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January 17, 2019

Two people have been charged after using counterfeit bills in Bardstown and Elizabethtown. Amanda Frank and David Works both face charges including forgery 1st degree and possession of drug paraphernalia.

An Elizabethtown native will be on a national television show tonight. Christopher watts will be on Dwayne, The Rock, Johnson’s show, the titan games. The show will air at 8 pm eastern on NBC.

Elizabethtown independent schools honored their 2018-2019 excel award winner yesterday (Wednesday). Travis Thompson is a history teacher at Elizabethtown high school. Thompson has been with the district for five years.

The Kentucky transportation cabinet is advising the public of an extended bridge closing. The new deadline for the Bewley Hollow road project is expected to be around January 28th.

Hardin memorial health honored a staff member this week. Mary Manson was named as December’s HMH ambassador after helping chamber of commerce president Brad Richardson during a cycling event in September. Richardson said Manson then drove him to meet his wife at an area school. Manson was recognized at this month’s board meeting.

January 16, 2019

Three men were arrested after a robbery in Vine Grove just after midnight yesterday (Tuesday). Police say Elijah McQueary, Dennis Barnett and Dontarrious Meriweather were taken into custody after allegedly entering a home, attempting to steal items and assaulting the resident. The suspects were identified and stolen property, a loaded shotgun, drugs and paraphernalia were located. The investigation is ongoing and more arrests are pending.

Authorities are searching for a missing teen that may be in the area. Police are looking for 15 year old Kayla Sweeney who is from Hardin County and was last seen on October 30 in Owensboro. Sweeney is described as a white female with brown hair and hazel eyes, 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighing 130 pounds. Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to contact law enforcement.

The sewage pipeline on Diecks drive in Elizabethtown had been temporarily fixed, but city hall is looking for a permanent solution.
Director of stormwater management, Robert Bush said a contractor has been found. For more information contact the city.

25th district representative Jim Duplessis has filed a bill to help with financial education. Duplessis said several credit unions have already pledged more than 300 thousand dollars in donations for the curriculum.

One person has been charged for leading police on a high speed chase late last week. Authorities say Jamon Williams reached speeds of over 100 miles per hour during the pursuit. Citations indicate Williams nearly struck several vehicles head on during the incident. He faces multiple charges including wanton endangerment and reckless driving and was held in the Hardin County Detention Center.

January 15, 2019

An Elizabethtown man was arrested in Arizona after stealing money from multiple atm machines at the end of 2017. Officials say Casey Jenkins also took money from a company credit card. Jenkins was charged with theft by unlawful taking over $10,000, but under 1 million and held in the Hardin County Detention Center.

The Hardin County School District has two additional school resource officers. Sheriff John Ward says these officers will work to develop and nurture relationships with students and create an even greater sense of security in the schools and community. The department now has 6 deputies working in the district and ECTC campuses.

The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services will be hosting a transformers of child welfare summit this week. The summit will take place tomorrow from 9 am until 4 pm. More information can be found at the cabinet for health and family services website.

Central Kentucky community foundation has more than doubled the amount of local scholarships available to area students on scholarship central thanks in part to three new partnerships.
Davette Swiney reminds students and parents to sign up now, through March 1st, on the organizations website.

January 8, 2019

New management of the Elizabethtown sports park is set to be announced tomorrow (Wednesday). A press conference to name the firm will be held at 10:30 at the facility. As previously reported, tourism and city officials agreed to seek out a third party for the park last spring. The park cost the city approximately 1.2 million dollars to operate in 2017.

Police are investigating after reports of credit card fraud at several stores in Elizabethtown. Pictures of the suspect have been posted to EPD’s social media pages. Anyone with information is asked to contact police.

A man accused of murder in Hardin County is set to appear in court today. 20-year-old Joseph Capstraw is accused of the beating death of Amber Robinson in July. Authorities say the two met in Georgia before traveling to Elizabethtown. Capstraw is set to go on trial later this year.

Kentucky driver’s licenses are changing this year. The real id enforcement requires licenses to have new security features.
The Hardin Circuit Clerk’s office is expected to have the new identifications available beginning March 25. The enforcement of the real id act begins nationwide on October 1, 2020.

January 7, 2019

2 people were arrested in connection to recent break-ins. Police say several homes were burglarized on Hawkins drive in Elizabethtown.
Grace Logsdon and Joseph Walden were charged with burglary 2nd degree and lodged in the Hardin County detention center.

The Elizabethtown heritage council has a new leader.
Stacy Reynolds. Reynolds has assumed the role after Krista levee left the position last year.

With the start of a new year, health officials are reminding the public of tips to avoid the flu. The Hardin County area has seen 4 confirmed cases of the flu this season. Lincoln trail health spokesperson Lisa thorn also reminds those with the flu to stay home.

Governor Matt Bevin will host a forum in Breckinridge county tomorrow (Tuesday). Officials announced that Bevin and several cabinet secretaries will be at the courthouse to speak with community members about economic developments and other issues impacting Kentucky. The event is one of several Bevin has hosted in recent weeks across the commonwealth. The forum will be held beginning at 2pm central time and is open to the public.

Today is the first day for Nolin RECC’s new leader. Greg lee replaces Mickey Miller who retired this month.