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  • Clients honor Lifeline staff for their care, support

    What began as a regular Friday meeting at Lifeline Home Health ended in bittersweet tears as the staff received a surprise visit from a former client.

    Robert Blevins and Catherine Jennette-Blevins recognized the staff at Lifeline Home Health in Elizabethtown by making each member a Kentucky Colonel after the team worked with the couple for almost a year with Blevins’ ailing mother-in-law. Jennette-Blevins surprised the staff Friday with the news.

  • Fort Knox MWR nabs Army recreation awards

    Fort Knox Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation has nabbed three awards identifying it as the national standard in U.S. Army recreation programs.

    MWR received the Garrison Recreation Award for large installations in the Atlantic region, which qualified it to compete against and defeat roughly 37 other garrisons for the Army-level award for 2012. Mark Wicker, chief of the Community Recreation Division, said MWR won the award in 2006 and 2008 and won the regional award in 2011.

  • E'town MSA finishes 11th in GDP growth

    The Elizabethtown MSA is no longer the alpha dog when it comes to real gross domestic product growth.

  • USA Cares brings out Stars and Strikes

    Residents of Hardin County and beyond knocked down pins and raised money for USA Cares this weekend.

    The second USA Cares Stars and Strikes Bowl-a-thon has begun and continues for the next two weekends. The event raises money for military families in the area, and USA Cares officials hope to expand the fundraiser across the nation.

  • Hunsinger remembered as 'rare find'

    Colleagues of Chris Hunsinger say his abilities and, most of all, his pleasant demeanor will be greatly missed in Hardin County government

    Hunsinger, longtime planning director for Hardin County, died Thursday at University Hospital in Louisville after a lengthy illness. Hunsinger, 57, was planning director for 32 years and is remembered as an affable man who was well-suited to his job.

    Hardin County Judge-Executive Harry Berry said Hunsinger was integral to the operations of the county.

  • Reward offered in Sonora bank robbery

    Kentucky State Police is offering up to $1,000 to anyone who can help them find the man suspected of robbing The Cecilian Bank in Sonora last month.

    The bank was robbed at about 3:45 p.m. Jan. 15. The suspect is described as a white male and between 25 to 29 years of age. He is about 5 feet, 10 inches and weighs 170 to 190 pounds. He was last seen wearing an Adidas hoodie, a ball cap and brown work gloves.

    Those with information can call KSP Post 4 at (270) 766-5078 or (800) 222-5555. Callers can remain anonymous.

  • Ollie's Bargain Outlet will open Radcliff location

    A discount retailer expanding its 132-store chain by 18 percent this year has selected Radcliff.

    Ollie’s Bargain Outlet has signed a lease agreement to establish a 26,000-square-foot store in Radcliff Square Shopping Center in the heart of the city. It should open by mid-May and will employ between 40 and 50 people, said Jerry Altland, the company’s vice president of real estate.

  • Fort Knox soldier, wife dead after shooting

    A Fort Knox soldier and his wife are dead following an early morning shooting Friday at their on-post residence.

    Spc. Christopher and Krista Meeks were found by military police with gunshot wounds. Christopher Meeks was deceased and his wife was given first aid by military police, but died at the scene.

    Two children in the residence at the time of the shooting are uninjured. The children are in the care and custody of the Kentucky Department for Community Based Services.

  • Birthing center hearing: Supporters make their case

    FRANKFORT — Supporters of the Visitation Birth & Family Wellness Center disputed notions Thursday the proposed Elizabethtown facility is an unnecessary and potentially unsafe alternative.\