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  • Living in the face of forgetting

    Barrett Cummings of Elizabethtown seemed to know at times something was wrong with him.

    The man who had been a local resident since the 1960s, went into the U.S. Air Force at 17 years old, worked as a firefighter for 21 years and helped build about 40 area houses was losing himself.

    In 2009, at 82 years old, Cummings died from Alzheimer’s disease.

    The disease is the most common form of dementia and has no cure. Symptoms can include difficulty remembering recent events, confusion, mood swings, trouble with language and long-term memory loss.

  • Ex-soldier attempts to withdraw guilty plea

    Despite attempting to withdraw a guilty plea, a former Fort Knox soldier arrested last June on a charge of incest was sentenced Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court to 20 years in prison.

    Aubra Green III, 25, was accused of engaging in sexual activity between October 2009 and September 2010 with a female relative younger than 18 in their Radcliff home, according to court records.

    In a previous interview, Radcliff Police Department spokesman Bryce Shumate said a sexual assault test was performed on the girl, and the charge was based on DNA sampling.

  • EPD gets help from man's best friend

    One of the newest members of the Elizabethtown Police Department likes nothing more than chewing on a green tennis ball.

    The 9-year-old police dog, Niko, only sees the ball when it’s time for him to hunt for marijuana, crack cocaine, powdered cocaine, methamphetamines or heroine. He gets to play with the ball as his handler, Officer Chris Bland, pulls at the ball with an attached string.

    The Belgian malinois donated by the Louisville Metro Police Department arrived in the area a few weeks ago and has already assisted in a drug bust at a traffic stop.

  • 'Guitar Hero' favorites coming to Fort Knox

    The “Guitar Hero” video game series will be represented Thursday in a free lawn concert at Fort Knox.

    The 113th Army Band is scheduled to play at 6:30 p.m. in the back yard of Quarters 1 a rock concert with a Guitar Hero theme.

    The concert is planned to feature hits from the 1960s through today from the video game series.

    Band commander Michael Moore was part of such a concert two years ago with a 1st Cavalry Band at Fort Hood, Texas.

  • Boys' region golf postponed

    The 5th Region boys' golf tournament scheduled for today at Lindsey Golf Course at Fort Knox has been postponed until Wednesday morning after heavy rains swept through the area this morning.


  • Judge allows former West Point man to stand on bond

    A Hardin District Court judge found probable cause in the newest allegation against a former West Point man facing 19 sex-related charges but allowed him to stand on bond posted previously.

    Jimmie Sturgill, 65, was arrested Sept. 13 in Boyd County on a charge of first-degree sodomy.

  • Veterans Tribute: Heavy lifting in progress
  • Fort Knox energy saves overseas

    Practices from the award-winning energy conservation program at Fort Knox have been duplicated in Afghanistan and are expected to save millions of dollars in energy costs.

    Pat Appelman, director of public works at Bagram Airfield, said roughly $31 million has been allocated for energy projects and upgrades that are expected to save $20 million in the first year and $50 million annually in coming years.

  • Radcliff man pleads guilty to trespassing, sexual abuse charge dropped

    A Radcliff man accused of entering a woman’s home through a window and requesting she remove her clothes pleaded guilty Monday to a charge of second-degree criminal trespassing.

    David Shin, 19, was arrested Sept. 11 on charges of first-degree sexual abuse and second-degree burglary.

    According to Radcliff Police Department, Shin allegedly told the woman he would leave after she removed her clothing.

    Prosecutors dismissed the sexual abuse charge.

  • Woman accused of hitting officer pleads guilty to disorderly conduct

    An Elizabethtown woman accused of hitting a police officer earlier this month at Hardin County Justice Center pleaded guilty Monday to disorderly conduct.

    Hardin District Judge Kim Shumate sentenced 21-year-old Tia Hager to 20 days in the Hardin County Detention Center.

    Hager was arrested Sept. 11 on charges of third-degree assault and second-degree disorderly conduct after she allegedly struck an investigator with the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force in the chest, according to police. She also allegedly called the officer a derogatory name.