The Elizabethtown Fire Department responded to a fire alarm activation at Flex Film Corporation located on North Black Branch Road at 6:26 AM. While units were in route, dispatch advised that there was a fire in the building. A fire had started in the boiler room of the facility, but the sprinkler systems had kept the fire in check. Responders extinguished the fire using hoses from the trucks.
More details have been released regarding the officer-involved shooting that took place early Thursday morning. As previously reported, the Radcliff Police Department responded to 101 Navaho Drive on reports of an armed robbery. Upon officer’s arrival, they discovered an individual wielding a knife outside of the residence. The suspect failed to obey the officer’s orders to drop the knife, and began to charge two of the officers, who then discharged their service weapons striking the individual multiple times. The subject was taken to Hardin Memorial Hospital, and then was later flown to University of Louisville Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The two officers involved were placed on administrative leave. Charges are forthcoming regarding the robbery.
Elizabethtown High School head football coach Mark Brown has made the decision to retire. Brown, age 67, took over the team in 2014. Brown coached the Panthers to a 9-3 record, as well as a district title last season.
Elizabethtown Mayor Jeff Gregory is reflecting on some of the successes of his first year in office. The Mayor says he feels most proud of how he has raised morale among city employees, and how they feel that they are as special and needed as anyone in the Mayor’s office. He would also go on to talk about what he hopes to accomplish with the next three years of his term. For the full interview with Mayor Gregory, listen to Community Forum this weekend.
The 10th Annual Radcliff Mayor’s Community Breakfast will be taking place tomorrow. The event will take place from 9-11 AM at the Colvin Community Center. The event will feature typical breakfast items as well as door prizes. This is a free breakfast that is open to the general public to attend.
Bluegrass Cellular has begun accepting applications for the 2020 Bluegrass Cellular Scholarship Program. The company is giving away $18,000 in scholarships, which will come out to $1500 scholarships for twelve students. The application as well as guidelines can be found at scholarships.bluegrasscellular.com. The deadline for application is Monday, April 6th. Scholarship winners will be notified later in April.