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  • Photos: Performance with a purpose
  • Mystical faeries writer visit Radcliff store today

    Best-selling writer of Harlequin young adult romance Julie Kagawa will be at The Bookstore in Radcliff on Saturday to sign copies of her book series “Iron Fey.”

    Kagawa was born in California, lived in Hawaii and now resides in Louisville.

    She’s always enjoyed making up stories.

    “I remember when I was little I used to take blank sheets of paper, fold them into a book and fill them with illustrations,” she said.

  • Army axing Accessions Command

    A military organizational decision means the loss of 487 positions at Fort Knox.

    The Army Accessions Command will be inactivated by the end of fiscal year 2012 as part of the Department of Defense and Army efficiency reviews, according to the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense.

    The decision, announced late Wednesday, means the loss of two generals and 65 other military positions, 130 civilian Department of Defense positions and 290 contract positions. The number of jobs lost will be less because some positions are vacant.

  • Mayor Duvall makes job incentive proposal

    Radcliff City Council is considering an incentives package this summer that could benefit the city’s youth and trim some tax burden from of local businesses.

    Mayor J.J. Duvall proposed a job incentive program Tuesday that would  forgive the occupational tax for businesses on positions created for the city’s youth during summer months.

  • Pretrial conference for Hines rescheduled

    A pre-trial conference for Joshua Norman Hines, 24, who is charged with shooting his neighbor, Toni Ballard, was rescheduled for 9 a.m. Friday at the Hardin County Justice Center.

    Hines was supposed to appear in court Wednesday.

    Hines was arrested April 7 after Kentucky State Police responded to a shooting at 6932 Bardstown Road in Elizabethtown. Ballard was found dead at the home, her residence. Police have said that Hines called 911 to report the shooting, and has said he didn't know the victim.

  • Photo: Moment of silence
  • Lightning strike is likely cause of Vine Grove fire

    Officials believe a lightning strike during a storm early Wednesday morning was responsible for a house fire in Vine Grove.

    The house is on the corner of Deckard School and Rogersville roads, said Capt. Dale Riggs of the Vine Grove Police Department.

    High winds overnight reached 50.1 mph at the Kentucky Mesonet site in Cecilia and more than an inch of rain fell in the area.

  • Storm winds reached 50 mph in Hardin County

    High winds overnight reached 50.1 mph at the Kentucky Mesonet location in Cecilia and about an inch of rain also fell in the area.

    Mark Adams, supervisor meteorological technician at Fort Knox, said radar located three miles north of the airfield there recorded wind gusts of as high as 46 mph and 1.05 inches of rain for Tuesday night and early this morning.

    The National Weather Service office in Louisville issued a tornado watch Tuesday afternoon, which was upgraded to a warning at 12:04 a.m. for northern Hardin County.

  • Feeding furry friends

    Area farm industry representatives are trying to prove they care about animals.

    Southern States in Elizabethtown, the Hardin County Cattlemen’s Association, Hardin County Farm Bureau and Farm Credit Services are donating 2,000 pounds of dog and cat food to the Animal Refuge Center, a no-kill shelter in Vine Grove. This is the second year the organizations have made such a donation.

  • ECTC group holds Child Abuse Awareness Day events

    A club at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College worked Tuesday to stop violence and remembered those who could no longer be helped.

    The Phoenix Club at ECTC hosted its annual Child Abuse Awareness Day on Tuesday. The club set up displays in room 112 of the Administration Building on campus to disseminate information on child abuse and domestic violence. Later Tuesday, people gathered to honor victims of child abuse with a candlelight vigil.