Multiple people are dead following an incident in Larue County yesterday morning. According to Kentucky State Police, officials responded to a report of shots fired at a residence on River Road at around 8 A.M. Upon arrival, officials saw the home engulfed in flames. One victim, a woman, was found dead in a car near the area, and another victim was found later. Trooper Pete Binkley adds that later investigation has led to the discovery of a third body on the premises. This death is believed to be a separate, but related incident, and has led detectives to a residence in Jefferson County. The identities of the victims are being withheld until positive identification is made.
A Hardin County man was arrested Friday after he allegedly strangled his girlfriend while she was driving. According to arrest records, Mikhail Veach and his girlfriend were involved in a verbal altercation when the two got inside the woman’s vehicle. In response, Veach began to strangle her to the point that she couldn’t breathe. Officer John Thomas reports that the victim managed to get to her workplace, and honked the horn until other employees came out and witnessed the assault. Veach has been charged with wanton endangerment as well as assault, and is lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center.
Construction on the new Hardin County Extension Office is nearing completion. Extension Agent Doug Shepherd says the new location is nearly four times the size of the current office, and that the transition to the new location should be complete by August 19th. Additionally, the new location will include a catering kitchen, sewing project room, and updated technology.
The Elizabethtown Police Department will be hosting Cops and Cones for the second consecutive year. This is an opportunity for the community to come hang out with officers, and have some free ice cream courtesy of Kroger. This event will be July 25th, from 5 to 7 P.M. at the Dolphin Drive Kroger in Elizabethtown.