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November 7, 2019

The Kentucky Secretary of State’s Office has received a formal request from the office of Matt Bevin for a recanvassing of the November 5th election. This will consist of a check of voting machines and absentee ballots of all precincts in Kentucky. The recanvassing will take place on November 14th. Bevin appeared to be on the losing end of Tuesday’s Governor’s race, being unseated by Democrat and Attorney General Andy Beshear.

The Hodgenville Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating witnesses to an incident that occurred in the parking lot of Dollar General. According to Sergeant James Richardson, a man was seen exposing himself to women in the parking lot. Anyone who may have seen this incident is asked to call Hodgenville Police or message them on Facebook.

Hardin Memorial Health has expanded and now offers services in Campbellsville. The new facility, located on 101 Winston Way, will be offering cardiovascular, critical, and pulmonary care services. This came about due to the amount of Taylor County patients that sought treatment from Hardin Memorial.

Hosparus Health and First Presbyterian Church will be holding a non-denominational remembrance event this Sunday at 1:45 PM. Attendees will be able to make a special ornament in memory of a loved one lost this year featuring a picture of no more than three inches in diameter. Those wishing to attend are asked to RSVP by calling Hosparus Health.

November 6, 2019

Election Day 2019 was yesterday, and the results are as follows: former Attorney General Andy Beshear unseated Matt Bevin to become the new Governor of the State of Kentucky. Republican Michael Adams defeated Democrat Heather French Henry to become the new Kentucky Secretary of State. Republican Allison Ball defeated Michael Bowman to remain Kentucky Treasurer. Republican Mike Harmon defeated Democrat Sheri Donahue and Libertarian Kyle Hugenberg in the Auditor’s race. Republican Ryan Quarles defeated Democrat Robert Conway and Libertarian Josh Gilpin to remain Agricultural Commissioner. Republican Samara Heavrin defeated Democrat Becky Miller for the 18th District Representative Seat, and in the Attorney General’s race, Hardin County native and Republican Daniel Cameron defeated Democrat Greg Stumbo to become the new Kentucky Attorney General. Total voter turnout for the state of Kentucky was around 36%.

The Elizabethtown Sports Park is gearing up to expand its slate of events after signing a five-year deal last Friday with Athletx Sports Group. The two will partner to create new events and expand on current ones to bring more to the Sports Park. More information about the Sports Park can be found at etownsports.com.

Hardin Memorial Health has opened a retail pharmacy in the Bardstown Medical Plaza. This is the first on-site pharmacy in Nelson County. It is a full service pharmacy intended to fill prescriptions for the medical group. This is Hardin Memorial’s second on-site retail pharmacy, with the other being inside Hardin Memorial Hospital.

November 5, 2019

At a meeting of the Elizabethtown City Council held last night, Mayor Jeff Gregory of Elizabethtown, Mayor Pam Ogden of Vine Grove, and Mayor JJ Duvall of Radcliff joined together to announce November 24th will be designated Quicksie Day in their cities. WQXE will be turning 50 years old on November 24th, and was recently recognized by Judge Executive Harry Berry, and given the honor of being named Station of the Year from the Kentucky Broadcaster’s Association.

The second reading of an ordinance relating to fees and regulations for food trucks at city events took place at the Elizabethtown City Council last night. The ordinance dictates that trucks setting up must pay a $250 fee to do so. Also noted at the meeting were exemptions that could excuse trucks from the fees, including one time set-ups. The full ordinance can be viewed at elizabethtownky.org.

The public is invited to a special memorial event at Freeman Lake next Tuesday, November 12th at 4 PM. There will be a bench dedicated near the Lions Pavilion to Subash Ghale, who was shot and killed at the Elizabethtown T-Mart earlier this year. The event will provide refreshments and domestic violence information from Springhaven.

Fort Knox will be holding a Turkey Shoot Golf Scramble this weekend as golf season is coming to a close. The start of the event is Saturday at 10 AM. Cost is $35 for non-members and $25 for members. Registration is due by Friday, November 8th. More information can be found at knox.armymwr.com.

Fort Knox will be holding a special concert featuring Maddie and Tae this Friday at 8PM in the Waybur Theater as part of the Women Rock the Forts Tour. Tickets are $25 in advance, and $35 on the day of the show. Tickets are extremely limited. More information can be found at knox.armymwr.com.  

November 4, 2019

Hardin Memorial Health and Doctor Larry Hall have agreed to dismiss legal actions on both sides involving the sale of Hardin Memorial Hospital to Baptist Health. Doctor Hall will be dismissing his petition for rehearing for the Kentucky Court of Appeals, and HMH will be dismissing their motion to sanction frivolous appeal. The sale was first affirmed by Hardin Circuit Court in May of 2018, and then by the Kentucky Court of Appeals in October 2018.

An Elizabethtown man was arrested early Sunday morning after striking a parked car. According to arrest citations, Elizabethtown Police received the call stating the operator seemed to be under the influence. First responding officers observed a male, later identified as Michael Lyons, and a female, Rachael Boley, leaving the scene of the incident, and with a strong smell of alcohol coming from the pair. Both failed sobriety tests, and damage to the vehicle that was struck came out to over one- thousand dollars. The two were lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center, and Lyons was charged with operating under the influence, leaving the scene of an accident, and criminal mischief.

Election Day is tomorrow, November 5th, and the County Clerk’s Office is reminding those who are headed to the polls to bring proper identification, such as a driver’s license, social security card, or government ID. There are over 87,000 registered voters in Hardin County. Voter specific polling locations can be found at hccoky.org.

The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 87 along with the Sons of the American Legion Squadron 87 in Hodgenville will be hosting a free dinner for all veterans on Wednesday, November 6th from 4 PM- 6 PM. The Legionnaires monthly meeting will follow at 6:30. The American Legion Post is located at 636 Lincoln Boulevard in Hodgenville.  

The month of November has been designated Quicksie Month by Hardin Judge Executive Harry Berry. WQXE will be turning fifty-years-old this month.

October 31, 2019

The Elizabethtown Police Department responded to a call of a child being hit by a car near Morningside Elementary School. When officers arrived, the girl was treated by Hardin County EMS, and did not need transport to a medical facility. Reportedly, the student was only bumped by the vehicle, and crews cleared the scene a little after 8 AM.

The Brandenburg Police Department has made several arrests after a video of a September 29th fight surfaced. Charges have been filed on several adults, and one juvenile. Two individuals, Lisa Rowland and Alyssa Triplett, have been arrested, and there are warrants out on several other people. Rowland serves as a bus driver for the district, but was not on duty at the time of the incident. The investigation is ongoing.

Elizabethtown Community and Technical College welcomed their new Director of Recruitment this week, as Sarah Berkshire stepped into the role. Berkshire comes to ECTC with experience from Heartland Communications Consultants, various media outlets, and a global advertising agency.

United Way of Central Kentucky will be presenting the iPay 5K this weekend. Registration for the race is $25 in advance, or $35 on the day of. The race will begin at 8 AM in Downtown Elizabethtown