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News for September 10

E’town City Council approves purchase of North Mulberry property

The City of Elizabethtown has purchased another plot of land along North Mulberry, with the possibility of a fire station being built there. The city council passed a municipal order following a closed session Tuesday night, authorizing the city to spend over $500,000 on the recently listed lot at 902 North Mulberry.

City of Elizabethtown spokesperson Amy Inman

Inman says the possibility another new fire station is not currently in the works, with it being a more long-term goal. The city is currently finishing construction on a new firehouse for Elizabethtown Fire Station 2.

Meade County set to unveil 911 texting program

Meade County emergency officials have installed a new program allowing texting to 911. Interim Meade County 911 Director Jeremy Miller says that this program could be useful for a number of reasons.

This program is intended to stay around as part of Kentucky’s next generation 911 plan. Miller notes that texting the number 911 will work, but you must be in Meade county to do so.

Man arrested after pursuit on motorcycle

A Hardin county man was arrested Tuesday after leading several agencies on a pursuit.

A Hardin County Sheriff’s deputy observed the subject, Steven Kolley, driving a motorcycle on Ring Road that had no tail light. When the officer pulled Kolley over at Loves truck stop, he discovered Kolley had 2 active bench warrants. Kolley was instructed to step away from the motorcycle, but instead ran alongside it while pulling the throttle. A pursuit ensued, at which point two Kentucky State Troopers joined. The pursuit, which reached speeds above 80 miles per hour, ended near the intersection of St. John and Long Grove Road. As officials placed Kolley under arrest, they located what appeared to be marijuana dabs, as well as methamphetamine and pipes. A loaded handgun was also found in the saddlebag.

Kolley was charged with numerous items, including fleeing or evading police, wanton endangerment, tampering with physical evidence, among other charges. He was lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center.

LaRue County set to return to classroom September 28th

Students with LaRue County Schools will be return to in-person instruction at the end of the month. The district announced their return plan for in-person instruction earlier this week.

Superintendent David Raleigh

Raleigh says the district will return on that date, barring any mandates from the governor.

AG Cameron named as a potential Supreme Court nominee

Though he might have just arrived as Kentucky’s Attorney General, Daniel Cameron could find himself sitting on the nation’s high court.

The Elizabethtown native was one of twenty individuals who were included in President Donald Trump’s list of potential Supreme Court justices, if another vacancy occurred during his time in office. The president has gotten 2 nominees on the bench during his time in office, Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh. Thurgood Marshall and Clarence Thomas are the only African Americans to have served on the court.

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