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  • Fort Knox kids get ready to deploy to school

    With helmets on their heads and camouflage paint on their faces, a group of children at Fort Knox prepared to return to school.

    Children of soldiers in the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division and the 19th Engineer Battalion participated Tuesday in a Back to School Student Readiness Processing event. The activity prepared students for school and showcased what their parents experience as members of the military ready for deployment.

  • Bus transport continues for students of private schools

    A contract has been approved that will allow bus transportation of children who don’t go to public school to continue.

    Hardin Fiscal Court approved a contract Tuesday between the Hardin County Board of Education and county government in which the school board agrees to pick up non-public school children who live in Hardin County along existing bus routes.

    The price for that service is set at $4.17 for each child per day and cannot exceed $10,000 for the 2013-14 fiscal year.

  • Where the sidewalk ends
  • Four sign agreements through rocket docket

    Four defendants are set for arraignment next month in Hardin Circuit Court after signing agreements Monday through the county’s rocket docket program.

    The rocket docket program allows defendants to bypass district court hearings and grand jury review to reach swift dispositions in their cases. It was relaunched in January after being discontinued in 2009.

    No motion hour days are scheduled for the remainder of July, so arraignments have been set in August.

  • Tour offers insight into dementia

    Chuck Carson got a glimpse Tuesday of his possible future.

    The White Mills resident knows plenty about dementia. Carson’s father struggled with it until he died. His mother has it, too.

    His personal conclusion is stark: He said he would prefer to die relatively young than grow old and face dementia.

    Carson said his father’s illness wasn’t as difficult. Carson’s mother cared for her husband until his state demanded he be admitted to a nursing home.

  • Part of St. John Church Road will be closed temporarily

    Maintenance crews from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will be closing a segment of St. John Church Road between Fuller Road and House Lane for pipe replacement. The work begins Wednesday morning. 

    Work should be complete and the road reopened by the end of the day Friday, according to Chris Jessie, public information officer for the cabinet's District 4 office. The work schedule is dependent upon weather, he said.

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  • Sports Park lands new sponsorship agreement

    The Elizabethtown Sports Park announced Monday at the Elizabethtown City Council meeting that it has landed new sponsorship agreement and has renewed an existing one.

    The park has a new $25,000 sponsorship from the National Guard, according to Seth Breitner, director of the sports park. That agreement also would change the name of the wide sidewalk leading to the championship pavilion from Walk of Champions to the National Guard Walk of Champions.

  • Case continues after man pleads guilty in federal court

    Although a Radcliff man pleaded guilty to federal charges of wire fraud and impersonating a soldier, a local case against him for mimicking a police officer remains active.

    Jonathan W. Short, 23, was indicted in January into Hardin Circuit Court on charges of second-degree burglary and two counts of impersonating a peace officer. Two months later, a complaint was filed in U.S. District Court charging Short with impersonating a soldier, wire fraud and entering government property under false pretenses for the purpose of committing a felony.

  • Hardin County Health Center experiences flooding

    More than 100 appointments at the Hardin County Health Center in Elizabethtown were relocated Monday while workers tended to flood damage in the building.

    Wendy Keown, public information officer with the Lincoln Trail District Health Department, said a pipe in the ceiling connected to the building’s sprinkler system burst around 4:30 p.m. Friday leaving several inches of standing water on both floors of the 580 Westport Road location.