Today's News

  • The Road to War: 3rd ESC will play dual role in Afghanistan

    The 3rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command has a stiff task ahead of it in 2012, but the unit is accustomed to challenges.

    And its commander, Col. Kristin K. French, exuded excitement as she addressed an impending deployment to Afghanistan, a smile bursting forth as she described the expansive mission.

    “The logisticians are going to be busy, very busy,” she said in her office on Fort Knox during a September interview.

  • The Road to War: Building a cultural frame of reference

    As the 3rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command prepares to deploy to Afghanistan in early 2012, it will be entering an ever-changing environment in which new skill sets will be needed.

    The unit gained insight on how to take a holistic approach to its mission during the Leader Development and Education for Sustained Peace seminar in early September, a multi-day program designed to provide a frame of reference for the type of operational environment a unit or command will be thrust into.

  • Experts discuss rights with soldiers

    U.S. Department of Justice representatives say work done and sacrifices made by service members entitles them to be treated fairly by United States businesses.

    When that doesn’t happen or when service members don’t know their rights, it’s a job for legal experts such as Thomas E. Perez, assistant attorney general for the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.

  • GIRLS' PREP SOCCER: Hare, John Hardin chase away North Hardin (09/29)

    Offensively, Anne Hare got off to a sluggish start this season for John Hardin. But as the temperatures have dropped, the sophomore has warmed up.

    Hare continued her offensive onslaught Wednesday, scoring two goals and assisting on another as the Lady Bulldogs wrapped up the 10th District portion of their schedule with a 3-0 win against the host North Hardin Lady Trojans.

    “I don’t really know how to explain it,” Hare said. “I finished two. I wanted more, but that’s all right.”

  • Lincoln Trail sees the state on field trip

    A days-long field trip at Lincoln Trail Elementary School made the entire state its focus.

    Fifth-grade students at Lincoln Trail in Elizabethtown traveled to various parts of the state as part of field trip that is a 37-year tradition at the school.

    The Kentucky field trip took students to Cumberland Falls, Mammoth Cave, Civil War battlefields and other locations as a way to study the history and geography of the state. It took them just across state lines, too.

  • Fire Safety Day designed to educate families

    Area residents can learn more about fire safety and various other ways to protect themselves, their families and their homes on Saturday.

    Fire Safety Day, an annual event put on by Home Depot stores across the nation, takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot of Home Depot on Ring Road in Elizabethtown.

    Families can get identification information for children, have their weather radios programmed and learn other ways to stay safe.

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  • LaRue County's mesonet station finally off the ground

    After a three-year delay, a real-time weather station, or “mesonet,” has been installed at the LaRue County Environmental Education and Research Center.

  • UNDER CONSTRUCTION: Radcliff Elementary

    Under Construction appears Thursdays on the Money page to highlight building projects around the area.

    What is it? Radcliff Elementary School
    Location: 1145 S. Dixie Blvd.
    Project: Major renovation project at the former Radcliff Middle School including work on all classrooms, offices, gymnasium and cafeteria, and to the building’s exterior.
    Scheduled completion date: Late October to mid-November
    Cost: $11 million

  • Expert testifies in Hines hearing

    Hardin Circuit Judge Kelly Mark Easton heard half of the expert testimony Tuesday in a competency hearing for Joshua N. Hines, an Elizabethtown man accused of killing his neighbor in April.

    Hines, 24, is charged with murder in the shooting death of his neighbor, Toni M. Ballard, at her 6932 Bardstown Road home, according to Kentucky State Police. Investigators arrived after Hines called 911, informing police he shot his neighbor and might have killed her.