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  • P&L Railway urges E'town to close Black Branch Road

    The manufacturing presence of New Delhi-based Uflex Ltd. is expected to create 250 new jobs in Elizabethtown, but it  poses a traffic dilemma for city officials.

    Executive Assistant Charlie Bryant on Monday told Elizabethtown City Council the construction of a railroad crossing along Black Branch Road to accommodate the manufacturing facility could pose serious traffic disruptions and delays — to the point that Paducah & Louisville Railway has requested the city close the road altogether.

  • GOP U.S. senators support Williams at Cecilia fundraiser

    Republican political leaders mingled Tuesday with residents of Hardin and Grayson counties at a private fundraiser hosted in the Cecilia home of a former Congressman.

    U.S. Sens. Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul spoke on behalf of state Senate president and Kentucky gubernatorial candidate David Williams during the event, which also featured former University of Kentucky basketball player Richie Farmer, GOP candidate for lieutenant governor.

    The politicians spoke about the economy, job creation and Democratic officials, among other topics.

  • Area tops in income growth

    The area has captured the top ranking in personal income percentage growth in 2010.

    The Elizabethtown Metropolitan Statistical Area earned the top spot with 10.1 percent growth for last year compared to 2009, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis.

    That’s the greatest percent growth of the nation’s 366 metropolitan statistical areas.

    That has meant more consumer spending, job creation and economic prosperity in the area, Judge-Executive Harry Berry said.

  • RPD Citizens Police Academy seeks applicants

    The Radcliff Police Department is accepting applications for its Citizens Police Academy.

    Deadline for applications is Sept. 12. Applications can be found online at Radcliff.org or picked up at Radcliff City Hall or Radcliff Police Department.

    For information, call RPD public information officer Bryce Shumate at (270) 351-4714.

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  • Hail to the chief: Tracy Schiller acclimates to E’town

    Chief Tracy Schiller stood in the middle of the Elizabethtown Police Department seal on the gray tile floor of the South Mulberry Street headquarters. As a photographer climbed on top of a chair, Schiller placed his hand on top of his bare head.

    “How’s my part?” he joked.

    Just more than two weeks have passed since city council approved Schiller, 58, to succeed former Chief Ruben Gardner.

  • RPD arrests suspect in conjunction with A/C thefts

    Radcliff Police Department apprehended a suspect Monday night in conjunction with a string air-conditioning unit thefts in the city.

    Jeremiah Lynch, 32, of Radcliff is charged with six counts of theft by unlawful taking of more than $300 as well as multiple charges in Breckinridge and Jefferson counties.

    After receiving information about Lynch from an outside law-enforcement agency, RPD officers discovered Breckinridge and Jefferson counties had bench warrants out for the accused, RPD spokesman Bryce Shumate said.

  • Fund-raisers planned for former resident battling cancer

    A pair of events the next two Fridays will be held to have family and friends enjoy time together and at the same time help a former resident offset the costs of her ongoing fight against cancer.

  • Radcliff to place new regulations on adult entertainment

    Radcliff City Council is looking to implement an adult entertainment ordinance ahead of a vote to expand alcohol sales to wet status in early October.

    The ordinance as proposed would prohibit the sale of alcohol in sexually oriented businesses and regulate where adult entertainment could develop in the city.

    Radcliff’s ordinance roughly mirrors laws enacted in Louisville that withstood the scrutiny of the Kentucky Supreme Court, City Attorney Michael Pike said.

  • West Point men win standoff against snake

    Adam Hendley stood still Wednesday with his car door open listening to a rustling through the grass two feet away from him.

    He was sure it was a snake. Then, he caught sight of the tell-tale rattler on the end of the slithering animal’s body.

    “I was kind of shocked, really,” he said. “I was a little concerned.”