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  • Task force dissects BRAC

    By MARTY FINLEY

    mfinley@thenewsenterprise.com

    FRANKFORT — “Regionalization on steroids.” That’s how Col. Mark Needham, special assistant to the governor for BRAC, describes the impact of Fort Knox’s realignment.

    As population peaks on post, the BRAC Task Force gathered Thursday in downtown Frankfort to dissect the state’s response.

    While the group felt a review was in order, the future of Fort Knox and its impact on the state dominated most of the discussion.

  • July 15, 2010: Obituaries

    Lucy L. Gilbert

    Lucy L. Gilbert, 64, of Radcliff, died Tuesday, July 13, 2010, at Baptist Hospital East in Louisville.

    She was preceded in death by her daughter, Yvonne Gilbert; and her father, Heinz Brandt.

    She is survived by her husband, Phillip Gilbert of Radcliff; a granddaughter, Corrina Gilbert of Radcliff; her son, Jack Sibley of Erlangen, Germany; and her mother, Irmgard Brandt of Erlangen.

  • July 15, 2010: Services

    Joan Dwyer Terstegge Downs, 85, of Boston, Ky., died Thursday, July 8, 2010. There is a Mass at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Basilica of St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral in Bardstown with burial in the family cemetery on Mount Moriah Road in Boston. Visitation and a celebration of her life will take place at the family farm at 1367 Shady Lane, Boston, beginning at noon Saturday and lasting throughout the remainder of the day. Kappel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

  • Garrison commander explains stray pet policy on post

    I need to clarify points and provide updates to the readership of this publication as it pertains to the June 8 story titled, “How much is that doggy at Fort Knox."

  • A Tribute to the Heartland

    By BECCA OWSLEY bowsley@thenewsenterprise.com Cymbals will clash and fireworks will flash Friday night as First Federal Savings Bank presents Pops in the Park with the Louisville Orchestra. The program at Freeman Lake Park, conducted by Jason Weinberger, will include music inspired by America’s Heartland. Arrangements from Aaron Copland, John Phillips Sousa, John Williams, Fer

  • June 24, 2010: Our readers write

    The real culprits behind obesity

    Recently it was reported that 70 percent of Americans are overweight or obese. Many factors are involved, but the major cause is diet. Eating too much of any food can lead to obesity, but some foods contain more calories than others. The problem will never be solved until we dispel the myth that the consumption of fat including red meat, milk, cheese and other foods containing protein causes us to become fat.

  • June 27 Editorial: Respect danger caused by heat and humidity

    Excessive. Oppressive. Overwhelming. Miserable. Sweltering. It’s not hard to find adjectives to describe the daily impact of temperatures in the 90s and thick Ohio Valley humidity. But one term stands out among the rest. Dangerous. A warmer than usual June ushered in the first days of summer and even more unforgiving heat. Many of us are blessed with comfortably cool homes and

  • Upset vet stands off against cops

    By BOB WHITE

    bwhite@thenewsenterprise.com

    A Westport Road apartment standoff Tuesday night ended peacefully, but with a bang, when Elizabethtown’s Special Response Team used flash grenades to stun an upset man trying to avoid arrest.

    Police say the incident began Tuesday afternoon when a comment from a maintenance worker upset 61-year-old veteran William T. Hartlage, a tenant of an apartment complex in the 600 block of Westport Road.

  • June 22, 2010: Our readers write

    We should be aware of what we are losing We can all be thankful of the BRAC decision. Now, roads on Fort Knox that have been neglected for 20 or 30 years are being repaired and repaved. Millions of dollars are being spent to build new facilities. New job opportunities are all around Hardin County, resulting in an increase in tax revenue for Radcliff and Elizabethtown. However, we als

  • LaRue works toward laptops for all high schoolers

    By KELLY R. CANTRALL

    kcantrall@thenewsenterprise.com

    LaRue County Schools hopes a new initiative that will push loose-leaf paper and No. 2 pencils by the wayside will fast-track student learning into the information age.

    LaRue County High School students will receive laptops this fall as part of the Laptops of LaRue initiative approved by the school board in June. A group of lead teachers have received training with the new technological tools, and the rest  are set to train in August.