Local News

  • Jenkins assumes garrison command at Fort Knox

    In the military, change is inevitable. Duty stations change, commands change and recently with the Base Realignment and Closure initiative, even the physical appearance of Fort Knox has changed.
    The newest change coming to Fork Knox is in the Garrison Command. In a change of command ceremony Thursday at the Waybur Theater on Fort Knox, the community’s colors were passed to incoming Garrison Commander Col. Bruce Jenkins.
    Jenkins steps into position to replace outgoing Garrison Commander Col. Eric “Rick” Schwartz.

  • Glendale holds Olde Time BBQ & Chili Cook Off on Saturday

    The streets of Glendale will be filled with the aroma of barbecue and chili Saturday.

    The first Glendale Olde Time BBQ & Chili Cook Off, sponsored by the Glendale Business Group, begins at 9 a.m. Saturday and features at least 10 cooks. All events are in the park or orchard.

  • E’town police chief recommendation coming soon

    Elizabethtown City Council could hear a committee recommendation Monday afternoon on a new police chief for the city.

    Mayor Tim Walker said a lengthy round of interviews wrapped up Wednesday with four finalists to replace retiring Chief Ruben Gardner. One of the finalists is an an internal candidate, Walker said.

    “We’re still in the process of trying to make a decision,’’ Walker said. “We’re hopeful to be prepared to make a recommendation to council Monday or at least discuss it in closed session.

  • RPD seeks suspects in Hardee's robbery

    Radcliff Police are searching for two suspects in a Tuesday night robbery at gunpoint at Hardee’s restaurant at 634 Knox Blvd.

    RPD public information officer Bryce Shumate said the two suspects left on foot with an undisclosed amount of money and fled west of the store. Shumate said the robbery occurred at 6:50 p.m.

  • Breitner 'eager' to start dream job at Sports Park

    Seth Breitner said he will embrace the hard work ahead of him as he takes over operations of the Elizabethtown Sports Park this fall.

    “I know there’s going to be a lot of challenges because it’s on the ground floor, but I’m eager to get started,” Breitner said.

    Elizabethtown City Council approved Breitner’s appointment as sports park director last week with his start date tentatively scheduled for Sept. 6.

    Mayor Tim Walker said Breitner’s appointment was culled from a list of more than 75 resumes.

  • Driver involved in I-65 wreck dies

    An Augusta man died Thursday after a Wednesday wreck on Interstate 65 in which a tire blew out on his 2004 Ford F650.

    August Stegemann Jr., 54, died shortly after midnight Thursday in Louisville, where he was taken for treatment following the single-car wreck Wednesday morning near the Glendale exit on I-65.

  • 233rd cases colors for Iraq deployment

    The 233rd Transportation Company is headed back to the Middle East.

    The heavy truck company under the 3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) cased its colors Wednesday at Fort Knox as it readied for deployment to Iraq later this week.

    The deployment is the company’s seventh to Iraq since 2003 and supports Operation New Dawn. The unit deployed six times in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • Local woman begins petition to unseal evidence against Casey Anthony

    Elizabethtown’s Hope Cundiff said the trial of Casey Anthony was uncomfortably familiar as she followed every piece of information made available.
    Cundiff has started an online petition to release sealed evidence, hoping to keep Anthony in jail.
    The petition had drawn 447 names by Wednesday afternoon. Cundiff hopes to have at least 1,000 before Sunday, Anthony’s scheduled release date.

  • West Point man charged with illegal sex act with a minor

    A West Point man was arrested and charged Monday with first-degree unlawful transaction with a minor. The child was his foster child.
    According to the arrest warrant, Jimmie Sturgill, 64, “knowingly attempted to induce or cause a minor to engage in illegal sexual activity with him.”
    From October to June, Sturgill sent sexually charged messages via Facebook and Yahoo to the child, according to the warrant. Sturgill reportedly admitted to police that he sent the messages.

  • Human Resources' BRAC move complete