plans to convert its entire system to a chloramine treatment solution by January 2015.

  • Radcliff to hold reduced property tax rates

    With factors such as sequestration and a weak economy impacting residents’ lives, Radcliff Mayor J.J. Duvall said he could not justify a property tax increase.

    City Council informally agreed to hold its real property tax rate at 15.9 cents per $100 of assessed value, slightly below the compensating rate of 16 cents per $100 of assessed value, for the third straight year.

  • Garrison commander has personal connection to 9/11

    Twelve years removed from Sept. 11, 2001, Col. Thomas Edwards’ personal connection to the terrorist attack on the Pentagon serves as a reminder of the threat that exists to the United States, he said.

    The lesson, he said, is one of vigilance.

    Edwards, garrison commander at Fort Knox, was at the Pentagon when a plane was flown into the building as part of a coordinated attack against the Department of Defense headquarters and the World Trade Center in New York City.

  • Alzheimer's disease doesn't stop Hodgenville man

    Sarah Hornback said her husband has forgotten more calculus than most people ever learn.

    The grim joke describes how the Hodgenville residents realized Paul Hornback had early-onset Alzheimer’s disease.

    Paul suffered a mini stroke in 2007.

    He told doctors as they tried to determine why the mini stroke had occurred he had been having trouble remembering names and other details.