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Kentucky State Police Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting in Bullitt County

At approximately 9 p.m. last night, Kentucky State Police were requested by the Lebanon Junction Police Department to investigate an officer-involved shooting in Bullitt County. Preliminary investigation reveals that officers were responding to a call of a shoplifting complaint at the Dollar General in Lebanon Junction. Upon arrival, an officer made contact with an armed individual outside of the store, who shot at the officers and then fled the scene by foot. The suspect was later located by a K-9 unit of the Shepherdsville Police Department. The individual shot the K-9, and in response, officers shot the suspect multiple times. 

The suspect is currently being treated for life-threatening injuries at the University of Louisville Hospital. The K-9 later died.

The investigation into the incident is ongoing by Kentucky State Police Post 4.

President Biden Announces Ban on Imported Russian Oil, Gas, and Energy

Today, President Joe Biden announced a ban against imported Russian oil, gas and energy. 

During the briefing, he notes this is possible as the United States produces more oil domestically than all European countries combined. While European Allies cannot join in the ban, Biden announced that a long term strategy is being created to help reduce dependency on Russian energy. Ultimately Biden stressed the goal and need to become energy independent. 

“To protect our economy over the long-term we need to become energy independent. It should motivate us to accelerate a transition to clean energy.”

Additionally, Biden has asked Congress to pass a $12 Billion Ukraine Assistance Package to provide Ukrainians with security, economic and humanitarian assistance.

Governor Beshear Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of KSP Telecommunicator

Governor Andy Beshear has ordered flags at all state buildings to be lowered to half staff from sunrise to sunset today in honor of Kentucky State Police Telecommunicator Chuck Stewart Jr. 

Mr. Stewart passed away on February 27th, 2021 while on duty at Post 4. He served as a telecommunicator for 34 years, 19 of those were with Kentucky State Police. Funeral Services will be held at Southeast Christian Church in Elizabethtown today.

Elizabethtown Police Department Investigating Five Armed Robbery Incidents

Five separate armed robberies occurred in Elizabethtown on Friday, March 4th, 2022. All robberies took place between 7:45 and 8:30 p.m. as the victims were exiting their vehicle in parking lots at various locations including the Peddlers Mall and the Towne Mall. All victims stated that they were approached by a young black male wearing a face covering, dark clothes, and armed with a handgun.After the first four robberies, the suspect fled in a dark colored Cadillac SRX being driven by a second accomplice. At the conclusion of the fifth robbery, the suspect stole the victims light gray 2020 Dodge Challenger. At this time, the stolen vehicle has not been recovered.

At this time, the suspects have not been identified, but detectives are actively pursuing leads. Anyone with information on these crimes are asked to contact the Elizabethtown Police Department. Anonymous tips can be shared to Hardin County Crime Stoppers at

Central Hardin High School Experienced Brief Lockdown; All Students and Staff Safe

Central Hardin High School was under a brief lockdown this morning. A person made an unsubstantiated report of a weapon in the building. Central Hardin administration and the Elizabethtown Police Department investigated the report and it was determined that there was no weapon and that all students and staff are safe.After a swift and thorough investigation by CHHS administration and the Elizabethtown Police Department, it was determined that there was no weapon and that all students and staff are safe.

At no time was there ever a threat to students or staff. All is well and students and staff are on task.