Today's News

  • AUSA president strives to give back to community

    Making sure the military is represented in Washington, D.C., is not a task Gene Gudenkauf takes lightly.

    Neither is community spirit.

    Gudenkauf, who has been a member of the Association of the United States Army since the mid-1980s, is the current president of the Fort Knox chapter of AUSA.

    On the board of the Community Leadership Program and a three-time member of the Radcliff Chamber of Commerce, Gudenkauf also finds time to get involved in civic activities.

  • Art of Performance: Focus under pressure leads to performance under pressure

    Occasionally a new head coach arrives on the scene and helps players focus on the right things at the right time.

    James Franklin became the head football coach at Vanderbilt University for the 2011 season. He took over a program that had won a total of four games in the last two seasons. Vanderbilt has never been known as a powerhouse in football even though they play in the Southeastern Conference, arguably the toughest football conference in the United States.

  • Vine Grove shelter's party encourages pet adoptions

    Some Vine Grove residents celebrated Christmas early Sunday by knocking against visitors’ legs and collapsing into their laps.

    The 10 dogs, three goats, donkey and estimated 140 cats at the Animal Refuge Center were the guests of honor at the shelter’s annual Christmas party for the animals.

    The party has been a tradition for the shelter on Basham Trail since the mid-1990s in an effort to further the mission there and offer a festive occasion for the animals.

  • Elizabethtown Rotary Club members welcome ECTC students

    Lynn Bruner and Jerry Wolfe of Elizabethtown Community and Technical College were student guests at the Elizabethtown Rotary Club meeting Nov. 29.

  • PREP BOWLING: North Hardin outrolls Central Hardin for 11th place at St. X tournament (12/12)

    LOUISVILLE A pair of first-year boys’ high school bowling programs, North Hardin and Central Hardin, got a rude awakening Saturday to tournament play.

    The Trojans and Bruins traveled to Executive Strike & Spare – site of the inaugural KHSAA-sanctioned state bowling tournament in March – to compete in the 12-team Pins Down Invitational hosted by St. Xavier.

  • BASEBALL: Major Leaguers Adcock, Delabar talk about Velocity, meet with fans (12/12)

    Kelsey McGuffin is a standout softball fielder and not a baseball pitcher.

    So while she might have seemed out of place Sunday afternoon during a Velocity informational seminar at The Players’ Dugout in Elizabethtown, the Central Hardin High School freshman didn’t see it that way.

  • Assistant manager was alone in Papa John’s when car drove through wall

    Josh Keith nearly broke into tears Monday night the first time he watched the surveillance video showing his narrow escape from the path of a car that crashed through the Papa John’s where he is an assistant manager.

    “How did I do that?” said Keith, who was the only person in the Ring Road store that night. “I couldn’t believe I was actually that close.”

    Surveillance footage was uploaded to YouTube, and Keith can be seen scrambling out of the way as the car breaks through the pizzeria’s front wall.

  • The Road to War: Life looks different upside down

    When you are having your entire being throttled inside a simulated Humvee, it tends to give you a refreshingly personal perspective on the news story you are covering.

    Photojournalist Jill Pickett and I were fortunate enough to take part in Humvee rollover training at Fort Knox inside the Humvee Egress Assistance Trainer just a few days before families broke bread at the dinner table on Thanksgiving. The experience was part of a series chronicling the 3rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command’s upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

  • The Road to War: 3rd ESC takes a tumble

    “Rollover! Rollover!” was the refrain bursting forth from a simulated Humvee suspended in the air, slowly working its way beyond its tipping point to an upside down position.

    The voices cracking over the speakers embedded in the Humvee were those of the soldiers of the 3rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command during a simulation in the Humvee Egress Assistance Trainer at Fort Knox.

    The late November test was one of several the 3rd ESC has completed as part of its training before it deploys in March for nine months in Afghanistan.

  • The Road to War: Training means rifles at the ready

    Staff Sgt. Terriance Hamilton stood at the tower overlooking soldiers scrambling toward him with expectations of success plastered across their faces.

    Hamilton would quickly wipe the expression away.

    “You are a go, preceded by a no,” he bellowed, his stone-faced demeanor practically unreadable to soldiers who wondered if retraining was in their future or they were the subject of a tease.