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Today's News

  • Ceremony closes chapter at Fort Knox

    Lt. Gen. Benjamin Freakley said leaders with optimism, energy, loyalty and offensive spirits make a difference in the U.S. Army.

    Fort Knox will continue to have leaders with those qualities through all of the changes that occur, he said.

    Fort Knox bid farewell Wednesday to the Accessions Command and Freakley during a discontinuation and retirement ceremony.
    The ceremony represented the inactivation and accomplishments of Accessions Command since it began about 10 years ago.

  • Governor's budget allocates $14 million for veterans nursing home in Radcliff

    Gov. Steve Beshear has proposed $14 million in state bond allocations to go toward building a veterans nursing home in Radcliff.

    The money is included in the governor’s proposed two-year budget, which now stands for approval by the state legislature.

    Rep. Tim Moore, R-Elizabethtown, said it will take another two months for the legislature to “iron out” the newly proposed budget. The state legislature never has adopted a budget as proposed by Beshear, according to Moore.

  • Radcliff, West Point officials consider county trash mandate a load of garbage

    A handful of city officials have trashed a plan in front of Hardin Fiscal Court to mandate cities take their refuse to Pearl Hollow Landfill.

    Council members in Radcliff and West Point have said the county mandate would tie the hands of cities to find the most cost effective deals and would stifle competition.

    State law gives county governments authority over waste generated in a county and allows a county to restrict where trash is taken should it choose to do so.

  • PREP WRESTLING: Fort Knox's Traylor rumbles ahead (1/19)

    When Steven Traylor joined the Fort Knox High School wrestling team his sophomore year, longtime coach Jarvis Cullen thought the youngster from Fort Hood, Texas, had tremendous upside.

    “He’s strong, he’s quick and he’s built very well,” Cullen said. “Once I saw how strong and quick he was the next stage was to get his technique down. Once he got past that first couple of weeks, we realized he had the potential to be a good wrestler.”

    Take a look where Traylor is now.

  • Small appliance brings warm breakfast bliss

    A few days after Christmas, I went shopping with the money I was given for Christmas and a coupon in hand.

    I walked in the store and scanned the shelves for the purchase that awaited me.

    There it was, in the kitchen appliance section. It was sitting there, waiting for me.

    I got in line and shuffled the box around, trying hard not to drop it as I waited. At the register I carefully gave the cashier my item and coupon.

    Bonus, it was on sale.

  • Disney invites audiences to be their guest again with 'Beauty and the Beast 3-D'

    An enchanted castle, a mysterious beast and a strong-willed town maiden all join together for a familiar tale. A “tale as old as time,” you might say.

    “Beauty and the Beast” hits the big screen again, but this time in 3-D. Audiences also see a special “Tangled” treat with the animated short film “Tangled Ever After.” 

    The film originally was released in 1991 during what many have called Disney’s renaissance period. It followed the successful release of “The Little Mermaid.”

  • True numbers aren't in yet

    Here’s the thing about statistics. You can find one to support any point.
    It might be tempting to run with the numbers concerning driving under the influence arrests between Dec. 24 and Jan. 2 — the first holiday week after beer sales started in three Hardin County cities. We should tap the brakes on that idea.
    During that week, nine were arrested for DUI in Elizabethtown, five in Radcliff and one in Vine Grove. During the same period the prior year, seven were arrested for DUI in Elizabethtown, one in Radcliff and two in Vine Grove.

  • Johnston, Lewis given Patriot Awards for support of deployed teacher

    Two Hardin County Schools officials have been recognized Wednesday for supporting the military.

    Nannette Johnston, superintendent of Hardin County Schools, and Jennifer Lewis, principal of Lincoln Trail Elementary School, received Patriot Awards on Wednesday from the National Committee For Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve at a surprise ceremony at Lincoln Trail.

  • FOP appreciates support for 2011 Shop With A Cop

    The members of the Fraternal Order of Police, Bruce Tabor Memorial Lodge No. 40, would like to thank the following businesses and individuals for their donations to the Shop With A Cop program, which was held Dec. 13, 2011 at Wal-Mart in Elizabethtown. These donations provided 224 children from Hardin County with the necessary items to help make these children’s Christmas a little brighter.

  • Local Roads Scholars honored at graduation ceremonies

    The Technology Transfer Program of the Kentucky Transportation Center honored two local Roads Scholars — Ronnie Goodman and Kevin Thomas — on Nov. 9 at Rough River Dam State Resort Park in Falls of Rough for completing the 2011 Kentucky Roads Scholars/Road Masters Training Program.
    The Roads Scholar Training Program consists of nine full-day courses and serves individuals from local and state transportation agencies as well as private businesses.