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  • Rineyville man accepts rocket docket agreement in DUI wreck

    A Rineyville man accused of leaving the scene of a wreck involving three minors has accepted a guilty plea offer through the county’s rocket docket program and is set to appear Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court for arraignment.

    Clyde E. Puckett, 48, faces three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of intoxicants — third offense, leaving the scene of an accident and second-degree persistent felony offense in connection with the Sept. 21 wreck in Rineyville.

  • 3,000 burials completed at Radcliff veterans' cemetery

    On Thursday, a U.S. Air Force veteran, Staff Sgt. Karl Edward Stempien, became the 3,000th person interred at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-Central since it opened in June 2007. Stempien served 11 years in the Air Force, earning the Joint Service Commendation Medal for serving in the Gulf War era.

    He joins 2,489 veterans and 510 dependent spouses and children interred at the cemetery. The total includes 11 service members who died on active duty, four of whom were killed in action.

  • Woman fired from Lowe’s after pursuing shoplifting suspect

    Karen Sizemore worked at the Lowe’s in Elizabethtown for nearly 18 years when she pursued a shoplifting suspect last week as he fled the home improvement store with a $579 Dewalt tool kit.

    As Sizemore attempted to recover the item, the man slammed his car door on her arm.

    A week later, as she continued to bear a long yellow-and-purple bruise on her arm, the 55-year-old was fired.

  • Hoping to replenish gift of life

    For nearly five months, Terry Linscott Sr. has been receiving blood — a lot of blood.

    His wife has been trying to calculate exactly how much Terry has received during his care. The best estimate thus far is 100 units of blood and 50 units of platelets. According to an American Red Cross representative, that equates to more than 12.5 gallons.

  • Former Radcliff resident makes impact at Frankfort soup kitchen and men’s shelter

    Before Rose Johnson became kitchen manager, there wasn’t a lot of hugging going on at ACCESS Soup Kitchen and Men’s Shelter in Frankfort.

    Now there’s hugging. And there are Bible verses on the posters that adorn newly painted “sunshine yellow” walls. And there’s smiling — lots of smiling.

  • Food Stamp Challenge pushes community to live on little

    Elizabethtown Independent Schools Board member Matt Wyatt has teamed with local soup kitchen Warm Blessings, challenging Hardin County residents to step into the shoes of a low-income American for one week this month.

    They are promoting the Hardin County Food Stamp Challenge, which calls on residents to live off the average national allocation for food through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program of $4.50 a day per person.

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  • Fort Knox soldier, married father of 2, dies in Afghanistan

    A Fort Knox married father of two, scheduled to return to the United States in less than a month, died Saturday in Afghanistan.

    U.S. Army Spc. Angel L. Lopez, 27, of Parma, Ohio, died from wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire in Zabul Province, Afghanistan, according to a Fort Knox news release.

  • BBB warns scams ‘tug on the heartstrings’

    October marks National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Better Business Bureau is encouraging consumers to beware of solicitors aiming to take advantage and “tug on the heartstrings” of those affected by the illness.

    Throughout October, many consumers purchase pink-ribbon products and services to support breast cancer research. In a news release, the BBB encouraged consumers to be aware of where their money is going when donating to a charity.

  • Fort Knox soldier killed in Afghanistan

    A Fort Knox soldier assigned to the 201st Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division was killed Saturday.

    The Department of Defense confirmed the death Wednesday of Spc. Angel L. Lopez, who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

    Lopez, 27, of Parma, Ohio, died in Zabul province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire.