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  • Tax filing deadline is Tuesday

    With the conclusion of tax season Tuesday, the U.S. Post Office has announced offices in Kentucky will be open regular hours for last-minute tax filers.

    Jerry Morphis, owner of Accutax in Elizabethtown, said most Americans won’t be bothered by the announcement. Because electronic filing has become standard practice, Morphis believes very few people will mail their tax statements, even if they owe money.

    “Electronic filing is always the best way to go,” he said. “It’s safe and you get a confirmation.”

  • Multiple fire departments on scene of field fire

    Multiple fire departments and the American Red Cross are on the scene of a large field fire in the 1200 block of West Rhudes Creek Road, between U.S. 31W and New Glendale Road, which is closed to traffic.

    At least two barns and a home have burned. First responders report heavy smoke in the area.

    Strong wind gusts are blowing the smoke north into Elizabethtown.

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  • Mother urges area to support new drug

    Like many parents, Kristi McDaniel of Cecilia doesn’t want her 4-year-old son, Jaxon Schlett, to grow up.

    But unlike other parents, her reason isn’t to keep him young and adorable, but to keep him from the inevitable: slow muscle degeneration and eventual death from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

    Even though it doesn’t directly benefit her son, McDaniel’s focus is on a letter-writing campaign to Congress and President Barack Obama urging swift FDA approval for a potentially breakthrough treatment for the incurable illness.

  • Tabb tabbed HCS director of IT

    Lafe Tabb has been named director of instructional technology for Hardin County Schools.
    “Technology plays an important role in the education of students in the 21st Century,” Tabb said. “I am confident my experiences as a teacher and administrator can help the district effectively integrate technology into teaching and learning so our students achieve success and become productive citizens.”

  • Missing soldier found in Indiana

    A Fort Knox soldier who was reported missing Saturday has been found, officials say.

    Sean Monahan, 25, of Radcliff was found Wednesday by Clarksville, Ind. police, said Ryan Brus of the Fort Knox Public Affairs Office.

    Monahan was treated and released from University Hospital in Louisville the same day and is now receiving medical care at another area health care facility, Brus said.

    “He is safe and his condition is good,” he said.

  • Small fire at Berger's OK Tires
  • Early childhood conference allows educators a chance to develop

    For the eighth year, Elizabethtown Community and Technical College will host the Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education Conference on Saturday at the college.
    The all-day event has 275 early childhood professionals registered, said conference co-chair Martha Page of ECTC.
    “Kentucky is implementing a strong effort for school readiness,” she said.
    The theme for the conference is Back to the Future: Teaching Basics in a Changing World and involves several interactive workshops. Participants can earn professional development credit, Page said.

  • Allen murder case heads to mediation

    Abdullah Rahman White has been sitting in jail since January 2012.

    The Radcliff man is charged with the Dec. 30, 2011, murder of Kristie Lynne Allen, 28, who was house-sitting for vacationing friends in Buffalo. Allen was asphyxiated, according to court records.

    White also is charged with burglary, theft of an auto, tampering with physical evidence and receiving stolen property and complicity.