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April 6, 2019

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and on the 25th, National Denim Day is recognized. This day was originally triggered by a ruling by the Italian Supreme Court, where victims case was overturned, because the court thought her jeans were too tight. Denim day is a campaign to prevent sexual violence through education and public awareness. Denim Day is a call to action for all people to come together by wearing denim, as a visible sign of protest against sexual violence.

The City of Vine Grove is showing pride for their town by painting the historic caboose. Mayor Pam Ogden says this is a great way to bring a new life and look to the city.

Bernheim Forest has partnered with leaders in the bourbon industry to bring awareness to sustainable clean water practice in the forest and in our neighborhoods. Bernheim Forest and Jim Beam will work together for five years on clean water education programs and projects.

April 5, 2019

Skeletal remains were discovered by the Bardstown Police Department, Wednesday afternoon at Windsor Gardens Senior Living Community. A media advisory from the police department states that officers were responding to a call regarding a homeless man camping in the woods there. Officers located skeletal remains in the small woody area behind Windsor Gardens and the coroner collected the remains and took them to the medical examiner for review. The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact Bardstown police or the anonymous tip line at 502- 348-HEAT.

The Elizabethtown Police Department received a grand for their K9. The Vested Interest in K9’s organization has provided over 3300 Law enforcement dogs with bullet and stab protective vests in 50 states at a value of nearly 6 million dollars.

A former probation and parole officer in Bullitt County has been charged with sex crimes. Kentucky State Police say, 51 year old Ronald Tyler of Shepherdsville is accused of rape and sodomy. A warrant was served March 28th charging Tyler. He was also arrested for Official Misconduct. Officials say more details will be released after the case is presented to the Grand Jury.

The Larue County Fair has come to an end. The stockholders and board members met last last night at a special called meeting. A motion was made to ” lock the gate, turn off the electric and water: at the fairgrounds. Efforts are being made to arrange a 3 or 4 day 4H, FFA, and Open Show for those wanting to compete at the state level, but no details were finalized. A meeting will be held April 11th at City Hall to decide the future of the fairgrounds.

April 3, 2019

A Hardin County woman charged with 2 counts of rape was in court yesterday. Police say 34 year old, Mary Beth Marlman is accused of having sex with a 16 year old earlier this year. Officer Chris Denham says the charges are Statutory Offenses due to the fact that Marlman is more than 10 years older than the victim.

45 years ago today, tornadoes destroyed homes and took 77 lives in Kentucky.

The Elizabethtown Heritage council announced plans this week for the formation of two committees, with the goal of marketing downtown, design and beautification. If you are interested in joining a committee, contact the Elizabethtown Heritage Council.

The U.S. Small Business Administration gave running soles in downtown Elizabethtown the Small Veteran Owned Business of the Year Award. Owner, Will and Madeline Rivera, were also honored by Mayor Jeff Gregory. Mayor Gregory proclaimed the Riveras as outstanding Veteran Owned Small Business Owners of the Year.Paragraph

The American Red Cross is looking for Volunteers to help install smoke detectors. The “Sound the Alarm” initiative will take place in Radcliff in May.

March 25, 2019

Firefighters responded to a blaze in Elizabethtown this morning around 5:30am. Chief Deputy Everett Roberts said that their was a light/van in a bathroom of an uninhibited home and it overheaded, causing smoke. Lucky crews got to the house before any major damage occured. Crews cleared the scene just after 6am with minimal damage reported.

Tuesday’s fire at Cardinal Inn in Elizabethtown sparked citywide conversation about poverty and homelessness. The American Red Cross provided vouchers to Elizabethtown citizens who lost their possessions and shelter in the fire. The mjor concern is long term housing for displaced and homeless families and individuals.

Nolin RECC has announced the winners of the Washington Youth Tour. Central Hardin students, Mckayla Collin, Madelyn Ditto, Tanner Hess and Jacob Marin, as well as, Elizabethtown High School’s Anastasia Newsome are Juniors who were selected for the all-expense-paid trip to Washing, D.C. The trip will be June 14th through 20th.

The U.S. Army Human Resource Command at Fort Knox is hosting it’s 5th annual
“Raise the Bars” motorcycle ride on April 25th. Spokesperson James Fry says this is a great way to take things off the newspaper pages and make this awareness 3D.

March 22, 2019

The Hardin County School Board decided last night to change the last day of school to May 31st. The Elizabethtowon Independent School Board also made changes to the current school calendar. Changes in the 2018-2019 school calendar due to school closings. May 29, 2019, will be the last day for students. Closing day for teachers will be May 30. Graduation for 2019 will be on June 1 at 10:00 am. Preschool will end on May 16, 2019.

The Central Kentucky Hosparus Health will be hosting a fundraiser tomorrow from 2pm-4pm.

The Elizabethtown Lions Club will be hosting their annual pancake breakfast tomorrow. The fundraiser is to raise money for cite preservation.

Vietnam Era Veterans will be honored next week (3/28). The American Legion Post 113 will have their 2nd annual dinner. The event will take place at the Legion Post in Elizabethtown on March 28th.