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January 7, 2019

2 people were arrested in connection to recent break-ins. Police say several homes were burglarized on Hawkins drive in Elizabethtown.
Grace Logsdon and Joseph Walden were charged with burglary 2nd degree and lodged in the Hardin County detention center.

The Elizabethtown heritage council has a new leader.
Stacy Reynolds. Reynolds has assumed the role after Krista levee left the position last year.

With the start of a new year, health officials are reminding the public of tips to avoid the flu. The Hardin County area has seen 4 confirmed cases of the flu this season. Lincoln trail health spokesperson Lisa thorn also reminds those with the flu to stay home.

Governor Matt Bevin will host a forum in Breckinridge county tomorrow (Tuesday). Officials announced that Bevin and several cabinet secretaries will be at the courthouse to speak with community members about economic developments and other issues impacting Kentucky. The event is one of several Bevin has hosted in recent weeks across the commonwealth. The forum will be held beginning at 2pm central time and is open to the public.

Today is the first day for Nolin RECC’s new leader. Greg lee replaces Mickey Miller who retired this month.

January 4, 2019

Whooping cough has been observed in Hardin County. The Lincoln Trail Health Department has seen a slight increase in confirmed cases of protusess, this year. Health department official Terry Bergen says that people should cover their mouth and nose when sneezing, and should always wash their hands. Bergen says the best way to prevent the illness is to get a vaccine.

Local officials have announced a final placement for Houdini the goat.
Deputy judge executive Daniel London said the goat will be at Broadbent Wildlife Sanctuary in Guston. Houdini was removed from i65 after being injured in October.

The lion’s club will host their annual spaghetti dinner today (Friday).
More details can be found at wqxe.Com.

A chemical spill shut down I-65 in Bullitt County last night. The Kentucky transportation cabinet says that a commercial vehicle carrying hazardous chemicals crashed near mile marker 111 about 6:30pm. The cleanup continued through the night and all lanes were reopened just before 1am.

January 3, 2019

Houdini the goat is one step closer to finding a permanent home. Members of the 7 person committee visited a potential site and hope to have a placement for the goat by the end of this week. As previously reported, Houdini was removed from the side of i65 in October after being injured. Donations for Houdini’s care can be made on the friends of the Hardin County animal shelter’s Facebook page.

A local organization is opening its doors to non-profits looking for funding. United way of central Kentucky will hold their annual grant training later this month.
United way of central Kentucky spokesperson Katie Kurtz. Attendance at one of the two events is required to apply for funding. Those interested in attending must rsvp. More information can be found on United Way of Central Kentucky’s website.

A student in Elizabethtown received national attention.
The artwork will be on display through January 6th.

An Elizabethtown man charged with murder was arraigned in court yesterday. As previously reported, 24-year-old Jahi Hall was taken into custody last month after a child in his care was pronounced dead.
Hall is set to appear in court again next week.

January 2, 2019

Hardin County will see new mayors beginning today. JJ Duvall will reclaim his seat in Radcliff. In Vine Grove, Pam Ogden will replace Blake Proffitt while Jeff Gregory will take over as mayor of Elizabethtown.

With a new Congress set to be seated tomorrow, local legislative representatives give a look at what issues lie ahead in 2019.
Officials hope to soon end a government shutdown as it gets close to entering its second week.

2 people were arrested this week after police conducted a search warrant in Radcliff. According to arrest records, police arrived at a residence on Millcreek road in Radcliff Saturday night. When officers arrived, one suspect attempted to flee from a window the residence while another attempted to leave in a vehicle. Both were apprehended. 2 men, Seth Smith, and Daniel Lamm were charged with fleeing and evading police. Lamm was also charged with possession of a controlled substance. Both were lodged in the Hardin County detention center.

A Bullitt County woman was charged over new years for providing alcohol and marijuana for more than a dozen minors. Media sources indicate that 36-year-old Lindsey Lewis was taken into custody early yesterday morning after police responded to the home in Mount Washington. Authorities say there were over 40 people at the party and that bottles of alcohol were visible upon their arrival at the residence. Lewis faces 14 counts of engaging in an unlawful transaction with a minor. She was held in the Bullitt County detention center.