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  • 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.

  • Area code transition begins Saturday

    The transition begins Saturday to dialing an area code to make local calls.

    From Saturday through January, callers in the 270 area code region are allowed to make calls by dialing with or without the area code.

    That transitional period is in place because of a change, beginning in February, that will require callers to use area codes, including local calls.

    There are no additional fees for local calls.

    To dial long distance, callers still will need to dial a 1 before the area code and phone number.

  • Local church helping students with school supplies

    A Glendale church is helping families get ready for the start of another school year.

    Back to School Blast, hosted by New Horizon Baptist Fellowship, is 5-7 p.m. Sunday at the church on West Rhudes Creek Road.

    The program has been in place for several years, donating various supplies to children to help them get ready for the school year.

    The event also features food, games, a slide and dunking booth.

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  • Howlett's first book an award winner

    Leon Howlett’s first attempt in the book publishing business has turned into an award-winning effort.

    Howlett, of Glendale, recently was recognized for his book, “The Kentucky Bourbon Experience: A Visual Tour of Kentucky’s Bourbon Distilleries.”

    The 2012 Gold Addy Award from the American Advertising Federation he won was for exterior and interior design of the 192-page project. He shot all the photos for the book from eight of the state’s 14 distilleries. The book was published by Acclaim Press of Sikeston, Mo.

  • Man accused of assaulting another with baseball bat

    A Radcliff man faces a charge of second-degree assault after police say he struck another man with a baseball bat.

    Jeremy W. Gilbert, 28, was involved in a physical altercation at 10:41 p.m. Wednesday at an Oak Ridge Drive residence when he allegedly struck a man in the face with a bat, according to a citation.

    The alleged victim was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital.
    Gilbert told a Kentucky State Police trooper he was attempting to defend a woman at the residence, police said.