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  • Oldham uses more tools to enforce support collections

    As part of an effort to implement more creative measures to locate child support offenders, the Hardin County Attorney’s Office published the names of more than 50 parents wanted for child support payments last week in three half-page advertisements in The News-Enterprise.

    The ads ran July 28 -30 and featured offenders, last known addresses and amount owed in support in addition to their names.

  • Mini trucks bring big attention to area fans

    A line of several trucks rolled like a caravan through downtown Glendale.

    A parade of flames, neon colors and more typical designs snaked between small businesses until it looked as if the undercarriage of each vehicle might be damaged or ripped away by railroad tracks in their path because every truck was mere inches off the road.

    As the distance to the tracks shortened, the frames of each vehicle rose jerkily on its air suspension system to a nearly traditional height. Each mini truck bounced over the tracks without incident.

  • ECTC, Metalsa unveil robotics training facility

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College formally unveiled a new robotics training facility Friday, which was established through an expanding partnership with Metalsa.

    The 1,200-square-foot training facility in the Occupational-Technical Building includes robotics manufacturing work stations, a computer classroom and office suite.

    Metalsa is using the facility to train its current and new employees as well as ECTC technical programs faculty, said Dr. Tom Davenport, dean of Workforce Development and Continuing Education at ECTC.

  • Four accept rocket docket agreements

    Four defendants accepted plea offers last Friday through the rocket docket program and will be arraigned in Hardin Circuit Court later this month.

    Motion hour days resume Tuesday in circuit court.

  • Radcliff councilman hosting redistricting forum

    Radcliff Councilman Stan Holmes said he is taking a stand against legislative redistricting by informing his constituents of the dangers the proposed plan could pose, fracturing Hardin County and deeply dividing Radcliff.

    Holmes is hosting an informational session 7 p.m. Monday night at Colvin Community Center to define legislative redistricting and how it could affect voters. Mayor J.J. Duvall and State Sen. Dennis Parrett, D-Elizabethtown, are expected to attend, he said.

  • Then there were two: E'town branding enters final round

    Elizabethtown may be a city of dreamers, but this concept will not be reflected in its next logo.

    Voters chopped the horizontal Elizabethtown logo depicting a shooting star flying over the city’s name. Underneath Elizabethtown it states “Bring your dreams.”  

  • Feeding America raising money for new truck with mural

    Residents’ generosity can land their pictures on the side of a truck.

    Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland announced Thursday the launch of the organization’s first capital campaign.

    The effort, called “Picture Yourself Solving Hunger,” is meant to help the nonprofit agency buy at least one truck by the end of the year.

  • Police: E'town man charged in assault at Radcliff party

    An Elizabethtown man is accused of beating and attempting to strangle a woman Thursday morning at a party in Radcliff. Police say the two did not know each other.

    Kristopher A. Raasch, 38, faces charges of first-degree assault and tampering with physical evidence. Bryce Shumate, spokesman for Radcliff Police Department, said the case has been turned over to detectives and the investigation is ongoing.

  • Photo: Practice makes a punter
  • EPD's Schiller wins Chief of the Year award

    Sgt. Tim Cleary has served the Elizabethtown Police Department for more than three decades, working under six chiefs. Under Chief Tracy Schiller, he’s seen something unique.

    Quarterly, Schiller holds employee meetings during which he makes sure each platoon and unit is represented so he can hear feedback from patrol officers, Cleary said. Commanding officers are not present during these discussions.

    “That’s something I’ve never seen in my 33 years at this department,” Cleary said.