With nearly 250 confirmed illnesses in their service area, the Lincoln Trail District Health Department is advising residents about how to be safe and healthy for the remainder of this flu season. Preventative measures against spreading the flu include getting the flu vaccine, washing hands often, and staying home when not feeling well. Hardin County is responsible for the majority of the influenza cases in the Lincoln Trail service area, with over 150 confirmed cases.
The Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help in locating a suspect in relation to a homicide. According to a press release, the office is searching for Anthony W. Allen, a 44-year-old white male last seen driving a silver, 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer. The department responded to a Bullitt County residence on Sunday to find that the victim, Robert Wendell Bailey, had suffered life-threatening injuries from an assault. Bullitt County EMS transported the victim Jewish South Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. The investigation is ongoing.
An Elizabethtown road is going to have its name changed. The former Woodland Drive located near Hardin Memorial Hospital is being isolated and having its course altered. Surveys regarding the name change were sent to residents on the street, and several voted for the name Craddock Court, named after former House of Representatives member Eileen Craddock, who lived on the street for a number of years. The results of the survey are not yet final.
The Elizabethtown Police Department are still looking to fill several attendee spots for their Citizen’s Police Academy being held on February 20th. The academy provides an opportunity for attendees to look into the day to day operations of the department. Those wishing to attend the academy should contact Officer Denham or visit etownpd.org to download an application.