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  • Radcliff to discontinue funding for One Knox

    One Knox soon could be losing one source of its funding.

    Radcliff City Council plans to vote next Tuesday to discontinue its funding for the program that played a critical role in preparing Hardin County during the Base Realignment and Closure initiative, which was mandated by Congress in 2005 and wrapped up last year.

    The council verbally committed to pulling the city’s funding for One Knox during an informal work session Monday and likely will make the cut before the budget cycle ends in June.

  • Former LaRue teacher's sex abuse case proceeds to grand jury

    Hardin District Judge Kim Shumate found probable cause Monday in the sexual abuse case against former LaRue County High School teacher Natalie C. Gentry but said the decision was “a close call.”

    A preliminary hearing specifically focused on the first-degree sexual abuse charge, the only felony charge against the 33-year-old Hardin County resident. Gentry also faces counts of second-degree official misconduct. The charges stem from alleged encounters with two male LaRue County High School students, one a 17-year-old and the other 18.

  • Donations headed for tornado victims

    Kentucky State Police troopers, personnel and volunteers will gather this morning at Post 4 to prepare to deliver needed supplies to tornado-ravaged Menifee County.

    For the past few days, Post 4 has served as a collection site for supplies needed by victims of the severe weather two weeks ago. The small trailer available to store items proved inadequate because of the volume of donations.

    Dennis and Nancy Robey of Keyboard Carriage offered to provide two 50-foot trailers and volunteered to drive them to the sites.

  • GOP ready to rebuild

    After soundly defeating Democrat Bob Farmer for the office of agriculture commissioner, James Comer accomplished something few Republicans could achieve in 2011: Win an elected office.

    “My election proved Republicans can win in Kentucky,” Comer told a room of GOP supporters Saturday Night during the Hardin County Republican Party’s annual Lincoln Day Dinner at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown.

    Comer said the state is Democratic by registration but Republican in ideology — and state Republicans must rebuild in 2012.

  • Girl Scouts center celebrates organization's 100-year history

    Like other Girl Scout centers around the country, today the Heartland Service Center in Elizabethtown recognizes the 100th anniversary of an organization that continues to provide leadership skills to girls.

    “Girls and young women report that being a Girl Scouts gave them the courage and competency to try things,” Deborah Faircloth, Girl Scouts regional director, said.

  • Fort Knox access system nearing implementation

    Those visiting Fort Knox could have speedier access as soon as Memorial Day weekend.

    Col. Bruce Jenkins, Fort Knox garrison commander, said the post is working through final tests on a background check program known as Allstar that will allow guards at each of Fort Knox’s gates to instantaneously search local and national databases in seconds through a simple scan of a driver’s license.

  • Senior Life: Meeting resistance as a caregiver

    Every option has been explored, thought about and double-checked. It seems like the perfect plan, one that surely will be a win-win for everyone involved. How can it not be?

    Then the plan is presented; to uproot Mom or Dad from their home, from their everyday living environment. Just like that, the plan is shot down immediately. The circumstances that led to the decision have been tough enough, who would have imagined this response from them? Surely Mom or Dad understand their best interests are being kept in mind.

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  • Fort Knox drafts a historical trail map for visitors

    As Fort Knox prepares to ease restrictions on access for visitors in the coming months, it also has developed a new tool to celebrate its history.

    The post now will offer historic driving trail maps featuring 21 historical sites on post. The maps will be available at the General George Patton Museum of Leadership as well as the new welcome center at Chaffee Gate once renovations there are completed, said Kyle Hodges, a public affairs officer at Fort Knox.

  • Howevalley High alumni hosting reunion

    Graduates of Howevalley High School are urging alumni to gather in spring to say goodbye to the building they grew up in.

    The Howevalley High School alumni association is hosting a banquet for all former students of the school at 5 p.m. April 28 at Howevalley Elementary School. With a new building planned to replace Howevalley, this likely will be one of the last years to have reunions in the former high school building, said Bob Woosley, president of the association.