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News for September 8

E’town shooting still under investigation

Police are still investigating after a deadly shooting over the weekend. As previously reported, police say they responded to reports of a shooting in the 600 block of Westport Road Sunday morning.

Officer Chris Denham

Anyone with information is asked to contact Elizabethtown Police or the Hardin County Crime Stoppers.

Health officials predict increase in cases after Labor Day

Local covid-19 numbers have seen an uptick in the two weeks following a holiday weekend, and health officials see that trend continuing following Labor Day.

Lincoln Trail District Health Department spokesperson Terrie Burgan

The department confirmed 30 new cases in the district on Friday.

Meade County judge/executive dies

Meade County Judge Executive Gerry Lynn has died.

The announcement was released yesterday by the Meade County Fiscal Court. According to the court, Lynn had suffered an undisclosed health issue back in late August, but was still fulfilling his executive duties, according to a social media post. Lynn was 68 years old, and has served the county since 2011. He was the first Republican Judge/Executive in the county, and the first to serve beyond 2 terms.

EPD: Man arrested after allegedly wrecking vehicle, assaulting passengers

The Elizabethtown Police Department arrested an Eastview man last week after he assaulted two people in a vehicle.

According to arrest citations, Brandon Medlock allegedly assaulted the driver and passenger of a vehicle he was in after getting into an altercation with the two over money. Medlock reportedly attempted to grab the steering wheel from the backseat and wreck the car several times. According to Officer John Thomas, it did not end here.

The vehicle pulled into the Elizabethtown Police Department’s parking lot, and immediately, Medlock was removed from the vehicle and detained until Hardin County EMS could treat the victims. Both victims were transported to Baptist Health Hardin for treatment.

Medlock was charged with assault and wanton endangerment, and was lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center.

Census Bureau sending out text messages for surveys

Residents may have recently received a text message from the United States Census Bureau asking them to take a survey regarding the impact of covid-19. According to Officer John Thomas, the department would normally tell people to ignore such correspondence, as they tend to be phishing scams. However, this is not the case for this message.

The department does have concerns that phishers will attempt to spoof this message as well, and asks those who receive these messages to confirm the number and link source before divulging any information.

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