A job opening for chief of police was posted Friday on Elizabethtown's city government website.
Chief Ruben Gardner, a LaRue County native, is retiring effective July 31, Mayor Tim Walker said. Gardner has held the position for 21 years and has been a member of the Elizabethtown Police Department for 41 years.
According to EPD's website, Gardner has been a resident of Hardin County since 1965. He began working as a patrolman in 1970, and by 1977, was lieutenant of investigations.