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  • Blair family makes gift to Kosair

    During Addison Jo Blair’s fight against cancer, the community rallied around the child and her family.
    She died in May at the age of 3.

    Today her parents, Kelly and Wes Blair, will honor her life and spirit and rally around other children and parents with a $3 million gift to Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville.

    The gift, made through the Children’s Hospital Foundation, is from the Addison Jo Blair Foundation combined with an irrevocable estate intention from Kelly and Wes Blair.

  • Fort Knox soldier on first deployment killed in Afghanistan

    Fort Knox lost one of its own as the death toll of the decade-long war in Afghanistan rises.
    U.S. Army Spc. Michael D. Elm died Friday in Afghanistan from wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device.
    Elm graduated from high school in 2004 and was active in extracurricular activities at Greenway High School in Phoenix.
    The soldier started his military career less than three years ago. His first deployment as a soldier at Fort Knox was in Khowst Province, Afghanistan.

  • Radcliff approves generator bid for shelter

    Colvin Community Center will be ready if another disaster on the level of the 2009 ice storm strikes.

    Radcliff City Council on Tuesday night approved a bid from Skyler Construction at $83,430 to install a generator at Colvin, making it the only Red Cross-certified shelter in the county to have backup generation power, Radcliff Fire Chief Jamie Henderson said. Skyler Construction is based in Hardin County and operated by Hardin County Magistrate Doug Goodman. The company offered the lowest of the two bids.

  • Comer and P’Pool vow to fight ‘Obama’s EPA’

    James Comer and Todd P’Pool said they would block efforts by President Barack Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency to bankrupt two of Kentucky’s premier industries: agriculture and coal.

  • Under construction: Home Place of Kentucky

    Under Construction appears Thursdays on the Money page to highlight building projects around the area.

    What is it? Home Place of Kentucky office park
    Location: Drexler Circle in Radcliff
    Square footage: 3,584
    Start Date: Summer 2011

  • Galenski convicted of lesser charge

    Working late into Wednesday night, a Hardin County jury found a Louisville teenager guilty of tampering with physical evidence but could not reach a verdict on the charge of complicity to commit murder.

    Conner Galenski, 19, is accused of participating in the Nov. 2 shooting death of 18-year-old Mackenzie Smyser on Patriot Lane off Ky. 313 last November.

    The jury said they were deadlocked around 9 p.m. and Judge Kelly Mark Easton sent them back to further deliberate Galenski's fate. About an hour and a half later, the jury reported no change.

  • CHHS student struck by vehicle

    A Central Hardin High School sophomore suffered minor injuries Wednesday morning when he was struck by a vehicle near the school.

    John Wright, community relations specialist for Hardin County Schools, said the student was on his way to school when he crossed the road and into the path of a vehicle driven by Robert R. Hodges, 69, of Elizabethtown.

    Elizabethtown police officers were called to the scene at 7:45 a.m. in the area of North Black Branch Road at Williamsburg Drive.

  • Allene Craddock memorial fountain dedicated
  • Red Cross facing urgent need for blood

    The American Red Cross has announced an urgent need for all types of blood.

    The organization is experiencing a higher-than-typical period of blood usage, said Katy Maloy, program manager for communication for the River Valley Blood Services Region.

    “Currently, blood products are going out the door as soon as they’re coming in, so we’re encouraging all blood donors to come in and see us,” she said.

  • Celebrity to lead opening event of school celebration Saturday

    A fitness celebrity will lead a run Saturday that opens a Radcliff school's community festival.

    Woodland Elementary School will welcome Mozziz “Coach Mo” DeWalt at its first Healthy Harvest Festival. Coach Mo is known from his appearances on the NBC series “The Biggest Loser.”

    He will lead the family fun run/walk that starts at 9:15 a.m. Saturday. The course is approximately 1.5 miles and participants are welcomed to wear costumes.