Nearly 300 Ft. Knox soldiers are home for the holidays after serving a nine-month deployment in Afghanistan.
The soldiers assigned to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division were honored during a ceremony Sunday night at the Hardin County Army post. The 285 troops had been operating in the roughly 7,000–square-mile Zabul Province in southern Afghanistan, assisting Afghan security forces, government representatives, and police forces.
The unit will continue to send soldiers home through next May, with the majority of the brigade home before March.
The WKU men’s basketball team may be done with finals week, but the Hilltoppers face another tough test this weekend.
WKU travels to the KFC YUM! Center Saturday to take on the defending national champion Louisville Cardinals. The Hilltoppers bring a 5-3 record into the matchup with the sixth-ranked Cardinals, and will have two new faces on the court.
Guards Chris Harrison-Docks and Trency Jackson are eligible to play for the first time this season after sitting out the first semester because of NCAA transfer rules. Harrison-Docks is a Louisville native who transferred to WKU after originally attending Butler.
Jackson made his way to Bowling Green after attending Texas Tech and a Florida junior college.
You can read more on the matchup and learn more about the Hilltoppers and Cardinals here.
The WKU-Louisville game begins at 11 a.m. central, and is being televised on ESPN2.
However, following a speech last Friday in Detroit, the freshman Senator said his wife, Kelly, is opposed to him running for president. Paul said his thoughts about being in the spotlight shift from week to week, adding “Sometimes you have a good week. The next week they pound you to death. You know, the haters and the hacks go after you.”
Paul recently faced criticism for using material in some of his speeches and newspaper editorials that were lifted—without attribution—from other sources. Paul said much of the negative attention was coming from, what he called, “haters”.
WKU police have made two additional arrests in connection with a recent armed robbery at a residence hall.
The school announced Monday that WKU Police arrested 22-year-old Orlando Mouncil of Radcliff, and 19-year-old Corey Stevens of Elizabethtown. Both are WKU students and are charged with first-degree robbery following an incident Friday afternoon at Hugh Poland Hall.
Two other students were arrested Friday. Eighteen-year-old Cedric Arnold of Worthville, and 21-year old Christopher Wilson of Old Hickory, Tennessee were charged with first-degree robbery.
Wilson was also charged with marijuana possession.
A statement released by the university says an investigation is continuing in conjunction with the Warren County Commonwealth's Attorney.
Christmas at Shakertown events at South Union Shaker Village WILL take place as scheduled Friday night and Saturday.
WKU Bowling Green cancelling classes after 3:00pm today. Campus will remain open.
WKU Glasgow campus closing today at 3:00pm.
Auburn Christmas parade canceled.
Mammoth Cave National Park has closed cave tours, the visitor center, Mammoth Cave Hotel, Green River Ferry and some park roads.
WKU Owensboro campus closed Saturday.
WKU Elizabethtown/Ft. Knox will close at 1:00pm ET today and will be closed Saturday.
Abraham Lincoln birthplace will be closing today at 10:00 a.m. (ET).
The Bowling Green Christmas Parade scheduled for Saturday has been postponed until Sunday, Dec.15 at 2:00pm.
The Bowling Green Junior Woman's Club has postponed the Coats for Kids distribution day that was scheduled for Saturday morning. The new date for the Coats for Kids Community Distribution will be Saturday, Dec. 14 at the Hot Rods Stadium from 9am to 12pm.
Christmas in Kentucky at the KY Museum is canceled.
The Team Penning event scheduled for the WKU Expo Center Saturday has been canceled.
This is not a comprehensive list of closings and cancellations, only those of which WKU Public Radio has been made aware. Check back for further announcements.
Class 3A Final, Belfry 3, Wayne County 0. Mayfield defeated Williamsburg 42-0 in Friday's 1A championship game.
The Kentucky High School Athletics Association has announced changes to this weekend's high school football championship games. One of the games affected is the 5A matchup between Bowling Green and Pulaski County.
Here is the new schedule: (all times Central Time):
Saturday, 12/7, 11 am - Class 2A- DeSales vs. Newport Central Catholic (as scheduled)
Saturday, 12/7, 2 pm - Class 4A- Collins vs. Highlands
Saturday, 12/7, 5 pm - Class 6A- Meade County vs. Scott County
Sunday, 12/8, 2 pm - Class 5A- Bowling Green vs. Pulaski County
The WKU-Owensboro campus is closing Friday at 9:30 am due to the winter weather moving through the region. A decision about Saturday classes will be made later in the day.
The latest on WKU campus closings can be found here and at www.wku.edu.
The WKU Symphony has re-scheduled Friday night's Holiday Pops concert to next Friday, Dec. 13, at 7:30 pm in Van Meter Auditorium. The Symphony will honor all tickets that were purchased for this evening's performance.
A wintry mix of freezing rain, sleet, and snow is set to make its way across the WKU Public Radio listening area Friday.
Temperatures are expected to dip below the freezing point Friday afternoon, something that could potentially cause dangerous driving conditions throughout the region.
The northwestern Kentucky and southern Indiana portions of our listening area are under a winter storm warning until 6 pm Friday evening. The National Weather Service predicts ice accumulations will range from one-tenth to one-quarter inch in those regions.
The central and southern Kentucky counties in our region are under a winter weather advisory until 1 am eastern time Saturday. The transition to freezing rain Friday could create ice accumulations from one-tenth to one-quarter inch.
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet issued the following advisory Friday morning:
"We have sleet hitting Union and Henderson counties at this hour. Crews in those counties are spreading salt and calcium choloride. Roadways are partially covered and slushy where they have been treated through the night.