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Former Red Cross Manager Recalls Aftermath of September 11th

This Saturday, our nation will remember and honor the 20th anniversary of September 11th, 2001. One local resident can vividly remember that day. Former Red Cross manager Sharon Thompson recalls being asked to help locate people after the attacks. “It was a little bit different from anything we’ve ever done before. Most of our disasters are floods, tornadoes, things like that. I was assigned to Tower 1 or the North Tower.” Sharon worked with phones in trying to locate people. She spent 23 days in New York in the aftermath of the attacks. Her experience was life-changing. “One of the beautiful things that happened were the thousands of people who rallied, and did everything they could do to be supportive. People just need to realize that actually in a blink of an eye, our lives changed forever. They simply went to work, and they didn’t come home. Maybe we need to just be kinder to each other all the time, and not wait for a national disaster to happen.”

Bardstown Burglary Busted

A man attempting to steal a money drawer in Bardstown has been arrested. 

At 12:06 a.m. this morning, Bardstown Police were dispatched to American Rental located at 1220 East John Rowan on a burglary alarm. Officers located a Jacob Johnson who held a locked metal money drawer that was severely damaged. Upon reviewing security footage at American Rental, Johnson could be seen prying the door open, seizing the money drawer and fleeing. Johnson was arrested on three outstanding warrants, two previous burglaries, and charged with burglary in the third degree.

Hardin County Schools Appoints Sherry Barnes to Board

The Hardin County Board of Education has appointed Sherry Barnes to represent Division I. Mark Casey, who previously held the position, resigned in mid-July. 

“She has an extensive education background and is excited to be on the board, and we are thrilled that she has the experience that she does, and her kind personality, and she will do great things as a member of the Hardin County Board of Education,” Community Relations Specialist John Wright stated. 

Barnes is a graduate of Fort Knox High School, and has previously served as an associate professor at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.