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  • Disabled soldier files complaint against Hardin County Attorney's Child Support Division

    A disabled Fort Knox soldier is filing a complaint under the Americans with Disabilities Act, saying he and his service dog were mistreated by a supervisor at the Hardin County Attorney’s Child Support Division Office.

    Sgt. Andrew Mclean has been deployed four times, most recently to Iraq, he said. The sergeant has post-traumatic stress disorder and a traumatic brain injury, he said.

  • Greeting the Easter sunrise

    Though the sunrise wasn’t evident on a gray, overcast Sunday, a crowd of about 50 attended the annual outdoor Sunrise Easter Service hosted by the Elizabethtown Ministerial Association at the Freeman Lake Bandstand.

    Rev. Coleman Howlett, secretary of the ministerial association, said the timing of the 7 a.m. sunrise service is significant. According to the gospels, the three women approached Jesus’ tomb at sunrise only to learn he had resurrected.

    “It’s a tradition,” Howlett explained.

  • Believers sense Christ's final days

    Visitors walking through the halls of Severns Valley Baptist Church on Friday did more than read about Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection: They lived and breathed it.

    The church on Ring Road in Elizabethtown hosted the first ever “Grace on Display” Good Friday Experience as believers started celebrating Easter weekend by using their senses to drink in Christ’s final week.

  • Teen charged in attempted murder case released on property bond

    A Vine Grove teen accused of stabbing a former boyfriend was released Friday on a $100,000 property bond.

    Jierianna LaPorte, 18, was arrested a week ago on an attempted murder charge. She appeared Friday in Hardin District Court when her attorney, Dwight Preston, presented a motion for bond reduction.

    The defense’s written motion referred to the teen’s $50,000 cash bond as “oppressive” and requested it either be significantly lowered or for LaPorte to be released on her own recognizance.

  • Flurry of rental housing rolling toward completion this year

    Fort Knox officials stressed the need for more rental housing during the final days of the Base Realignment and Closure project and developers are accommodating those needs.

    Several new apartment complexes are nearing the final leg of construction and should be available for rent before the year ends.

    Les Gatrost, project manager for Arlington Park apartments off Robinbrooke Boulevard in Elizabethtown, said the complex will house about 264 units and should be open by June 1. The clubhouse should be available by May.

  • Faces & Places: The faces of our moon
  • E'town church kicks off grand opening of new refuge center

    Members of the Evangel World Prayer Center in Elizabethtown kicked off the opening of their White Mills Refuge Center Saturday afternoon with an outdoor Easter celebration.

    The new refuge center is in the building that used to be Lynnvale Elementary School, said the Rev. Ray Romero, pastor. Church member Caesar Lopez owns the building and wanted the congregation to do something with it.

    Romero said Evangel World Prayer Center members asked the question, “What does the community need?” They felt the refuge center was the right answer.

  • Leadership changes hands at Fort Knox

    After just a few months at Fort Knox, post commander Maj. Gen. Mark McDonald passed the responsibilities of Cadet Command and Fort Knox on to Maj. Gen. Jefforey A. Smith during a change of command ceremony Friday afternoon.

    Smith, who was born at Hardin Memorial Hospital and spent the first four years of his life in Radcliff, has been stationed at the post, serving as director of the U.S. Army Accessions Command Discontinuance Task Force. On Friday, the newly promoted major general said he will continue to oversee the task force in addition to his new roles.

  • Missing Clarkson teen returns home

    A runaway Clarkson teen who had been missing since Monday returned home Friday, police say.

    Brandi E. Higdon, 16, was believed to be with 18-year-old Tyler Hill during her absence. According to a news release from Kentucky State Police Post 4, Hill has returned home as well.

    According to the release, state police are communicating with the Higdon and Hill families to determine which direction the investigation needs to go.

  • Woman found dead in lake at Pine Valley Golf Resort

    The Elizabethtown Police Department is investigating a possible drowning after an Elizabethtown woman was found Friday night in a lake at Pine Valley Golf Resort.

    Jane E. Davis, 50, was found face down in a lake near the Pine Valley Club House, according to an EPD news release. Police said officers responded around 10:43 p.m.

    Davis was treated by Hardin County EMS and transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital where she was pronounced dead by Deputy Coroner Pat Elmore.