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Today's News

  • Bluegrass Cellular reaches business milestone

    Kentucky’s own cellphone company is celebrating two decades in the business.

    Bluegrass Cellular celebrated its 20th anniversary this past week, culminating Friday with a party including food and entertainment for employees and the public.

    Company officials recognize the role the community and its customers have played in keeping Bluegrass running for 20 years, said Michelle Tonietti-Goodman. marketing manager.

    “We wanted to say ‘thank you’ back to the community,” she said.

  • HCS budget shrinking

    Hardin County Schools’ tentative budget shows a district tightening its financial belt.

    The Fiscal Year 2012 budget, the second part of a three-part budget cycle, estimates revenues and expenses to sit at about $131.5 million, about a $9 million drop from the current year’s budget. It’s a decrease from last fiscal year’s actual revenue of $153.7 million, but also a decrease in expenditures, which were $134.1 million in the last fiscal year.

  • Buggeland, drug offenses populate April indictments

    Erik John Buggeland, the man accused of killing his parents in September, was indicted on two counts of murder, among other charges, in April, along with about 40 other individuals. Most of the other charges were drug offenses, mostly dealing with methamphetamine. Several other indictments were related to theft or robbery. The indictments are as follows.

    Assault

    • Jeremiah A. Geary, 22, first-degree assault.

    Drugs

  • GIRLS' PREP TRACK & FIELD: Lady Trojans roll to fourth straight region championship (05/22)

    Brianna Woodson was down to her last attempt in the long jump when she had to check in the 400-meter relay during Saturday’s Class 3-A, Region 2 meet.

    After teaming with sophomores Jazmine Byrd and Tamara Jenkins and freshman Raven Graves to win that race, the North Hardin junior made her way over to the Jeter-McKinney Track Complex jump pit.

    When she left, Woodson was third behind Bowling Green freshman Sydnie Anthony and Central Hardin senior Drew Crawford. When she returned, Woodson cleared 16 feet, 5 inches to win by 9 1/2 feet over Anthony.

  • PREP BASEBALL: Eastern shuts out Central (5/22)

    Central Hardin coach Todd Thompson didn’t mince his words following the Bruins’ embarrassing 11-0 loss to the Louisville Eastern Eagles in their regular-season home finale Friday night in a battle of top five teams.

    “We needed that,” Thompson said. “We flat-out needed it. I’m glad it happened. We haven’t learned anything from several wins. We learned enough tonight over 15 wins.

  • Community gives a big 'hooray' for heroes

    The Radcliff community gathered Saturday to honor the hard work of those who’ve been called to serve.

    The sun welcomed the public and military members to the sixth annual Hooray for Heroes, and hot blacktop underneath everyone’s feet made it the first steamy festival of the year.

    The event, held at Stithton Baptist Church in Radcliff, honors servicemen and women and gives them a fun family activity. Booths, food vendors and games lined the parking lot of the church.

  • School of Knox
  • Seeing our hometown from one newcomer's perspective

    It's wonderful when someone just opens up, volunteers from their heart and shares fresh insight on familiar subjects.

    It happened for me last week in the most unexpected circumstance.

    Driving along the east end of Ring Road on a misty, overcast Wednesday evening, I spotted a man in the middle of the road. While dressed for the soggy weather, he also navigated this walk in the center turn lane with a black, metal cane.

  • Gold rush? Debt easing proposal calls for selling bullion

    In these tough economic times, many families likely have considered selling a treasured heirloom to pay down debt.

    The U.S. government, which hit its debt limit last week, faces a similar question: Should it sell the gold next to the Fort Knox Army post to help offset the deficit?

    Ron Utt, a senior fellow at the Heritage Foundation, recently told The Washington Post: “It’s just sort of sitting there.”

  • Stader completes Navy basic training

     STADER. Navy Seaman Evan M. Stader, son of Katrina M. Reeves of Vine Grove  and David C. Stader of Fishers, Ind., recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill. 

    Stader is a 2010 graduate of Fishers High School of Fishers.