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March 1, 2019

The man charged with shooting four people in Elizabethtown has been formally charged. 35 year old Shadrach Peeler was indicted by the Hardin County Grand Jury Thursday.

Hardin Memorial Health Medical Group has a new location in Larue County. The 145 Lincoln Drive location had a grand opening on Thursday and will be open to the public on Monday, March 4th.

The penguin plunge takes place tomorrow in Elizabethtown tomorrow at 12, noon. This event raises money for junior achievement and will be located at the Ring Road Location of bluegrass cellular.

A series of three Hardin County Bridge Projects are now complete. These projects were part of the Bridging Kentucky Program which is aimed at replacing or repairing structures in critical need of attention across the state.

An amended version of the School Safety and Resiliency Act is headed back to the Senate for consideration, as the House voted 96-3 to approve it this week. The legislation sets a state goal of providing more trained law enforcement and school counselors in schools, while also creating a statewide school security marshal and requiring more active shooter and suicide prevention training, among numerous other items.

February 26, 2019

The Kentucky State Police are investigating a shooting that happened yesterday evening on West Poplar Street, in Elizabethtown. Officials say a pursuit took place and ended on HWY 84 in Larue County. The suspect was transported to University of Louisville Hospital with multiple gunshot wounds and is in critical condition. The incident started around 6PM Tuesday. Trooper Peter Binkley. No other details have been released at this time.

A well-respected Breckinridge County community member is being recognized today. Homer Gray Jr. will receive the Beacon of Light Award today. The award will be giving at ECTC at 1:30pm.

The Hardin County Fiscal Court approved funding for road resurfacing in the county. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, District 4, was awarded roughly $550,000 for this project.

The American Red Cross is still facing emergency blood needs. There is currently a severe shortage of type O blood. Location for blood donations can be found at redcrossblood.org

Hardin County School buses are monitoring drivers who do not obey their stop signs. Spokesperson John Wright said there are about 50 drivers per week in the county that run the stop signs or rush the stop signs while the buses slow down. Violators have been logged and they will be prosecuted.

Next time you buy honey, look for the certified Kentucky Stamp to avoid purchasing honey that is misrepresented as regional honey. Representative for the Kentucky Beekeepers Association wants to use their spring meeting as an opportunity to educate Kentuckians about honey fraud. The meeting is March 30th, 8:30am-4:30pm.

The National Weather service is issuing a statewide Tornado Drill Wednesday, March 6th at 10:07am. Hardin Countians are encouraged to sign up for “Rave” a mobile safety system.

February 25, 2019

More details have been released after a shooting in Elizabethtown late last week. Shadrack Peeler has been charged with two counts of murder and two counts attempted murder. The victims in last Thursday’s shootings have been identified as Cherie Turner, age 34, of Elizabethtown, who was found deceased in the 200 block of Warfield Drive, Subash Ghale, age 40 of Elizabethtown, who was pronounced deceased at the gas station at 600 North Miles Street, Prayash Baniya, age 31 of Elizabethtown, who was found with critical injuries inside the gas station at 600 North Miles Street, and Nadia Hamilton, age 34, of Elizabethtown, who was shot outside the gas station and then left for a nearby park to call for police assistance. Baniya is still hospitalized in stable condition, and Hamilton has been treated and released.  

An event to raise money for childhood cancer takes place n the coming weeks. St. Baldricks is right around the corner. More information can be found here.

Kia Water, age 34 of Elizabethtown was charged with assault, 2nd degree and the victims in stable condition at University Hospital in Louisville.

United Way of Central Kentucky is looking for community member to be a part of their 2019 Fellows Program. Contact United Way of Central Kentucky.

John Hardin men’s basketball team remains undefeated as they won the district 17 tournament over the weekend, beating Central Hardin 63-48 for their third straight championship. They are set to visit Hart County at 8:30pm tomorrow (Tuesday, 2-26-2019). Hart County is hosting the 5th Region, Regional Tournament this week. For the Ladies, the Elizabethtown High School women’s basketball tam captured their 14th consecutive district title over the weekend. The Lady Panthers beat Central Hardin 74-38 and Whitney Hay had a game-high 20 points. They Lady Panthers find out who they play this week.

A new bakery has opened in Radcliff. The Gathering, had a grand opening over the weekend. The new location is at 728 Knocks Boulevard and is open from 7:30am to 5pm, Monday through Friday. Saturday’s they are open from 8am until 2pm.

February 20, 2019

AN ELIZABETHTOWN MAN DIED IN A SEMI TRUCK ACCIDENT IN WISCONSIN THIS WEEK. THE MAN WAS IDENTIFIED AS 39- YEAR OLD, TIMOTHY GREEN. THE INVESTIGATION IS STILL ONGOING.

THE GRAYSON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE HAS HAS RELEASED MORE INFORMATION AFTER A FATAL CRASH THAT HAPPENED OVER THE WEEKEND. 43 YEAR OLD MARK HIGGS WAS KILLED IN THE COLLISION. NO FURTHER DETAILS HAVE BEEN RELEASED.

A JOB FAIR WILL BE HELD ON FORT KNOX TOMORROW. THE EVENT TAKES PLACE AT THE SADOWSKI CENTER BEGINNING AT 11AM. MORE DETAILS CAN BE FOUND ON THE POSTS WEBSITE.

AN OHIO MAN HAS BEEN CHARGED AFTER LEADING POLICE ON A PURSUIT IN ELIZABETHTOWN THIS WEEK. ACCORDING TO ARREST RECORDS, 911 RECEIVED MULTIPLE CALLS THAT A VEHICLE WAS DRIVING ERRATICALLY MONDAY EVENING. OFFICIALS LOCATED A VEHICLE MATCHING THE DESCRIPTION OF THE TRUCK ON THE BLUEGRASS PARKWAY. UPON CONTACT WITH THE DRIVER, IDENTIFIED AS JOSEPH RUTHERFORD, TROOPERS SAY RUTHERFORD FLED FROM POLICE AND BEGAN SWERVING ON THE ROAD CAUSING ONE VEHICLE TO RUN OFF THE ROADWAY. HE WAS LATER TAKEN INTO CUSTODY AND FACES MULTIPLE CHARGES INCLUDING WANTON ENDANGERMENT. HE WAS HELD IN THE HARDIN COUNTY DETENTION CENTER.

February 19, 2019

ONE PERSON WAS KILLED IN A CRASH IN GRAYSON COUNTY OVER THE WEEKEND. AUTHORITIES SAY THE INCIDENT TOOK PLACE JUST BEFORE 9PM SUNDAY NIGHT. ACCORDING TO OFFICIALS, THE UNIDENTIFIED MALE DRIVER WAS TRAVELING SOUTH ON BOWLING GREEN ROAD WHEN HIS VEHICLE LEFT THE ROADWAY, TRAVELED DOWN AN EMBANKMENT, AND OVERTURNED. THE NAME OF THE VICTIM HAS NOT BEEN RELEASED AT THIS TIME. THE INCIDENT REMAINS UNDER INVESTIGATION.

THREE HARDIN COUNTY SCHOOLS VEX ROBOTICS TEAMS HAVE QUALIFIED FOR THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP COMPETITION IN APRIL.THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP WILL BE AT THE EXPO CENTER IN LOUISVILLE.

THE ELIZABETHTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT IS STILL ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THEIR 35TH ANNUAL CITIZENS POLICE ACADEMY. OFFICER JOHN THOMAS. THE CLASS BEGINS ON THURSDAY.

THE PENGUIN PLUNGE TO RAISE MONEY FOR JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT TAKES PLACE IN ELIZABETHTOWN IN THE COMING WEEKS. THE EVENT IS MARCH 2ND AT THE RING ROAD LOCATION OF BLUEGRASS CELLULAR. MORE DETAILS CAN BE FOUND AT WQXE.COM