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April 26, 2019

The city of Elizabethtown will have a new chief of Police in June. The City Council approved the hiring of Jeremy Thompson at a special called meeting yesterday. Current Chief, Jamie Land, announced in February that he planned to retire June 1st.

The Kentucky State Police and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) are partnering tomorrow to encourage citizens to remove potentially dangerous medicines from their homes and dispose of them safely. The collections will be held at all KSP post across the state from 10am until 2pm.

Kentucky Justice Secretary, John Tilley, spoke at the 2019 RX Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit yesterday about the innovative reforms and initiatives that are underway in Kentucky to lower overdoses and save lives. Programs such as the Kentucky Help Call Center, Local-Option Syringe Exchange Programs, and the new CAN HEAL Project among many more efforts, was his topic of discussion.

A student from Helmwood Heights had the opportunity to be Mayor for the day, earlier this week. Allyssa Levee spent the entire day with Mayor Gregory learning the in’s and out’s of our local Government.

April 24, 2019

A new scammer has hit the Hardin County Area. Elizabethtown police say they have received calls about a potential Driveway Sealing scam. The man was last need driving a white pick-up truck and his name is Pierre O’Hara. Officials say this same man is believed to have hit the New Albany area a few weeks ago. Anyone with information should contact law enforcement.

Pierce Street in Etown is closed today (4/24) due to utility installations for the sanitary sewer upgrade project by the Engineering Department. Detours are provided.

Students have the opportunity and financial options to attend summer classes in Etown. Visit Elizabethtown.kctcs.edu for Smarter Summer information.

The Way to Work program has yielded career opportunities and financial stability for 164 participants so far. Find ways to work by visiting unitedwayck.org

Marking vehicle tires with chalk prior to the owners’ exceeding public parking limits was declared unconstitutional this week. Law enforcement in the 6th U.S. District, including Kentucky, Ohio, and Tennessee are no longer permitted to chalk vehicle tires, in an effort to monitor citizens who may exceed the parking limit. In some areas of the 6th District, tire chalking was an activity use for raising revenue, rather than improving public safety.

April 22, 2019 (Happy Earth Day)

A Hardin County Community icon and World War 2 Veteran, Ralph Reese, passed away last Thursday Night. A memorial service is Friday at Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home in Radcliff starting at 11:30am. Burial with Military Honors follows in Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-Central in Radcliff. Visiation is from 4 to 8pm Thursday and continues at 10am at the Funeral Home.

The President has declared a major disaster in Kentucky. Federal assistance will be provided to supplement recovery efforts to those affected by storms, straight line winds, flooding, landslides, and mudslides from February 6th to March 10th. Federal Funding is also available on a cost sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures for the entire commonwealth.

The Etown Mission Team recently returned from Elizabethtown, North Carolina to help with repairs after Hurricane Harvey last fall. Spokesperson David Dozer says there is a lot more work to be done there.

The Radcliff Rotary Golf Scramble was postponed until this Friday. Spokesperson Mike Enlaw says they are taking registrations until the middle of this week. Call 2707662749 to register.

U.S. Army Human Resources Command at Fort Knox is hosting its 5th annual “Raise the Bars” motorcycle ride on Thursday.

April, 19 2019

A Fort Knox Soldier Charged with assault went before a Grand Jury, Thursday. She was not indicted. Kai Waters was charged after a road rage incident in Elizabethtown in February where she stabbed the other driver.

A Hardin County Community Icon and World War 2 Veteran Ralph Reese passed away last night. (Thursday Night). Reese will truly be missed by this whole community. No funeral arrangements have been announced.

The American Red Cross is selling the Elizabethtown office. Officials say they will continue to collect blood and platelet donations at that location on West Dixie until the building is sold. The building sale was driven by continuing efforts to streamline operations to ensure the best use of donor dollars and reduce overhead costs. Officials ensure that the decision will not impact services provided in the community. The organization is looking for a new location for the local chapter office in the weeks and months ahead.

The Abraham Lincoln birthplace is open to anyone that wants to take prom picture, but there are rules and regulations when taking professional photos. Special use permit is required for commercial photographers collecting money for their service. You can receive that permit by contacting the birthplace visitors center. The gates close at 5pm, but the Boyhood Home Unit at Knob Creek is a great alternate location for pictures.

April 17, 2019

Attorney General, Andy Beshear is calling on Governor Matt Bevin and The Labor Cabinet to rescind subpoenas recently sent to local school districts. The subpoenas seek records and the names of teachers who may have participated in “Sick Outs.” He has given them ten days to take action.

Spring clean up operations are underway in Elizabethtown. The clean up will end on April 30th.

The Kentucky Career Center along with other local groups are hosting a job fair tomorrow at the Pritchard Community Center. Be read for onsite interviews and bring a resume for the employers to have. The fair will take place from noon until 5P-m.

The community is invited to a Town Hall Meeting this evening. Major General John Evans, Commanding General of Cadet Command, Fort Knox is hostig the meeting at the PAC. The event starts at 6P-M.

Over 26-Hundred dogs have been placed with partner rescue organizations through the volunteer efforts of friends of the Hardin County Animal Shelter. An import component of rescue is transportation. To donate for the purchase of a transportation vehicle for this organization email, FOHCAS.KY@GMAIL.COM