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January 22, 2020

The City of Elizabethtown has applied for two grants for hopeful future projects. The first was an application to the Kentucky Economic Cabinet in hopes of making improvements to the industrial park. The amount requested is $500,000. The second grant was submitted to the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management in an attempt to gain funds for improvements and repairs to local flood control structures in the amount of $2 million. The results of the applications may not be known for six to nine months.

The Elizabethtown Police Department has issued a warning after fraudulent credit cards were used to purchase building materials. Reportedly, two suppliers accepted a credit card payment over the phone, and the buyer picked up the supplies in a U-Haul. It was later found that the credit cards used were in fact compromised. Officer Chris Denham with EPD emphasizes using extreme caution when taking payments over the phone, and doing extensive checks on identification when taking payments in person. Detectives with the department are working to bring the suspects to justice.

The Hardin Memorial Health Board of Trustees has approves a two million dollar building project to remodel Hardin Memorial’s Progressive Care Unit (PCU) in order to make rooms more private. Currently, the PCU has thirty-four beds; two that are private, and thirty-two that are semi-private. This remodel will relocate sixteen beds to another area of the hospital to allow for the floor to be made into a private room only floor. The remodel is expected to be completed by the end of 2020.

At a meeting of the Elizabethtown City Council held last night, Mayor Jeff Gregory issued a proclamation in honor of Linda Funk, former executive director of Warm Blessings Soup Kitchen. In the proclamation, Mayor Gregory declared that January 21st, 2020 would be celebrated as Linda Funk Day in the city of Elizabethtown. Funk served Warm Blessings for thirteen years before announcing her retirement in December.