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  • Creekside honors armed forces

    A choir of students at Creekside Elementary School in Sonora poured emotion into each note of the lyrics for “American Tears,” a reflection on America’s struggles, pains and triumphs as a fledgling country and the pride felt in being an American.

    The choir, made up of fourth- and fifth-graders, performed a series of songs Friday morning as a stirring tribute to America’s Armed Forces. It was part of the schools’ annual Veterans Day celebration.

  • E'town tops military boom towns list

    The Elizabethtown Metropolitan Statistical Area has reaped the rewards of an influx in civilians with larger incomes at Fort Knox, causing substantial economic growth.

    This growth has attracted the notice of Austin, Texas-based SpareFoot, which ranked Elizabethtown at the top of its top 10 military boom towns list ahead of cities such as El Paso, Texas, near Fort Bliss; and Clarksville, Tenn., near Fort Campbell.

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  • College Republicans back McConnell for re-election

    While most organizations affiliated with political parties are content to await results of the May primary before actively backing specific candidates, the Kentucky Federation of College Republicans unanimously endorsed U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell.

    During the statewide organization’s fall retreat Saturday in Elizabethtown, a measure to back McConnell’s re-election in the primary and general elections “without reservation” was on the agenda.

  • Photo: In honor of Veterans Day
  • Large family, huge legacy

    A family tied to the earliest beginnings of Radcliff has a story to tell, and Stan Blair is leading the charge to weave it.

    Blair is one of six brothers to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces, the sons of J.S. and Lucy Blair of Radcliff.

    Their 92 years of combined military experience is admirable, but when you tally it alongside the years served by seven of the couple’s grandsons and one great-grandson, the evidence is overwhelming that the military is held in high esteem in Blair households.

  • KSP releases video in fallen Bardstown officer's death

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    More than five months have elapsed since Bardstown Police Officer Jason Ellis was shot to death in an ambush near the Blue Grass Parkway. And, with no arrests in the case, Kentucky State Police have released a YouTube video to generate fresh leads in the investigation.

  • LIHEAP application process begins

    Hardin County Community Action will begin accepting applications Tuesday for the subsidy portion of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program that provides heating assistance to eligible households.

    The cost of energy to heat homes leaves some households unable to fully meet heating bills or purchase sufficient bulk fuel to keep their families safe and warm. In order for a household to be considered for LIHEAP subsidy, a completed application is necessary.

  • FOP 40 to help children with annual program

    For members of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 40, the impact of its annual Shop with a Cop program isn’t felt until weeks after officers take needy children shopping to make their Christmas a little brighter.

    When thank-you cards arrive from schools and children who have been helped, officials understand the importance of their mission.

  • Saw mill gains conditional use permit, zone change

    A commercial saw mill in southern Hardin County will continue its operations.

    The Hardin County Planning and Development Commission this week approved a zone change from rural residential to agricultural for more than 40 acres of farmland on New Glendale Road west of Sonora, which qualified the mill for a conditional use permit if the commission granted one.