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  • Teachers recall emotions of 9/11

    As the world stopped 10 years ago on Sept. 11, 2001, frozen in the aftermath of terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, educators in Hardin County juggled watching with guiding classrooms of children through an event some were too young to understand.

    Wynna Mabe, a teacher at Lincoln Trail Elementary School, said she felt many of her students saw the crumbling towers as a scene from a movie, instead of realizing it involved real people. It was hard for elementary students to comprehend the enormity of the attacks, she said.

  • Tunnel to Towers Run to honor national hero in Radcliff

    Joann Muncey was sleeping after a long night of work when disaster struck Sept. 11, 2001.

    Muncey, program manager for the routine assistance team at Radcliff-based military charity USA Cares, was working for UPS at the time and said her sister called and told her to turn on the television. Like most watching throughout the nation, the stark images and brutality of the attacks gripped her with shock and a feeling of disbelief.

    “This can’t be real,” she recalled thinking to herself.

  • Internships help students become career-ready

    Jared Clemons found more than the summer job he was looking for when he took an internship through the Lincoln Trail Workforce Investment Board.
    Clemons, of Leitchfield, heard about the seven-week internship while looking for a job to pay off one semester of college and make enough money to continue his education.
    He was one of 70 in the Lincoln Trail area this summer to complete the internship program aimed at preparing young area adults for careers and providing summer help for business, nonprofit and governmental employers.

  • Uncasing ceremony planned for 100th Training Division

    The 100th Training Division, the last major unit to move here as part of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure initiative, will uncase its flag at a ceremony at its new headquarters at Boudinot Hall on Fort Knox at 3 p.m. Saturday, signifying its official arrival to Fort Knox.

  • WULF-FM’s signal silenced temporarily

    The hits of Brad Paisley, Miranda Lambert and Lady Antebellum are off the air — at least at 94.3 on the FM dial — as WULF officials try to find out what caused its transmission line to burn out.

    “This occasionally happens to radio stations,” said Bill Evans, general manager of the station.

    The station is in the process of having the problem repaired, he said. Evans hopes the problem will be resolved within the next 48 hours.

  • JHHS to host Day of Service

    A local high school is imparting lessons to its students even on the weekend.
    John Hardin High School will participate in the school’s third Day of Service event Sept. 24. Students sign up for volunteer activities around the county and spend that Saturday working on whatever is asked of them.
    Agriculture teacher Brandon Davis was inspired by a similar event at a national FFA convention.
    “I’ve always been kind of a community service fan,” Davis said.

  • Photo: Behind the glass
  • Absentee voting opens for wet/dry election

    Hardin County Clerk Kenny Tabb said some residents were attracted to his office during the final days to register for the Oct. 4 wet/dry election, but he would hardly classify it as a surge.

    “We had a few people, but that’s about it basically,” he said.

    Tuesday was the final day to register as the cities of Elizabethtown, Radcliff and Vine Grove prepare for an election that could relax alcohol standards to some extent in each city if residents vote yes.

  • Helping Hand of Hope buying land for new HQ

    Helping Hand of Hope is in the process of acquiring a tract of land where it plans to build a new home.

    David Dozer, executive director, said the property offers the agency roughly 1.7 acres of land along South Wilson Road south of John Hardin High School adjacent to Habitat for Humanity ReStore.

    Dozer said the organization still is in the process of finalizing an agreement to purchase the land and must have it re-zoned for commercial use before it can start construction.

  • Glendale Fire Department hosts memorial for fallen firefighters

    More than 300 firefighters died Sept. 11, 2001, and Glendale Fire Department will hold a memorial service Sunday to remember those who sacrificed their lives to rescue victims of the terrorist attacks.

    The memorial service begins at 8 a.m. Sunday at Glendale Community Park on Ky. 222.

    Chief Richard Peters wrote in an email the department will read the names of the 343 firefighters who died. A slideshow of the days’ events will be presented, and at the end of the ceremony, 343 balloons will be released.