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  • Fort Knox soldier, wife dead after shooting

    A Fort Knox soldier and his wife are dead following an early morning shooting Friday at their on-post residence.

    Spc. Christopher and Krista Meeks were found by military police with gunshot wounds. Christopher Meeks was deceased and his wife was given first aid by military police, but died at the scene.

    Two children in the residence at the time of the shooting are uninjured. The children are in the care and custody of the Kentucky Department for Community Based Services.

  • Birthing center hearing: Supporters make their case

    FRANKFORT — Supporters of the Visitation Birth & Family Wellness Center disputed notions Thursday the proposed Elizabethtown facility is an unnecessary and potentially unsafe alternative.\

  • Birthing center hearing: Opposition makes its case

    FRANKFORT — Focusing heavily on estimated volume in the business plan, attorneys representing three hospitals concluded arguments Thursday explaining opposition to state authorization of the Visitation Birth & Family Wellness Center.

    Opponents honed in on a perceived lack of need for the facility while reiterating potential safety hazards during the second day of arguments in downtown Frankfort.

  • Anxious moments remain with mastectomy next for Stillwell

     The path Mary Jane Stillwell has walked started with soreness and a lump in her breast, discovered late in July on a family vacation to Pigeon Forge, Tenn.

    A few weeks later, on the afternoon of Aug. 17, she received the numbing news from a voice on the phone that the lump was cancerous.

  • Civilian furloughs would affect thousands at Fort Knox

    If government spending is slashed next Friday, thousands of Fort Knox workers could make cuts in their own spending, dampening the business climate in Hardin County.

    Planning for the potential trigger for sequestration, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said the Defense Department’s civilian workers could face furloughs, losing one day of work per week for up to 22 weeks.

  • State House recognizes 9/11 Memorial in Radcliff

    A piece of twisted steel from the World Trade Center and limestone that once made up Pentagon walls are united in Radcliff as a memorial to victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on America.

    Dedicated on the 10th anniversary of the al-Qaida assaults, the memorial on a hillside at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-Central has been honored as the state’s first 9/11 memorial.

  • Photo: Gathering of feathered families
  • Sister out to raise money for little brother

    Makayla Post, 9, sat next to a Dora the Explorer play set, pretending to chomp on the plastic cheeseburger her little brother held to her mouth.

    Theron Street, 2, smiled at his big sister for every bite, shaking a miniature spatula in his other hand.

    “Bubby,” as Makayla calls the tot, would smile an even broader smile if he understood what his sister is up to.

  • Radcliff First hosts inaugural gathering

    With more than 100 in attendance, Radcliff Mayor J.J. Duvall outlined a new community emphasis called Radcliff First.

    The gathering Wednesday at Colvin Community Center included introduction of a planned “buy local campaign” exclusive to Radcliff and establishment of a Small Business Alliance to support local business efforts. The mayor also plans to create a task force to examine the community’s economic climate and hopes to schedule periodic Radcliff First networking opportunities and business workshops.

  • Banquet to support Kosair Charities

    Caring for children with health problems is proving to be a local priority once again.

    The 48th annual Brotherhood Charity Banquet is scheduled for Saturday at the Knights of Columbus Hall on South Mulberry Street in Elizabethtown. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the event is at 7 p.m.

    The banquet is presented by the RIASOK Shrine Club and the Knights of Columbus Council No. 1455. The effort typically raises about $21,000 each year for Kosair Charities.