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November 12, 2019

New 18th District Representative Samara Heavrin already has plans for what she intends to do in her new role. Heavrin lists government accountability and transparency, education, and listening to constituents of the district as some of the most important aspects of her office. Heavrin won the November 5th election, beating out Democrat Becky Miller. She assumes this new role after previous representative Tim Moore stepped down in September.

Reconstruction is underway on Long Avenue in Elizabethtown. The project started yesterday morning around 7 AM, and according to a post on the Elizabethtown Police Department’s Facebook page, will continue until Sunday, November 27th. Closures are between Cardinal Drive and Nall Street. Residents on Long Avenue will still have access, but through traffic is being detoured onto Hill Street, then to Nall Street, and back onto Long Avenue.

The City of Elizabethtown will no longer be sending out tax bills for real and tangible property. Starting with the 2019 tax year, residents will now receive only one bill that will include their city and county amounts. Payments will be remitted to the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office at 201 Provident Way in Elizabethtown. Those with outstanding tax bills from 2018 and earlier can still pay those bills at the City Office. The City of Elizabethtown will continue to bill and collect franchise and bank share property tax.

The Kentucky High School Athletic Association held its 2019 State Volleyball Tournament this past weekend. The Elizabethtown Lady Panthers were among the 16 teams who competed over the three-day competition. Their coach, Bart Catlett, was recognized as Coach of the Year for the 5th Region. Freshman Sydney Clark was recognized as First Team All State, and 5th Region Player of the Year. This is Coach Catlett’s eighth season as head coach of the Lady Panthers.

November 11, 2019

An Elizabethtown woman was killed in a two-vehicle collision on Highgrove Road on Thursday afternoon. According to the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, 31-year-old Samantha Smith was heading west on Highgrove Road when she dropped off the edge of the road, overcorrected, and crossed into the other lane. Smith’s van slid and collided with a semi driven by 60-year-old William Brown of Livingston. Brown was not injured, but Smith was pronounced deceased by the Nelson County Coroner’s Office. The collision is under investigation.

A former girl’s basketball coach was convicted on several sexual assault charges last Friday. According to Assistant Commonwealth Attorney Teresa Logsdon, Corvell Conley, a former AAU basketball coach, was found guilty of third-degree sodomy. The sentence for such a crime is one to five years in prison, and a jury recommended Conley serve four years. Formal sentencing will be on January 14th.

The Hardin County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information in identifying a suspect in an act of violence at a Wooldridge Ferry Road property. Roy Wright of Hardin County found one of his horses shot four times, and another shot in the neck. The investigation is ongoing, and anyone with any information is asked to call the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office.

After serving Hardin County for almost twenty years, Judge Executive Harry Berry announced that he will not be seeking re-election once his current term is completed. Berry first ran for the position in 2002, and has held the office of Judge Executive since. Berry says he is proud of the professionalism and fiscal management that the local government has grown to have over the years.

Improvement work begins today on the bridge over Sandy Creek in Southern Hardin County. Locally known as Cash Road, KY 2800 will be closed at the 3.6 mile marker for up to 45 days. Signs have been posted and motorists are encouraged to use KY 224 and KY 720 to detour around the closed area. This work on the bridge is part of the “Bridging Kentucky program, aimed at improving structures and safety around the state. For more information, visit bridgingkentucky.com.