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  • 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.

  • ECTC hosts Earth Fair

    A vision for an event to educate others about living a sustainable lifestyle turned into reality Thursday at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

    Through its first Earth Fair, exhibitors from government and private organizations and student education groups were on hand to distribute information and share demonstrations on sustainable living.

    “I’m pleasantly surprised at the response,” said Martha Wolfe, ECTC professor of biology. “I think people really want to know more about how to live sustainably.”

  • I-65 delays expected in northbound lanes

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet again will have construction crews working along Interstate 65 this weekend.

    Northbound traffic will be reduced to two lanes around the 105-mile marker starting at midnight Friday through 5 a.m. Monday. Northbound drivers are advised to seek an alternate route or plan for delays.

  • EPD arrests Brooks man for burglaries

    Police say two March burglaries in Elizabethtown have been solved and that a Brooks man has been arrested.

    Elizabethtown Police responded to a March 27 burglary in the 900 block of Pawnee Drive and a day later at a burglary in the 100 block Irwin Avenue. In both burglaries, entry was made by breaking out glass and unlocking a door or window, according to an EPD news release.

    EPD received a call Monday from Jeffersontown Police about finding property in a motel that was linked to the local burglaries.

  • Expect delays today on Blue Grass Parkway

    Eastbound traffic on the Blue Grass Parkway could encounter delays as blasting takes place today.

    Because of favorable weather today, contractors will be sandblasting the Ky. 583 overpass, the  Transportation Cabinet's District 4 highway office in Elizabethtown said in an advisory issued this morning.

    The work, which is expected to continue until 4 p.m. today, will require the eastbound lanes to be closed periodically near mile marker 8 for about 15 minutes at a time, said Chris Jessie, the cabinet's public information officer.

  • Fort Knox private charged with sexual abuse of a minor

    A nearly three-week investigation has landed a U.S. Army private in jail, charged with sexually abusing a 4-year-old boy.

    Pfc. Alexandre Luis Morehead, 20, with the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, was arrested Tuesday afternoon on Fort Knox by the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office and brought to the Hardin County Detention Center.