Nearly 150 soldiers were welcomed home to Fort Knox yesterday afternoon. Members of the 19th Engineers Battalion’s 42nd Clearance Company had been deployed since October of last year. The Battalion cleared nearly 7,000 miles of roadway, and intercepted over 30 roadside explosive devices.
Several road projects in Hardin County have received state funding. The discretionary funds were presented to Hardin County Fiscal Court last Tuesday. County Roads Supervisor Dwight Morgan says resurfacing for Needham Road, Laurel Ridge Road, and Howevalley Road is expected to be completed by next spring.
A routine traffic stop turned dangerous last Friday. Kentucky State Police attempted to stop the car of Richard Bloyd of Lousiville late Friday night for failure to maintain insurance. However, when Bloyd saw police, he allegedly sped up, fleeing at speeds over 120 miles-per-hour. Bloyd nearly struck multiple vehicles, including a Muldraugh police officer’s cruiser, but came to a stop after colliding with a concrete median near Highway 44. He was arrested without further incident, and openly stated he was under the influence of meth, which was later found in the vehicle. He was charged with reckless driving, evading police, and wanton endangerment, among several other charges.
A free job fair will be taking place on Fort Knox tomorrow. The event will be hosted by the Stuart Training Center in Building 67 on Fort Knox from 10 A.M. to 1 P.M. The Fort Knox Family and Morale Welfare and Recreation Directorate, or MWR, will be looking to immediately fill positions, and officials will be on post to extend tentative job offers to qualified applicants. Applicants should bring their social security card, a state or government I.D., and several copies of their resume.
The 10th anniversary of Cruisin’ the Heartland took place over the weekend, and City Events Manager Sarah Vaughn says the event was a huge success. 2500-3000 cruisers packed Downtown Elizabethtown, and were viewed by over 15,000 attendees. Vaughn expects there to be changes made to the running of the event next year, but says the city of Elizabethtown is excited to get started planning.