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  • Cardboard Nation to show homeless experience

    Cardboard Nation on Friday marks the first time in five years proceeds won’t be needed to pay down part of the mortgage of the building being used by Warm Blessings.

    The event, during which participants construct shelters out of boxes and sleep in them for the night, traditionally is the largest fundraiser for the organization that provides hot dinners to those in need on weekdays.

  • HMH to pay off outstanding debt

    Hardin Memorial Hospital soon will be debt free.

    The HMH Board of Trustees approved a resolution Tuesday to pay off an outstanding bond of $5,665,000, which effectively will remove debts from the county-owned hospital’s ledger, said President and CEO Dennis Johnson.

    “It positions us well to have no debt,” he said after the open portion of the meeting ended. “It’s almost unheard of.”

  • Election reform ideas could help deployed soldiers

    Less than 24 hours after returning from a Department of Defense fact-finding trip to the Middle East, Kentucky’s secretary of state traveled to Fort Knox and Fort Campbell to collect more input.

    The topic is democracy. Alison Lundergan Grimes and the chief election officers from four other states went to Bahrain, Qatar and Kuwait to look for ways to better ensure the votes of deployed soldiers and U.S. civilians assigned overseas are counted back home.

  • Fire department responds to roof fire at restaurant

    Radcliff Fire Department responded Tuesday afternoon to a structure fire at W T’s Southern Cooking.

    Fire Chief Jamie Henderson said an employee was using a torch while doing repair work on the roof of the restaurant at 105 N. Wilson Road.

    A piece of rotted wood caught fire, the chief said.

    Firefighters were able to respond quickly to the location, and the fire was extinguished within eight minutes, he said.

    Henderson said there was some damage to the roof and a portion of the attic.

  • Brandenburg woman dies in five-vehicle wreck near Flaherty

    Kentucky State Police Post 4 in Elizabethtown is investigating a five-car collision Tuesday morning near Flaherty that left a Brandenburg woman dead and another driver injured.

    According to a KSP news release, Thomas A. Russell, 41, of Lebanon Junction, was westbound on U.S. 60 in a 1994 Mack truck.

    Norman Chaffins, spokesman for KSP Post 4, said the truck was hauling U.S. mail but was not a U.S. Postal Service vehicle.

  • Holt House celebration offers full day of activities

    A free event Saturday is designed to raise interest in history and donations for restoration of a historic structure in nearby Breckinridge County.

    The fourth annual Holt House Community Day is being staged by Friends of the Holt House volunteers and Breckinridge Fiscal Court from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. CDT Saturday on the grounds of the multi-story mansion off Ky. 144.

    The list of activities include:

  • Police: Couple left toddlers home alone

    An Elizabethtown couple was arrested Sunday night after allegedly leaving their 2-year-old and 11-month-old children unattended at home.

    Christopher M. Nyborg, 21, and Danielle R. Nyborg, 22, are charged with first-degree wanton endangerment and endangering the welfare of a minor.

    Elizabethtown police responded around 8:20 p.m. Sunday to the 100 block of Ruby Drive in reference to a child neglect allegation, according to a news release from Elizabethtown Police Department.

  • 233rd headed to Georgia

    After 16 years at Fort Knox, the 233rd Transportation Company is headed south.

    The heavy truck company cased its colors Monday during a ceremony at Natcher Physical Fitness Center on post and is transitioning to Fort Stewart, Ga., to better accommodate training needs of the unit and transportation needs of the three heavy brigade combat teams there. The relocation will be complete by Oct. 16.

    The move also brings the platoons together as a more complete company, said Capt. Robin Wharton, company commander.

  • Judge lowers bond for former West Point man

    A Hardin County judge lowered the bond status Monday of a former West Point man facing 19 sex-related charges involving minors.

    Jimmie Sturgill, 65, of Catlettsburg originally was indicted in June on two counts of first-degree sexual abuse and 16 counts of unlawful use of electronic means to induce a minor to engage in sexual or other prohibited activities.

    Sturgill initially was arrested last June on one count of first-degree sexual abuse, and until Thursday, he was released on a partially secured bond.

  • BBB to educate public about scams

    The Lincoln Trail Area Better Business Bureau hosts its first Accredited Business Fall Expo on Friday.

    The event marks the bureau’s 100th anniversary and is aimed at educating area residents about scams and identity theft.

    The bureau’s mission is to help consumers find businesses, brands and charities they can trust. The local office is one of 115 independent bureau organizations across the United States and Canada.

    About 100 local accredited businesses are expected to show their products and services at the open-door expo.