A critical shortage of Type O+ and O- blood has put the Red Cross in a tough situation they are attempting to make the most out of. The organization will be holding a special blood drive on the Red Cross bus at the Elizabethtown Wal-Mart from 1:30- 5 today. Anyone who donates will receive an American Red Cross tote bag.
The Meade County man who escaped from custody earlier this week has been captured. Detention center officials say Mark Mullins was seen leaving a Wal-Mart on Bashford Manor Lane in Louisville and was apprehended after a short pursuit on foot. Mullins walked away from a work detail in Brandenburg on Wednesday morning. No further information is available at this time.
A Vine Grove woman was arrested after throwing a knife at her boyfriend. According to citations, police responded to a residence early Thursday morning after receiving a call about a domestic dispute. The male victim reported that his girlfriend, Jasmine Robertson, had thrown the weapon at him while he was sitting upright in bed during a verbal altercation. Robertson had been previously charged with assault against the victim, and was ordered to have no contact with him. Robertson claimed the victim had a gun he was waving around, but then admitted she threw the knife while he was going to bed. She was charged with wanton endangerment, terroristic threatening, and assault.
The Hardin County Schools Board of Education voted unanimously to add a member to their ranks. John Emary was appointed to the Board Wednesday evening. This is Emary’s second stint on the board, his previous two terms having spanned from January 2009 until December 2016.
Citizens in Nelson County will soon see a new police car on the streets. Officials with the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office are starting the “Choose Your Ride” campaign with a vehicle that appears to be half-cruiser and half-taxi. This vehicle, which will be on display at events across the community, serves to advise those who may be thinking of driving intoxicated to consider a safer option instead.