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August 5th, 2019

A new bill that would require stop-arm cameras on all Kentucky school buses was prefiled last week. State Representative Robert Goforth says he hopes this will help hold reckless drivers accountable for their actions. A first offense warrants a fine of $200 while a second will draw a $500 fine. However, if an offender is pulled over by an officer, the first offense will lead to six points being assessed on their license, with a second offense causing their license to be suspended.

An officer with the Grayson County Sheriff’s Department received an award from a state agency last week. Sergeant Fred Norder was recognized for his seatbelt citations. The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety presents an award for each transportation district.

A traffic stop turned into a case of false identity last Thursday after the Elizabethtown Police Department pulled over Kenneth Helm, who was driving in a car with expired plates. Helm told officers he was under the influence of meth, and meth was later found in the vehicle. Helm produced a fake driver’s license and a valid social security card with someone else’s identifying information. Helm’s license had been expired since 2016. He was charged with multiple drug and vehicle related crimes.

The 49th annual Cecilia Days festival will be taking place this weekend in Downtown Cecilia. There will be multiple shows at the pavilion, including cloggers and live music, as well as games, sack races, and egg tosses. A full events schedule can be found on the Cecilia Ruritan Club Facebook page.

Hardin County Schools has chosen the recipients of their Distinguished Alumni recognition. The five recipients graduated from the Hardin County Schools system in years ranging from 1959-1996, and will be honored at a luncheon at the Hardin County Schools Early College and Career Center. The names of those chosen can be found on the Hardin County Schools website.