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January 2nd, 2020

The Hardin County Sheriff’s Office is seeking assistance in locating a wanted man. Raymond Harris is facing charges of trafficking in methamphetamine and being a persistent felony offender, with additional charges coming. Anyone with information as to Harris’s whereabouts is asked to call the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office or the Dispatch Center.

Elizabethtown Community and Technical College has created a Parents and Family Association for relatives of students of the college, keeping them informed about events on campus, and ways to assist students. This is a free membership that will provide its members a newsletter, regular communication, and a t-shirt. The first meeting will be on Thursday, January 9th at 6 PM in Room 212 of the Regional Postsecondary Center. More information can be found at elizabethtown.kctcs.edu.

Warm Blessings Soup Kitchen will be holding a celebration to honor Linda Funk’s contributions to the Kitchen. Funk, who announced her retirement in October, effectively stepped down from the role on December 31st. The celebration will be held at College Heights United Methodist Church on January 9th from 4-6 PM.

December 31, 2019

Shadrach Peeler, an Elizabethtown man who shot two people to death and injured two others earlier this year, has been deemed fit to stand trial. Peeler’s trial is scheduled for August 10th, 2020.

Charles Webb, CEO of the Lincoln Trial Behavioral Health System has announced his retirement effective today. Webb has led the team for 19 years, and has 45 years of experience in the behavioral health field as an administrator and CEO. During his tenure, Lincoln Trail Behavioral Health System successfully completed two Certificate of Need expansions, increasing bed capacity from 77 to 140 beds. According to an official release from Lincoln Trail, Webb says that he plans to, “Increase time spent with… family and to indulge in reading and gardening.”

Fort Knox will be offering a fun way to get in shape on post with their 10,000 Steps Program. The program will allow citizens to explore the 16 miles of trails on Fort Knox. Cost is $5 per person per session. The program will meet every Tuesday in January, starting Tuesday, January 14th from 5:30-7:30 PM. More information can be found at knox.armymwr.com.

December 30, 2019

The budgets for the Hardin County Clerk’s Office and the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office were presented and approved at a meeting of the Hardin County Fiscal Court held on Friday. The budget for the County Clerk will come out to $2,237,812.61. The budget for the Sheriff’s Office comes out to $4,627,939.

Fort Knox will be hosting a New Years Eve bowling tournament on post Tuesday night. It will be taking place at the Houston Bowling Center from 9:30 PM to 12:30 AM. The cost is $25 for adults and $20 for youth. The event will consist of a three game series with total series score determining prize winners. More information can be found at knox.armymwr.com.

The City of Elizabethtown Government has announced that City Council meetings will be returning to the Council Chambers. The space is located at 200 West Dixie Avenue, on the second floor of Elizabethtown City Hall. The first meeting back in the Chambers will be on January 6th at 4:30 PM. City Council meetings had been held at the Elizabethtown Police Department while renovations were done at city hall.

Eighteenth District Representative Samara Heavrin will be holding a fundraising event for re-election next week. The event will be on Monday, January 6th at Centre on Main in Leitchfield from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM. Heavrin took over the Representative seat left vacant by Tim Moore by defeating Democrat Becky Miller in the November 5th election.

December 27, 2019

The Hardin Memorial Health Hospitalist program, which ensures that a physician is available to a patient twenty-four-seven, experienced record growth this year with the addition of five new physicians. The new medical group hospitalists include Brandon Coons, M.D., Daniel Fioret, M.D., Nick Klimchak M.D., Denis Suler D.O., and Eric Oberst. M.D. This brings the total number of hospitalists at Hardin Memorial Health to twenty-one. When a patient is admitted to Hardin Memorial, the hospitalist takes responsibility for the patients care during the stay, working with specialists from various departments to ensure the best quality care possible.

Fort Knox will be hosting two New Year’s Eve parties on post. The first will be held at the Saber and Quill. The event will kick off at 8 PM on Tuesday, and will feature music, dancing, trivia, a bourbon education and tasting. Additionally, there will be a New Year’s breakfast buffet and a champagne toast starting at midnight. Admission is $35, and though the event is open to the public, attendees must be 21 or older. The second, more family oriented party will take place at the Samuel Adams Brewhouse starting at 9 PM Tuesday, and going until 12:30 AM Wednesday. The event will include music, games, a bounce house, karaoke, and a good luck dinner buffet. The cost is $15 for adults, $10 for children ages 5 to 12, and free for children under 5. The event is open to the general public. Information on these and other events can be found at knox.armymwr.com.

December 26, 2019

The Elizabethtown Fire Department responded to a home fire early Christmas morning at 3 Chevalier Court in Elizabethtown. First responders were told that a candle started the fire on the mantle, and the residents of the home tried to extinguish the fire before vacating. The Elizabethtown Police Department quickly extinguished the fire, and ventilated the smoke from the home. No one was harmed in the incident, and the Elizabethtown Fire Department credits that to a working smoke detector. Even the Christmas tree and gifts were spared from damage.

The Women’s Empowerment Conference will be taking place at the Hardin County Extension office next week. The all day conference on January 4th will feature women-owned vendors, and talks about mental health, financials, and other ways to uplift women. There will also be several speakers in attendance at the conference, which will serve to create a space to build up women of all ethnicities, ages, etc.