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  • Community Health Clinic, Red Cross feel influence of United Way

    Donald Marine knows what it is like to need a bridge through hard times.

    Marine, a former patient at the Community Health Clinic of Hardin and LaRue Counties, turned to the clinic after he was laid off and lost his insurance, struggling to stay afloat and healthy with a heart condition.

  • Texas woman charged with several felonies

    A woman who involved police in a car chase that spanned several counties and two states has been charged with several felonies.

    Kentucky State Police charged Carolyn S. Jones, 26, of Killeen, Texas, with third-degree assault, receiving stolen property over $500, first-degree fleeing and evading and first-degree criminal mischief in the first degree.

    Jones is in custody at Clark County Detention Center in Indiana, and will be extradited to Jefferson County if she’s indicted on the charges.

  • Photo: Cars collide on I-65
  • Tis the season for savings

    Though it was the day after Christmas, dozens of shoppers loaded their bright red shopping carts with wrapping paper, ornaments, bows and other festive decorations Monday morning at Target on Ring Road.

    They were searching the store’s 50-percent-off clearance sale of holiday items.

    “I wouldn’t be here if it weren’t half off,” said Rosemary Alexander, who was perusing the sales Monday with friend Becky Wilson.

  • Soldier killed in wreck identified

    Hours before he was killed in a wreck Sunday on South Wilson Road, 22-year-old Pfc. William Holbrook was helping direct traffic at Fort Knox as another flight of soldiers returned home from deployment in Afghanistan.

    Kyle Hodges, public affairs officer at Fort Knox, said Holbrook was a member of the rear detachment with the 6th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division.

  • Sheriff’s office takes care of business

    For most Hardin Countians, businesses were closed Sunday for Christmas, but at the sheriff’s office, it was just another weekend.

    Though deputies explained they typically don’t serve warrants on Christmas Day, several were on call for eight-hour shifts during the holiday.

  • A family searching for answers

    Pam Brown said goodbye to her daughters before leaving her Radcliff home with a friend last year on Christmas night. She told her family she was going to meet someone’s parents.

    A little more than 12 hours after that 6:30 p.m. conversation, two firefighters with the Rineyville Fire Department found Brown’s body in a snow-covered ditch off Rineyville School Road.

    A year later, a white cross stands where her body was discovered and her loved ones still have many questions about what happened to the 45-year-old woman.

  • Task Force Duke celebrates Christmas in Afghanistan

    KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan – In the midst of redeployment, soldiers of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Task Force Duke, found time to celebrate Christmas by participating in worship services and enjoying a full spread at the Forward Operating Base Salerno dining facility.

  • Wanted: Home for special needs horse

    Wind Dancing Golden Rain acts more like a dog than a horse.

    The 2-year-old Rocky Mountain horse, who goes by the nickname “Tater,” follows his family around their pasture and loves to be petted and brushed.

    Jana Cason, who lives near Rineyville, said it’s hard to tell that her family’s horse has special needs when people see the happy and otherwise healthy horse. He runs well and looks good, she said.

    “You wouldn’t know anything was wrong with him,” she said.

  • Senior life: Treasures of the holiday season

    “…Mary treasured all these things and pondered them in her heart.”