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EPD: Man arrested after altercation with girlfriend

The Elizabethtown Police Department made an arrest on Tuesday, taking a man into custody after he had assaulted his girlfriend. According to arrest citations, the victim called and told police that she had been at the suspect, Travis England’s, house for four days. In an altercation where Travis was attempting to take her keys, the victim was thrown against the wall and on the floor, and had items thrown at her, causing bruising and swelling to her face and body. In addition, England allegedly chambered a bullet and pointed a handgun at the victim, saying that he was going to kill her, then hit her in the back of the head with the weapon. Upon a search, two glass pipes with suspected methamphetamine residue, the handgun, and a pill bottle with suspected marijuana seeds were found.

England faces two separate assault counts, as well as wanton endangerment and drug possession. He was lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center.

New COVID-19 steps to be announced today

Another day brings with it another record day in regards to COVID-19 in Kentucky. The state, in addition to reporting 2,931 cases, announced a single-day record of 33 deaths. This comes as Governor Beshear and the administration plan to announce new restrictions for the state later today.

The Governor will hold his usual press conference to announce the steps at 4 o’clock this afternoon.

HCS winter sports put on hold

Hardin County Schools is calling a timeout for the upcoming winter sports season. The district announced early Tuesday that they would suspend practices for winter sports immediately.

District spokesperson John Wright

A decision on whether to move forward to continue with the suspension of sports will be made December 7th. Football will still be able to continue their postseason, albeit under strict KHSAA guidelines.