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January 8, 2020

After 31W was shut down for several hours in Radcliff yesterday, an arrest has been made in regards to the vehicle that caused the incident. According to the Radcliff Police Department, three vehicles, including an oversized load, were traveling on South Wilson Road around 12:20 Tuesday afternoon. The truck that was carrying the oversized load damaged three utility poles, causing downed power lines as well as power outages for many residents. Upon exiting the truck, the operator removed the debris from the vehicle and left the scene. Today, Radcliff Police arrested Jirard James Abbott from Minnesota for the crime.

The Larue County Sheriff’s Office received a call yesterday afternoon regarding someone trying to break into a home located on Highway 210. On the way to the location, a short pursuit took place between deputies and the vehicle that fled the scene. The car, which turned out to be stolen, pulled into a driveway in the area of South Greensburg Street and two males fled on foot in opposite directions. The two men were identified as Christian Jeffries and Trent Carey, both of Jefferson County. The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office used a K-9 unit in an attempt to find the men, leading to them being apprehended last night. On a post on their Facebook page, the Larue County Sheriff’s Office thanked Hodgenville Police, Kentucky Fish and Wildlife, and Kentucky State Police for their assistance in the search and capture.

A Hardin County woman was arrested over the weekend after threatening a police officer. Elizabethtown Police were called to an area restaurant Saturday night in reference to an intoxicated female. Meris Dudzic was found at the scene, heavily intoxicated. She was taken to Hardin Memorial Health for medical clearance, where she threatened and swore at officers and staff, eventually spitting on an officer. Dudzic was charged with assault and terroristic threatening, as well as other charges. She was lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center.

A press conference and ribbon cutting took place yesterday morning for the new Kentucky State Police Post 4 location on New Glendale Road. Old and new post commander, captains, and troopers attended the event in the auditorium of the new facility. Several officials with the Post spoke at the event. No taxpayer money was used to move the Post, with all the funds coming from the Post Treasury.

New Warm Blessings Soup Kitchen Director Dawn Cash says that getting to know her community a little better is the next step in her new position. Cash also says she feels like she has big shoes to fill after Linda Funk’s departure, but she is confident in her ability to continue the great work that Warm Blessings does.  

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