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Kentucky State Police Trooper Involved in Two-Vehicle Collision

A Kentucky State Police trooper was involved in a two vehicle collision in Hardin County on Sunday evening. 

At approximately 6:10 p.m., KSP Post 4 received information of a two vehicle collision at the intersection of Ring Road and Gaither Station Road. According to Trooper First Class Scotty Sharp, the preliminary investigation revealed that Trooper Cameron Wright was traveling east on Ring Road. A 2020 Chevrolet Camaro, being driven by 18 year-old Melissa Broadfoot, failed to yield and pulled out into the path of Trooper Wright. Both vehicles were damaged as a result of the collision. 

Trooper Wright was transported to Baptist Health Hardin for non life-threatening injuries and was later released. Broadfoot and her passenger were treated at the scene by Hardin County EMS. This investigation is ongoing by Sgt. Stephen Oughton. 

Elizabethtown’s Christmas in the Park Returns

Elizabethtown’s 31st Annual Christmas in the Park is now open. “We count over 40,000 cars. I do want to encourage local folks to go during the week, Monday through Thursday, especially to save on a little traffic. The weekends are pretty crazy and pretty packed. It is completely free, but we do welcome all donations that go to help the maintenance and the upgrades and the cost of the lights. So come on out to our 31st annual Christmas in the Park,” stated City Events Coordinator Sarah Vaughn.

Fatal Collision in Hodgenville

A vehicle collision in Hodgenville last week left one dead.

On Thursday afternoon, the Larue County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the area of Bardstown Road (US-31E) and Howardstown Road. The preliminary investigation indicates that James Hayes Jr. of Hodgenville was operating a Ford Fusion and was heading southbound on Bardstown Road. Hayes Jr. crossed into the opposite lane and into the pathway of Jerry Willis of Cox’s Creek, who was operating a Chevrolet Silverado. Both were transported to Baptist Health Hardin. Willis was treated for non life-threatening injuries. Hayes Jr. was pronounced deceased at the hospital.

The investigation is still ongoing.

E’town Family Made Complete Through Adoption

One Elizabethtown family is giving thanks today for the special gift of adoption.

November is National Adoption Month, and Bethany and Travis Vaughan have adopted both internationally, and domestically. 

“I’ve always felt a call in my life to adopt, it’s been something I’ve wanted to do since I was 15 years old. I am so thankful for the way adoption has completed our family. Our children are just a blessing from God,” Bethany stated. They now have three children: Lydia, Isaac, and Anna. The adoption process was long for both Isaac and Lydia, but through prayer and support from friends and family, they knew they were doing the right thing. 

“God chose Isaac and Lydia for us. Isaac was in South Korea, and we had to go get him. Lydia was in Arkansas, and we had to go get her,” Travis noted.

The Vaughans are grateful that through adoption, they have found their complete forever family. 

Radcliff Missing Juveniles

Radcliff Police are searching for 17 year-old Kaylee Walton, who was last seen in Radcliff on October 12, 2021.

“We’d like to remind the community that we are also looking for Rosalyn Velazquez, 15 years old and Kamari Johnson, 16 years old.

At this time, we don’t have any reason to believe that the minors missing cases are tied together. If anyone has any information, please contact the Radcliff Police Department.