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  • Five indicted on felony sex crimes

    Four men and one woman face felony sex charges following the last round of grand jury indictments in March.

    All of the charges stem from investigations by Radcliff Police Department detectives.

    Commonwealth’s Attorney Shane Young said the detectives brought in some direct indictments. Prosecutors opted to present the investigations to the grand jury on the same day, Young said.

  • Glendale man injured in motorcycle crash

    A Glendale man was injured Sunday afternoon in a motorcycle crash.

  • County to host e-scrap recycling day

    Hardin County government’s annual clearing of electronic scrap unfit for the Pearl Hollow Landfill is set for late April.

    The county is holding its annual electronic scrap recycling event from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 27 at the AGC Automotive Americas plant on Auto Glass Drive off Leitchfield Road in Elizabethtown.

  • Post brigade connects America to its Army

    The Accessions Support Brigade’s presence on post might be unknown to some, but their assets are the public face of the U.S. Army.

    The brigade is the headquarters for the Army Mission Support Battalion, U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit and U.S. Army Parachute Team, the Golden Knights.

    While they are a known commodity with the Army Recruiting Command and Cadet Command, some on Fort Knox don’t even know they are there, Brigade Commander Col. Mark Rado said.

  • Businesses show support for work ethic certification

     

    Hardin County Schools has received support for its proposed Work Ethic Certification program, with local businesses agreeing to interview graduates to give them experience with a job interview.

    The certification’s intent is to instill so-called “soft skills” such as accountability and preparedness in students and then show businesses that they’ve been evaluated in those areas.

    Wright said many business representatives have been passionate about the program.

  • Towne Drive extension expected to begin soon

    A project to extend Towne Drive to Veterans Way and create rear access to Towne Mall in Elizabethtown is expected to commence in the next few weeks.

    Elizabethtown City Council awarded the low bid to local contractor Phillips Bros. Construction at just less than $1.5 million, but Robert Bush, director of stormwater management, said construction has been slightly delayed because the city is attempting to acquire a deed from a developer for a plot of right-of-way.

  • Resurrecting faith

    The lights of First Baptist Church of Eastview cut through nearly total blackness as Easter sunrise service began.

    As worship continued, the amber-colored windows began to lighten with the sun.

    Every padded bench was full in the simple worship hall. Metal chairs lined each side of the aisle and were crammed into every free space at the back of the room so only a few people had to stand during the service.

  • Fort Duffield cleanup includes wildflower walk

    Volunteers are invited this weekend to help clean up Fort Duffield and then enjoy the beauty of the site.

    The fort is one of more than 100 Civil War sites in 24 states receiving maintenance Saturday from volunteers as part of the 17th annual Park Day.

    The nationwide volunteer effort was created by the Civil War Trust and has been endorsed by Take Pride in America, a division of the U.S. Department of the Interior. The project is underwritten by a grant from the television channel History.

  • Central Hardin students promote positive self-image

    Girls at Central Hardin High School didn’t have to look in the mirror one day this past week to know they were beautiful. In fact, they couldn’t.

    One of the school restroom mirrors was plastered with lyrics from the band One Direction insisting the reader was beautiful for reasons that had nothing to do with a looking glass.

    Glendalesenior Jessie Key and Elizabethtown junior Amanda Sankey have joined with other members of their newspaper class to promote Operation Beautiful in their school.

  • Photo: Sunday stroll