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March 16, 2019

The Hardin County NAACP has a limited amount of space left for their 110th anniversary celebration. The branch will host a celebration from 5 to 7 p-m Tuesday at Grace Heartland Church, on Pear Orchard Rd. in Etown. The event features guest speaker Kevin Greene, great-great grandson of Frederick Douglass and the great grandson of Booker T. Washington. Displays from Black History Month activities from Elizabethtown Independent, Fort Knox Community, Hardin County, and Meade County schools will be featured. Tickets are still available and if you would like to attend this event call, Joyce Beasley at 270-401-2737.

A night of remembrance and understanding, which features Holocaust survivor, Fred Gross, sharing his family’s story will be held at The State Theater, Monday March 25th at 6pm. This free community event accompanies Never Again: Murals of the Holocaust, which currently is on exhibit at ECTC.

March 15, 2019

Kentucky lawmakers gave the final pass to a bill that would ban most abortions once a fetal heartbeat is found. The house voted last night to enact this bill. The bill is now passed to Governor, Matt Bevin. The American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky ensures that they will be suing to block this bills implementation, because they feel like the 6 week abortion ban is unconstitutional.

A Bardstown distillery owner has been named in a FBI investigation. Marci Palleta, the founder of Preservation Distillery in Bardstown, was on the list of 50 people charged in the college admission cheating and recruitment scheme. The New York Times reports that many of these students were not aware their parents were doctoring their test scores and lying to get them into school. Federal prosecutors did not charge any students or Universities of any wrongdoings.

Elizabethtown musician Kevin Jaggers has been selected to play during the Kentucky Derby Festival. Jaggers will perform on the Waterfront in Louisville on Oaks Day at 8 P-m. Mission is a Pegasus Pin from KDF.ORG.

July first, the city of Elizabethtown will assume operations of The Historic State Theater. Director Kelsie Hall resigned. Hall and her staff have made improvements during her tenure as director. Effective July first, The City will assume all operations.

The popularity of “23 & Me” is creating interest for genealogy locally. Wendy Lowder welcomes the community to this free event, Saturday from 9am to Noon. This event is at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Elizabethtown.

March 11, 2019

A Breckinridge County was arrested after a collision in Brechinridge County over the weekend. The preliminary investigation revealed that Brechinridge County Sheriff, Todd Pate was operating his personal vehicle when he struck the car of Jill Lanning of Leitchfield. After striking Lanning’s vehicle, Pate’s vehicle struck a utility pole before coming to a stop in a barbwire fence. Lanning was transported to Brechinridge County Memorial Hospital for non-life threatening injuries and was later released. Sheriff Pate was charged with his 2nd DUI in the past five year and was lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center.

A Radcliff man was arrested for burglarizing a home off of Shepherdsville Road last week. The Hardin County Sheriff’s Office Apprehended 44 year old Raymond Dupin on Thursday. Dupin was charged with burglary 2nd degree and more charges are pending.

The Nelson County Sheriff’s office made multiple arrests over the weekend, connect to two burglaries. A break-in was reported at the M and M, Get and Go Mini Mart in Balltown, and another one at the Culvers Store in Culvertown. Deputies received a Crime Stoppers tip and located the vehicle in Larue County. Officials found items stolen from the mini mart, a match to the glove found at the scene and a sledge hammer used in the break-in. Marco Vasquez, as well as, Melissa and Theresa Bartolomie were charged with two counts of burglary, 3rd degree and two counts of criminal mischief, 1st degree. All were lodged in the Nelson County Jail.

March 1, 2019

The man charged with shooting four people in Elizabethtown has been formally charged. 35 year old Shadrach Peeler was indicted by the Hardin County Grand Jury Thursday.

Hardin Memorial Health Medical Group has a new location in Larue County. The 145 Lincoln Drive location had a grand opening on Thursday and will be open to the public on Monday, March 4th.

The penguin plunge takes place tomorrow in Elizabethtown tomorrow at 12, noon. This event raises money for junior achievement and will be located at the Ring Road Location of bluegrass cellular.

A series of three Hardin County Bridge Projects are now complete. These projects were part of the Bridging Kentucky Program which is aimed at replacing or repairing structures in critical need of attention across the state.

An amended version of the School Safety and Resiliency Act is headed back to the Senate for consideration, as the House voted 96-3 to approve it this week. The legislation sets a state goal of providing more trained law enforcement and school counselors in schools, while also creating a statewide school security marshal and requiring more active shooter and suicide prevention training, among numerous other items.

February 26, 2019

The Kentucky State Police are investigating a shooting that happened yesterday evening on West Poplar Street, in Elizabethtown. Officials say a pursuit took place and ended on HWY 84 in Larue County. The suspect was transported to University of Louisville Hospital with multiple gunshot wounds and is in critical condition. The incident started around 6PM Tuesday. Trooper Peter Binkley. No other details have been released at this time.

A well-respected Breckinridge County community member is being recognized today. Homer Gray Jr. will receive the Beacon of Light Award today. The award will be giving at ECTC at 1:30pm.

The Hardin County Fiscal Court approved funding for road resurfacing in the county. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, District 4, was awarded roughly $550,000 for this project.

The American Red Cross is still facing emergency blood needs. There is currently a severe shortage of type O blood. Location for blood donations can be found at redcrossblood.org

Hardin County School buses are monitoring drivers who do not obey their stop signs. Spokesperson John Wright said there are about 50 drivers per week in the county that run the stop signs or rush the stop signs while the buses slow down. Violators have been logged and they will be prosecuted.

Next time you buy honey, look for the certified Kentucky Stamp to avoid purchasing honey that is misrepresented as regional honey. Representative for the Kentucky Beekeepers Association wants to use their spring meeting as an opportunity to educate Kentuckians about honey fraud. The meeting is March 30th, 8:30am-4:30pm.

The National Weather service is issuing a statewide Tornado Drill Wednesday, March 6th at 10:07am. Hardin Countians are encouraged to sign up for “Rave” a mobile safety system.