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October 14, 2019

Two vehicle fires caused severe backups on Interstate 65 last night. According to Facebook posts from Central Hardin Fire Department as well as Lebanon Junction Fire and Rescue, the responders first attended to a car fire on I-65 before immediately having to tend to a commercial vehicle catching fire near the same location. Elizabethtown Fire Department and Valley Creek Fire were also noted as being on location. The investigation into the incidents is ongoing.

For the second year in a row, Vine Grove has been voted the Number One Safest City in the state of Kentucky. Mayor Pam Ogden credits a strong police force and sense of community for the success of the city. Vine Grove reported zero violent crimes in the findings reported on safewise.com.

October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, and Hardin Memorial Hospital will be holding a remembrance gathering at Freeman Lake on Tuesday night. This event is non-denominational and will feature music, and testimony from parents. The gathering and service will begin at 6 PM.

The Elizabethtown Police Department currently has openings for 5 new patrol officers. Applications for the positions must be in by the close of business on October 16th. Written assessments for prospective officers will take place on the 19th. Applications can be downloaded on the department’s website, etownpd.org.