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January 28, 2019 – Headlines

An Alabama man charged with attempted murder in Nelson County over the weekend was shot by police. The sheriff’s office says deputies responded to a robbery at 2:00 Saturday morning where they found a victim with a gunshot wound to the head. Kentucky state police later located 35 year old Justin Robert Hardin on the Bluegrass Parkway. Trooper Scotty Sharp says Hardin refused to obey the commands of the troopers and was shot in the leg. He faces numerous charges including 2 counts of attempted murder.

The body of a missing Grayson County man was found over the weekend. The sheriff’s office says 57 year old Michael Kerry Williams was located over a bluff near Foxwood circle road before 1 pm on Saturday. Williams had not been seen since January 13. His body has been sent to Jefferson County for an autopsy. No other details have been released.

With colder temperatures expected this week, Hardin County schools officials are advising of procedures they use to determine whether or not to cancel school. More information can be found on the district’s website.

Volunteers of America are looking for volunteers to help total the homeless population in Elizabethtown this week. The event takes place on January 30. For more information contact the organization.

January 25, 2019 – Headlines

The murder trial of a Hardin County man continued yesterday (Thursday). The jury saw body camera footage from the night police say Bernard Williams was shot and killed by Timothy Hargroves. Officers testified that Williams was shot 4 times after Hargroves fired 6 shots into his residence in November 2017. Authorities also say after the shooting Hargroves 2 year old daughter was left alone in Williams residence. The trial continues this morning.

Fort Knox will host a unique retirement ceremony today. Cheyenne a military working dog will retire with other soldiers this afternoon.
The event begins at 3 pm at Waybur Theater and is open to the public.

A Central Hardin high school student earned a spot in the u.S. Presidential scholars program. Garret Ashlock was named this week. This marks the 54th year for this scholars program.

This weekend marks the 10 year anniversary of the ice storm that hit the area in 2009 and left many without power for days. We take a look back at the event with local officials on community forum this Sunday. Hear more Sunday morning at 7 am and find past forums at wqxe.com

January 24, 2019 – Headlines

The murder trial of a Radcliff man began in Hardin circuit court yesterday. Opening statements took place in the case against Timothy Hargroves. As previously reported, Hargroves is accused of the shooting death of Bernard Williams in late 2017. Authorities say Hargroves got into a verbal altercation with the mother of his child before shooting her and Williams. The trial continues this week.

Elizabethtown’s vibe coffee has plans on opening at a second location.
The new location which will be in downtown Hodgenville does not have a set open date, but you can follow their progress on their facebook page.

Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland had a record breaking end to 2018. Over one million pounds of food was donated in December. To volunteer contact the organization.

Three people have been charged after a Grayson County man was murdered earlier this month. The Ohio county sheriff confirmed that Adam Lacefield, Wanda Ferguson, mandy decker were taken into custody after 59 year old Johnnie Hayes was found deceased. As previously reported, Hayes and Ferguson were shot on Richland road as they followed two burglars off his property in November. In December authorities say a bomb was found in a barn on the property. This incident remains under investigation.

The Senate plans to vote today on proposed legislation that could reopen the government. Senator Mitch McConnell spoke on the measure yesterday. The 34 day shutdown is the longest in us history.

January 23, 2019 – Headlines

A Hardin County murder trial is set to begin this morning. Jury selection in the case against Timothy Hargroves is set to begin this morning. We spoke with officials after they were called to a domestic incident in Radcliff in 2017. Bernard Williams was later identified as the victim of the shooting. The case was continued several times after a competency hearing was ordered last year.

Lincoln Trail Health Department officials say numbers for Hepatitis A are going down across the area. Spokesperson Sara Jo Best said those who had vaccinations over the summer may be due to have a second set. More details can be found by contacting the health department.

Officials on Fort Knox say renovations to the Patton Museum will take longer than expected. As previously reported, the facility closed last month for work that was not completed over the summer. The museum is expected to reopen April 16.

Kentuckyone Health has a new name. Officials in Bardstown say Flaget Memorial Hospital is part of the group that will now be called CHI St Joseph. Kentuckyone Health is in the process of transitioning ownership of it’s Louisville hospitals to focus on central and eastern Kentucky.

John Hardin high school’s winning streak continues. The team won 90 to 25 against Fort Knox last night. The team faces Scott high school on Saturday night.

January 22, 2019 Headlines

A Radcliff man has been charged with sex abuse. According to arrest records, 33 year old Steven Shackleford was charged over the weekend after authorities say he raped and sodomized a 6 year old child. Shackleford faces multiple charges and was held in the Hardin County Detention Center. No other details have been released at this time.

Several months after the city of Elizabethtown brought supplies to hurricane victims in Elizabethtown North Carolina, other Hardin County residents are planning a trip to help. The Elizabethtown mission team will travel to the area on March 31. Volunteers are still needed to help in the effort. More details can be found by contacting the organization.

Authorities have issued an amber alert. Officials say 10 year old Isaiah Boren is missing from Cadiz Kentucky. Boren was allowed to leave with Isaac Chamberlain but was not returned to his home. He is described as a white male with brown hair, brown eyes four foot one inch tall and weighing 80 pounds. He was last seen wearing a long sleeve blue and white tie dyed shirt, yellow fleece jacket, and gray sweatpants. Boren is autistic and is in need of medication that he does not have with him. Chamberlain may be driving a blue 2004 Chevrolet Venture. Anyone with information should contact law enforcement.

John Hardin High School will face fort Knox tonight. The school is the only undefeated team in the state of Kentucky. The game starts on Fort Knox at 7:30 pm.