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July 25th, 2019

A change of command ceremony will take place tomorrow, as Fort Knox Garrison Commander Colonel Pat Kaune will be relinquishing command to Colonel CJ King. Colonel Kaune spent the last two years as Garrison Commander. The event is open to the public and will take place at the Waybur Theater on Fort Knox.

Governor Matt Bevin signed House Bill 1 into law yesterday afternoon after it passed the Republican-controlled Senate. This bill will provide relief for some pension systems in Kentucky. There could be legal challenges that oppose this law, as critics say it breaks the inviolable contract. The Governor’s signing of the bill signaled the end of the special session.

The Meade County school district will implement free breakfast and lunches to students beginning this upcoming school year. Superintendent John Milay says the district hopes this can take a bit of the burden off of parents and students as the next school year begins. This program will be a year-to-year program.

The Elizabethtown Police Department responded to a domestic assault call on Cobblestone Court Tuesday night. Officer John Thomas reports that Kevin Rood was intoxicated while serving as the sole caretaker for his nine-year-old son. Rood allegedly struck his son several times with an open hand, and then passed out in the floor, leading the child to call 911 in hopes of getting police assistance. Officers had difficulty waking Rood, and when he was alert, he began swearing at officers in front of his neighbors and son. Rood was arrested on multiple charges, including assault and endangering the welfare of a minor.

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