Local News

  • Company receives grants to expand broadband

    Windstream Communications plans to extend its broadband services to rural parts of southern Hardin County and across Kentucky where it was considered cost prohibitive to expand.

    The new service is possible because of about $59.7 million in federal stimulus dollars awarded to the company, said Scott Morris, a spokesman for Windstream.

    The stimulus grant requires a 25 percent match from Windstream which will spend nearly $20 million to fill in gaps in its network where broadband service is unavailable, Morris said.

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  • Raccoons trouble Radcliff neighbors

    Raccoons always have hung around East Mill Creek Road in Radcliff. However, it wasn’t until one chased a toddler that neighbors Vicki Hawkins and Joe Church decided it was time to remove the masked creatures from the vacated house next door.

    But the neighbors can’t find a legal way to legally get rid of the critters, Hawkins said.

  • Youth leadership council names student finalists

    Lincoln Trail Youth Leadership Council has announced its finalists for Youth Leader of the Year.

    Finalists are Jessica Gabhart and Morgan Thompson, Elizabehtown High School; Aaron Shepperd, Hart County; Zach Leftwich, Green County; Rachel Puckett, John Hardin; Lucas Pepper, LaRue County; Whitney Crume, Barrett Greenwell and Cole McDowell, Bethlehem High School; and Jordan Ellis-Reeves, Central Hardin High School.

    This year’s photographic display of the finalists is on display through Sept. 26 at Towne Mall.

  • 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.

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