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News for August 4th

Elizabethtown City Council: Wifi for students; police department presented with award

The Elizabethtown Police Department was recognized for their excellence at last night’s City Council meeting. Chief Jeremy Thompson was presented with a plaque from the Kentucky League of Cities after the department’s policies and procedures audit once again came back 100%. Kentucky League of Cities liaison Mark Filburn said he’s asked often about the department’s performance, and said the reason behind it is simple:

“The standard stays high, the leadership stays excellent, and the support from the community is always there.”

In addition to the award presentation, the council also announced that Wi-Fi hotspots would soon be set up in locations around the community to assist students in their online instruction for the upcoming school year. Councilman Marty Fulkerson, who initially brought up the idea, said the service is a way to bridge the gap between students who might have the right devices but no internet access. 

“You can have all the computers you want, but if you can’t connect to  that Google Classroom, the kids still can’t learn,” he said. 

The service will start once the school years for both Hardin County and Elizabethtown Independent Schools begin.

Hodgenville PD asking public’s help in gathering their history

The Hodgenville Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance with a special project that will serve to chronicle the department’s history.

Hodgenville Police Chief James Richardson says the idea to gather information regarding the police department’s history came from the department having no photos of Chief John Cox, who had recently passed away.

Richardson says this will go a long way in honoring the department and the officers that have served it. I’m Jake Richardson.

Submissions to the Police Department can be made via their Facebook page, or by emailing Chief Richardson directly at [email protected].

Hardin County Schools releases “draft” of their Reopening Plan

Hardin County Schools has released a draft of their reopening plan to the public. Information regarding the upcoming school year is now available on the district’s website. District spokesperson John Wright says that the document isn’t final just yet.

Wright says that while the district is planning on only the two instruction models, the use of NTI learning could be implemented at any point.

FDA warns against using certain types of hand sanitizers

The next time you use your bottle of hand sanitizer, you might want to check the label on the back. The FDA released a list on Friday of over 100 hand sanitizers that should not be used, for two different reasons.

Lincoln Trail Health spokesperson Terrie Burgan says individuals can go to the health department’s website to see the full list of sanitizers the FDA recommends to not use.

Meade County man arrested after fleeing on stolen motorcycle

A Meade County man was arrested Sunday after allegedly fleeing from police on a stolen motorcycle.

On Sunday night, police were called to the area of West Lincoln Trail Boulevard in reference to a reported stolen motorcycle. A Radcliff Police officer located the motorcycle on the roadway near North Wilson Road, where the driver, Jason Poole, was operating it. When officers attempted a traffic stop, Poole fled with a passenger, who attempted to get off, towards Dixie Highway, eventually crashing and fleeing on foot through several parking lots. While being placed under arrest, officers located a metal shim and screwdriver in his pocket, fashioned into the shape of a key.

Poole was charged with Fleeing or Evading, Receiving Stolen Property, as well as Unlawful Imprisonment, among other charges. He was lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center.

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