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  • RV Student Editor: November Alexis Piscatello

    Alexis Piscatello is this month's student editor.

    Alexis is a 17-year-old senior who is home schooled. She is involved in choir, dance and Junior Optimists Octagon International. She also enjoys singing, creative writing, playing the piano and needlecraft.

    As a volunteer, Alexis plays the piano for church services at Helmwood Healthcare. Her future career interests include journalism, vocal performance and accompanist.

    She joined Rising Voices because she loves to write and wanted to gain experience and a better understanding of journalism.

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  • After reviewing documents, judge agrees to end prosecution on Farmer's sex charges

    After reviewing more than 70 pages of police documents and the grand jury proceedings, Judge Kelly Mark Easton has approved the commonwealth attorney’s motion to dismiss charges against Jeff Farmer of Elizabethtown.

    Because Easton dismissed the charges without prejudice, Farmer could be indicted again if new and incriminating evidence surfaces.

  • Say something with socks

    By HANNAH McCANDLESS

    It might seem unimportant, or even childish, but we all feel great when we wear our favorite pair of socks. Why are the socks you wear so important? The reality of the matter is, happy feet make for a happy person.

    A favorite among teen girls are novelty socks, which come in many colors, designs and styles.

    “Anything with animal prints or any crazy designs,” said Elizabethtown High School senior Susan Shaw.

    Other favorites include ankle socks and knee highs.

  • Pine Valley's future is not a city matter

    ISSUE: Pine Valley foreclosure
    OUR VIEWNot a city government issue

  • Escaped inmates still on the run

    Police continue to look for two Hardin County Detention Center inmates who escaped from the jail Saturday night after digging a hole in a fence corner.

    Jailer Danny Allen said Lonnie Ray Coy, 43, of Shepherdsville, and Joshua Nunn, 19, of Edmonton, were minimum security inmates classified for the work-release program. Once captured, the men will be lodged in the main building.

    Coy and Nunn were in the jails Restrictive Custody building as opposed to the main building, Maj. John Timbers said, and the jail staff will not change its protocol following the incident.

  • Snow outside and fun indoors

    Staying in on a snow day means kids need something to do.

    Boredom always begets grumbling so planning ahead can be helpful.

    For younger children, arts and craft projects might be a good way to go.

    Linda Johnson worked at the Hardin County Public Library for 20 years. Throughout those years, she planned many story hours centered on books and themes, some of those snow and winter themed.

    Her ideas often started with a book and then branched out to activities based on that book’s theme.

  • The Road to War: Simulation places 3rd ESC in realistic scenarios

    The 3rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command spent nearly two weeks this month at Fort Lee, Va., honing its skill sets during a highly realistic simulation designed to test soldiers’ limits and replicate real life scenarios they will face overseas.
    Col. Kristin French, commander of the 3rd ESC, said she has no doubt the simulation has refined the unit and made the soldiers in the command better war fighters as it races near the home stretch of training for its deployment to Afghanistan early next year in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • The Road to War: 3rd ESC reaches out to families during pre-deployment briefing

    Command Sgt. Maj. Willie Tennant used a young private and his wife to make a strong statement Thursday at  Fort Knox’s Olive Theater.
    Tennant, of the 3rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command, said he has spent more than 30 years in the U.S. Army and knows the decisions made by the unit will affect and shape the future of Pvt. Isaac Montalvo and his wife, both of whom were brought to the stage to emphasize the point.
    “It’s all predicated on what we do as leaders,” he said

  • The Road to War: Mission Command readies 3rd ESC for operating environment


    As the 3rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command looks ahead to simulations in January at Fort Knox, it laid the groundwork to effectively manage operations in the classroom.
    Members of the command participated in October in a multi-day training program known as Mission Command, which helps units work on aspects of combat such as counter insurgency, information operations, distribution management and synchronization of logistics, said Col. Clay Hatcher, chief of Operations Group Sierra for the Mission Command Training Program at Fort Leavenworth, Kan.