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October 16, 2019

The Elizabethtown Community and Technical College University Center project has received another large donation. Hardin Memorial Health presented the college with a $100,000 gift to go towards the project. The University Center will be partnering with other universities to bring new nursing programs to ECTC in the future, notably signing an agreement with Spalding University in September. For more information, or to donate to the University Center project, visit

Two Elizabethtown residents have been appointed by Governor Matt Bevin to serve on Kentucky Boards and Commissions. David Wayne Pedigo, an environmental engineer, will now represent industrial operators on the Kentucky Board of Certification of Wastewater System Operators. His term in this position will end August 31, 2023. David Carrier Jarrett will now represent disabled American veterans as a member of the Veterans’ Program Trust Fund until July 15, 2022.

Helping Hand of Hope, which seeks to provide quality of life assistance to those in the community, has appointed a new executive director. Hope Burke will be replacing Gary Bohannon in the role. Burke’s role as community relations director will be mixed in with her new role as executive director.

A traffic stop led to the arrest of a wanted man in Grayson County. According to a release from the Sheriff’s Department, 35-year-old Joshua Garrett was stopped for a busted taillight when it was learned he had three warrants for his arrest out of Muhlenberg County. The K9 unit with the officers alerted them to the presence of narcotics, and over a gram of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia in the vehicle. Garrett and his passenger, 31-year-old David Maddox, were lodged in the Grayson County Detention Center.

Two major railroad crossings in Elizabethtown will be closing next month for repairs. Crossings at Nicholas Street near 31W and East Crutcher Street are scheduled for repairs beginning November 11th. Detours will be set up around these locations to alert motorists of the closings.

A West Point gun range received some unexpected publicity Sunday night and Monday morning. Video of a night time gun demonstration at the Knob Creek Gun Range in West Point was aired on World News Tonight and Good Morning America and falsely claimed as battle footage between Syrian Kurds and Turkish forces. ABC released a correction and apology on Monday via Twitter. The Knob Creek Gun Range thanked their patrons on their Facebook page for notifying them of ABC’s error.

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