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November 21, 2019

The Larue County Sheriff’s Office responded to calls of vandalism in the Roanoke community Wednesday morning. First, a resident called to say his house had been shot. Upon investigation, a shotgun had been used, hitting the wall and breaking the window. Then, a local grocery store called the office, saying they too had been vandalized. Windows were broken, and thieves had attempted to break into a soda machine. The owner of the store also had the windows in one of his pickup trucks shattered. The Larue County Sheriff’s Office posted images from a security camera on their Facebook page. The suspects have been identified, and the investigation is ongoing.

The Kentucky State Police Electronic Crimes division has arrested a Vine Grove man for possession of materials portraying sexual exploitation of minors. According to arrest records, 33-year-old Clifford Smith had allegedly uploaded thirteen images of the act online. After a search of Smith’s residence, he was also found to have twenty more files on another electronic device. Smith later admitted to possessing, receiving, and sharing the images and videos. He is lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center.

The Elizabethtown Tourism and Convention Bureau received two Traverse Awards for Excellence from the Kentucky Travel Industry Association; a silver award for the Elizabethtown Sports Park website, and a bronze award for the mural in the Tourism lobby. Over 160 entries were submitted from throughout Kentucky for the 2019 competition.

The Hardin County Animal Shelter will be hosting their first ever rabies clinic held at the West Point Fire Department this Friday from 12-3. Packages, as well as other information, can be found by calling the shelter, or visiting their Facebook page.

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