The Elizabethtown Fire Department responded to an apartment fire at 428 West Dixie Avenue early Thursday morning. Smoke was reported coming from the upstairs apartment. The resident of the apartment tried to extinguish the fire, but had to evacuate. The fire was subdued, but the apartment was heavily damaged. The Red Cross was able to provide temporary lodging for the residents of the apartment. No injuries were reported in the incident.
The Hardin County Veteran’s Treatment Court received a sizeable grant of $500,000 from the Federal Bureau of Justice Assistance. These funds will be used to help assist veterans in the program overcome barriers in their treatment, including transportation and education costs. The money will also be used in planning of future programming.
Despite two inches of rainfall and cooler temperatures, Hardin County has not lifted the burn advisory placed on the county. Chief of Emergency Services Bryce Schumate says that the conditions are still too dry to safely burn. Grayson and Larue counties both lifted their burn bans Tuesday afternoon.
The Elizabethtown Police Department has issued new changes to their policies regarding tattoos on the arm. The department has now allowed long sleeved shirts to be worn year round so to cover up tattoos on the lower arm, which previously immediately disqualified an applicant. Anyone with questions regarding the new changes are encouraged to call the Elizabethtown Police Department.