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  • Task Force Duke officer killed by IED

    A combat team deployed out of Fort Knox has lost another member.

    1st Lt. Demetrius M. Frison, 26, died Tuesday in Khowst Province, Afghanistan, after his unit was attacked with an improvised explosive device. Frison listed his hometown as Lancaster, Pa.

    He is survived by his wife, Mikki, and his 6-month-old son, Christopher Kenneth, according to Lancaster Online.

  • The chemistry is right for ECTC, Fort Knox

    Building a new science lab on Elizabethtown Community and Technical College’s Fort Knox campus illustrated just the kind of chemistry the college and military post have with each other.

    ECTC opened its science lab in the U.S. Army Learning Center in January, and this week hosted an open house for the facility.

    The lab is part of an extensive renovation of the building that included adding a nine-classroom wing.

  • 3/1 soldier dies in Afghanistan

    A Fort Knox soldier died Tuesday in Khowst Province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device.

    U.S. Army 1st Lt. Demetrius M. Frison, 26, of Lancaster, Pa., was an infantry officer assigned to Company A, 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Task Force Duke.

    He began his military service in April 2009 and arrived to Fort Knox in October 2010.  This was Frison’s first deployment.

  • Internet sting nets Radcliff cop

    A 15-year veteran of the Radcliff Police Department resigned after he was suspended without pay following his arrest on five felony counts of computer solicitation of minor.

    The allegations against Lt. David Eugene Williams resulted from an undercover  Internet operation that started in September with the Special Victims Unit of the Brevard County Sheriff’s office in Florida.

    Williams, 37, was arrested  at 10 p.m. Monday at the police station on Freedoms Way in Radcliff by Kentucky State Police.

  • Park resurrected just in time for outdoor fun

    State leaders, Meade County officials and outdoor enthusiasts descended Wednesday morning upon Otter Creek Outdoor Recreational Area for its grand opening.

    The 2,261-acre area formerly known as Otter Creek Park reopened after Louisville officials announced in December 2008 that the park, which was losing $500,000 each year, would close because of budget cuts. At that time, about 100,000 visitors annually used the park.

  • Politician's non-political speech focuses on campaign issues

    While his candidacy for governor was not mentioned during a speech before the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce, Senate President David L. Williams touched on economic development topics that he’s raised frequently on the campaign trail.

  • Postal workers gather food Saturday

    Residents don’t have to go any farther than their mail boxes to fight hunger Saturday.

    Mail carriers in Elizabethtown, Radcliff and Vine Grove will pick up nonperishable food items that have not passed their expiration date when they deliver Saturday’s mail.

    Residents are asked to put donations in plastic bags if it rains that day. It helps make pickup easier.

  • Fort Knox soldier killed in Afghanistan


    The Fort Knox Public Affairs Office reports a Fort Knox soldier died Tuesday of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device in Khowst Provice, Afghanistan.

    First Lt. Demetrius M. Frison, 26, of Lancaster, Pa., was an infantry officer assigned to Company A, 1st Battalion, 26th Infrantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Divsion, Task Force Duke.

    Frison began his military service in April 2009 and arrived at Fort Knox in October. It was his first deployment.

  • Long, lonesome highway ... for a turtle
  • RPD officer charged with Internet crimes

    A 15-year veteran of the Radcliff Police Department resigned Tuesday after he was suspended without pay following his arrest on five counts of computer solicitation of a minor.

    Lt. David Eugene Williams, 37, was arrested at the police station on Freedoms Way in Radcliff at 10 p.m. Monday. An undercover operation that started in September with police in Brevard County in Florida ended with his arrest.