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  • Passport leaders tout changes

    Passport Health Plan representatives said the organization and the health care business are undergoing changes, but users shouldn’t see any difference in the care they’re receiving.

    Representatives of the Louisville-based organization met with The News-Enterprise’s editorial board Thursday to discuss changes made by the nonprofit organization, a managed care Medicaid provider, since it was the subject of a state audit released in November.

  • Berlin to Baghdad: Ringle has experienced multiple facets of war

    Sgt. 1st Class Tony Ringle has witnessed atrocities up close. He’s waded through new cultures, protected government officials and survived on the barest of necessities.

    And it all can be traced back to his thirst for adventure. A Central Hardin High School graduate, Ringle knew college was not in the cards when he left high school and he had little interest in local industries. 

    “Working in factories was not an option,” he said. “Fast food was not an option.”

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  • Midway a central part of Hardin County Fair

    There are certain elements that are essential for a county fair — a variety of deep-fried foods, livestock shows of every kind and drivers ready to show what their vehicles can do.

    And, of course, rides that turn fair-goers upside down as many times as possible.

    The midway is a county fair staple, and it’s the main draw for many at the Hardin County Community Fair.

  • Jenkins assumes garrison command at Fort Knox

    In the military, change is inevitable. Duty stations change, commands change and recently with the Base Realignment and Closure initiative, even the physical appearance of Fort Knox has changed.
    The newest change coming to Fork Knox is in the Garrison Command. In a change of command ceremony Thursday at the Waybur Theater on Fort Knox, the community’s colors were passed to incoming Garrison Commander Col. Bruce Jenkins.
    Jenkins steps into position to replace outgoing Garrison Commander Col. Eric “Rick” Schwartz.

  • Glendale holds Olde Time BBQ & Chili Cook Off on Saturday

    The streets of Glendale will be filled with the aroma of barbecue and chili Saturday.

    The first Glendale Olde Time BBQ & Chili Cook Off, sponsored by the Glendale Business Group, begins at 9 a.m. Saturday and features at least 10 cooks. All events are in the park or orchard.

  • E’town police chief recommendation coming soon

    Elizabethtown City Council could hear a committee recommendation Monday afternoon on a new police chief for the city.

    Mayor Tim Walker said a lengthy round of interviews wrapped up Wednesday with four finalists to replace retiring Chief Ruben Gardner. One of the finalists is an an internal candidate, Walker said.

    “We’re still in the process of trying to make a decision,’’ Walker said. “We’re hopeful to be prepared to make a recommendation to council Monday or at least discuss it in closed session.

  • RPD seeks suspects in Hardee's robbery

    Radcliff Police are searching for two suspects in a Tuesday night robbery at gunpoint at Hardee’s restaurant at 634 Knox Blvd.

    RPD public information officer Bryce Shumate said the two suspects left on foot with an undisclosed amount of money and fled west of the store. Shumate said the robbery occurred at 6:50 p.m.

  • Breitner 'eager' to start dream job at Sports Park

    Seth Breitner said he will embrace the hard work ahead of him as he takes over operations of the Elizabethtown Sports Park this fall.

    “I know there’s going to be a lot of challenges because it’s on the ground floor, but I’m eager to get started,” Breitner said.

    Elizabethtown City Council approved Breitner’s appointment as sports park director last week with his start date tentatively scheduled for Sept. 6.

    Mayor Tim Walker said Breitner’s appointment was culled from a list of more than 75 resumes.

  • Driver involved in I-65 wreck dies

    An Augusta man died Thursday after a Wednesday wreck on Interstate 65 in which a tire blew out on his 2004 Ford F650.

    August Stegemann Jr., 54, died shortly after midnight Thursday in Louisville, where he was taken for treatment following the single-car wreck Wednesday morning near the Glendale exit on I-65.