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  • Former E.W. James property lands prospective buyer

    The former E.W. James & Sons Supermarkets property in Elizabethtown soon may have a new owner.

    Hogan Real Estate of Louisville has entered a contract to purchase the building, at West Dixie Avenue and St. John Road, said Hardin McLane, a local Realtor with Coldwell Banker McMahan Co.

    McLane said the deal is contingent upon Hogan finding a lessee within six months. He could not divulge the agreed-upon purchase price because the deal has not been finalized.

    “It’s not a done deal, but if anyone can do it, they can do it,” he said.

  • Mother urges area to support new drug

    Like many parents, Kristi McDaniel of Cecilia doesn’t want her 4-year-old son, Jaxon Schlett, to grow up.

    But unlike other parents, her reason isn’t to keep him young and adorable, but to keep him from the inevitable: slow muscle degeneration and eventual death from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

    Even though it doesn’t directly benefit her son, McDaniel’s focus is on a letter-writing campaign to Congress and President Barack Obama urging swift FDA approval for a potentially breakthrough treatment for the incurable illness.

  • Building interest in future careers

    Students at Scott Middle School on Fort Knox got to test their analytical skills and apply engineering techniques Thursday to a series of building exercises that later will be tested under natural conditions.

    Their work was watched under the eyes of engineers from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which has partnered with the Department of Defense Education Activity to stimulate interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematic — STEM — disciplines.

  • Tabb tabbed HCS director of IT

    Lafe Tabb has been named director of instructional technology for Hardin County Schools.
    “Technology plays an important role in the education of students in the 21st Century,” Tabb said. “I am confident my experiences as a teacher and administrator can help the district effectively integrate technology into teaching and learning so our students achieve success and become productive citizens.”

  • Missing soldier found in Indiana

    A Fort Knox soldier who was reported missing Saturday has been found, officials say.

    Sean Monahan, 25, of Radcliff was found Wednesday by Clarksville, Ind. police, said Ryan Brus of the Fort Knox Public Affairs Office.

    Monahan was treated and released from University Hospital in Louisville the same day and is now receiving medical care at another area health care facility, Brus said.

    “He is safe and his condition is good,” he said.

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  • Early childhood conference allows educators a chance to develop

    For the eighth year, Elizabethtown Community and Technical College will host the Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education Conference on Saturday at the college.
    The all-day event has 275 early childhood professionals registered, said conference co-chair Martha Page of ECTC.
    “Kentucky is implementing a strong effort for school readiness,” she said.
    The theme for the conference is Back to the Future: Teaching Basics in a Changing World and involves several interactive workshops. Participants can earn professional development credit, Page said.

  • Allen murder case heads to mediation

    Abdullah Rahman White has been sitting in jail since January 2012.

    The Radcliff man is charged with the Dec. 30, 2011, murder of Kristie Lynne Allen, 28, who was house-sitting for vacationing friends in Buffalo. Allen was asphyxiated, according to court records.

    White also is charged with burglary, theft of an auto, tampering with physical evidence and receiving stolen property and complicity.

  • ECTC hosts Earth Fair

    A vision for an event to educate others about living a sustainable lifestyle turned into reality Thursday at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

    Through its first Earth Fair, exhibitors from government and private organizations and student education groups were on hand to distribute information and share demonstrations on sustainable living.

    “I’m pleasantly surprised at the response,” said Martha Wolfe, ECTC professor of biology. “I think people really want to know more about how to live sustainably.”

  • I-65 delays expected in northbound lanes

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet again will have construction crews working along Interstate 65 this weekend.

    Northbound traffic will be reduced to two lanes around the 105-mile marker starting at midnight Friday through 5 a.m. Monday. Northbound drivers are advised to seek an alternate route or plan for delays.