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Today's News

  • Focus on Finance: Five tips for charitable giving

    Question: Can I still make donations to charities and receive a tax deduction for 2011?

    Answer: Absolutely. Your generosity will be rewarded in two ways: a warm feeling of helping others and in terms of a lower tax bill next April 15. Below are five tips you need to know.

  • Photos: Sunny Christmas Eve morning
  • Soldier killed in single-car wreck on Christmas Eve

    A soldier died in a single-vehicle wreck Saturday morning in Radcliff when his navy Toyota 4Runner ran off South Wilson Road and struck a tree.

    Bryce Shumate, spokesman for Radcliff Police Department, said police received an initial call at 9:29 a.m. on Christmas Eve to respond to the area of Wilson Road just south of Skyline Drive. The soldier, whose name has not been released, was dead at the scene.

    There was no ice on the roadway, Shumate said, and no other vehicles were present at the time of the wreck. Alcohol also does not appear to be a factor.

  • Another earth, another year: Why not another you?

    Scientists have discovered another earth. Well, sort of.

    Earlier this month, NASA’s Kepler space telescope team announced the discovery of Kepler-22b located in what is called a “habitable zone,” meaning an environment that’s not too hot or too cold for the possibility of life. And just last week, the team unveiled two other earth-sized planets, Kepler-20e and Kepler-20f, although they are not in the habitable zone.

  • Man arrested for trafficking after KSP finds pot, nearly $5,000 in vehicle

    An out-of-state man was arrested for marijuana trafficking after a state trooper stopped him for speeding and detected a “strong odor” of marijuana wafting from the vehicle, police say.

    James Lee Guthrie III, 24, of Stone Mountain, Ga., was lodged Thursday at Hardin County Detention Center and charged with trafficking in marijuana more than 8 ounces, speeding 25 mph more than the speed limit, driving under the influence and drug paraphernalia, according to jail records.

  • Meyer completes basic training

    Marine Corps Pfc. Dylan W. Meyer, son of Army 1st Sgt. Harry W. and Jan Meyer of Rineyville, recently completed 12 weeks of basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S. C  designed to challenge new Marine recruits both physically and mentally. Meyer and fellow recruits ended the training phase with The Crucible, a 54-hour, team evolution culminating in an emotional ceremony in which recruits are presented the Marine Corps Emblem, and addressed as “Marines” for the first time in their careers.

  • KSP Post 4 raises more than $14,000 for Shop with a Trooper

    Norman Chaffins has been involved with Kentucky State Police’s Shop with a Trooper for 17 years, and while the world has changed significantly since then, he said what hasn’t changed is the “giving spirit” of residents in the Post 4 area.

    Post 4 raised $14,865 for SWAT this year, Chaffins wrote in a news release. That is the most they’ve ever raised for the annual shopping spree that benefits needy children throughout the post area, which includes Hardin, LaRue, Meade, Grayson, Breckinridge, Nelson, Bullitt and Jefferson counties.

  • FOB Solerno artists craft memories, friendships

    KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Coping with the rigors of deployment can be difficult even under ideal circumstances, not to mention the additional challenges that surface from unexpected events. Two Army soldiers from the Fort Knox-based 201st Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Task Force Duke, have discovered that using their creative talents for personal and unit betterment has been a prime example of art imitating life.

  • Civil suits

    The following civil suits are filed in Hardin County Circuit Court in Elizabethtown. Et al is a Latin abbreviation meaning “and others.” Lawsuits give only one side of a disagreement and do not reflect any counterclaims and/or settlements that may have occurred since the initial suit was filed.

  • Traditional, contemporary Christmas songs find balance on airwaves

    You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen, but you also know Michael Bublé.

    Christmas songs have filled the airwaves, and charts reflect a mix of tastes ranging from current holiday releases to those that have been around for half a century.

    “Traditional stuff is always popular with us,” WQXE program director Greg Milby said.