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EPD: Man wanted in connection to E’town murder arrested

Authorities have made an arrest in the murder of Juwone Doleman. Elizabethtown Police announced the arrest of Jalen Williams Friday evening after several weeks of investigations.  

EPD Officer Chris Denham

Denham says police knew who their suspect was within hours of the murder, but opted not to release information. Williams is charged with Homicide, Robbery and assault 1st, as well as tampering with physical evidence.

He was lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center.

1 dead after ATV-vehicle crash

A Vine Grove man was killed Tuesday after his ATV was struck by a car. Kentucky State Police say they received a call from the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office requesting assistance with the collision near the ten thousand block of Kentucky 1600.

Trooper Scotty Sharp says Hammock, the other driver, was not injured in the incident. The affected portion of KY 1600 was closed while troopers investigated the collision.

Officials coming up with ways to continue library services for northern part of county

Even with the loss of the North branch library, patrons on the north end of Hardin county will still be able to receive some library services, as officials plan additional ways to serve the community.

Library Director Rene Hutcheson

Hutcheson says the Library’s Board of Trustees voted at their meeting to close the branch based off of several factors, including finances and usage.

KY Supreme Court to hear arguments in case on Beshear’s executive orders

On Constitution day, the state’s highest court will hear oral arguments in a case challenging the constitutionality of Governor Andy Beshear’s executive orders for covid-19. The Kentucky Supreme Court will hear arguments from a group who says the Governor overstepped his boundaries with his executive orders. Attorney General Daniel Cameron had joined with the group. Beshear on Wednesday said the decision could mean “life or death”.

Man arrested after breaking into Elizabethtown home

An Owensboro man was arrested Tuesday after breaking into an Elizabethtown home.

The caller advised Elizabethtown Police that the suspect was standing in the doorway of her room, and that she told him to get out of her house. The suspect, later identified as David Crowell of owensboro, then went downstairs to one of the front bedrooms, and laid down in the bed to sleep. Investigation showed that Crowell had made entry to the house by kicking in the window of the back door. He advised that he believed no one lived there, and he just needed a place to stay for the night.

Nothing was taken from the home, and the only damage caused was to the rear door window. Crowell faces a burglary charge, and was lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center.