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News for July 30th

Bardstown teen arrested for attempted murder

A Bardstown teen was arrested WEdnesday after allegedly shooting another. The Bardstown Police Department responded to the Speedy Mart at 603 Bloomfield Road on a report of shots fired. The 17-year-old victim, who had arrived at Flaget Memorial Hospital, had been shot in the left chest area. Following an investigation, suspect Tyran Maddox was located and arrested during a traffic stop a little before 1 a.m.

Maddox was taken to the Nelson County Jail and is being held on a $100,000 cash bond. He is charged with attempted murder, as well as wanton endangerment, 1st degree.

KSP hosts ‘Cover the Cruiser’ campaign in E’town

Kentucky State Police Post 4 took part in a unique fundraising campaign this week. The Cover the Cruiser campaign was used to raise money for the Kentucky Special Olympics. Trooper Scotty Sharp says the 1-day event, which was held at the Five Star at the corner of St. John and Ring Road, raised over $1,000 for Special Olympics. The event was used as a substitute for the annual Torch Run, which had to be cancelled due to covid-19.

Officials provide update on new trash cart roll-out

Waste officials are continuing to answer the public about new trash carts. Officials say that while the orange trash carts continue to appear across Hardin County, the old carts aren’t ready to be picked up yet. Red River vice president Steve Smith says that crews are still working to get the new, bright orange carts distributed to customers within the Hardin County system. Smith says the old carts will be picked up as soon as distribution is complete.

The new carts are part of the new, 8-year franchise agreement with the county.

Work detail fills 5,000 bags of trash in July

After roughly 3 months off due to covid-19 restrictions, Hardin County’s Inmate Work Crew was back out on the road in July, and they picked right back up where they left off, collecting 5000 bags of trash over 400 miles of roadway within the county. Jailer Josh Lindblom says the workers look at the task as a competition between the crews, saying, “it’s like a pride thing for them.”

Lindblom said that the time off also brought collection numbers down just slightly. Officials remind motorists to slow down when driving around work details.

ECTC launches Mobile Information Station

Elizabethtown Community and Technical College will be offering yet another creative way to reach out to prospective students ahead of the 2020-21 academic year. The college will be using a Mobile Information Station for those who would like to meet with college representatives, but cannot get to campus. 

The mobile station will also be at the Elizabethtown-Hardin County Industrial Foundation on August 11th from 7-9 AM and 2-4 PM, as well as visiting various schools around the region. All activity will be outdoors, and face coverings and social distancing will be required. More information and a schedule of where the bus will be can be found at

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