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February 10, 2020

An Elizabethtown Fire Department vehicle was involved in a single-vehicle incident last Friday morning. According to a press release from Deputy Fire Chief Everett Roberts, the truck slid off the icy road at 601 College Street and flipped onto the passenger side of the roadway, causing a minor shoulder injury to the firefighter inside the vehicle. Luckily, the injuries were minor due to the firefighter wearing his seatbelt. The damaged truck was towed to the Elizabethtown Public Safety garage for evaluation, and the city Public Works Department responded to the area to salt the road.

One of the victims of a home explosion last month has passed away due to her injuries. According to her obituary, Angela Young passed away Saturday morning at University of Louisville Hospital. As previously reported, Young and her daughter were in their Millwood home when a leak from a faulty connection to a gas furnace caused an explosion. Young and her daughter suffered severe burns and had to be airlifted to University of Louisville Hospital. Funeral services for Young will be held this Wednesday at Dermitt Funeral Home in Leitchfield.

The Kentucky State Police Telecommunications Academy Class Fifteen graduated on Friday in Frankfort. Six telecommunicators from throughout the Commonwealth were recognized at graduation ceremonies for the agency’s in-house telecommunications academy. The group began their studies on January 6, 2020, at the KSP Training Academy in Frankfort, and were taught 196 hours of instruction during the five-week period. To complete the course, the communicators were required to successfully process scripted calls for service and demonstrate proficiency in obtaining information, dispatching responders, and documenting information from the call.

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