Today's News

  • Big patch of yellow
  • 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.

  • Burke to face court martial

    The investigating officer in Brent Burke’s Article 32 investigation has recommended charges be referred to a general court martial, but the U.S. Army has yet to set a trial date, Fort Campbell officials announced Tuesday.

    Burke, 33, is charged with two counts of murder for the Sept. 11, 2007, Rineyville slaying of his estranged wife, Tracy Burke, and her former mother-in-law, Karen Comer. Hardin County failed to convict the Army sergeant multiple times before dismissing charges against him without prejudice in June.

  • 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.

  • Youth spend afternoon sprucing up Warm Blessings

    Northside Baptist youth spent an afternoon at Warm Blessings Soup Kitchen pulling weeds, sweeping, and weed eating to spruce up the outside area. They also sorted canned food and checked cans for dates and dents as part of a mission project. Pictured, front row from left, Will Goodlett and Jack Goodlett; back row, youth leader “Tree” Akers, Morgan Chambers, Taryn Chambers, Judith Breeze, Ana Bethards, and Madeline Chambers.   

  • 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.”

  • CORRECTED: Man pleads guilty to sexual abuse of a minor

    Detective Kelly Slone is passionate about all the cases she works. But the conclusion in a case of an Elizabethtown man accused of raping a girl younger than 12 had a jolting impact on the Elizabethtown police veteran.

    Edward Calli, 33, pleaded guilty to three counts of first-degree sexual abuse. The charges were amended from first-degree rape.

  • County's surplus can be traced to Berry's commitment

    The issue: Hardin County's fiscal surplus
    Our view: Top-down accountability pays