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  • Fort Knox welcomes first female commander

    Observers gathered Thursday morning in Waybur Theater at Fort Knox watched a slice of history unfold as the U.S. Army introduced the post’s first female commander in its nearly 100 years of operation.

    Brig. Gen. Peggy C. Combs, a 28-year Army veteran, took the reins of U.S. Army Cadet Command and Fort Knox from Maj. Gen. Jeff Smith during a change of command ceremony rich in symbolism and heritage but infused with a new twist.

  • Patriot Parkway nearing completion

    The long-awaited conclusion of Patriot Parkway’s construction between Elizabethtown and Radcliff should arrive by summer, although state officials hope to have most of the road open to motorists by spring.
    Chris Jessie, public information officer for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 4 office in Elizabethtown, said the project is on pace to meet those expectations.

  • Farm Safety Symposium tonight at ECTC

    Safety on the road is everyone’s job, especially when a vehicle involved is a farm implement. That is the message tonight at the 21st annual Farm Safety Symposium and Louis Crosier Lecture at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

    The event, themed “Share the Road: Saving Lives by Regarding Lights,” is at 7 p.m. at the Regional Post-Secondary Education Center Auditorium.

  • Special cat adoption event helps decrease population

    When the Hardin County Animal Shelter starts to overcrowd, officials try to get a handle on the problem before it gets out of hand.

    In order to help control overpopulation, the shelter is hosting a cat adoption event from noon to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the facility on Peterson Drive in Elizabethtown.

    “We’re getting full with cats and we’re trying to be proactive,” Animal Control Director Jerry Foley said. “We try to have regularly scheduled events with price breaks to adopt the animals.”

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  • E'town woman arrested for assault after stabbing

    An Elizabethtown woman wanted for writing cold checks in Meade County was arrested early Thursday morning after she was involved in an altercation with a man.

    Vanessa Lynn Shanks, 37, was involved in an argument with a man around 1 a.m. Thursday and the disagreement turned physical, according to an arrest citation. Shanks stabbed the man twice in his side with a pocket knife and bit the man on the left forearm, according to police.

    The citation also says Shanks, who lives in the 100 block of Rippling Creek Place, admitted to stabbing the man.

  • Fort Knox, DoD officials discuss school closures

    Fort Knox and Department of Defense officials plan to assist employees and families through the transition coming with the closure of half of the post’s schools.

    Officials with Fort Knox Community Schools and the Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary School System in the Department of Defense Education Activity shared more details Wednesday about the upcoming closures at Fort Knox.

  • Residents to appeal quarry decision

    The Hardin County Planning and Development Commission unanimously approved rezoning of 26.8 acres of land from single-family residential to heavy industrial Tuesday night for expansion of an existing rock quarry, but upset homeowners plan to appeal the decision.

    Frank Humphrey, representing nearby homeowners, said those who oppose the expansion will compose a letter to Hardin Fiscal Court for a formal appeal. They have a 21-day window to appeal the decision, Planning Director Wesley Wright said.

  • Attorney for sergeant requests speedy trial

    A sergeant in the U.S. Army Cadet Command 1st Brigade accused of raping a female relative appeared Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court.

    Robert McIntosh, an attorney for Sgt. 1st Class Felix Manuel Ayala of Radcliff, made a motion for a speedy trial in his client’s case. He requested the trial date, June 16, be moved up because his client has been in custody for more than nine months.

    The motion was denied because Judge Ken Howard said June 16 is the first available date, but the case would be given “first priority” on that date.