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News- February 13, 2020

Congressman Brett Guthrie, one of three main legislators to push for the new Army Headquarters that will be stationed at Fort Knox, has spoken about the success of the push, and why Fort Knox was the right choice. Guthrie says the facilities of Fort Knox, including the training space, housing, and medical clinic, are a perfect fit for this headquarters. The attitudes of the community and their willingness to accept the new soldiers also is a plus. Guthrie finished by saying that this headquarters solidifies Fort Knox’s importance to the Army.

The Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested a Hardin County man on charges related to child sexual exploitation. According to a release from the department, John Thomas Coffey Junior was arrested as the result of an undercover internet crimes against children investigation, which began after discovering the suspect communicating with a juvenile online and requesting nude photographs. The investigation resulted in the execution of a search warrant at a residence in Fairdale on Wednesday, and seizure of equipment used to facilitate the crime. Coffey is lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center.

Hardin Memorial Health will be celebrating their 66th anniversary tomorrow, and CEO Dennis Johnson is excited about possibilities for the future of the organization. Johnson notes that Baptist Health will be investing $235 million into the hospital, which will be allow services to be further spread in Central Kentucky. The deal with Baptist Health, which was given the go ahead late last year after many legal troubles, is expected to close by December 1st, 2020.