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April, 19 2019

A Fort Knox Soldier Charged with assault went before a Grand Jury, Thursday. She was not indicted. Kai Waters was charged after a road rage incident in Elizabethtown in February where she stabbed the other driver.

A Hardin County Community Icon and World War 2 Veteran Ralph Reese passed away last night. (Thursday Night). Reese will truly be missed by this whole community. No funeral arrangements have been announced.

The American Red Cross is selling the Elizabethtown office. Officials say they will continue to collect blood and platelet donations at that location on West Dixie until the building is sold. The building sale was driven by continuing efforts to streamline operations to ensure the best use of donor dollars and reduce overhead costs. Officials ensure that the decision will not impact services provided in the community. The organization is looking for a new location for the local chapter office in the weeks and months ahead.

The Abraham Lincoln birthplace is open to anyone that wants to take prom picture, but there are rules and regulations when taking professional photos. Special use permit is required for commercial photographers collecting money for their service. You can receive that permit by contacting the birthplace visitors center. The gates close at 5pm, but the Boyhood Home Unit at Knob Creek is a great alternate location for pictures.

April 17, 2019

Attorney General, Andy Beshear is calling on Governor Matt Bevin and The Labor Cabinet to rescind subpoenas recently sent to local school districts. The subpoenas seek records and the names of teachers who may have participated in “Sick Outs.” He has given them ten days to take action.

Spring clean up operations are underway in Elizabethtown. The clean up will end on April 30th.

The Kentucky Career Center along with other local groups are hosting a job fair tomorrow at the Pritchard Community Center. Be read for onsite interviews and bring a resume for the employers to have. The fair will take place from noon until 5P-m.

The community is invited to a Town Hall Meeting this evening. Major General John Evans, Commanding General of Cadet Command, Fort Knox is hostig the meeting at the PAC. The event starts at 6P-M.

Over 26-Hundred dogs have been placed with partner rescue organizations through the volunteer efforts of friends of the Hardin County Animal Shelter. An import component of rescue is transportation. To donate for the purchase of a transportation vehicle for this organization email, FOHCAS.KY@GMAIL.COM

April 15, 2019

The Elizabethtown Fire Department responded to reports of flames at Taco Bell, by Towne Mall this morning, just before 6am. Officials say the H VAC system’s belt caused smoke, but there was no fire on the scene. Crews left the scene just after 6:15am.

Senator Mitch McConnell will be in Grayson County Monday, April 22nd at Centre on Main at 9am central time to provide an update from Washington. He will also have a Q&A opportunity. Reservations for the McConnell visit are encouraged. Contact the Grayson County Chamber for more information.

Today is the last day to file tax returns. The Internal Revenue Service said on Friday there were 50 million taxpayers who had yet to file their taxes. Today is also the last day to pay 2018 property taxes. The Hardin County Sheriff’s Office says all unpaid property tax bills will be turned over to the County Clerk for collection.

A former Hardin County resident arrested in February on two counts of sexual abuse of a minor now has been indicted by a Hardin County Grand Jury. Joseph M. Hash will be in court tomorrow at 10am.

The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office has announced a new community partnered program, Nelson County Lookout, a community camera initiative. The sheriff’s Office is asking county residents and business owners to share their camera locations. Law Enforcement will not view cameras remotely, but this tool will allow them to gather video evidence in a time sensitive investigation. You can complete this form on the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, Facebook page.

April 6, 2019

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and on the 25th, National Denim Day is recognized. This day was originally triggered by a ruling by the Italian Supreme Court, where victims case was overturned, because the court thought her jeans were too tight. Denim day is a campaign to prevent sexual violence through education and public awareness. Denim Day is a call to action for all people to come together by wearing denim, as a visible sign of protest against sexual violence.

The City of Vine Grove is showing pride for their town by painting the historic caboose. Mayor Pam Ogden says this is a great way to bring a new life and look to the city.

Bernheim Forest has partnered with leaders in the bourbon industry to bring awareness to sustainable clean water practice in the forest and in our neighborhoods. Bernheim Forest and Jim Beam will work together for five years on clean water education programs and projects.

April 5, 2019

Skeletal remains were discovered by the Bardstown Police Department, Wednesday afternoon at Windsor Gardens Senior Living Community. A media advisory from the police department states that officers were responding to a call regarding a homeless man camping in the woods there. Officers located skeletal remains in the small woody area behind Windsor Gardens and the coroner collected the remains and took them to the medical examiner for review. The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact Bardstown police or the anonymous tip line at 502- 348-HEAT.

The Elizabethtown Police Department received a grand for their K9. The Vested Interest in K9’s organization has provided over 3300 Law enforcement dogs with bullet and stab protective vests in 50 states at a value of nearly 6 million dollars.

A former probation and parole officer in Bullitt County has been charged with sex crimes. Kentucky State Police say, 51 year old Ronald Tyler of Shepherdsville is accused of rape and sodomy. A warrant was served March 28th charging Tyler. He was also arrested for Official Misconduct. Officials say more details will be released after the case is presented to the Grand Jury.

The Larue County Fair has come to an end. The stockholders and board members met last last night at a special called meeting. A motion was made to ” lock the gate, turn off the electric and water: at the fairgrounds. Efforts are being made to arrange a 3 or 4 day 4H, FFA, and Open Show for those wanting to compete at the state level, but no details were finalized. A meeting will be held April 11th at City Hall to decide the future of the fairgrounds.