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  • Accessions Command staying in business until January

    Deactivation of the U.S. Army Accessions Command now is scheduled to take place in January.

    Original estimates put the deactivation at this past summer and then the end of October. Officials say the change in expectations is the result of Accessions Command continuing to meet Army needs.

    The change came because the Army asked Lt. Gen. Benjamin Freakley to help complete the transfer of senior command functions at Fort Knox and help with the completion of the 2012 U.S. Army All-American Bowl, said Anne Kucik, public affairs officer for Accessions Command.

  • KSP Post 4 to hold benefit auction for former trooper

    ELIZABETHTOWN — Kentucky State Police Post 4 in Elizabethtown is accepting donations for a benefit auction and yard sale to raise money for a former state trooper.

    Trooper Glen Franklin was paralyzed from the waist down after he was shot during an undercover operation in 1972, not long after he graduated from the state police academy, according to a KSP news release.

  • Shelbyville man arrested on Hardin County warrant

    A Shelbyville man was arrested Sunday when a Kentucky State Police trooper pulled him over for a routine traffic stop and discovered the man had a warrant against him in Hardin County.

    Charles P. Middendorf, 51, is charged with unlawful distribution of obscene matter, a Class B misdemeanor.
    Middendorf bonded out of the Shelby County Detention Center on a $500 bond.

  • Probable cause found in JC Penney arson case

    Police reportedly have a videotape confession from a Big Clifty woman charged with multiple counts of arson and terroristic threatening.

    Janice M. Coolidge, 23, was arrested Oct. 31 and is accused of lighting four fires inside JC Penney at Towne Mall between July and October. She’s also accused of making bomb threats to the mall and Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

    At the time, Coolidge was a JC Penney employee and ECTC student.

  • Restaurants show appreciation to veterans

    Veterans will be in line this week to receive free meals in honor of Veterans Day.

    Here are businesses with special offers:

    APPLEBEE’S: Applebee’s is offering a free meal Friday to veterans and active-duty service members. There are seven entrees from which to choose. Military ID or proof of service required.

  • Hunting brings father and daughter together

    Kent “Hannie” Board of Big Spring doesn’t remember how old his outdoorsy daughter was when she asked to go hunting with him, but he remembers when each of his children bagged their first turkeys after shots ringing out in the stillness of the woods.

    “I don’t know who was more thrilled, her for shooting a turkey or me for being there while she shot her turkey,” he said.

    Kent Board’s son and daughter both received their own guns during their childhood, but his daughter enjoyed hunting more.

  • Tabb hopes county defies projected low voter turnout

    Kentucky Secretary of State Elaine Walker has projected a 25 to 28 percent voter turnout Tuesday to determine the state’s top elected offices, but Hardin County Clerk Kenny Tabb hopes local voters defy those odds.

    Tabb said about 35 percent of registered voters in Hardin County voted in the last governor’s race four years ago, but a dismal 10 percent of voters made it to the polls for the May primary, indicating what he says is a disturbing trend.

    “I really hope we get more,” Tabb said Friday.

  • Public turns out for Fort Duffield's 150th anniversary

    West Point’s Fort Duffield honored the men who made the fort possible 150 years ago with a Sunday program.

    Fort Duffield commemorated the 150th anniversary of the installation’s construction with skirmish re-enactments and historical programs. Attendees were able to watch re-enactments, listen to re-enactors expound on the role of Fort Duffield in the war and witness life on a Civil War fort.

  • Photo: A point divided