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Hodgenville Police Department Investigating Child Pornography

The Hodgenville Police Department are actively investigating child pornography exchanged by students at Larue County Middle and High Schools.

“We received a report last week of a 14-year-old that was possibly selling nudes of another 14-year-old. However, the victim in this case was 11 and 12 when she took the pictures,” Chief Richardson stated. The pictures are believed to have been exchanged back in August or September of last year. Chief Richardson noted that no pictures were taken on school premises, although money was exchanged at school.

Currently, one minor is being charged with possession and distribution of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor. “We’re looking at B felonies, but because the suspect is so young, that (case) will stay in district court and stay in the juvenile system. 

Everyone involved, including parents, have been notified by Hodgenville Police. This investigation is ongoing. 

Successful Year for Bluegrass Imaging

An Elizabethtown resident has found success in starting his own videography business.

Alec Higdon-Burgess is the creator and owner behind Bluegrass Imaging. His business was originally geared towards local small business clients including Swope Family of Dealerships, Wicked Eyed Woman, and Mandatory Fun Gym. From there, he took his business to new heights with wedding videography. This year, Bluegrass Imaging was awarded two awards: The Knot Best of Weddings, and Couples Choice Awards.

“The main reason why I do what I do is because I love helping people. Getting to help my couples relive the biggest day of their life, that’s super important to me. It’s something that I try my absolute best to do,” he stated. 

Alec’s work and more can be found at BluegrassImaging.com.

Rand Paul Comes to Elizabethtown; Discusses Covid-19

Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul, M.D., discussed a recent Covid-19 study: “The CDC released a study a couple weeks ago. Looking at 1 million people they found that people who had gotten the vaccine were 20 times less likely to go to the hospital then people who hadn’t got the vaccine.But they also found that people who had the disease and then were not vaccinated were actually 55 times less likely to go to the hospital. You have protection by already having the disease.

And I’m not against the vaccine. If you’re at risk, I’d take the vaccine,” he concluded.

Best Morning Show Award Hand-Delivered

This year marks the second year that Quicksie’s “Morning Show with Brian And Trisha” has been voted the “Best Morning Show” by the Kentucky Broadcasters Association.

While the honor was publicly announced back in November, the award was hand-delivered to the station this morning by committee member Roger Gribbins.

“I would like to say congratulations. You guys do a fantastic job and boy, Quicksie and Elizabethtown and the community are really lucky to have you guys as the best morning show. You do a great job,” Gribbins stated. 

Brian Walker and Trisha Caudill have co-hosted the show since September 2019. In addition to winning the award two years in a row, the two have performed numerous charitable works, including frequent blood donations. They are known for mixing community involvement with comedy, going so far as to starting a sign war last summer that about 200 local businesses participated in and lasted a month. Their show can be heard Monday through Saturday from 6 to 10 a.m. on WQXE Quicksie 98.3 FM. The show can also be streamed through the station’s free app or wqxe.com.

Traffic Stop Leads To Discovery of Marijuana

A Sunday night traffic stop on I-65 led to the discovery of 17 pounds of marijuana.

“At approximately 9 p.m., Kentucky State Police Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a passenger car in Elizabethtown. The vehicle was stopped on the I-65 southbound exit ramp at the 94 mile-marker for traffic violations. During the stop, troopers observed a strong smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle being driven by Michael Davis Jr., age 31 of Pembroke Pines, California. During a search of the vehicle, approximately 17 pound of suspected marijuana was located,” stated Trooper First Class Scotty Sharp. Davis was arrested and lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center and charged with Trafficking in Marijuana 1st Offense, and multiple other traffic violations.