An Elizabethtown restaurant was evacuated yesterday after a fire on the roof. The Elizabethtown Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at Hardee’s near Towne Mall shortly after 11 AM. Initial responders reported nothing showing, and the roof was accessed. The cause was reported to be a malfunctioning HVAC unit that had caught fire and self-extinguished. No injuries were reported in the incident.
A Hardin County man has been arrested after police say he distributed sexual material involving a minor. According to arrest records, Kentucky State Police executed a search warrant on a residence in Elizabethtown where they discovered two instances of child sexual abuse material in the possession of Joshua Wagner. During an interview with troopers, Wagner admitted to possessing and distributing the material online. A search of Wagner’s phone yielded 17 additional images and videos of child sexual abuse material. Wagner was arrested and charged with possession of matter portraying sexual performance by a minor, as well as distribution of the material. He was lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center.
More cases of COVID-19 were confirmed locally Wednesday afternoon. The Grayson County Health Department confirmed just one case of the virus, bringing their total to 136 cases. 109 of those cases have recovered. The Lincoln Trail District Health Department announced eight new cases, bringing their total number of cases to 220, with nine patients hospitalized, 27 in home isolation, and 179 recovered. Breckinridge County Health Officials confirmed two new cases of the virus locally, bringing their total to 22 cases so far.