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  • 233rd headed to Fort Stewart

    The 233rd Transportation Company, which left Fort Knox last summer for duty in Kuwait, won't be coming back to the post for very long.

    The U.S. Army Forces Command released a permanent order Thursday which stations the 233rd units at Fort Stewart, Ga., by Oct. 16.

    The decision to move the heavy equipment transporters, which will entail 178 military positions, was made to better support training needs of the unit and transportation needs of the three heavy brigade combat teams at Fort Stewart, according to a Fort Knox news release.

  • Two men in fair condition after I-65 wreck

    Two men are in fair condition after being flown Wednesday to University Hospital in Louisville after a car wreck on Interstate 65.

    Sang Hyun Song, 23, of LaCrescenta, Calif., and Tae Wha Seong, 24, a Korean national, were traveling south on I-65. Their 2010 Chevrolet Aveo dropped off the road into the median, according to  Kentucky State Police. Song, who was driving, lost control and the vehicle began to overturn, police said.

    The two men were taken to the hospital with serious injuries but were listed in fair condition Thursday. 

  • Change of command set for April 6

    A change of command ceremony at Fort Knox is April 6 at the Brooks Field parade grounds.

    Maj. Gen. Mark McDonald, who is being transferred to Fort Sill, Okla., will relinquish responsibilities as post commander and as head of the U.S. Army Cadet Command to Brig. Gen. Jefforey Smith. The formal program is scheduled for 3 p.m.

    Earlier that day, Smith will receive a second star and become a major general in a promotion ceremony. Smith, who already is stationed at Fort Knox, serves as director of the Accessions Command's inactivation task force.

  • Cruelty counts added in 'puppy mill' case

    A Vine Grove couple arrested Wednesday on charges of second-degree cruelty to animals now faces 103 counts, rather than the 89 counts originally filed.

    Brian McCarthy, 48, and his wife, Joyce McCarthy, 47, were released Wednesday night from the Hardin County Detention Center on a $2,500 unsecured bond each.

    Arraignment for both has been set for April 4 at the Hardin County Justice Center.

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  • Suspected ‘puppy mill’ busted

    About 100 dogs and puppies are being held as evidence against two Vine Grove residents who have been charged with 89 counts of second-degree cruelty to animals.

    Brian McCarthy, 48, and his wife, Joyce McCarthy, 47, were arrested Wednesday on those charges, which are Class A misdemeanors and punishable by up to one year in jail, Vine Grove Police Capt. Dale Riggs said.

    There is evidence the dogs were being sold, he said.

  • About 100 dogs rescued from Vine Grove residence

    Hardin County Animal Control, Vine Grove Police and numerous volunteers have rescued in the neighborhood of 100 dogs from a trailer on Gaylene Drive in Vine Grove.

    Hardin County Deputy Judge-Executive Jim Roberts said a phone tip to animal control initiated the raid on the home of Brian and Joyce McCarthy.

    Vine Grove Police Capt. Dale Riggs said the pair have been charged with 89 counts of second-degree cruelty to animals — a Class A misdemeanor — punishable by up to one year in jail.

  • Upton neighbors rally around ailing infant and her family

    Harlie Brook Currie was expected to be stillborn.

    After her birth, doctors expected she only would live for hours. When she exceeded that, they gave her days, then weeks.

    Her mother, Tiffany Currie of Upton, thinks doctors gave Harlie a prediction of a 6-month lifespan because the tiny infant kept outliving all the bleak outlooks.

    “She is one heck of a fighter,” Currie said. “She kept beating all these odds that they were giving her.”

  • E'town hires events coordinator

    Described by Elizabethtown Mayor Tim Walker as “very enthusiastic, very energetic,” a 28-year-old Central Hardin High School graduate begins work next week as the city’s first events coordinator.

    The new position, which pays $38,000 annually, was offered to Sarah Vaughn, who staged the street-painting festival Via Colori the past two years as part of her job with the Advocacy and Support Center.

    “I’m very excited,” she said. “Really, really, really excited.”

  • Health Expo to offer screenings, meetings with medical professionals

    Hardin Memorial Hospital representatives want to help area residents become more aware of their health and make sure they’re sufficiently informed to make good decisions about it.

    Hardin Memorial Hospital Health Expo 2012 presents an opportunity to learn about risk factors for health concerns and help attendees learn how to prevent such issues.

    The fair also showcases health-related services in the area and provides visitors a chance to talk to health-care professionals about concerns they have.