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  • Cruisin' returns with more muscle

    Six-shooters and speed demons sat arm-in-arm Saturday in Elizabethtown without a single shootout or showdown to speak of. 

    The nicknames emblazoned on the sides of cars conjured images of Wild West saloons and white-knuckled demolition derbies, but more accurately, it was a classic car showcase known as Cruisin’ the Heartland.

  • Groundbreaking held for 9/11 Memorial

    Another step has been taken in the process of creating a local Sept. 11 memorial.

    A ceremonial groundbreaking was held Friday for the memorial, a testament to the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks to be erected at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-Central in Radcliff.

    Members of organizations working to build the memorial lined up with shovels to show their commitment to bringing the memorial to the cemetery. The memorial will be centered around a piece of steel from the World Trade Center wreckage.

  • Lightning strike ignites house

    A mid-afternoon thunderstorm Saturday left one homeowner in Radcliff with a brief scare.

    Radcliff Fire Department responded to a house fire around 2 p.m. at 2503 Lake Road, where it appeared lightning struck the upper portion of the home during the storm, said Radcliff spokesman Bryce Shumate.

    One of the homeowners, Carmen Davis, was in the house at the time of the strike, but no one was injured in the fire, Shumate said.

  • Music man Chuck Campbell dies at 70

    Hardin County lost a beloved educator Saturday who inspired thousands through his love and passion for music and was remembered by those who knew him as a warm and humble soul.

    Charles “Chuck” Campbell, founder and conductor of The Heartland Winds ensemble and former band instructor at North and East Hardin high schools, died at 3:40 a.m. CST Saturday morning at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn. He was 70.

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  • Jiminy Cricket it's hot

    Supposedly, you can estimate the outside Fahrenheit temperature by counting the number of times a cricket chirps in 15 seconds and adding 37.

    The bugs these days must be performing an allegro.

    If they could somehow scrape out a number about the humidity, their wings might catch fire.

    The heat index in Hardin County recently reached 115 degrees, said Mark Adams, lead forecaster at the Fort Knox weather station.

    Also, the dew point – which measures the amount of moisture in the air –  topped 80 degrees.

  • Hardinopolis? HCU recommends local governments unify

    Hardin County United recommends local residents pursue a unified form of government that would offer the six incorporated cities a chance to merge with Hardin County government under statutes established in 2006 by the Kentucky General Assembly.

    Should consolidation of government services occur, the area would emerge as the state’s third-largest city in population behind Lexington and Louisville.

  • Role of Adjutant General changes hands

    Fort Knox bore witness Thursday to an investiture and change of command ceremony for one of the oldest positions in the U.S. Army.

    Col. Jason Evans assumed the role of 65th Adjutant General from Brig. Gen. Richard Mustion during a morning ceremony at the Lt. Gen. Timothy J. Maude Complex, where the adjutant general performs his duties.

    In addition to commanding the Adjutant General Directorate, Evans assumes the role of executive director of the Military Postal Service Agency and commander of the Army Physical Disability Agency.

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  • Former LCHS teacher pleads guilty to charges

    A former LaRue County High School teacher pleaded guilty Wednesday to third-degree unlawful transaction with a minor.

    Jeremy Todd Blair, 33, formerly of Hodgenville and now living in Leitchfield, was sentenced to 15 days in jail and is not allowed to teach for five years. He was charged with assisting or causing a minor age 16 or younger to disobey parents.

    According to a criminal complaint served by Deputy Eric Williamson, Blair had been “told to stay away” from the girl by her parents earlier this year.