At 1 p.m. ET on Oct. 7, 2001, President George W. Bush announced to the nation that "on my orders, the United States military has begun strikes against al-Qaida terrorist training camps and military installations of the Taliban regime in Afghanistan."
Thursday was the one-year anniversary of Cameron Batson's death. The 18-year-old, 2010 graduate of Scott High School died of sudden cardiac arrest during a pickup soccer game at his alma mater. He was remembered Thursday with a candlelight vigil between the school's junior varsity and varsity soccer matches against Highlands High School. "It's rough without him," said his mother, Laura Batson. "Dave (her husband) and I are just holding on." But actually, they're doing more than just holding on. They are working hard to turn the death of their son into life for someone else.
The former treasurer of Beechwood High School Athletic Boosters was indicted Thursday in Kenton County on a charge she stole from the nonprofit group. Shelli Slusher, 44, is charged with theft by deception of more than $10,000, a felony punishable by five years to 10 years in prison. Court records didn't indicate how much money is unaccounted for but the alleged theft occurred from January 2005 to June 2010.
The local U.S. Army post is expected to become more easily accessible to users and more welcoming to visitors. Garrison Commander Col. Bruce Jenkins said he and other officials want to make sure more residents have the ability to enjoy Fort Knox facilities. “At the same time, I understand that it’s pretty painful right now to get in,” he said. Jenkins said officials want to ease that issue with a new check-in system.
If boos rain down on him in Rupp Arena later this month, former Duke All-American Christian Laettner will not ask for an umbrella. He's more likely to look upward, stretch out his arms and welcome the drenching. "I miss that," Laettner said Thursday of his role as villain in an upcoming charity game. "I'm 42. I'm getting that less and less. When you retire from the NBA, you don't get the yelling and booing as much."
The Kentucky Board of Education has named a temporary replacement for suspended Bath County school board member Bill Boyd, but the decision is generating controversy. The state board on Wednesday selected Vearl Pennington to fill in during Boyd's state-ordered 90-day suspension, which will end in mid-December. Pennington, 72, previously served two full terms and part of another term on the Bath board and had served as its chairman.
Two freshmen at Trigg County High School were arrested Thursday after a school employee found a handgun on campus. According to a Cadiz police report, Principal Shannon Burcham at 8:40 a.m. received a tip from a student who said that someone on the school bus spoke about having a weapon and was bringing it to school. Burcham notified School Resource Officer Dave Colbert, and the high school was placed on lockdown while authorities investigated the tip.