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  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • Registered sex offender wanted in Taylor County surrenders

    Local police were on the lookout Thursday for a registered sex offender and part-time Elizabethtown resident wanted in connection to the alleged rape of a juvenile in Campbellsville, but the man turned himself in before officers located him.

  • Organizers rally in Hodgenville against Bluegrass Pipeline

    Opponents of the proposed Bluegrass Pipeline gathered Thursday at Hodgenville City Hall to express their discontent. But instead of pulling out tar and feathers, the group said they must fight the pipeline’s installation with information.  

    The meeting was designed to inform the public on the scope of the pipeline, what impact it could have on property values and the environment and what public safety and health risks counties could be exposed to if the pipeline should rupture or leak.