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  • Duke Brigade commander: Afghanistan finding stability

    Col. Chris Toner said the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, left Afghanistan a more stable place as signs of a free society start to emerge.

    Toner, commander of the 3/1, discussed the unit’s mission and its reintegration into the Fort Knox community following the final welcome home ceremony for the unit, which recently finished a yearlong operation providing security and stability to the Khowst and Paktya provinces and offering assistance to Afghan National Security Forces.

  • E’town to take over Heartland Festival, Cruisin’ the Heartland

    Elizabethtown is working on an agreement with the Elizabethtown Tourism and Convention Bureau to take over management of the Heartland Festival and Cruisin’ the Heartland from the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce.

    Mayor Tim Walker said details of how the program will be managed and funded still are being worked out.

  • RPD picks up prisoner on early release for shoplifting

    Eight days after he was released from jail as part of the state’s new mandatory re-entry supervision program, Radcliff Police Department arrested Gary M. Scheese on Wednesday on a shoplifting charge.

    Scheese, 38, was serving time in the Boyle County Jail for third-degree burglary and first-degree wanton endangerment when he received early release last Tuesday, according to the Department of Corrections. He was one of 918 prisoners who were released that day as a portion of House Bill 463 went into effect.

  • 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.