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February 3, 2020

Kentucky State Police Post 4 was asked to assist the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office in regards to a two vehicle collision on Friday morning. The incident took place near the 2600 block of Beaver Dam Road in Grayson County. Tanner Edwards, 16, of Leitchfield was travelling west on the road, while Martin Whobrey, 58, of Leitchfield, was travelling east. Due to the wet conditions, Edwards crossed the center line and into the path of Whobrey’s vehicle. Whobrey was declared deceased at the scene. Edwards and his passenger, 16-year-old Hunter Hodges of Leitchfield, were transported to Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. The affected portion of Beaver Dam Road was closed to allow troopers to investigate the collision. The investigation is ongoing.

The Elizabethtown Police Department has made it a goal to crack down on unsafe driving habits in the year of 2020, as there were over 2500 collisions last year alone, just in the city of Elizabethtown. Collision numbers have increased steadily over the last five years. Officials with the Police Department stress that this is not in order to meet a quota, but to provide a safe driving experience. Specific offenses being targeted include driving under the influence, distracted driving, and unsafe driving in school zones.

Elizabethtown Community and Technical College was named one of the best places to work in Kentucky by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and the Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management in 2020. The selection process is based on an assessment of the company’s employee policies and procedures, as well as the results of an internal employee survey. ECTC was in the medium employer category, which consisted of 31 winners and includes 150-499 employees. ECTC President and CEO Doctor Juston Pate said, “We do meaningful work and work hard doing it, but we care about and respect each other along the way. I believe we truly are one of the best places to work in Kentucky, and couldn’t be more pleased to be formally recognized as such.” To see the full list of the 100 best places to work in Kentucky, visit bestplacestoworkky.com.

The City of Vine Grove will be hosting a town hall meeting to discuss the future of the City Hall building. The meeting will take place at around 7:30 tonight, following the city council meeting being held at 6:30. Ideas surrounding the future of the building have included making necessary repairs, tearing down and relocating the building, adding on to the current structure, or just building an entirely new city hall. This is a meeting that is open to the public to attend.