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  • United Way places volunteers for Day of Action

    The United Way of Central Kentucky kicked off its third annual Day of Action on Saturday, assigning volunteers to selected agencies.

    “It’s very exciting to see this many people stepping up to make a difference in the community,” said Medley Byers, a volunteer from Volunteers In Service to America. “It demonstrates that we live in a place that has a lot of generosity and caring.”

  • Sheriff candidate: NAACP event could lead to confrontation

    Comments made by sheriff candidate Harry Braxton Jr. about the annual Freedom Fund banquet raised eyebrows after he said his appearance may lead to confrontations because of his political views and the presence of alcohol.

    Braxton, a Republican and U.S. Army veteran, went further in discussing his concern regarding an “ambush” when posting a statement on Facebook. Because the NAACP event is at Fort Knox, he “can’t carry my pistol to ‘equalize’ things if someone attacks me,” Braxton wrote Wednesday.

  • KSP names new arson investigator for Post 4

    Kentucky State Police Post 4 has a new arson investigator.

    Steve Lowery, formerly with the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force and Rad­cliff and Vine Grove police departments, was sworn-in Monday during a ceremony at KSP headquarters in Frankfort. In addition to his police experience, Lowery has been a Vine Grove volunteer firefighter for 24 years.

    He said the KSP position was a great opportunity to combine his experience in both fields.

  • Manufacturer to host open house Saturday

    The AGC Automotive facility in Elizabethtown is celebrating 25 years of business in Hardin County with an open house for associates and families.

    Kristal DiCarlo, human resources manager for AGC, said the plant is expecting approximately 400 guests. A tour of different cars and the workings of the plant will be provided, with cake served afterward.

    Mayor Edna Berger also is expected to present a proclamation to officially declare June 21 as AGC Day. Her announcement follows a tree-planting ceremony after the tour.

  • County receives four more NaCo awards

    Hardin County gov­ernment has been recognized for advances in multiple programs by the National Association of Counties.

    The county collected awards in four categories during the organization’s 2014 Achievement Awards:

  • Open house today at former children's home

    After sitting unused for more than five years, the former Glen Dale Children’s Home could have a new purpose after the property is auctioned to the highest bidder.

    An open house is today to introduce potential buyers to the 272.61 acres. Located close to the Glendale industrial megasite, promoters stress the land’s economic promise, but also expect some of today’s guests will be on hand for nostalgic reasons.

  • PHOTO: Man injured in parkway rollover
  • Fists fly in 'Caged'

    In a skeletal warehouse in the 400 block of East Dixie Avenue, two men circle each other with their fists raised high and their elbows tucked.

    The room lacks air conditioning and the miserable humidity correlates with the tension between the men, who start exchanging punches.

    One man, dressed in black with flowing blond hair, blocks and checks strikes and catches his opponent, head butting him before following up with a combination of body punches and a looping elbow strike to the head. The other man reels, falling.

  • Local vets experience VA delays

    Jesus Roman wanted health care closer to home, but his pursuit of convenience turned into a protracted headache.

    Roman, a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Army, retired in 1998 and soon enrolled for services with the U.S. De­partment of Veterans Affairs.

    From that point, he split his time between the Zorn Avenue and Newburg Road VA locations in Louisville and said he never ran into a problem with scheduling. Quickly, he would be issued a date and time.

  • Ag commissioner candidate makes announcement in E'town

    Jean-Marie Lawson Spann said those uninterested in the Ken­tucky Department of Agri­culture should care because it impacts the food they eat and gas they pump.

    The department’s job, she said, is to ensure those products are safe for consumers.

    Spann, a Democrat and multi-generational child of farming, announced her candidacy Wednesday for commissioner of agriculture in 2015. A stop at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown is part of her statewide tour this week.