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  • Preserving the past for future display

    Curator Nathan Jones stops and ponders the oldest item in storage at the General George Patton Museum of Leadership, which is less than a month from its public reopening.

    The museum’s namesake, Gen. George S. Patton, toured European palaces during his time in the military, often stopping to admire and praise artifacts on display. Jones said Patton’s kind words led to loads of souvenirs, including knight’s armor and a sword dating back to the 1600s, which is set for display at Fort Knox in June.

  • Injured puppy ready for adoption

    Hardin County Animal Control is ready to adopt out a 6-month-old dog that broke its leg earlier this month when police say the canine’s owner caused it to fall 5 feet.

    Athena, a brown Chihuahua mix, wears a thick, red cast on her front left leg, but animal control officials said you wouldn’t know it by her energy level.

    “If you set her down, she’s nothing but a blur,” kennel technician Kathy Alberts said Wednesday.

  • Photo: Sorry, I've got to bale
  • Chowing down for a cause tonight in Sonora

    Carol Rogers can eat about half of a double buck burger, a staple of Sonora’s Bucksnort Café.

    The burger includes two oversized beef patties totaling nearly a pound of meat, multiple types of cheese, bacon and other additions, she said.

    “You name it, it’s on there,” she said. “It’s about six inches tall. It’s a big one.”

    Participants in a burger eating competition Friday at the Sonora Veterans Memorial Park can tackle the monster burgers while promoting the park.

  • Crews finish repairs to Valley Creek overpass

    Eastbound traffic at mile-marker 132 of Western Kentucky Parkway near Elizabethtown was reduced to one lane Wednesday while crews continued to repair railings sheared off a bridge during a semi wreck Tuesday.

    Orange barrels lined the bridge over Valley Creek as crews with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet replaced guard and side rails on the overpass, according to the cabinet’s District 4 office in Elizabethtown. The repairs were expected to be finished Wednesday.

  • Tea to encourage strong mother-daughter relationships

    A Radcliff church is encouraging good relationships between mothers and daughters this weekend with a new event.

    The All Nations Worship Ministries Daughters of Destiny is hosting its first mother-daughter tea from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Colvin Community Center on Freedom Way in Radcliff.

    The cost is $15 for each set of mothers and daughters and $2.50 for each additional person, which covers a luncheon.

  • KSP Post 4 honors its fallen troopers

    Kentucky State Police Post 4 honored its four fallen troopers who have been killed in the eight-county post area.

    Lt. Willis Martin, 44, Trooper Lee Huffman, 27, and Trooper Eddie Harris, 29, were killed in Hardin County. Trooper William Pickard, 26, was killed in LaRue County.

    Each year in May, Post 4 troopers place flowers on the officers' graves before offering a prayer and salute.

    Pictured in the photos are Sgt. Kevin Burton and troopers Brad Riley, Brandon Brooks and Peter Binkley.

  • Local tourism up 9.1 percent in 2012

    Hardin County’s tourism industry is flourishing

    A report from the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet indicated the county’s direct economic impact from tourism climbed 9.1 percent in 2012, infusing the local economy with more than $15 million of additional spending above the prior year.

    The county recorded $182 million in direct tourism spending during 2012, according to a joint news release issued by the Elizabethtown Tourism and Convention Bureau and the Radcliff-Fort Knox Tourism and Convention Commission.

  • 3/1 cases colors for deployment

    Tina Watson wiped away a tear as her 2-year-old daughter, Dallas, stood nearby, fresh off an impromptu dance on Brooks Field as the 113th Army Band launched into the Army song.

    Her husband, Pfc. Keith Watson, stood in a line of soldiers Tuesday morning, hoisting a flag against the brilliant blue sky, fluttering in the breeze.

    “We’re just ready for him to go and come back,” she said. “He’s excited. It’s his first experience.”

  • County budget passes first reading

    There was little dissent Tuesday as first reading of the county budget passed the Hardin Fiscal Court.

    The fiscal year 2013-14 budget was approved with one change from the way it was originally presented last month. It is expected to come up for a final vote during fiscal court’s May 28 meeting.

    The change was to move $20,000 from a new social work program to the North Hardin Economic Development Authority.