The Elizabethtown Lions Club has joined a statewide coat drive. Previous President Brian Dennis stated, “ the Elizabethtown Lions Club was contacted by our state leadership. They are having a state-wide coat drive. We are going to collect all the coats we can and take them to a central location in Mount Washington, where they will be taken by truck and delivered to Eastern Kentucky.” There is currently one drop off point at the award center in front of the panther academy in Elizabethtown, however, more drop off points are being located. If you would like to donate contact the Elizabethtown Lions Club Facebook page.
Larue County and Bullitt County Schools will be closed today. The closing is a result of low attendance due to illness. The school will be closed the rest of the week as the school’s transition to thanksgiving break. The schools return to session Monday November 28th.
David Allen of Allen’s Heating and Cooling passed away last Thursday. Allen was 69 and at home at the time of his passing. He was a proprietor of Allen’s Heating and Cooling for more than 50 years. His funeral will be held today at 11 am at the St. Ann Catholic Church in Howardstown. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to St. Ann’s Catholic Church.
A longtime local educator and volleyball coach passed away on Friday. Miss Rita Highbaugh was a teacher and longtime head volleyball coach of Central Hardin High School. She also served as a softball coach and was still an assistant coach for volleyball at the time of her passing. Highbaugh was instrumental in the formation of the Central Hardin Volleyball Team at its inception. Her visitation is Tuesday from 3 to 8 pm at Brown Funeral Home in Elizabethtown, and her funeral is Wednesday beginning at 2 pm.
Here’s an update on the fatal collision that took place in Elizabethtown Tuesday night. Public information officer for the Elizabethtown Police Department, Chris Denham stated, “The driver killed in the car accident Tuesday night has been identified as, 28 year old, Destiny Shelton.” There are no further details currently.