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  • Hooray for Heroes is Saturday

    With much of Hardin County turning out to honor soldiers, organizers of Hooray for Heroes have added shuttle service to accommodate crowds in Radcliff.

    The eighth annual Hooray for Heroes celebration is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday next to Stithton Baptist Church in Radcliff. An evening segment with a USO theme will honor World War II veterans. It is scheduled from 7 to 8:45 p.m. in the church auditorium.

  • Meade first responders honored by Fort Knox, Army

    Two men who helped one U.S. Army family were honored this week.

    Todd Matti, an officer with the Brandenburg Police Department, and Larry Naser, chief of the Meade County Fire Protection District, received the Civilian Award for Humanitarian Service. Matti and Naser were honored for saving the life of Wyatt Bean, the son of retired Fort Knox soldier Justin Bean.

  • Million-dollar lottery ticket sold in Radcliff

    A convenience store next to the railroad track on Radcliff's northern edge has a millionaire among its customers.

    Smitty's sold a Powerball ticket that came one number short of winning the national jackpot, according to the Kentucky Lottery Commission.

    Howard "Smitty" Ford, who has operated the store for the last nine years, said he doesn't have any idea who won the prize.

    The lottery corporation encourages the ticket holder to sign the back of the ticket immediately. The winner has 180 days to claim the prize.

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  • Patton Museum staff brings different experiences, resources to collections

    Every staff member of the Gen. George Patton Museum of Leadership is working to revamp the space where tanks and armor used to reside. Curator Nathan Jones said the team is diverse, representing different functions of the museum world.

    Jones often is mistaken for the museum’s director, the administrative leader of the staff who supervises daily operations. He defers those questions because his job title is more academic in nature.

  • Preserving the past for future display

    Curator Nathan Jones stops and ponders the oldest item in storage at the General George Patton Museum of Leadership, which is less than a month from its public reopening.

    The museum’s namesake, Gen. George S. Patton, toured European palaces during his time in the military, often stopping to admire and praise artifacts on display. Jones said Patton’s kind words led to loads of souvenirs, including knight’s armor and a sword dating back to the 1600s, which is set for display at Fort Knox in June.

  • Injured puppy ready for adoption

    Hardin County Animal Control is ready to adopt out a 6-month-old dog that broke its leg earlier this month when police say the canine’s owner caused it to fall 5 feet.

    Athena, a brown Chihuahua mix, wears a thick, red cast on her front left leg, but animal control officials said you wouldn’t know it by her energy level.

    “If you set her down, she’s nothing but a blur,” kennel technician Kathy Alberts said Wednesday.

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  • Chowing down for a cause tonight in Sonora

    Carol Rogers can eat about half of a double buck burger, a staple of Sonora’s Bucksnort Café.

    The burger includes two oversized beef patties totaling nearly a pound of meat, multiple types of cheese, bacon and other additions, she said.

    “You name it, it’s on there,” she said. “It’s about six inches tall. It’s a big one.”

    Participants in a burger eating competition Friday at the Sonora Veterans Memorial Park can tackle the monster burgers while promoting the park.

  • Crews finish repairs to Valley Creek overpass

    Eastbound traffic at mile-marker 132 of Western Kentucky Parkway near Elizabethtown was reduced to one lane Wednesday while crews continued to repair railings sheared off a bridge during a semi wreck Tuesday.

    Orange barrels lined the bridge over Valley Creek as crews with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet replaced guard and side rails on the overpass, according to the cabinet’s District 4 office in Elizabethtown. The repairs were expected to be finished Wednesday.