2 injured, 1 arrested after Elizabethtown wreck Sunday night
Two people are in critical condition after a motorcycle wreck in Elizabethtown Sunday night. Police they were called to the westbound ramp leading from the 31W bypass to the Western Kentucky Parkway shortly after 6 pm.
Denham says Miles was impaired while operating the motorcycle, and only sustained minor injuries as a result. Miles has been charged with DUI, felony assault, and felony wanton endangerment. The current condition of this wife and child are unknown at this time.
Labor Sec. visits ECTC for workforce development
U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia met with faculty and college officials at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College on friday. Scalia, joined by 2nd District Representative Brett Guthrie, was led on a tour of the college’s various workplace development areas.
Scalia also highlighted the college’s Coding Lab, which he says is proof that colleges like ECTC are meeting the increased skills needed by local manufacturers.
The group also toured local manufacturers, as well as the Elizabethtown-Hardin County Industrial Park.
Winefest a success according to officials
As the first major event since covid-19 hit, officials are calling the 4th annual Winefest a success. And with many events this summer canceled for the city, events manager Sarah Vaughn says Saturday’s event at Freeman Lake was a boost for quality of life.
Vaughn says officials welcomed in around 750 people throughout the event, roughly 25% of the event’s normal capacity.
State sees higher COVID cases over the weekend
The Commonwealth saw steady covid-19 cases numbers throughout last week, but those trends did not necessarily continue this weekend.
Over 1,000 cases were announced state-wide Saturday, and 439 on Sunday. The state’s positivity rate remains below 4%. Locally on Friday, Lincoln Trail Health officials announced 38 cases, 23 of which were from Hardin county. Meade county reported 9 cases, with LaRue reporting no cases.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87; Trump to nominate replacement
Just over a week since President Trump announced additions to his list of potential Supreme Court nominees, the nation’s highest court now has a vacancy.
Former Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died on Friday at the age of 87. Ginsburg was appointed to the court in 1993 by President Bill Clinton, becoming only the second woman to serve on the Supreme Court. President Trump announced over the weekend his intention to fill the vacancy, with just 43 days until election day.
The president has alluded to a female being his nominee, though wouldn’t name a particular person.
EPD: Man wanted in connection to E’town murder arrested
Authorities have made an arrest in the murder of Juwone Doleman. Elizabethtown Police announced the arrest of Jalen Williams Friday evening after several weeks of investigations.
Denham says police knew who their suspect was within hours of the murder, but opted not to release information. Williams is charged with Homicide, Robbery and assault 1st, as well as tampering with physical evidence.
He was lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center.