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  • First Gulf War now part of the Sands of Time

    Operation Desert Storm/Shield: Aug. 2, 1990 – Feb. 28, 1991

    Area veterans of the first Gulf War remember a lot about their experiences and sacrifices.
    On Monday, the nation joined them in remembering the end of the war.
    In July 1990, Saddam Hussein’s Iraqi army invaded and occupied neighboring Kuwait. A coalition of nations set out to liberate the tiny nation.
    One of the first things awaiting deployed troops was the climate.

  • The dying barn

    The barns of America slowly are dying. Once a standard building on family farms that spread across the land, many were built from lumber harvested on the land where they stood. Intricate craftsmanship went into the design and construction of the great barn. Sizes varied as to the needs of the farmer and family’s style.
    When a farmer said he was going to work, he walked out the backdoor and headed for the barn an hour before daylight. He left an hour after sunset, no matter the season.

  • E'town man indicted on three child porn charges

    An Elizabethtown man has been charged by a Hardin County grand jury with possessing and distributing child pornography.

    Craig T. Skaggs, 46, was arrested on a porn possession charge after members of the state Office of the Attorney General’s Cybercrimes Unit searched his property at 5787 S. Wilson Road last April and reportedly discovered 622 child porn images and one video on his computer, according to Shelley Johnson, spokeswoman for the OAG.

  • SUV crash survivors return home

    Two children who survived a fatal wreck involving a FedEx truck and an SUV on Interstate 65 in Hardin County were flown back to their hometown of Chicago on Friday, the same day a civil lawsuit was filed on behalf of the family.
    According to a media release from Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville where Victor Chicon, 5, and Yaznylie Chacon, 2, were being treated, they were flown back Friday and will continue to receive treatment for injuries sustained in the crash.

  • Focus on finance: Finding a legitimate credit repair company

    Question: I have a rough credit history and have been wondering about credit repair. Is credit repair even legal and how do I know I am doing business with a legitimate company?

  • Boston man killed when hit by garbage truck

    Chase Remington Keith, 20, of Boston, Ky., died Saturday morning at The Medical Center at Bowling Green after he was hit by a trash truck in city.
    Warren County Deputy Coroner Ralph Sizemore said Keith was walking in the early morning around 3 to 4 a.m. while it was still dark and raining outside.
    “He attempted to cross the street, and apparently didn’t judge the speed of the truck,” Sizemore said.

  • Hundreds visit the Incredible Colon

    Greg Campbell knows how important having a healthy colon really is in life.
    Campbell, 41, of Breckinridge County said he brought his two children, Conner, 13, and Corinne, 7, to visit the Incredible Colon on display Saturday at Towne Mall because he has personal knowledge of what it’s like to have a colon scare.
    “I had half of my colon taken out last May at Hardin Memorial Hospital,” Campbell said. “I wanted to see what I was missing.”

  • Buggeland competency hearing postponed second time

    A competency hearing for Erik J. Buggeland, who is accused of stabbing and bludgeoning his parents to death in their home last September, has been postponed for a second time.

    Hardin District Judge John Simcoe has twice had to postpone a competency hearing — the latest scheduled for 9 a.m. Friday — to determine if Buggeland is fit to stand trial for the murder of his parents, retired doctors Terje and Margaret Buggeland.

  • House damaged by fire in Radcliff

    A Radcliff home was damaged by a fire Thursday night.
    The Radcliff Fire Department responded to a call on a fire at 775 Franklin St. about 11 p.m., city spokesman Bryce Shumate said.
    One half of the roof was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived, but Shumate said they were able to get the blaze under control quickly. No one was injured.
    Vine Grove Fire Department, Hardin County Ambulance Service and the American Red Cross also responded.
    Shumate said the cause of the fire was undetermined, but it’s believed to have started in the kitchen.

  • Early bloomers: The stuff of legends

    Signs of life are popping up.

    The economy appears to be gaining momentum. And, on a less grand scale, in my yard last week stood a single yellow crocus – the first outdoor bloom I saw this year.

    In fact, the term crocus has an economic meaning: “The financial community sometimes refers to companies or economic sectors that rise early after an economic downturn as ‘crocuses’ in reference to the flower's ability to thrive in the late winter and early spring,” according to the Weather Channel’s Signs of Spring slide show.