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Elizabethtown Police Investigating Theft of Electrical Substation

The Elizabethtown Police Department is actively investigating a theft that took place on Monday, March 21st, at an electrical substation located off of Woodland Drive.

The substation, managed by both Nolin Rural Electric Cooperative and Eastern Kentucky Power, suffered a combined loss of $37,000.

Anyone with information on this crime is asked to contact the Elizabethtown Police Department or Hardin County Crime Stoppers.

Prospect Solar Project to Host Open House March 22nd

Hardin County has another prospect solar project in the works.

Telesto Energy Project LLC is proposing a solar farm, consisting of a 110 megawatt solar facility that would sit on over 600 acres of privately owned land. The project will host an open house tomorrow night to educate the community on the solar farm. The open house will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. at Back Home Catering located at 444 South Mulberry Street in Elizabethtown

New Last Day of Classes Set for Hardin County Schools

A new last day of school for the 2021-22 school year has been approved for Hardin County Schools.

In previous years, the law has stated a specific number of instructional days, but this year the only requirement specified is the completion of 1,062 hours of instruction. As a result, the new last day of school has been moved from May 31st to May 26th. 

Additionally, graduation dates have been set and approved. Those dates and times are available on the Hardin County Schools Facebook page.

A Bullitt Co. Man Charged with Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

The Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested 49-year-old Richard Metzroth as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children Investigation. After a search warrant was executed yesterday, Metzroth is being charged with twenty counts of possession of matter portraying a minor in a sexual performance under 12 years of age (Class-C felonies punishable by five to ten years in prison), twenty counts of possession of matter portraying a minor in a sexual performance over 12 years of age and two counts of distribution of matter portraying a minor in a sexual performance (Class-D felonies punishable by one to five years in prison). 

He is currently being lodged in the Bullitt County Detention Center.