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August 27th, 2019

An Elizabethtown man was arrested for attempted murder over the weekend. The Hardin County Sheriff’s Office reports that Ricky Baker made threats to kill his wife, and then fired several shots at her as she drove away. A bullet hole was found in the driver’s side door of the vehicle after the incident. Baker was charged with attempted murder and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon.

A garage fire on Brandenburg Road was extinguished by the Leitchfield Fire Department Saturday afternoon. Leitchfield Fire Chief Tim Duvall says the fire started in the garage, possibly due to a resident of the home working on a demolition derby car. The fire was put out, and no injuries were reported, though the home’s kitten did not make it through the incident.

Renovations may soon be coming to the Pritchard Community Center. Spokesmen Scott Reynolds and Ed Poppe say the main priorities of the renovation will be the bathrooms, and possible adding of another warming kitchen. The project has a set aside budget of $2.3 million. The next step of the process would be hiring a team of architects to plan out the building.

Hardin Memorial Health has added another accolade to its collection. Employee engagement at HMH was ranked in the top 25% hospitals and healthcare systems nationwide in the Press-Ganey Employee Engagement Survey. This is the fourth year the hospital has done the survey. 85% of employees participated in the survey.

The Grayson County Fair kicks off its 70th year tonight. Tonight’s events include the Miss and Miss Teen Grayson County Fair pageants, and UCW pro wrestling. Gates will open at 4, with the carnival rides opening at 5. Tickets for Tuesday and Wednesday will be $10 with Thursday, Friday, and Saturday rising to $15. A full events schedule can be found at graysoncountyfair.net.  

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