Local News

  • Lincoln Trail student wins national award

    Sydney Rich was short on words Wednesday after learning she received a national student award.

    It felt “really good” to win, she said, and her prize was “awesome.”

    She didn’t see any of it coming.

    “No clue,” she said. “No clue at all.”

  • Freakley's retirement postponed

    Lt. Gen. Benjamin Freakley is staying in uniform for a few more months.

    Freakley, who planned to retire from active duty this month, will continue in his role as commanding general of U.S. Army Accessions Command and Fort Knox as the Army plans to begin deactivating the command and dividing its missions to new headquarters.

    “I just couldn’t leave the Bluegrass,” Freakley said Wednesday in a phone interview.

  • Looking for homes to black cats (and dogs) all weekend

    When the Animal Refuge Center in Vine Grove hosts Adopt-A-Pet this weekend, about 165 dogs and cats will be up for adoption.

    Those in the market for a black cat or dog will get their adoptions at a discounted rate Saturday and Sunday. Cost for a cat adoption will be $30 and $35 for dogs — half the price of a typical pet adoption.

  • Shooting clinic set for Fort Knox

    A seasoned veteran of World War II has been called back to service at Fort Knox — and its name is M1 Garand.

    The Kentucky State Rifle and Pistol Association and the Meade County Sportsman’s Club, in conjunction with the Fort Knox Warrior Transition Battalion, plans to host a Wounded Warrior M1 Garand Clinic on Saturday at the Scott Mountain Range at Fort Knox.

  • Upton woman killed in I-65 wreck near Glendale

    An Upton woman was killed Wednesday afternoon in a two-vehicle collision near the 86-mile marker on Interstate 65.

    April Crain, 20, was dead at the scene, Kentucky State Police said.

    KSP dispatcher Aaron Jaggers said Crain’s 2000 Ford Escort was northbound and collided with the rear of a semi-truck operated by Larry E. Harris at approximately 1:30 p.m.

  • Breaking in a new day
  • Reward offered in Glendale church burglaries

    A reward is being offered for information that leads to an arrest and conviction in the Glendale Christian Church burglaries.

    CrimeStoppers pays out cash rewards up to $1,000, and callers can remain anonymous, according to an email from Kentucky State Police.

    The Glendale church was burglarized early Monday morning, and church security cameras captured the man on video.

  • Habitat participants not what many perceive

    The sound of a staple gun popping out capped staples reverberated throughout the neighborhood of East Poplar and Haycraft streets.

    In the summer heat, men and women of a wide age range hammered, stapled and painted three new houses in various stages of construction. The structures are intended to provide homes for struggling families who need help to become homeowners.

    Inside one of the houses, Amy Zetina of Elizabethtown rolled a second coat of paint onto a wall of the structure that she and her children eventually will occupy.

  • Buggeland asks to enter guilty plea

    An hour after his client repeatedly shouted in a courtroom that he had killed his parents, Erik Buggeland’s defense attorney said a plea deal offered to his client was reasonable.

    Buggeland is charged in the September 2010 deaths of his parents, retired gynecologists Terje and Margaret Buggeland.

    In court for a motion hearing, at first Buggeland spoke calmly with his attorney, James Gibson. Then Buggeland began pleading with Gibson to help him enter a guilty plea.

  • Times set for unification forums

    The first of five community forums on unification scheduled by Hardin County United is 6-8:30 p.m. tonight at Meadow View Elementary School in Radcliff.

    Each forum starts at 6 p.m. and concludes by 8:30 p.m., according to Hardin County United.