Local News

  • Bond reduction denied in attempted murder, rape case

    Judge Ken Howard denied a motion for bond reduction Tuesday in the case against an Elizabethtown man accused of repeatedly striking his wife with a revolver.

    Michael R. Odom, 42, was indicted in November for charges of attempted murder, first-degree rape, second-degree assault and tampering with physical evidence.

    Odom has been lodged since Oct. 15 at Hardin County Detention Center in lieu of a $50,000 cash bond.

  • EPD accepting applications for Citizens Police Academy

    Elizabethtown Police Department is accepting applications for its next Citizens Police Academy.

    The academy runs from Feb. 25 through April 1 and is held at the department's headquarters at 300 S. Mulberry St. Participants meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. each Monday.

    According to a news release, the Citizens Police Academy includes a ride-along with an officer and examines at crime in Elizabethtown and operations within the police department.

  • Maintaining Millpond

    Mike Weaver believes the unkempt appearance of Millpond Business Center is stifling economic recruitment for the Radcliff site, and his concerns have stoked the city’s interest.

    The North Hardin Economic Development Authority has partnered with Radcliff to clear a large portion of Millpond during winter months, creating a more aesthetically pleasing location and making the ground hospitable for routine mowing, Weaver said.

  • Man serving sentence in La Grange indicted for sex crimes in Hardin County

    A man serving a 25-year sentence in La Grange for sex crimes involving a minor was indicted last week in Hardin County on nine new charges.

    William L. Chisolm, 32, has been indicted on charges of first-degree rape, criminal attempt to commit first-degree rape and six counts of first-degree sexual abuse.

    According to the indictment, the alleged contact occurred between 2002 and 2004 and involved a girl who was younger than 12 at the time.

  • Radcliff man reported missing Monday

    A Radcliff man who police say is a suspect in a criminal case was reported missing Monday.

    Patrick A. Neal, 29, was last seen at his residence at 10:30 a.m. He was reported missing to Radcliff Police Department shortly afterward, RPD spokesman Bryce Shumate said.

    Neal is a suspect in a criminal case, according to an RPD news release, and his family fears he might harm himself. Shumate declined to comment on the case in which Neal is considered a suspect.

  • Hardin man sentenced to federal prison

    A former U.S. Postal Service highway contract route driver from Hardin County was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court to 33 months in federal prison followed by a term of three years supervised release, for theft of mail and possession with intent to distribute oxycodone.

  • Emu spent time on the loose in E'town

    Drivers traveling Saturday morning on Dixie Avenue in Elizabethtown may have noticed a strange sight: Police cars with flashing lights in pursuit of an emu.

    Virgil Willoughby, spokesman for Elizabethtown Police Department, said the department received a number of calls Saturday regarding the emu — a flightless bird native to Australia — with the first coming in at 10:41 a.m.

  • Traffic stop for Louisville man turns into 18 charges

    A Louisville man faces 18 felony, misdemeanor and traffic violations after police say he fled from a traffic stop Monday morning near Interstate 65 in Glendale.

  • Fort Knox organization recruits medical pros, chaplains

    Providing the most qualified medical professionals for the U.S. Army is the mission of the Army Medical Recruiting Brigade at Fort Knox.

    Under the U.S. Army Recruiting Command, the Army Medical Recruiting Brigade seeks to sign up a wide range of medical personnel, from orthopedic surgeons to dietitians.

  • E'town donates land, receives donation

    Monday’s city council meeting in Elizabethtown leaned heavily on land transactions, be they donations or fulfillment of a long-established agreement.

    City officials approved donation of two properties on East Railroad Avenue to Hardin County Habitat for Humanity while accepting several acres of land in the city as a gift.