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  • State to close New Glendale bridge overpass for rail removal

    The New Glendale Road bridge overpass above the Western Kentucky Parkway in Elizabethtown will face temporary closures next week as the state removes railing on the bridge.

    The work requires closures from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. These times are chosen to reduce the impact on peak traffic during the morning and afternoon hours and allows for the passage of bus traffic, said Chris Jessie, public information officer for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, in an email.

  • EPD set to hire four officers

    Elizabethtown Police Department is preparing to fill four patrol officer positions following recent resignations and retirements.

    Chief Tracy Schiller said EPD is back filling existing positions, not creating new ones. The Elizabethtown department’s force remains at 49 officers.

    “We’re like many other departments,” Schiller said. “You simply don’t have a lot of movement for a while, and at some point, you have a workforce with 20 or 25 years on.”

  • Soldier apprehended for questioning in Fort Knox shooting

    A soldier assigned to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division has been apprehended for questioning in the shooting death of a U.S. Army civilian employee Wednesday afternoon on Fort Knox.

    According to a news release from the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, the soldier was apprehended in Tennessee by the Portland Police Department and CID agents.

    The Portland Leader in Portland, Tenn. is reporting that the soldier's name is Marquinta Jacobs.

  • Holt House to be featured on KET

    Preservation efforts for the Holt House will be spotlighted this weekend in KET's news magazine program "Kentucky Life."

    The historic residence of Judge Joseph Holt, a trusted ally of President Abraham Lincoln and the nation's first judge advocate general, is being restored by a community group in Breckinridge County.

  • Suspect in Blackjack Road shooting remains at large

    A week later, police continue to search for a suspect in a shooting on Blackjack Road near Radcliff that left one teen with a gunshot wound to the face.

    Norman Chaffins, spokesman for Kentucky State Police Post 4, said investigators are looking for a juvenile whom they consider a person of interest.

    "They have the paperwork to bring him in," Chaffins said.

    Because the suspect is younger than 18 years old, he said state police will not release the teen's description to the media.

  • All gates open to traffic at Fort Knox

    Fort Knox issued an announcement at 6 a.m. today saying all entry gates are open. Commuters reporting to work this morning should have normal access to the post.

    The post closed gates just before 6 p.m. Wednesday in response to a shooting death at the Human Resources Command. An investigation continues with Army and civilian police officers and investigators looking for a suspect.

    For details, go to www.thenewsenterprise.com/content/civilian-employee-killed-fort-knox-sho... or see Thursday's print edition of The News-Enterprise.

  • Bruins ready for battle: Central Hardin JROTC competing at national drill championships

    The Central Hardin High School JROTC program’s stellar season has gathered notice, earning a trip to a national drill competition Saturday in Louisville.

  • Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit deals with potential dangers foreign, domestic

    One of the missions the 703rd Ordnance Company, Explosive Ordnance Disposal at Fort Knox is to deal with potential threats of explosive ordnance foreign and domestic.

    Members of the unit take that job seriously despite incorrect impressions some might have about what that entails.

    “We’re nothing like ‘The Hurt Locker,’” said Sgt. 1st Class Brian Seager, noncommissioned officer in charge, referencing a movie that depicts a bomb disposal team during war.

  • Civilian employee killed in Fort Knox shooting

    A U.S. Army civilian employee is dead following a shooting Wednesday afternoon in a parking lot near the Human Resources Command headquarters on Fort Knox.

    Agents from the Army’s Criminal Investigation Command are investigating the shooting, which forced the post to enter a full lockdown just before 6 p.m., according to a news release from the Fort Knox Public Affairs Office.