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  • 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
  • Radcliff man in critical condition after shooting

    A Radcliff man was injured Friday after someone fired several gunshots into a car, police said.

    Radcliff Police Department received a call about a shooting near the 1300 block of Blackjack Road in Hardin County at about 7:30 p.m., according to Kentucky State Police, which is conducting the ongoing investigation.

  • Firefighters train in many disciplines to maintain certification

    Two Fort Knox firefighters ran from a truck to a nearby Apache helicopter carrying two U.S. Army pilots. Balancing on a short ladder, one of the firefighters shut down the helicopter before the two men pulled the soldiers out one at a time.