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January 9, 2020

An arrest has been made after damages to utility poles that caused power outages and downed power lines Tuesday afternoon. Gerrard James Abbott of Minnesota was arrested for leaving the scene of the accident and criminal mischief. As previously reported, Abbott had left the scene of the incident after removing debris from his vehicle, which was carrying an oversized load.

A Hardin County man has been charged after police say he was attempting to enter into someone’s home. According to arrest citations, police responded to a residence on Bardstown Road Monday night after a call regarding a suspicious person. The caller also advised that the person had been banging on her garage and front doors. When troopers arrived, they were told that the subject had fled the residence on US 62 towards Boston. Troopers found the subject, Eric Fields, parked at an abandoned trailer residence. When instructed to exit his vehicle, Fields resisted, but was eventually removed by officers. Fields eventually told troopers that he had been attempting to find a key to enter the residence. Fields was charged with menacing, resisting arrest, and criminal trespassing, among other charges. He was lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center.

Big Brothers Big Sisters will be hosting the Bowl For Kids Sake this year with some special guests. The Badge Bowl will feature Elizabethtown Police Chief Jeremy Thompson as well as Norman Chaffins, Sheriff of Grayson County. This is a fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters. To create or join a team, visit

The Kentucky General Assembly convened for this year’s meeting on Tuesday, and 18th District Representative Samara Heavrin has suggested several ways to participate in the process. On a post to her Facebook page, Heavrin listed the page and her e-mail address, [email protected], as ways to get in touch with her during the process. The last day of the session is scheduled to be April 15th, 2020.

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