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  • Ga. man charged with threatening Rineyville resident

    A Georgia man has been charged with making threats and leaving threatening phone messages for a civilian employee at Fort Knox. the Associated Press reported Sunday.

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  • Arrested for trespassing, Radcliff teen claims rights were violated

    Teens playing a combat-style game earlier this month with toy guns in field near residences alarmed a neighbor and brought a response from Radcliff police.

    One of the six players, Ryan Seaman, 18, of Radcliff, was arrested during the incident and says questions of First Amendment rights were raised by a video documenting the arrest.

  • Double Dutch Treat: Local jump rope team to perform at Disney

    A local jump rope team will spend spring break at the place that makes dreams come true.

    The Heartland Hot Steppers are off to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla., to perform at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday on a stage in Downtown Disney.

    They are the first jump rope group Disney invited to perform and the process to get accepted was a long one, coach Kelly Hamlin said.

    “When I told them we were a jump rope team, they didn’t know what to expect,” said Hamlin, who is a volunteer. “I had to educate them.”

  • Girls' efforts are going to the dogs — and cats

    After completing a classroom assignment to write an opinion piece, two Helmwood Heights Elementary School students put their words into action and raised $275 for homeless animals, including tooth fairy money.

    Ashlyn Cann and Anna Hinkle, both 9, held a week-long donation drive at their school a couple of weeks ago, raising not only the money but a large basket full of pet toys and supplies.

    On Saturday, accompanied by family members, the girls delivered the items to the Hardin County Animal Shelter.

  • LaRue County superintendent charged with DUI, speeding

    Hodgenville police arrested LaRue County Schools Superintendent Sam Sanders on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol shortly after midnight Saturday.

    Hodgenville Police Chief Steve Johnson said it is believed Sanders was on his way home after watching the University of Kentucky/ University of Louisville basketball game.

    Sanders, who also was charged with speeding, was driving a school-owned car, according to police. The arrest occurred about 40 minutes after midnight Saturday.

  • Mackey delivers $2,500 to county 4-H

    Local farmer David Mackey has donated $2,500 to the Hardin County 4-H.

    Funded by America’s Farmers Grow Communities, the donation will help the group provide camp scholarships for low-income youth, and for adults who attend camp as a volunteer. It also will pay for volunteer leadership development through trainings and certifications to help the youth.

    Through farmers across the country, more than $3.2 million is being directed to nonprofits in 1,289 counties in 39 states.

  • Fort Duffield to host annual Park Day event

    Fort Duffield Park and Historic Site will be one of more than 98 historic sites in the country to participate in Park Day.

    The annual Park Day Clean Up and Wildflower Walk at Fort Duffield in West Point begins at 10 a.m. Saturday.

    The nationwide historic preservation event is in its 18th year. Nearly 8,000 volunteers at 105 historic sites in the United States took part in 2013, donating more than 36,000 service hours to help clean and maintain the historic sites.

  • Judge Shumate recognized for civic education work

    Hardin District Judge Kimberly Shumate was recognized for her work to promote civic education March 21 at Rupp Arena during the boys’ state basketball tournament.

    Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes recognized 12 Kentucky educators and community leaders for their work to promote civic education.

  • Striving for greatness: Two Army Reserve soldiers earn title of 80th Training Command Best Warriors


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    Staff Sgt. Kathleen Justice of Jacksonville, Fla., and Spc. Curtis Anderson of Albuquerque, N.M., earned the best warrior title in the noncommissioned officer and enlisted categories, respectively at the 80th Training Command annual Best Warrior Competition, March 17-21 on Fort Knox.

    Hosted by the 100th Training Division, the BWC focused on identifying the best competitors in the enlisted and noncommissioned officer categories.