A tragic automobile collision took two lives yesterday morning. The Elizabethtown Police Department responded to the 2500 block of Leitchfield Road at around 11 AM. Preliminary investigation showed that a vehicle being driven by 17-year-old John “JT” Wigelsworth was traveling on US 62 and went into a skid, causing it to enter the opposing lane and strike a van driven by 79-year-old Louise Pullen. The two were pronounced deceased at the scene. Wigelsworth was a senior at Central Hardin High School, and Pullen was a former bus driver for Hardin County Schools. The investigation into the incident is ongoing.
A Radcliff man has been arrested on kidnapping and other charges. According to a release from the Shepherdsville Police Department, 22-year-old Joshua Reynolds stole a vehicle with a thirteen month old child inside from in front of the UPS store on Adam Shepherd Parkway. A traffic stop was attempted on the vehicle, but Reynolds attempted to flee. He eventually lost control of the vehicle, drove off the right side of the rode, and came to a rest. He was taken into custody without further incident, and the child in the vehicle was unharmed. Reynolds is charged with theft by unlawful taking, kidnapping, fleeing or evading, reckless driving, wanton endangerment, no operator’s license, and DUI.
The Elizabethtown Police Department responded to a drunk driving incident Sunday night in front of GC Burkhead Elementary School. Michael Williams, who was heavily intoxicated, was driving down St. John road when he crossed the center line and struck another vehicle. As a result, the other driver was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital for treatment. Williams breath alcohol level was more than two and a half times over the legal limit. He has been lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center.
Elizabethtown Community and Technical College is seeking nominations for their Beacons of Light Award. The award celebrates local black citizens who are heroes in their communities. Submissions must be limited to 300 words or less, and can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kentucky State Police Post 4 will be hosting their Shop with a Trooper event next Monday at the Leitchfield Wal-Mart. There will be pizza and drinks, as well as an opportunity to visit with Santa. The post is still accepting monetary donations for the event in order to shop more for the kids. Donations can be made by calling Post 4, or can be dropped off at the new post location on New Glendale Road.