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  • Patton tapping into virtual world

    Ed Miller walks over to the climate-controlled case housing Gen. George Patton’s pistols and pulls out his smartphone.

    In a few quick steps, the Booz Allen Hamilton associate has tapped into a mobile application designed specifically for the General George Patton Museum of Leadership. He then scans an icon featuring Patton’s image, affixed to the case, with the phone’s camera.

  • County issues bonds for HMH renovations

    Hardin Memorial Health now has the financial assurance to complete millions in renovations and improvements, primarily at its main campus on Dixie Avenue.

    Hardin Fiscal Court approved up to $40 million in hospital revenue bonds Tuesday to pay for HMH’s master facilities plan, which will increase the number of private suites available, renovate semi-private rooms into private quarters, upgrade the cancer care center by moving it offsite and renovate the emergency department.

  • WWII barracks nearing completion

    The realm of augmented reality has not been contained to the halls of the General George Patton Museum of Leadership.

    The interactive technology also will infiltrate the last remaining World War II barracks at Fort Knox, which is under renovation on the museum’s grounds off Dixie Highway.

    Ed Miller, an associate with Booz Allen Hamilton, said the barracks is expected to feature an exhibit where photos and video of barracks life at Fort Knox will be depicted.

  • A hall of old things no more

    Friday’s reopening of the Gen. George Patton Museum of Leadership will be a cause for celebration for Fort Knox, the Army and the state, Director Christopher Kolakowski said.

    The museum will return following a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. Gov. Steve Beshear and Maj. Gen. Jefforey Smith, commander of Cadet Command and Fort Knox, are scheduled to speak and tour the museum following the ceremony. Music will be provided by the 113th Army Band.

  • LaRue Fair starts soon with 'a better carnival'

    The longest continuously running county fair in Kentucky will be one of the earliest this year.

    The LaRue County Fair, historically held the first week of August or the last week of July, is Friday through June 22.

    Ann “Snookie” Morrison, president of the LaRue County Fair Board, said the earlier date made it possible to book “a better carnival.”

    Kissel Brothers Shows will supply 14 to 15 carnival rides, games and food booths.

  • Hardin County case to be heard in Ky. Supreme Court

    The Kentucky Supreme Court will hear oral arguments today in Frankfort concerning an April 2009 drug bust in Elizabethtown.

    Asia F. Bucalo, 36, was sentenced in January 2010 after entering a conditional guilty plea to charges of manufacturing methamphetamine, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, two counts of first-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    She was sentenced to 12 years in prison with seven years to serve and five years probated.

  • Man pleads guilty in connection to Boone Road fatal wreck

    The brother of a man charged with murder in connection to an April 2012 fatal wreck pleaded guilty Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court to drug-related charges.

    Matthew S. Stallins, 26, of Elizabethtown was a passenger in the Honda Accord that hit a tree April 24, 2012, on Boone Road in Elizabethtown. His brother, David L. Stallins II, was the driver.

    The wreck left the brothers seriously injured and killed passenger Jessica L. Fisher, 30, of Elizabethtown.

  • One injured in wreck on South Dixie Highway
  • Study at Fort Duffield uncovering the past

    A University of Kentucky study seeks to unearth the past at Fort Duffield without digging a single hole.

    Philip Mink, an archeologist and anthropologist at UK, paced a $40,000 piece of equipment on small wheels back and forth along measured paths in an area that might have been a burial site for Civil War soldiers.

    “It’s not very exciting to watch,” he said. “It’s like mowing the grass.”

  • Celebrating with service: Belk volunteers help at Helmwood Heights for company's 125th anniversary

    A local department store spruced up an elementary school in Elizabethtown as an anniversary present to the community.

    Volunteers from Belk in Elizabethtown and Hands On Nashville, an agency that coordinates volunteerism projects, offered their time and services Monday to Helmwood Heights Elementary School. The volunteer project is part of Belk’s 125 Days of Service, a celebration of the department store’s 125th anniversary.