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Fort Knox to Host Patriot Day Ceremony

In commemoration of the 20th anniversary of September 11th, Fort Knox will hold a Patriot Day Ceremony this Saturday. The ceremony will honor those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and the downing of Flight 93.

It will take place at 8:15 a.m. at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central in Radcliff.

Gov. Beshear Calls Special Legislative Session in Response Increasing Covid-19 Cases

Kentucky is fast approaching nearly 600,000 Covid-19 cases during the almost 18 months of the pandemic.

In response, Governor Andy Beshear has worked with the General Assembly to assess a call for a special session beginning later this morning. He will ask lawmakers to consider legislation including extending the state of emergency until January of next year and requiring facial coverings in indoor settings in certain circumstances.

The meeting will take place in Frankfort at 10 a.m. this morning.

Arrest Made in E’town Homicide Investigation

On Friday morning, the Elizabethtown police were called to the 300 block of 1242 Woodland Drive in reference to a 40-year-old male in medical distress. According to Public Information Officer Chris Denham, officers initially met with Lonnie Drumm at the residence. The 40-year-old was then found and determined to be deceased. Following a death investigation which spanned the majority of the day, Drumm was arrested and charged with Homicide and tampering with physical evidence. The investigation revealed the deceased had sustained a single gunshot wound. In an interview, Drumm admitted to having fired a single gunshot. 

The name of the deceased is being held pending family notification.

The investigation is still ongoing.

Elizabethtown Police Arrest Reckless Driver

Yesterday evening, the Elizabethtown Police pursued and arrested a reckless driver. According to Public Information Officer John Thomas, shortly before 5 o’clock, Elizabethtown Police Chief Thompson observed a black Chevrolet pickup make a reckless turn from Ring Road onto Patriot Parkway at a high rate of speed.  Chief Thompson turned around on the vehicle and discovered it had collided off road with an embankment. Hardin County Sheriff Deputy Wood was attempting to remove the male driver from the vehicle. Chief Thompson got out to assist Deputy Wood, and the driver, identified as Stephen Hicks, age 25, took off and nearly struck Deputy Wood and Chief Thompson with his vehicle. While fleeing, Hicks struck Chief Thompson’s cruiser with his truck. Officers pursued Hicks through the Ceciliana neighborhood where he eventually ran off the road and drove through several residential yards.

Hicks was arrested and charged with reckless driving, fleeing and evading police first degree, two counts of Wanton endangerment first degree, leaving the scene of an accident, criminal mischief second degree, and theft by deception.

Elizabethtown Police Department Partners with Helping Hand of Hope in Local Food Drive

This morning, the Elizabethtown Police Department announced a partnership with Helping Hand of Hope to begin a food drive.

“We’re putting a focus on the 20 year anniversary of September 11th, and really we want to focus on September 12th when everyone kind of came together and banned together as one to help a fellow citizen in need, and that’s really what we’re trying to do here,” stated Public Information officer, Chris Denham. 

Since the pandemic, Helping Hand of Hope is now in extreme need of food. They need non-perishable items such as canned goods and hygiene products. 

The food drive starts today and will run through September 17th. Donations can be dropped off at Helping Hand of Hope, the Elizabethtown Walmart, or the Elizabethtown Police Department.