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February 20, 2019 – News

AN ELIZABETHTOWN MAN DIED IN A SEMI TRUCK ACCIDENT IN WISCONSIN THIS WEEK. THE MAN WAS IDENTIFIED AS 39- YEAR OLD, TIMOTHY GREEN. THE INVESTIGATION IS STILL ONGOING.

THE GRAYSON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE HAS HAS RELEASED MORE INFORMATION AFTER A FATAL CRASH THAT HAPPENED OVER THE WEEKEND. 43 YEAR OLD MARK HIGGS WAS KILLED IN THE COLLISION. NO FURTHER DETAILS HAVE BEEN RELEASED.

A JOB FAIR WILL BE HELD ON FORT KNOX TOMORROW. THE EVENT TAKES PLACE AT THE SADOWSKI CENTER BEGINNING AT 11AM. MORE DETAILS CAN BE FOUND ON THE POSTS WEBSITE.

AN OHIO MAN HAS BEEN CHARGED AFTER LEADING POLICE ON A PURSUIT IN ELIZABETHTOWN THIS WEEK. ACCORDING TO ARREST RECORDS, 911 RECEIVED MULTIPLE CALLS THAT A VEHICLE WAS DRIVING ERRATICALLY MONDAY EVENING. OFFICIALS LOCATED A VEHICLE MATCHING THE DESCRIPTION OF THE TRUCK ON THE BLUEGRASS PARKWAY. UPON CONTACT WITH THE DRIVER, IDENTIFIED AS JOSEPH RUTHERFORD, TROOPERS SAY RUTHERFORD FLED FROM POLICE AND BEGAN SWERVING ON THE ROAD CAUSING ONE VEHICLE TO RUN OFF THE ROADWAY. HE WAS LATER TAKEN INTO CUSTODY AND FACES MULTIPLE CHARGES INCLUDING WANTON ENDANGERMENT. HE WAS HELD IN THE HARDIN COUNTY DETENTION CENTER.

February 19, 2019 – News

ONE PERSON WAS KILLED IN A CRASH IN GRAYSON COUNTY OVER THE WEEKEND. AUTHORITIES SAY THE INCIDENT TOOK PLACE JUST BEFORE 9PM SUNDAY NIGHT. ACCORDING TO OFFICIALS, THE UNIDENTIFIED MALE DRIVER WAS TRAVELING SOUTH ON BOWLING GREEN ROAD WHEN HIS VEHICLE LEFT THE ROADWAY, TRAVELED DOWN AN EMBANKMENT, AND OVERTURNED. THE NAME OF THE VICTIM HAS NOT BEEN RELEASED AT THIS TIME. THE INCIDENT REMAINS UNDER INVESTIGATION.

THREE HARDIN COUNTY SCHOOLS VEX ROBOTICS TEAMS HAVE QUALIFIED FOR THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP COMPETITION IN APRIL.THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP WILL BE AT THE EXPO CENTER IN LOUISVILLE.

THE ELIZABETHTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT IS STILL ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THEIR 35TH ANNUAL CITIZENS POLICE ACADEMY. OFFICER JOHN THOMAS. THE CLASS BEGINS ON THURSDAY.

THE PENGUIN PLUNGE TO RAISE MONEY FOR JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT TAKES PLACE IN ELIZABETHTOWN IN THE COMING WEEKS. THE EVENT IS MARCH 2ND AT THE RING ROAD LOCATION OF BLUEGRASS CELLULAR. MORE DETAILS CAN BE FOUND AT WQXE.COM

February 15, 2019 – News

ELIZABETHTOWN POLICE CHIEF JAMIE LAND HAS ANNOUNCED HIS RETIREMENT. A STATEMENT FROM THE CITY SAYS THAT LAND’S RETIREMENT WILL BE EFFECTIVE JUNE 1ST. LAND HAS BEEN WITH THE DEPARTMENT IN MULTIPLE CAPACITIES SINCE 1998. HE WAS SWORN IN AS CHIEF IN 2017 AFTER TRACY SCHILLER RETIRED FROM THE DEPARTMENT. NO OTHER INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME.

AN ELIZABETHTOWN  MAN WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY AFTER BREAKING INTO A HOME WEDNESDAY, CAUSING ELIZABETHTOWN SCHOOL DISTRICT TO BE ON A SOFT LOCKDOWN. OFFICER CHRIS DENHAM SAYS KEITH FACES 3 COUNTS OF BURGLARY FROM BOTH INCIDENTS.

WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY’S, FELLOWSHIP FOR CHRISTIAN ATHLETES WILL BE HONORING A FORMER ELIZABETHTOWN HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE. HENRY PASSED AWAY FROM LEUKEMIA IN JUNE OF 2017.

AN ELIZABETHTOWN WOMAN HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH HAVING SEX WITH A MINOR. MEDIA SOURCES SAY 34 YEAR OLD MARY MARLMAN WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY YESTERDAY AFTER ALLEGEDLY HAVING TWO INTERACTIONS WITH A 16 YEAR OLD. MARLMAN FACES THIRD DEGREE RAPE CHARGES AND WAS HELD IN THE HARDIN COUNTY DETENTION CENTER.

A RADCLIFF CHURCH WILL HELP THOSE IN COMMUNITY THIS SUMMER. STITHTON BAPTIST CHURCH IS LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS TO HELP PROVIDE SUPPLIES FOR THEIR WORLD CHANGERS PROGRAM. PASTOR DENVER COPELAND. MORE DETAILS CAN BE FOUND BY CONTACTING THE CHURCH.

February 14, 2019 – News

ELIZABETHTOWN INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS WERE ON A SOFT LOCKDOWN YESTERDAY. OFFICIALS SENT OUT A ONE CALL BEFORE 9AM WEDNESDAY SAYING THAT A HOME NEAR THE SCHOOL HAD BEEN BROKEN INTO AND THAT THE SUSPECT HAD NOT BEEN APPREHENDED. THE LOCKDOWN WAS IN PLACE UNTIL JUST BEFORE 3PM YESTERDAY. NO OTHER INFORMATION HAS BEEN RELEASED AT THIS TIME.

HARDIN MEMORIAL HEALTH IS CELEBRATING 65 YEARS. MAYOR JEFF GREGORY RECOGNIZED THE ORGANIZATION BY PROCLAIMING TODAY HARDIN MEMORIAL HEALTH DAY.  THE HOSPITAL FIRST OPENED FEBRUARY 14, 1954.

THE CENTRAL KENTUCKY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION WILL HOST A SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION WORKSHOP IN THE COMING WEEKS. THE ORGANIZATION LAUNCHED SCHOLARSHIP CENTRAL EARLIER THIS YEAR. HE EVENT TAKES PLACE MARCH 25TH. SCHOLARSHIPS CAN BE APPLIED FOR ON THE ORGANIZATION’S WEBSITE.

THE KENTUCKY STATE POLICE IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE UPCOMING CITIZEN’S POLICE ACADEMY. THE ACADEMY BEGINS MARCH 12.

A RADCLIFF MAN HAS BEEN CHARGED AFTER ALLEGEDLY ASSAULTING HIS GIRLFRIEND. AUTHORITIES SAY 18 YEAR OLD KENTREL CROMWELL WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY ON TUESDAY AFTER POLICE SAY HE DRUG THE WOMAN TO THE GROUND BEFORE CHOKING HER TO THE POINT OF UNCONSCIOUSNESS AND STOMPING ON HER FACE MULTIPLE TIMES. IN ADDITION, POLICE SAY CROMWELL WAS IN POSSESSION OF KEYS TO A STOLEN VEHICLE. HE FACES MULTIPLE CHARGES INCLUDING WANTON ENDANGERMENT AND WAS HELD IN THE HARDIN COUNTY DETENTION CENTER ON A 15 THOUSAND DOLLAR BOND.

February 13, 2019 – News

OFFICIALS RESPONDED TO A SWIFT WATER RESCUE YESTERDAY. OFFICIALS SAY THE INCIDENT HAPPENED IN THE 400 BLOCK OF BOONE ROAD EARLY TUESDAY MORNING. NO INJURIES WERE REPORTED.

JUST A MONTH AFTER TAKING THE ROLE AS DIRECTOR OF THE ELIZABETHTOWN HERITAGE COUNCIL, STACY REYNOLDS SHARES HIS VISION FOR THE ORGANIZATION AND DOWNTOWN ELIZABETHTOWN. REYNOLDS REPLACED KRISTA LEVEE WHO LEFT THE ROLE LAST YEAR.

LARUE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WILL SOON PROVIDE PRODUCE TO THE SCHOOL.AG TEACHER CHRIS THOMAS SAID STUDENTS HOPE TO HAVE PRODUCE IN THE LARUE COUNTY FARMERS MARKET NEXT YEAR.

TWO PEOPLE HAVE BEEN CHARGED IN THE OVERDOSE DEATH OF A SHEPHERDSVILLE MAN. THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ANNOUNCED YESTERDAY THAT 27 YEAR OLD AARON SHELTON AND 18 YEAR OLD TAJUAN MCDOWELL WERE INDICTED WITH POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE. IN ADDITION, SHELTON FACES A CHARGE OF CONSPIRACY TO DISTRIBUTE HEROIN CAUSING DEATH. AUTHORITIES SAY POLICE RESPONDED TO A HOME IN SHEPHERDSVILLE ON FEBRUARY 2 WHERE THE VICTIM WHO HAS NOT BEEN IDENTIFIED WAS FOUND DECEASED ALONG WITH SUSPECTED HEROIN. THROUGH INVESTIGATION, POLICE IDENTIFIED SHELTON AND MCDOWELL. BOTH FACE A MANDATORY MINIMUM SENTENCE OF 20 YEARS IN PRISON. THEY WERE HELD IN FEDERAL CUSTODY.