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  • One Knox to work with community members on soldier transition

    One Knox is working to prepare the Hardin County area for the largest number of veterans to return home from combat since World War II.

    One Knox is hosting a community event titled “Returning from Combat ... Building an Understanding Community” from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Fort Knox Leaders’ Club  to prepare workers in public service industries and organizations for the more than 3,500 soldiers returning home with the 3rd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division.

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  • CKCAC offers heating assistance

    The Central Kentucky Community Action Council Inc. is assisting low-income families with heating costs.

    Community action offices are accepting applications for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program subsidy component from Monday until Dec. 16.

    Applications must be completed by computer at 1111 N. Dixie Ave., Suite 5, in Elizabethtown.

    Applications are accepted alphabetically by last name. To find out what day to apply or for more information, applicants can call Hardin County coordinator Cheryl Freeman at 769-1927.

  • E'town Sports Park lands Cal Ripken regional tournament for 2012

    Elizabethtown Sports Park has secured its first high-profile tournament for the 2012 schedule.

    The Elizabethtown Tourism & Convention Bureau on Wednesday announced the park has acquired the 12-year-old “50/70” Cal Ripken Ohio Valley Regional Baseball Tournament, which is July 26-31.

  • Flex Films, E'town officials outraged over Williams' comments about Hindu ground blessing

    The director of Flex Films (USA) said comments made Tuesday by GOP gubernatorial candidate David Williams were offensive and hurtful and called for the state Senate president to be “ostracized” from his own party.

  • West Point Police sponsor annual Red Ribbon Week

    West Point Police Department and Chief Butch Curl sponsor Red Ribbon Week at West Point School every year, but with the help of several donors, this year’s event turned into something a “little bigger than normal,” Curl said.
    Red Ribbon Week encourages the students to spend a lifetime free of drugs.

  • Janay Sutton hired as HCS health director, FRC contact

    After serving families in Vine Grove, Janay Sutton is excited to broaden her scope.

    Sutton has been hired as the new health director and Family Resource Centers district contact for Hardin County Schools.
    Sutton is a counselor for Vine Grove Elementary School and will begin her new position sometime in December, she said.

  • LCHS marching band to perform tonight

    After capturing the Class 2A state championship title, the LaRue County High School marching band is hosting a community performance tonight.

    Band director Jaime Smith said the 15- to 20-minute performance is free and at 8 p.m. on the LCHS football field. The stadium holds about 1,500, he said.

    In the event of bad weather, the performance will move to the high school’s gym but will be reduced to a musical performance, Smith said.

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  • LaRue jail employee sentenced for trading gifts for sex

    Landmark News Service

    Former LaRue County Chief Deputy Jailer Travis Jay Strader pleaded guilty Friday to numerous charges that he provided narcotics, marijuana and alcohol to female inmates in exchange for sexual favors.

    Terms of his plea agreement require him to serve one year in jail and complete a sex offender treatment program upon release, according to Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Whitney Meredith.