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September 4, 2019

The Elizabethtown City Council has agreed to take the next step in the future renovation of Pritchard Community Center. At a council meeting Tuesday, the vote was made to approve architectural services from 5253 Design Group in the amount of $121,000. As previously reported, the project has a set aside budget of $2.3 million.

The Elizabethtown Police Department thwarted an attempted robbery at JCPenney in the Elizabethtown Mall last week. Officers responded to a call saying two suspects were concealing stolen items. The suspects, identified as Terri Campbell and Teketa Swanson of Nashville, fled as they saw police. During the attempted escape, Campbell knocked an elderly woman to the floor, causing injuries to the victims neck and knees. The suspects were apprehended, and several shoplifting tools were confiscated. The pair were charged with robbery and fleeing and evading police.

Kentucky State Police responded to a single vehicle accident in Grayson County Saturday afternoon that resulted in life-threatening injuries for two people. The incident took place on Western Kentucky Parkway near Mile Marker 111. Preliminary investigation revealed that Jordan Cates of Leitchfield was traveling west when the driver’s side front tire blew out. As a result Cate’s vehicle crossed the median and went airborne before striking a guardrail. Cates and passed Ethan Cates were flown to University of Louisville hospital for life threatening injuries. A 16-year-old female passenger was also later transported to University of Louisville Hospital for non-life threatening injuries. The accident is still under investigation.

The Hardin County Animal Shelter will be closed one day this weekend for a special event. The facility’s annual rabies clinic will be held September 7th at the Hardin County Government Building. Animal Control Director Mike McNutt reminds those wanting to attend that dogs must be on a leash, and cats must be in a carrier. The clinic will begin at 9 AM and will run until 3 PM. There are vaccination packages available which can be seen on the Hardin County Animal Shelter Facebook page.

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