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  • 550-plus pupils could leave HCS

    Upcoming population shifts at Fort Knox will be felt throughout the community, including in school districts.

    Hardin County Schools faces the potential loss of hundreds of students this calendar year because of the accelerated deactivation of the 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division. The HCS board was updated Thursday afternoon on the departure of the 3/1 and its impact on enrollment.

  • Blood supply shortage plagues U.S.

    The weather is causing problems beyond school closings and salt shortages.

    The American Red Cross is experiencing a shortage in its blood supply nationwide, said Sharon Thompson, director of volunteers and youth at the Elizabethtown branch.

    More than 770 blood drives have been canceled nationwide, causing a 25,000 blood-unit shortage, Thompson said.

  • Gospel Musical warms up a cold night

    The nearly packed house of First Baptist Church in Elizabethtown was riveted, rising from pews and pressing their hands toward the sky.

    “God is good,” said Pamela Harper, coordinator of the annual Gospel Musical celebrating Black History Month. The musical is in its 28th year and is a partnership between First Baptist Church and Elizabethtown Community and Technical College to raise money for college scholarships

  • Radcliff evens series in second chili cook-off

    Radcliff Fire Chief Jamie Henderson proclaimed chili supremacy Saturday at Colvin Community Center before judges sat down and took a bite of his department’s cowboy bean concoction.

    Radcliff and Elizabethtown fire departments squared off in the second Chili Cook-Off hosted by Rolling Thunder. Elizabethtown took the prize last year, but Radcliff pulled the series even Saturday.

    Henderson, hoisting the trophy, continued his lighthearted banter.

  • EIS makes change to calendar

    Elizabethtown Independent Schools’ board voted Friday to have school on President’s Day to make up one of the days the district missed because of inclement weather.

    Feb. 17 originally was scheduled to be used as a professional development day for staff. Now, students will be in class and faculty will make up their professional development at another time.

    EIS schools have missed six days this school year because of weather. With Feb. 17 added as an instructional day, the last day for students will be June 2.

  • State tracking salt status

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 4 Office in Elizabethtown still has road salt, but warned that continued snowfalls could change the situation for the 11 counties it serves, including Hardin.

    In Hardin County alone, more than 7,000 tons have been used, with the district receiving another shipment late last week for 1,500 tons. It has 2,500 tons on order, according to Chris Jessie, public information officer for District 4.

  • Exchange unveils $3.5 million remodel

    After seven months of renovations, Fort Knox Exchange customers now can shop in a construction-free store.

    The Exchange, formerly known as the Post Exchange or PX, held a grand re-opening ceremony Friday to welcome customers to its updated 94,000-square foot store. Last renovated in 1994, the store is part of the U.S. Army and Air Force Exchange Service, which also manages movie theaters and restaurants.

  • Time is running out
  • Mayor: YMCA, city pool can coexist

    Elizabethtown City Council has delayed plans to design a new municipal aquatic center at American Legion Park and some members voiced a desire to pursue the possibility of a proposed YMCA meeting the city’s needs for a pool.

    But Mayor Edna Berger said she disagrees with this direction and believes the city needs its own pool to complement the development of a YMCA.

  • Tea party's tour stop in Radcliff to feature Matt Bevin

    The United Kentucky Tea Party is hosting a series of events called the Unbridled Liberty Tour to promote like-minded candidates for public office.

    A local tour stop March 21 will feature U.S. Senate candidate Matt Bevin and three candidates seeking election to the state House of Representatives.