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  • Final group of 3/1 soldiers return from Afghanistan

    The music and the setting were familiar, and for families packed into Natcher Physical Fitness Center at Fort Knox, there was no place they would rather be.

    With signs in hand and smiles on faces, the loved ones of the last flight of 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division soldiers returning from Afghanistan cheered and screamed as a curtain shrouding the soldiers lifted slowly to reveal boots, uniforms and grins on several faces. About 105 soldiers returned Thursday, according to Fort Knox Public Affairs.

  • Crusade money flows back to Hardin County

    The Lincoln Trail District First Steps Program on New Glendale Road in Elizabethtown has received a grant from the WHAS Crusade for Children.

    The grant was awarded to buy equipment and technology to assist developmentally delayed children younger than 3 years old, the ages served by First Steps.

    First Steps is Kentucky’s Early Intervention Program, which provides services to families with children with developmental delays. Such delays include physical, mental, emotional, cognitive and medical challenges.

  • LaRue County grand jury indicts White on burglary, theft charges

    The man seen fleeing a LaRue County residence where a woman was found dead late last month was indicted Monday in LaRue County and faces multiple charges.

    Abdullah White, 35, of Radcliff reportedly was seen leaving the Buffalo home where Kristie Allen was found dead. White left the area in Allen’s white Toyota Camry, police said.

    White faces charges of second-degree burglary, theft by unlawful taking —  automobile, and being a second-degree persistent felony offender, said Larry Bell, LaRue County circuit clerk.

  • Panelists discuss need for teen drug court

    A group of Hardin Countians and three experts discussed the county’s need for a teen drug court Tuesday night during the League of Women Voters’ first meeting of 2012.

    Hardin County league member Fran Arnold said the group is studying teen drug court under the patronage of the League of Women Voters of Kentucky, and the discussion panel was one of the first steps in the study process.

  • Wrecks jam flow on I-65

    Multiple wrecks clogged north and southbound traffic flow Wednesday on Interstate 65 in Hardin and Bullitt counties.

    A wreck involving a semi-truck and two passenger cars at the 98-mile marker left north I-65 shut down to one lane for most of the day while workers tried to pull the truck out of an embankment.

    Around 3:30 p.m., all north lanes were shut down for cleanup, according to a news release from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 4 in Elizabethtown.

  • Colors casing ceremony set for Accessions Command

    The U.S. Army will close its chapter on Accessions Command next week.

    Fort Knox is hosting a colors casing ceremony Jan. 18 for Accessions Command at the Timothy J. Maude Complex, which will signify discontinuation of the command after being inactivated last year. Senior command duties now shift to U.S. Army Cadet Command.

    Lt. Gen. Benjamin Freakley, commander of Accessions Command and Fort Knox, will relinquish command of the post to Maj. Gen. Mark McDonald, commander of Cadet Command, next week as he prepares for a March 1 retirement.

  • State of the Parts: City, county officials discuss outlook

    Area officials forecast a challenging but exciting new year for Hardin County.

    Judge-Executive Harry Berry joined four mayors Wednesday in giving “State of” addresses at the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce luncheon, where they reflected on 2011 with eyes focused ahead.

    Berry said Hardin County recorded unprecedented success in 2011 with the Elizabethtown Metropolitan Statistical Area recording top national rankings for gross domestic product percentage and personal income growth.

  • Big Brothers, Big Sisters to kick off Bowl for Kids' Sake

    Big Brothers, Big Sisters is asking the community to lace up its bowling shoes once again to support its mentorship program.

    The kick-off luncheon for Bowl for Kids’ Sake takes place at noon on Wednesday at the American Legion on Ring Road, launching the fundraising phase of the major event for Big Brothers, Big Sisters.

    The middle of February is the first weekend of bowling, so participants have about a month to form teams and begin raising money for the organization, which matches an adult volunteer to a child participant to form a mentorship bond.

  • Jeff Riggs sworn in as Elizabethtown postmaster
  • Hardin County Chamber joins Regional Leadership Coalition

    The Hardin County Chamber of Commerce is looking to widen its reach and resources as a member of a regional organization designed to promote ideas and innovation.
    Chamber Executive Director Brad Richardson announced a partnership Wednesday with Greater Louisville Inc. and One Southern Indiana as the third member of the Regional Leadership Coalition.