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January 17, 2020

Two Elizabethtown residents were arrested by the Vine Grove Police Department yesterday for a burglary that took place in December. According to a press release from the department, on December 23rd, 2019, the victim filed a report with the department in reference to property and money that was removed from their Vine Grove home. Investigation showed evidence of forced entry. Yesterday, with the assistance of Hardin County Probation and Parole, the Vine Grove Police Department, in collaboration with the Elizabethtown Police Department, executed a search warrant on James Reed, 28, and Trista Crooks, 35. The departments recovered money, evidence of the incident, and possible items relating to a previous unreported burglary at the same residence. Both suspects were charged with burglary and theft by unlawful taking. They are lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center, and the investigation is ongoing, pending further arrests.

The Larue County Fiscal Court passed a resolution earlier this week that will serve as a stance of support for the second amendment. The second amendment sanctuary resolution is a statement from the county that they will not stand for the second amendment being altered or not honored in the county. The resolution will be sent to government officials in the state of Kentucky to let them know the stance of Larue County on the matter.

The Central Kentucky Community Foundation will be hosting a workshop next week in an attempt to help high school seniors apply for scholarships. The Scholarship Central Workshop will be taking place on Tuesday, January 21st at 6 PM and will be located at the Central Kentucky Community Foundation’s Home of Philanthropy Community Hall. This is for high school seniors and anyone enrolling in Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, which means adult students can attend as well. The Foundation will be providing assistance in applying for more than $400,000 worth in local scholarships. Participants need to bring their own device to fill out the forms. More information can be found by visiting

Tune in to Community Forum this weekend to hear Vine Grove Mayor Pam Ogden talk about her first year in office.

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