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January 30, 2020

A Grayson County home explosion sent two victims, Angela Young and her 7-year-old daughter, to the hospital with severe burns at around 7 PM last night. According to media sources, the home’s gas tank had been filled around 3 PM, and the gas serviceman reported smelling gas after filling it. Young’s father advised her not to stay overnight at the home in case of a gas leak. The explosion reportedly shook homes for several miles. Young and her daughter were badly burned, and had to be airlifted to hospitals in Louisville as a result of the injuries. It has not been confirmed that a gas leak caused the explosion.

The Elizabethtown Police Department responded to the parking lot of a local business after reports of a woman slumped over her steering wheel. Officers made contact with Machelle Williams, 53, as well as a four year old child. Officers found what may have been heroin in the vehicle, as well as other drug paraphernalia. Williams was arrested on several drug related charges as well as endangering the welfare of a minor, and was lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center. The child, luckily, was unharmed.

An anonymous tip to Hardin County Crime Stoppers has led to another arrest. The tip led to the apprehension of Joshua Deaton in Western Kentucky. Deaton was wanted for bail jumping and narcotic related offences. Officials would like to remind the public that any information on any crime should be reported to Hardin County Crime Stoppers.

Radcliff Mayor JJ Duvall is reflecting on some of the obstacles he had to overcome in his first year in office, including divides between council members and the mayoral position. Duvall also stressed the importance that a good relationship with other mayors in Hardin County is to his community as a whole, due to the camaraderie and ideas shared amongst them.

Officials in Hardin County are beginning to stress the importance of the upcoming census, and the financial impact it could have on the community. Around $200,000,000 in aide to the county could be compromised if the census is not completed properly. The census will begin on April 1st, and residents of Hardin County will receive census forms in the mail.

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