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  • Man struck by SUV
  • Half of Knox schools to close at end of school year

    Half of the Fort Knox Community Schools will close at the end of the school year, according to the Department of Defense Education Activity. The announcement was made Tuesday afternoon.

    Kingsolver, Mudge and Pierce elementary schools and Walker Intermediate School will close, according to a news release from DoDEA. The schools are closing due to the decrease in student enrollment that is occurring because of the inactivation of the 3rd Combat Brigade, 1st Infantry Division. The schools are expected to lose about 700 students.

  • Photo: Fire on West Rhudes Creek Road
  • Photo: Wipers, salute
  • Road crews beat back latest storm as salt dwindles

    Road crews were hard at work again Sunday night into Monday morning, combating a storm early that spewed sheets of sleet and dumped a few inches of snow on Hardin County by early morning.

    Local crews used salt and plowing to clear roads with some placing an underpinning of salt or brine to serve as a buffer between the thin layer of icy precipitation that fell and the pavement.

  • Council reacts to Berger announcement

    The majority of Elizabethtown City Council vocally supported Mayor Edna Berger’s decision to run for a full four- year term in November, but a few said they have mixed emotions or misgivings about the announcement.

    In discussions with all six council members Monday, surprise and concern surfaced about Berger’s decision to press on as mayor after she fulfills her appointment at the end of the year.

  • Former officers to face grand jury

    A sex case against four individuals, including two former law enforcement officers, is moving forward.

    According to Jefferson County Commonwealth Attorney Tom Wine, prosecutors will make a grand jury presentation March 17 seeking indictments in Meade County against former Kentucky State Police Troopers Jerry Clanton and Stratford Young and two other individuals.

  • Major snowfall falls short of projections

    Hardin County residents once again awoke to a blanket of snow, but the wintry precipitation was considerably less than anticipated.

    Though there were warnings of snowfall that could accumulate up to 8 inches or more, Monday’s snowfall totaled about 3 inches, according to Tim Deely with the National Weather Service at Fort Knox.

    The accumulation was less than expected, but still put the month of March on its way to meeting snowfall totals of January and February.

  • Students invited to take part in Transfer Madness

    March commonly is known for its “madness” in Kentucky, but state officials are focusing on something that’s not related to basketball.

  • Snow jobs mean extra money, good deeds

    When the weather forecast offers the potential for ice and snow, Levi Hardin pays special attention.
    Like late Sunday and early Monday, for example.
    “I probably was watching the forecast from about 9 Sunday night until 4 on Monday morning,” he said.
    Hardin, who runs Hardin’s Diamond Cut Lawn Service, is a man for all seasons. A birthday gift of a snow blower from his grandfather has been put to good use this winter.
    For many, bad weather means big business.