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August 14th, 2019

Two people have died after a wreck in Elizabethtown yesterday afternoon. Officials responded to reports of a wreck involving a pickup truck and a motorcycle near the intersection of Ring Road and South Dixie Highway Tuesday afternoon. The driver of the truck was unharmed, but the driver and passenger of the motorcycle died as a result of the incident. The investigation is ongoing at this time.

Authorities in Grayson County are searching for a missing woman. The sheriff’s office says they responded to the Peonia Road area Monday afternoon looking for a 50-year-old female. Sheriff Norman Chaffins says that while initial reports indicated she may have jumped off of a bridge, they no longer believe that based on gathered information. Authorities have not released the identity of the female. No other details are available at this time.

Fire crews in Elizabethtown rescued a man from a burning structure yesterday. Crews responded to an apartment on Princeton Drive just after 11:00 Tuesday morning. The man who was saved from the burning building was unresponsive and was taken to Hardin Memorial Hospital, and was later transported to University of Louisville Hospital. The fire was determined to have started in the garage, and officials say the cause appears to be accidental.

The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office has located a stolen vehicle that had been reported missing on August 7th. The Chevrolet Traverse was spotted in Shelby County with four suspects inside, later identified as William West, Beverly Lester, Brittany Sellards, and Lauren Powell. A truck and trailer stolen from Louisville were also found during the investigation. The investigation is ongoing, and multiple charges are pending.

Power of the Purse, an event to help childhood literacy programs, will take place August 17th from 6-10 PM. Tickets are on sale now, with general admission tickets selling for $50. The event will feature prominent men in the Hardin County community modeling handbags that will then be auctioned off. More information can be found by visiting

August 13th, 2019

Mayor Jeff Gregory awarded a Hardin County teenager the honor of Outstanding Citizen of the City of Elizabethtown. J.T. Bryant, who helped save a family in a Nicholas Ridge home fire, received the honor at a City Council meeting on Monday. Bryant was out for a drive when he saw smoke emanating from the direction of the home. Upon seeing that the home was on fire, he began banging on the door of the home, attempting to wake the family. The family’s dog began to bark, waking the rest of the household, and allowing them to get out of the house in time. The entire family made it out unharmed. Bryant will be heading off to college later this week.

A Louisville man was arrested Saturday morning for threatening his girlfriend at Ruby Tuesday’s in Elizabethtown. The Elizabethtown Police Department reports that Neil Nelson threatened to shoot his girlfriend in the face at the establishment, then left. Police found Nelson behind Cracker Barrel, and asked him to put his hands where they could be seen. Nelson hid behind a car, and was seen reaching for his waistband. He was then held at gunpoint until backup arrived. It was later discovered that Nelson’s gun was loaded and one bullet was in the chamber. He was charged with terroristic threatening, menacing, and possession of a handgun by convicted felon, among other offences.

A vehicle fire caused the Bluegrass Parkway to be shutdown late Sunday night. The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office responded to mile marker 11 where a semi-truck driver reportedly had a blowout causing him to lose control. The truck hit the concrete barrier, damaging the fuel tank, which caused the fire. The parkway was shut down for several hours, but no injuries were reported.

A graduation ceremony for potential future Army leader will be taking place this weekend. Cadet Summer Training is coming to a close, and the graduation ceremonies will take place on August 16th and 18th from 9-10 AM. Both graduations will take place at Brooks Field.

Elizabethtown Community and Technical College will be holding an express enrollment event over the next few days. ECTC President and CEO Dr. Juston Pate says that someone will be there at all times to help prospective students get signed up for classes with this simplified process. The event continues today and tomorrow from 9 AM to 6 PM.

August 12th, 2019

The man involved in a shooting in Breckinridge County that also included Kentucky State Police has been indentified as 52-year-old Kevin Jenkins of Leitchfield. Jenkins allegedly turned his gun on officers, and was shot as a result. Jenkins was airlifted to Breckinridge County Memorial Hospital where he later died from his injuries. The investigation into the incident is ongoing.

Kentucky State Police say the man who escaped from the Hardin County Detention Center Annex has turned himself in. Family members and Hardin County Jailer Josh Lindblom got in contact with Jordan Lee Geary and convinced him to turn himself in. Geary complied, surrendering to the jailer with no further incident. He is now back in custody.

The superintendent of West Point Schools as resigned. Mickey Brangers informed School Board Chairman Eddie Moore Thursday evening that he had accepted a teaching position with Ballard High School in Jefferson County. A special called meeting of the Board of Education is scheduled for tomorrow evening at 5 PM to formally accept Brangers’ resignation. The school district is planning to appoint an interim superintendent until a full time replacement can be found. As previously reported, the school district was audited by the Kentucky Department of Education last month.

Hardin Memorial Health opened the Cancer Care Resource Center at a ribbon-cutting last Friday. Community advocate, and breast cancer survivor, Dee D. Shaw says this facility will serve as a community center for cancer patients. Shaw also notes that the need for a comforting community is essential in the trying times of cancer treatment. The current hours for the facility are 8 AM to 4:30 PM.

The Vine Grove Police Department have added a 16-month-old Belgian Mallinois to it’s ranks. Orion is a K9 unit for the department, and is already having a huge effect, already having been a part of eight drug-related arrests. Orion is trained in marijuana, heroin, cocaine, and meth, among other illegal substances.

August 9th, 2019

An officer involved shooting took place in Breckenridge County last night. Kentucky State Police say that the incident took place around 8:30 P.M. Thursday night near the intersection of Highways 259 and 737. Officers received a call for a welfare check, and a deputy and three officers responded. The person shot has died from his injuries. No officers were injured, and no other details are available at this time.

The search is on for an escaped inmate out of Hardin County. Kentucky State Police say 22-year-old Jordan Geary of Louisville was last seen about 12:30 yesterday afternoon near the intersection of South Mulberry and Helm Street in Elizabethtown. Geary is described as a white male, 150 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing blue jean shorts and no shirt. Geary had recently been transferred to Hardin County from Jefferson County on a parole violation. Anyone with any information should contact local law enforcement.

Hardin County Schools has hired a new Director of Federal Programs and Leadership Development, as Debbie Wyatt will step into the interim role. Wyatt will be helping schools receive federal funding to help student growth.

Just one day into the school year, Hardin County Schools is seeing a critical need. The district is short 20 bus drivers for this school year. District spokesperson John Wright says that while they have been able to fill the need temporarily, full-time drivers are needed. Those interested in applying can visit the Hardin County Schools website. Applicants must pass a background check and must have a clean driving record.

August 8th, 2019

Hardin County Schools return to the classroom today. Spokesperson John Wright urges drivers to be patient when driving behind school buses as they attempt to familiarize themselves and the kids with the bus routes. Drivers are advised to memorize the bus routes as well, to make travel easier. Bus routes will begin as early as before 6 A.M.

Several people were injured after a crash in Elizabethtown earlier this week. Elizabethtown police responded to a wreck on Dixie Highway in front of Lakeshore Plaza shortly after 4:30 Tuesday afternoon. According to officials, two people were inside of a car, a Chrysler, when it was hit by a truck, being pushed into the intersection and causing severe damage. The driver of the Chrysler was airlifted to University Hospital and was listed in serious condition. The passenger was taken to Hardin Memorial, and their condition is unknown at this time.

Kosair Charities has awarded $100,000 to the Hardin Memorial Health Foundation in order to improve the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), and to expand pediatric services in Radcliff. Chairman Joe Prather says this award will help HMH keep its equipment top-of-the-line to better serve the community. Hardin Memorial Health is the only Level 2 NICU Unit in Central Kentucky.

A historic opportunity will be awarded to those wishing to become police officers. Kentucky State Police are currently taking applications to become part of the department’s 100th recruiting class. Trooper Scotty Sharp says all application materials must be completed and returned to the KSP Recruitment Branch. Interested applicants can find all relevant information, as well as a downloadable application, on the Kentucky State Police website.