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HCS Releases Statement on the Passing of CHHS Student

Hardin County Schools has learned of the passing of a Central Hardin High School student.

Brad Mink was a sophomore, active in both the FFA and choir programs. He was known for being caring and compassionate with strong leadership qualities. Staff and administration at Central Hardin stand ready to help students and staff with their grief.

The funeral will be held on Friday at 3 p.m. at Valley Creek Baptist Church.

Bardstown Man Dies in Single Vehicle Accident

A single car accident has left one dead. 

On Saturday night, the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office responded to an injury collision on Monks Road. The driver of the vehicle, Evan Douglas of Bardstown had left the roadway on the southbound side, and then struck two trees. Douglas was pronounced deceased on the scene. Deputies discovered that he was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the collision. The collision remains under investigation.

Car Chase Ends in Bullitt County Monday Afternoon

A stolen vehicle led multiple agencies on a car chase that ended in Bullitt County yesterday afternoon.

According to Kentucky State Police Post 4, a suspect had allegedly carjacked the vehicle at gunpoint in Jeffersonville, Indiana. The suspect drove in a reckless manner with speeds of almost 100 mph.

The pursuit ended near the Welcome Center on I-65 in Bullitt County. The Louisville Metro Police Department’s SWAT team was called to assist. The suspect, 55-year-old Jeffrey A. Thomas of Louisville was then arrested without incident. He is being charged with Receiving Stolen Property, Wanton Endangerment – first degree, Fleeing or Evading Police – first degree and several other traffic violations.

Murder Investigation Being Conducted of Missing Four Year Old

On Friday afternoon, February 18th, Kentucky State Police Post 4 Detectives located the body of four-year-old Serenity McKinney, who was reported missing on February 2nd, 2022. The body was found in West Point near the Jefferson-Bullitt County line. Serenity’s mother, 21-year-old Catherine McKinney and boyfriend, 26-year-old Dakota Hill, both of Shepherdsville were arrested last week in Kansas and charged with murder and abuse of a corpse. 

The case remains under investigation by Kentucky State Police Post 4 Detectives.