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  • Photo: Burger King work continues
  • Up-and-down police career ends on an up

    Dale Riggs remembers the first time he sat in a police cruiser in 1983 like it was yesterday. He was sitting with a Vine Grove police chief he later would investigate.

    “I thought, ‘I finally made it. I’m finally a police officer,’” said Riggs, who retires Friday, the day of his 29th anniversary as a police officer. “I was 24 years old before I was able to be hired at a department and Vine Grove gave me the first opportunity to be an officer.

  • Prescription pill program still going strong

    Elizabethtown’s prescription pill take-back program has netted roughly 185,000 pills since it launched in March, said Police Chief Tracy Schiller.

    Schiller presented an update on the program Monday to Elizabethtown City Council during its work session, where he was asked if any of the pills obtained were illicit drugs.

  • Peeking red eye
  • Hardin District judge sends Vine Grove robbery to grand jury

    A Hardin District Court judge on Monday forwarded the case of an Ohio woman facing two counts of first-degree robbery to a grand jury.

    Zgermel Tuemler, 23, is accused in a July 20 robbery in the northeast portion of Vine Grove’s Optimist Park. According to an arrest warrant, she pointed a handgun in a woman’s face and demanded her wallet before turning to a man and demanding his keys.

    Officer Kenneth Mattingly with Vine Grove Police Department testified Monday during Tuemler’s preliminary hearing.

  • Fourteen drivers arrested on DUI charges last weekend

    Fourteen drivers were arrested Saturday and lodged in Hardin County Detention Center when local law enforcement conducted a roadblock in West Point.

    Since Aug. 17, police in the area have been participating in Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, a national campaign to crack down on impaired driving. Officers are granted federal overtime for the effort, which runs through this weekend.

    Jailer Danny Allen said the detention center’s inmate population rose to around 720 on Saturday. The jail has beds for 648.

  • Student hosts yard sale to support school

    Sierra Howard stood in her front yard the past two weekends selling some of her most precious treasures for whatever passersby thought was a fair amount.

    The tables the fourth-grader’s mother set up for her were laden with all kinds of items, including games, baskets, knick-knacks and anything else her mother didn’t mind parting with.

    Other things for sale included a teddy bear Sierra still cuddles sometimes, a dream catcher she thinks helps her sleep, awards she has won and various other items important to her.

  • Radcliff acquires Jail in a Bus

    EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Radcliff police acquired an educational tool on wheels Sunday that could be a part of its community programming as soon as next month.

    A former newspaper columnist modified a 2000 Bluebird bus to create a jail setting complete with meager bathroom facilities and a tiny bunk. When the bars clang shut, a video display plays the real-life story of a 16-year jail inmate.

  • Photo: No horsing around here
  • Church celebrates equality

    All Nations Worship Ministries hailed its fifth annual celebration of women Sunday by honoring four local women for their contributions to education, the military, real estate and business.

    The Radcliff-based church also paid tribute to one of its own members during its Women’s Equality Celebration.