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  • Schiller's first year brings change to EPD

    Tracy Schiller assumed the top position at Elizabethtown Police Department a little more than a year ago. In that time, the department has made many changes, including implementing a prescription drug take-back program and a K-9 unit.

    “I can describe Chief Schiller in one word: Wow,” Mayor Tim Walker said.

    Schiller took over as chief in August 2011 after then-Chief Ruben Gardner retired. A veteran of Louisville Metro Police, he also brought experience from small-town departments, from which the city is benefitting, Walker said.

  • Rineyville man arrested on child sex charges

    A Rineyville man is in custody after he was arrested Wednesday and charged with rape and sodomy of a female younger than 14.

    Kyle Joseph Cobb, 23, was arrested at Kentucky State Police Post 4 and charged with second-degree rape, no force, and second-degree sodomy. According to the citation, Cobb admitted to investigators that he "engaged in the sexual contact with the minor female.''

    He also is listed as married on the citation.

  • Teachers hosting bone marrow drive for former student

    A Vine Grove school is looking to help a former student with far more than reading and math. 

    Two teachers at J.T. Alton Middle School have organized a bone marrow drive in honor of a former student, Tyler Hendrieth, who has leukemia. The drive is 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the school. 

    Potential donors between the ages of 18 and 44 can register to become bone marrow donors by completing paperwork and having their cheeks swabbed, which allows their registry to contain information such as blood type and DNA makeup.

  • Photo: A morning stroll in Vine Grove
  • Fort Knox dedicates Warrior Transition Battalion complex

    Fort Knox officials said the new Warrior Transition Battalion Complex ranks among the finest commissioned by the U.S. Department of Defense and will serve as a temporary home for wounded soldiers as they rehabilitate and transition back to active duty or civilian life.

    The $46 million series of structures consists of a three-story barracks, a headquarters building, a dining hall, and a Soldier and Family Assistance Center. It was dedicated during a ceremony on post Wednesday afternoon.

  • Two men wanted for flagrant non-support arrested

    Two men being sought after for more than a year for felony flagrant non-support charges in Hardin County were arrested this week.

    Jeffrey M. Aubrey, 34, of Hodgenville was arrested Tuesday in LaRue County while John L. Flora Jr., 36, of Rineyville was picked up Wednesday in Hardin County.

    The Hardin County Sheriff’s Office received a call Tuesday reporting Flora was seen in Rineyville, according to sheriff’s officials.

  • Basketball HOF calls on partnership with Tourism

    Ken Trivette on Wednesday said the Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame is a necessary vehicle to preserve the stories and contributions of coaches and players, but a physical location is not an immediate concern.

    Trivette, executive director of the Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches, asked the Elizabethtown Tourism & Convention Bureau to partner with his group in marketing the hall of fame to the rest of the state.

  • PHOTO: Truck on tracks
  • Hart, Barren countians arrested in E'town on meth charges

    Douglas Wood, 25, and Amy Ballard, 22, both of Cave City, and Jessica Webb, 26, and Anita Poynter, 34, both of Horse Cave, all face charges of manufacturing methamphetamine — first offense.

    Pointer faces additional charges of possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia while Webb also is charged with theft by unlawful taking — shoplifting.

  • Fundraiser to be held for Sydney Dover

    A fundraiser is Tuesday for Sydney Dover, who was diagnosed with cancer in August after being chosen as the 2012 Children’s Miracle Network Champion Child for Kentucky.

    The 8-year-old cancer survivor was diagnosed with osteosarcoma of the jawbone and will undergo jaw reconstruction and 42 weeks of chemotherapy.

    To help pay for treatment, a fundraiser has been organized at Gatti's Pizza in Elizabethtown.