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May 22, 2019

Primary results from last night: Democrat Andy Beshear will face Republican incumbent, Governor Matt Bevin, in the General Election on November 5th. Secretary of State will be Heather French Henry against Michael Adams. For Agriculture Commissioner: Robert Conway against Ryan Quarles.

The American Red Cross is seeking donations of a specific blood type. Type-O blood is in high demand all over the country due to its multiple uses.

Hodgenville has a new Deli and Bakery. 4 Scores Deli is the newest business in downtown Hodgenville. Owner, Eric Cecile likes the thought of serving locals with local production. 4 Scores is closed on Tuesdays and is open from 8am until noon on Sundays. All other days of the week, they are open from 6am until 2:30pm.

Hardin County Schools will continue their program to help children this summer. Students will be able to get free lunch at North Hardin, John Hardin and Central Hardin High schools. In addition to the feeding sites at the High Schools, HCS will be offering a more mobile version as well. To find where the Cruisin’ Cafe will be, visit the Hardin County Schools website and check under News and Announcements.

May 20, 2019

The FBI is offering a $50,000 for information about the death of an Bardstown Police Officer in May of 2013. Officer Jason Ellis was murdered while attempting to remove debris from the roadway after finishing his shift for the Bardstown Police Department. Officials have started to intensify their efforts in this case as part of Police Week 2019. Anyone with information is asked to call the Louisville FBI Field Office at 502-240-5944.

The Primary Elections are tomorrow. Hardin County’s poll numbers in previous primaries have been down. The Hardin County Clerk’s Office is seeking to change that by offering sides to and from the polls. Absentee voting will take place in the Clerk’s Office. For more information you can call the Clerk’s Office as well. Also because of Elections tomorrow, the office of the Attorney General’s Hotline is available from 6am until 7pm. Kentuckians who witness possible Election law violations are encouraged to call the Hotline at 800-328-VOTE.

West Hardin Middle School has found it’s new principal. Michael Elmore, the current assistant principal at James T. Alton Middle School, has been asked to take the position. He says he hope to continue to grow the culture of the school during his time. Elmore graduated from West Hardin High School in 1990 and Western Kentucky University in 1994, also getting his Masters.

Rehabilitation of the bridge along Greensburg Road over the south fork branch of Nolin River in Larue County is scheduled to begin this Wednesday. This should take up to 60 days. This project is part of the Bridging Kentucky Program, which is aimed at increasing at increasing safety and capacity of bridge structures all around the state.

May 17, 2019

An Event That Will Serve To Help Veterans Apply For Benefits At Elizabethtown And Community Technical College Will Take Place Today. One Session will begin at 10am and the other will start at 2pm.  ECTC Veteran Affairs Coordinator Edward Harris. This Event Will Take Place In Room One-forty-two Of The Regional Post secondary Center On The ECTC Campus. For More Information, Contact The ECTC Veteran Affairs Office Or Email Elizabethtownveteranaffairsoffice@kctcs.edu

An Event Honoring New Hires In The Advanced Manufacturing Profession Will Be Taking Place In Elizabethtown Tomorrow. Going Pro Signing Day will be at ECTC. Elizabethtown Community And Technical College President And CEO, Justin Pate, Says The Event Will Be Open To The Public, And The College Is Excited To Shed A Spotlight On These Professionals That Aren’t Going Into Something Like Athletics.The Event Will Take Place On The ECTC Campus, And Will Begin At Nine A-m.

The Glendale Springfest Will Be Happening Today. The Celebration Will Be Frequented By Food And Craft Vendors, As Well As Live Music. In Addition, Warm Blessing Soup Kitchen will be there accepting donations. People Can Also Sign Up To Volunteer With The Organization At The Event.  The Festival Will Begin At Eight A-m And Will Last Until 6 P-m In Downtown Glendale.

 A fundraiser for Hudini the I-65  Goat will take place this weekend. Broadbent Wildlife Sanctuary is having “Houdini Day” this Saturday. Spokesperson Lydia Stephens says for a donation of $10 per car, visitors can see Houdini and the other animals being cared for. The Goat was injured on the interstate in October and was moved to the Sanctuary in January of this year. Houdini has made a full recovery.

May 15, 2019

Hardin Memorial Health released a statement this week regarding the I.T. disruption they experienced last month. Vice President Tracee Troutt stated in an email to WQXE News that they have not identified the virus creator or source of the I.T. disruption, but confirmed through an assessment that no personal health information left the healthcare network or was compromised. Read the entire statement on our Facebook page, WQXE Quicksie 98-3.

The 27th annual National Food Drive Campaign “Stamp Out Hunger” in Elizabethtown brought in over 6,000 pounds of food last weekend. If you forgot to sit your food out, donations are still being accepted at the Etown Post Office, 2934 Dolphin Drive through May 18th.

A yard sale to benefit the T.K. Stone Moderate and Severe Disability class will take place on campus tomorrow and Friday. The yard sale is an annual event that is used to raise money to make improvements to the classroom. In addition to the yard sale, donations to the class can be made at the Main Office of T.K. Stone.

The Elizabethtown Police Department will be hosting a ceremony for their new Chief of Police at May 30th at 3pm. Jeremy Thompson will be swore in at the Historic State Theatre and there will be a public meet and greet June 3rd from 6-8pm.

The 7th annual night to shine event that benefits individuals with specials needs, was a huge success this past weekend. They had over 200 participants and spokesperson Joe Bennett says this event has become his favorite night of the year.

May 13, 2019

Kentucky Attorney General, Andy Beshear is warning citizens about another way scam phone calls could take money. When calling back an unknown number, people could be connected to someone collecting toll fees, similar to calling a 1-900 number. Beshear said the best advice is to not return unknown phone calls and to review phone bills for bogus charges.

A local organization is taking part in a state-wide day of fundraising. Central Kentucky Community Foundation will be partnering with several other nonprofits throughout the area. Kentucky Gives is tomorrow. In 2018, local nonprofits raised over $18,000 during the 24-hour event.

A charity event for a Bardstown clinic is taking place this June. The Nelson County Community Clinic’s “Run for the Health Of It” family fundraiser will serve to gather funds for the clinic itself. The race will begin at 8am on June the 8th and will feature awards, door prizes, t-shirts, and more. Those wanting to participate can register online at rivercityraces.com or can call the clinic for a registration form.

A Larue County business is celebrating the retirement of one of their long time employees. Mrs. May Owens, employee at La-Ha’s in Hodgenville will be retiring this weekend. Mrs. May’s last day working will be Saturday.