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  • Commander discusses new arrivals at Fort Knox

    Describing her roots in the Army ROTC, her love for Kentucky and pride in Fort Knox, the new post commander received a hearty ovation following her speech Wednesday at the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce luncheon.

    Brig. Gen. Peggy Combs predicted an environment of continued change for the post and hinted of good news which can help offset the economic impact of the deactivation of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division.

    Combs took over as commander of Cadet Command and Fort Knox less than five weeks ago.

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  • ECTC offers benefits assistance to veterans

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College is offering assistance to anyone who needs help or information about the Department of Veterans Affairs Educational Benefits for veterans and dependents.

    The ECTC Veterans Affairs Office will hold briefings on VA educational benefits at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Friday, April 25, in Room 108 of the Regional Postsecondary Center on ECTC’s Elizabethtown campus. These sessions are open to the public and no reservations are needed.

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  • Speaker addresses pipeline at Rotary Club meeting

    Tom FitzGerald said Bluegrass Pipeline officials would have a tough fight on their hands if they tried to condemn a landowner’s property through eminent domain to attain easement rights.

    FitzGerald, director of the nonprofit Kentucky Resources Council, addressed the pipeline as a speaker Tuesday at an Elizabethtown Rotary Club meeting at Stone Hearth restaurant.

  • Attorney requests counseling records in sex abuse case

    A Vine Grove man indicted on two counts of first-degree sexual abuse appeared Tuesday afternoon in Hardin Circuit Court.
    An attorney for David B. Duckworth, 39, requested counseling records of Duckworth’s family be provided for his defense.
    Duckworth’s trial date is Oct. 8.
    He was arrested in November by the Vine Grove Police Department after police said he allegedly forced a girl younger than 16 to touch his genitals. The incidents reportedly occurred in September and October of 2012.

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  • Man involved in violent sexual encounter enters plea

    A man indicted on assault charges after a sexual escapade turned violent entered a not guilty plea Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court.

    Joshua Faron Davis, 31, was indicted last week on second-degree assault, fourth-degree assault with minor injury and first-degree persistent felony offender.

    After responding to a call, Elizabethtown police responded to Davis’ home where he and two women were in the home.

  • Valley Creek missionary team prepares for trip to Honduras

    Jena Hornback used a marker to put her name on a box fan Sunday afternoon before placing it with others in the busy Life Center at Valley Creek Baptist Church.

    “I’m making sure I have one this year,” she said. “Trying to sleep in 110 degrees at night is not fun.”

    Hornback is part of a group bound in June for the Central American nation of Honduras. The church mission trip is associated with Baptist Medical Dental Mission International.

  • Following the Cats is part of the madness for Rineyville couple

    “Wildcat fans” may not be a term strong enough to describe Darren and Mandy Gent of Rineyville.

    Less than 10 hours after the University of Kentucky men’s basketball team secured a spot in Monday’s NCAA national championship game against the University of Connecticut with yet another dramatic win, the Gents were on the road to Dallas.