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  • Airplane drops crop cover in Hardin County

    An Owensboro commercial pilot was sowing crop cover for Cecilia Farm Services via airplane over Hardin County crops this week.

    Flying a yellow Grumman Ag Cat, pilot Rick Houston sowed crop cover in Cecilia on Wednesday, and Thursday he could be seen in eastern Hardin County near Boston, said Greg Thomas, manager of Cecilia Farm Services.

    Houston said he’s been a crop duster for 37 years and works with a lot of different farm services in Kentucky.

  • Williams talks jobs with business leaders

    Republican gubernatorial candidate David Williams received multiple standing ovations Thursday morning when presenting his jobs plan to more than 50 Hardin County business leaders at the Brown-Pusey House in Elizabethtown.

    The state senate president said two things are holding Kentucky back: a tax structure targeting productivity instead of jobs and a failure to have a right-to-work law.

    Regarding tax reform, Williams said the marketplace, not the government, should be picking winners and losers.

  • 200 pounds of marijuana brings probation

    A Radcliff man discovered with more than 200 pounds of marijuana last October on a Minnesota highway was sentenced to five years probation and a $3,000 fine last Friday in Freeborn County District Court.

    Minnesota court records found online indicate Shannon O. Gonzalez, 34, pleaded guilty in March to fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance, a felony crime.

  • The Road to War: 3rd ESC will play dual role in Afghanistan

    The 3rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command has a stiff task ahead of it in 2012, but the unit is accustomed to challenges.

    And its commander, Col. Kristin K. French, exuded excitement as she addressed an impending deployment to Afghanistan, a smile bursting forth as she described the expansive mission.

    “The logisticians are going to be busy, very busy,” she said in her office on Fort Knox during a September interview.

  • The Road to War: Building a cultural frame of reference

    As the 3rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command prepares to deploy to Afghanistan in early 2012, it will be entering an ever-changing environment in which new skill sets will be needed.

    The unit gained insight on how to take a holistic approach to its mission during the Leader Development and Education for Sustained Peace seminar in early September, a multi-day program designed to provide a frame of reference for the type of operational environment a unit or command will be thrust into.

  • Experts discuss rights with soldiers

    U.S. Department of Justice representatives say work done and sacrifices made by service members entitles them to be treated fairly by United States businesses.

    When that doesn’t happen or when service members don’t know their rights, it’s a job for legal experts such as Thomas E. Perez, assistant attorney general for the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.

  • Fire Safety Day designed to educate families

    Area residents can learn more about fire safety and various other ways to protect themselves, their families and their homes on Saturday.

    Fire Safety Day, an annual event put on by Home Depot stores across the nation, takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot of Home Depot on Ring Road in Elizabethtown.

    Families can get identification information for children, have their weather radios programmed and learn other ways to stay safe.

  • Brick by brick
  • LaRue County's mesonet station finally off the ground

    After a three-year delay, a real-time weather station, or “mesonet,” has been installed at the LaRue County Environmental Education and Research Center.

  • UNDER CONSTRUCTION: Radcliff Elementary

    Under Construction appears Thursdays on the Money page to highlight building projects around the area.

    What is it? Radcliff Elementary School
    Location: 1145 S. Dixie Blvd.
    Project: Major renovation project at the former Radcliff Middle School including work on all classrooms, offices, gymnasium and cafeteria, and to the building’s exterior.
    Scheduled completion date: Late October to mid-November
    Cost: $11 million