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August 19th, 2019

The Kentucky State Fair had a heightened level of security over the weekend. Kentucky State Police say large groups of juveniles congregated and set off fireworks in different locations Saturday night. Officials say there was no active shooter on the property. There was a single gunshot fired into the air by a male juvenile, but no injuries were reported. The investigation is ongoing. State Police say there are no perceived threats to the public or visitors of the state fair.

An arrest has been made in connection with a Bardstown murder that took place in 2016. On August 16th, 2019 Bardstown Police arrested Robert Zachary Tate for the murder of Michael Wayne Unseld. Unseld was killed on West Stephen Foster Avenue in June of 2016. No further information is available at this time.

The Elizabethtown Police Department is requesting help in finding the suspect in an animal cruelty case. Officers responded to a call from a residence on Crestwood Street Sunday morning. The resident says that he let his min-pin-Chihuahua mix outside, and returned to find it was deceased with trauma to the abdomen. It is believed the dog was shot with a projectile. Anyone with further information in finding the culprit should contact Hardin County Crimestoppers or the Elizabethtown Police Department.

The Hardin County Extension Office has finally moved into their new location. Extension Agent Doug Shepherd says the office would start operating out of the new location starting today. The new location is approximately four times as big as the old location, and will include a catering kitchen, sewing project room, and updated technologies.

Hardin Memorial Health will have big improvements coming to one of their departments, as a state-of-the-art ultrasound machine will be added to the Cardiac Cath Lab. The system will be used by cardiologists during cardiac cath procedures. A portion of the money came from grateful patients Barbara and Joe Clement.

A place for children of all abilities to play will be coming to Elizabethtown. The Central Kentucky Community Foundation released plans to build a sound garden at their new location near the Hardin County Public Library. The garden will be centered around playing using sound and music. The foundation is currently in the process of moving to their new location.

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