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Kentucky’s First Narcan Vending Machine

The state’s first Narcan vending machine has come to the area. Chief of Police of the Vine Grove Police Department Kenneth Mattingly stated, “The machine is located here at the Vine Grove Police Department. Basically, the machine holds about 90 two dose boxes of Narcan. So, anyone who needs Narcan or preparing for someone who might be in crisis or has an addiction issue, they can come and get a dose and keep it in their house, keep it in their bathroom and that way if they need it, it will be available to them. The machine is free for use to the public. For further details visit the vine grove police departments Facebook page.

Sale of the Old Courthouse

The sale of the old courthouse building in Downtown Elizabethtown has been approved. Weyland Ventures is purchasing the property for six hundred and ninety thousand with plans to turn it into a boutique hotel with a restaurant and bar located inside. Partner in the Elizabethtown Renaissance Associates, Ben Larue stated, “the county attorney’s space needs to be fixed first, so she’ll be moving out, probably in December or so and we will start renovations sometime next year.”  The renovations are estimated to cost 8 million dollars and are expected to take a year.

Fatal Crash in Elizabethtown

A fatal motor vehicle accident in Elizabethtown occurred yesterday. Public Information Officer for the Elizabethtown Police Department Chris Denham stated, “shortly before 7am, Thursday morning, we were called to the area of Ring Road near St. John road, in reference to a collision involving a motorcycle. Sadly, the operator of the motorcycle, 39 year-old Giovanni Collazo Agosto, passed away as a result of injuries sustained in the collision.” Preliminary investigations revealed that a bus owned by the Transit Authority of Central Kentucky or TACK was involved in the crash. Denham continued,” a transport bus was southbound on Ring Road and attempted to make a left turn into the parking lot of the Five Star Food Mart. While doing so, the bus crossed into the path of the northbound motorcycle being operated by Agosto.” The investigation is ongoing.

Multiple Deaths in Larue County Collision

Kentucky State Police are investigating a fatal vehicle collision that occurred in Larue County on Sunday evening. 

The collision took place near the 1900 block of Bardstown Road when 32-year-old Robert Wilson of Elizabethtown collided head-on with a vehicle being operated by 34-year-old Tessie McNear of Hodgenville. Wilson’s passenger, 34-year-old Victoria Sharp of Lebanon was pronounced deceased at the scene, and McNear’s passenger 41-year-old Carla Parker of Sonora was taken to the hospital but later died.

Both drivers were taken to the University of Louisville Hospital with life-threatening injuries. A juvenile passenger from McNear’s car was taken to Baptist Health Hardin with minor injuries. 

The collision remains under investigation.