Local News

  • Thomas to undergo surgery to repair aneurysm

    Elizabethtown Councilman Ron Thomas will undergo in-patient vascular surgery Friday at Baptist Hospital East in Louisville to repair an abdominal aortic aneurysm his doctor found during a CAT scan.

    Thomas, 70, said recovery from the surgery may force him to take a brief medical absence from his duties on the council as he rests.

  • RPD seeks input on hit-and-run

    Radcliff police are seeking the public’s input in trying to piece together a hit-and-run crash Saturday night involving a vehicle and a pedestrian on North Logsdon Parkway.
    A man was walking on North Logsdon Parkway in the 1600 block when he was struck by a vehicle. He received a minor head injury and was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital where police say he was treated and released.
    The driver of the vehicle left the scene.
    Radcliff Police Department spokesman Bryce Shumate said the man was wearing dark clothing when he was hit around 9:50 p.m.

  • Plenty of tips give RPD something to chase in rape investigation

    A week after releasing a sketch of a suspect accused of raping a 17-year-old girl in Radcliff early last month, police are working a number of leads in the case.

    Radcliff Police Department spokesman Bryce Shumate said in an email the department has “several to follow up on; some credible, some not.”

    Tips have come in from various counties around Kentucky, Shumate said, as investigators work the case.

  • Man sentenced to 20 years for sex crimes involving a minor

    A man serving a 25-year sentence in La Grange for sex crimes involving a minor was sentenced Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court on more charges involving a juvenile.

    William Chisolm, 33, was convicted of first-degree rape of a child younger than 12 years of age, first-degree attempted rape of a child younger than 12 years of age and first-degree sexual abuse of a child younger than 12 years of age.

    He was sentenced to 20 years in prison to serve consecutively with his 25-year sentence.

  • Elizabethtown back in class but HCS closed again

    Students in Elizabethtown Independent Schools will be back in session today but operating on a one-hour delay. Hardin County Schools initially announced plans to operate on a delay but later revised that decision and again will be closed today.

    Meade County Schools also plan to be open on a one-hour delay Wednesday and Nelson County announced a two-hour delay.

    Neighboring districts serving Breckinridge, Grayson, Hart and LaRue counties will be closed again Wednesday.

  • Glendale man sentenced to five years probation for sex crimes

    A Glendale man was sentenced to probation Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court for sex crimes.

    Kevin Dale Floyd, 24, is to serve five years probation for six counts of sexual misconduct, one count of second-degree sexual abuse and three counts of second-degree unlawful transaction with a minor.

    Conditions of Floyd’s probation include submitting to random drug and alcohol screening; enrolling in a drug treatment program; earning a GED and registering as a sex offender.

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  • Half of Knox schools to close at end of school year

    Half of the Fort Knox Community Schools will close at the end of the school year, according to the Department of Defense Education Activity. The announcement was made Tuesday afternoon.

    Kingsolver, Mudge and Pierce elementary schools and Walker Intermediate School will close, according to a news release from DoDEA. The schools are closing due to the decrease in student enrollment that is occurring because of the inactivation of the 3rd Combat Brigade, 1st Infantry Division. The schools are expected to lose about 700 students.

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