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News for July 31st

With Cruisin’ canceled, economic impact for the area expected to take a hit

The streets of downtown Elizabethtown will look much different this weekend than in years past. With Cruisin the Heartland, events and tourism officials say the area looks to lose around $300,000 in economic impact for the surround area.

Elizabethtown events manager Sarah Vaughn says it’s unclear right now how much the area will lose out on collectively when considering all the events that have been canceled. But, she says, there’s no doubt that the impact will be felt.

Cruisin’ was one of the first major events canceled by the city back in May.

EPD: Man arrested after allegedly threatening officer during medical treatment

An Elizabethtown man was arrested Wednesday after allegedly threatening an officer while receiving medical treatment.

Officers with the Elizabethtown Police Department were called to the Motel 6 on North Mulberry Street due to Jason Cunningham receiving complaints in relation to being intoxicated

Officer Chris Denham says officers contacted EMS after determining that Cunningham needed medical assistance, being transported to Hardin Memorial. On route to the hospital, Cunningham allegedly threatened officers, even spitting in the face of one. He faces charges of assault, disorderly conduct, public intoxication, and terroristic threatening. Cunningham was lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center.

Elizabethtown opens state’s 7th REAL ID office

The Real ID Office in Elizabethtown has finally been given the green-light to open. The Kentucky Department of Transportation announced the location’s opening Thursday. While they are limited to only a few services at present due to COVID-19, the regional Real ID office is ready to meet those needs for the public.

The office does ask that those interested in the real ID make an appointment to get one, though these appointments are currently booked up in early August.

The office is located in the former Kentucky State Police Post 4 building at 1055 North Mulberry Street, and will be open Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 4 PM.

Bluegrass Cellular kicks off 10th edition of “Don’t Miss the Bus”

While not all students will return to the classroom next month, Bluegrass Cellular’s “Don’t Miss the Bus” campaign is still taking place. Spokesperson Mackenzie Riordan says the donations, which are online this year, will be accepted even after the August 7 deadline.

More information can be found on the Bluegrass Cellular website.

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