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May 15, 2019

Hardin Memorial Health released a statement this week regarding the I.T. disruption they experienced last month. Vice President Tracee Troutt stated in an email to WQXE News that they have not identified the virus creator or source of the I.T. disruption, but confirmed through an assessment that no personal health information left the healthcare network or was compromised. Read the entire statement on our Facebook page, WQXE Quicksie 98-3.

The 27th annual National Food Drive Campaign “Stamp Out Hunger” in Elizabethtown brought in over 6,000 pounds of food last weekend. If you forgot to sit your food out, donations are still being accepted at the Etown Post Office, 2934 Dolphin Drive through May 18th.

A yard sale to benefit the T.K. Stone Moderate and Severe Disability class will take place on campus tomorrow and Friday. The yard sale is an annual event that is used to raise money to make improvements to the classroom. In addition to the yard sale, donations to the class can be made at the Main Office of T.K. Stone.

The Elizabethtown Police Department will be hosting a ceremony for their new Chief of Police at May 30th at 3pm. Jeremy Thompson will be swore in at the Historic State Theatre and there will be a public meet and greet June 3rd from 6-8pm.

The 7th annual night to shine event that benefits individuals with specials needs, was a huge success this past weekend. They had over 200 participants and spokesperson Joe Bennett says this event has become his favorite night of the year.

May 13, 2019

Kentucky Attorney General, Andy Beshear is warning citizens about another way scam phone calls could take money. When calling back an unknown number, people could be connected to someone collecting toll fees, similar to calling a 1-900 number. Beshear said the best advice is to not return unknown phone calls and to review phone bills for bogus charges.

A local organization is taking part in a state-wide day of fundraising. Central Kentucky Community Foundation will be partnering with several other nonprofits throughout the area. Kentucky Gives is tomorrow. In 2018, local nonprofits raised over $18,000 during the 24-hour event.

A charity event for a Bardstown clinic is taking place this June. The Nelson County Community Clinic’s “Run for the Health Of It” family fundraiser will serve to gather funds for the clinic itself. The race will begin at 8am on June the 8th and will feature awards, door prizes, t-shirts, and more. Those wanting to participate can register online at or can call the clinic for a registration form.

A Larue County business is celebrating the retirement of one of their long time employees. Mrs. May Owens, employee at La-Ha’s in Hodgenville will be retiring this weekend. Mrs. May’s last day working will be Saturday.

May 10, 2019

A Meade County man was arrested after police say he was in possession of drugs. According to arrest records, Radcliff Police stopped a vehicle shortly after midnight on Wednesday in connection to recent thefts out of Elizabethtown. When Police found that the vehicle had been reported stolen, they found that the driver, Kody Claycomb, had several warrants out of Meade and Hardin County. When officers searched Claycomb, they found a glass smoking pipe on him, which contained suspected residue from meth. Officers also found a scale in the vehicle. Claycomb has several charges, including possession of a controlled substance 1st degree, receiving stolen property, and possession of marijuana. He is lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center.

The City of Elizabethtown has introduced a new way to find and repair potholes. A new web page allows citizens to report unfixed potholes to the Public Works Department by submitting an online form. For potholes on state maintained roadways, residents are asked to contact the State Highway Department. A link to the new web page can be found on the City of Elizabethtown’s Facebook page.

An event to help fight hunger across the nation is taking place this weekend. Stamp Out Hunger is celebrating its 27th year. Anyone experiencing food insecurity should contact Feeding America Kentucky’s Heartland.

Fort Knox is hosting a Mothers Day brunch Saturday. More information about prices can be found at The public is welcome to attend this event, but reservations must be made by the end of today.

May 8, 2019

A Two Vehicle Collision Took Place In New Haven On Monday. Nelson County Police Say A Driver Was Traveling East On Balltown Road, When They Allegedly Crossed The Center Line, Striking A Second Vehicle Head On. The Driver Of The First Vehicle Was Entrapped With Life Threatening Injuries And Was Airlifted To University Of Louisville Hospital. The Operator And Passenger Of The Second Car Were Transported To Flaget Hospital By Nelson County Ems. Deputy Ferrie With The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office Is Investigating.

Two People Have Been Indicted For Using Counterfeit Money At An Elizabethtown Restaurant. According To Arrest Records, The Two Left Long John Silvers After Police Responded To A Call About A Counterfeit 100 Dollar Bill. When Police Searched The Pair’s Car, They Found 2 Additional Counterfeit Bills. Both Face Charges Of Criminal Possession Of A Forged Instrument 1st Degree.

A Rineyville Man Was Arrested Last Week After Police Say He Pointed A Gun At A Woman’s Face. According To Arrest Records, Keith Krieger Allegedly Pointed The Gun At The Woman’s Face, Then Turned The Weapon Away To Fire A Shot In The Air. Neighbors Nearby Say They Heard Someone Yelling For Kreiger To Put The Gun Down. Krieger Is Charged With 1st Degree Wanton Endangerment And Was Held In The Hardin County Detention Center.

New Measures Are Being Taken To Stop Out Of Country Scam Calls. Attorney General Andy Beshear Says His Administration Has Returned Over Two Million Dollars To Kentuckians Through His Office Of Senior Protection, But That This Bipartisan Effort Will Seek To Eliminate The Calls Coming Through In The First Place. Americans Received Almost 18 Billion Scam Calls In 2018.

May 1, 2019

Elizabethtown Police Responded to a violent domestic disturbance on Madison Street early yesterday morning. Officials say 40 year old Cory Lawler of Hodgenville allegedly assaulted his ex-girlfriend. Lawler was said to be intoxicated during the incident and faces multiple charges including attempted arson, assault, criminal mischief and resisting arrest.

A Grayson County man was sentenced after being convicted of child pornography charges. The Department of Justice says 37 year old James Armes was sentenced to 50 years of imprisonment and a lifetime of supervised released, Friday. He was arrested in May of Last year for production, distribution and possession of child pornography. Armes admitted his guilt in court in December. He was previously convicted on another rape charge, which required a mandatory minimum sentence of 25 years in prison.

Construction work for a major rehabilitation of the US 31 West Bridge near West Point will begin Monday, May 6th.

The Hardin County School District will break ground on two new school buildings next week. The new Lincoln Trail Elementary site will be eight tenths of a mile from the current school on Bardstown Rd. East Hardin Middle School’s new location will be on New Glendale Rd. adjacent to the Kentucky State Police Post. The ceremonies will both be held on May 9th at the location sites. The tentative opening dates for the new facilities will be August 2020.