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  • 100th Training Division uncases flag

    The last major move for BRAC at Fort Knox was completed this weekend.
    The 100th Training Division uncased its flag at a ceremony Saturday at Boudinot Hall, marking the last major unit to move to Fort Knox as part of the BRAC transition, the decisions of which were made in 2005. The uncasing ceremony is the unit’s official arrival to post.

  • Chalk it up to fun for a cause

    A fundraising festival will leave downtown Elizabethtown multi-hued for the next few weeks.

    The fourth annual Via Colori Italian Street Art Festival took place Saturday in downtown Elizabethtown. About 50 artists gathered to illustrate blocks along the sidewalks and streets and to raise money for the Advocacy and Support Center, a rape crisis and children’s advocacy center in Elizabethtown which sponsored the event.

  • Two weeks after child struck, no leads in case

    Two weeks after a 7-year-old boy was struck by a passing car on Woodland Drive as he waited for a school bus, Elizabethtown Police are still waiting to receive their first call on the case.

    “We’re still somewhat in the dark on it,’’ said Virgil Willoughby, EPD spokesman. “There are a lot of variables to (the case). There’s no evidence, nothing from the vehicle that was busted and on the ground.’’

  • An unexpected invitation to the White House

    Jeannette Stephens received an unexpected invitation this summer.

    Stephens, a former member of Radcliff City Council and a member of the Radcliff Planning and Zoning Commission, was selected to attend the White House Community Leader’s Briefing in Washington D.C.

    The briefings were held weekly by the White House Office of Public Engagement and gave community leaders and activists across the nation a chance to unite and discuss common obstacles while learning ways in which the government can assist them in improving their neighborhoods.

  • Via Colori adds color to downtown Elizabethtown

    The streets of downtown Elizabethtown will be paved with gold. And blue. And many other colors on Saturday.

    The Via Colori Street Painting Festival offers the public a chance to see artists create works on the streets from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. The festival, which benefits the nonprofit Advocacy and Support Center, coincides with Second Saturday, a new series of monthly events coordinated by the Elizabethtown-Hardin County Heritage Council aimed at promoting downtown businesses.

  • Photo: Readying stone for steel
  • State nixes Safer 65 Authority

    The Kentucky Public Transportation Infrastructure Authority has rejected a proposal to create a Safer 65 Project Authority, but proponents of the plan are not giving up on the concept.

    “They turned me down,” said Hart County Judge-Executive Terry Martin, one of several elected officials spearheading a plan to accelerate expansion of the interstate to six lanes.

    Under the Safer 65 Proposal, the final unimproved 38-mile stretch of Interstate 65 that runs from about the Park City exit north to Elizabethtown would be widened.

  • IMI workers strike

    Several cement truck drivers and operators waited hours Thursday afternoon for their local union representative to return with news about a strike spread across various Irving Materials Inc. locations in the state.

    The strike rose during renegotiation of a three-year contract between the company and the union.

    Members of Local 89, which has an office in Louisville, chatted idly, leaning against and sitting on the tailgates of two trucks that propped up two signs announcing the strike.

  • Teachers recall emotions of 9/11

    As the world stopped 10 years ago on Sept. 11, 2001, frozen in the aftermath of terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, educators in Hardin County juggled watching with guiding classrooms of children through an event some were too young to understand.

    Wynna Mabe, a teacher at Lincoln Trail Elementary School, said she felt many of her students saw the crumbling towers as a scene from a movie, instead of realizing it involved real people. It was hard for elementary students to comprehend the enormity of the attacks, she said.

  • Tunnel to Towers Run to honor national hero in Radcliff

    Joann Muncey was sleeping after a long night of work when disaster struck Sept. 11, 2001.

    Muncey, program manager for the routine assistance team at Radcliff-based military charity USA Cares, was working for UPS at the time and said her sister called and told her to turn on the television. Like most watching throughout the nation, the stark images and brutality of the attacks gripped her with shock and a feeling of disbelief.

    “This can’t be real,” she recalled thinking to herself.