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News for October 5

V Corps uncases colors, celebrates end of standup on Friday

While the official activation ceremony is still 2 weeks away, V corps took a big step on Fort Knox to end the week. The battalion uncased their flag during a ceremony Friday, flying their blue and white pentagon for the first time since 2013 and commemorating their end of the standup for headquarters.

V Corps Commanding General John Kolasheski

The Headquarter and Headquarter Battalion commander, Otha J. Holmes also spoke at the outdoor ceremony.

An official activation ceremony is scheduled to take place October 17th. V Corps was organized in France in 1918 during World War I.

KSP: 3 Tennessee men arrested after high speed, lengthy pursuit

A trio out of Tennessee were arrested by Kentucky State Police last week after being chased for over 30 miles.

According to arrest citations, troopers observed a vehicle pass them at a high rate of speed in Elizabethtown. A traffic stop was attempted, however the subject fled, dangerously weaving through traffic and running other vehicles off the roadway. The pursuit went on for thirty three miles before the driver lost control of the vehicle, striking another motorist who had to be flown to Vanderbilt Hospital for his injuries. After striking a semi truck as well, the pursued vehicle flipped off of the roadway and the three occupants, Rickie Nelson, who was the driver, Martavious Williams, and Kevin Wynn fled on foot from the vehicle. Troopers got into a physical altercation with the three, but they were apprehended. Nelson allegedly appeared to be under the influence, due to his glassy bloodshot eyes and erratic driving. A run of the car’s vin number revealed that the vehicle was stolen out of Tennessee, and tools used in car thefts were found in the vehicle as well.

The trio face a litany of charges including wanton endangerment, criminal mischief, assault, and fleeing or evading police. They were lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center.

HCS announces plan for 3rd day of instruction

While Hardin County Schools students are on fall break this week, there will be some instructional changes when they return.

Those taking part in in-person instruction will gradually attend more days in person. The district announced that those in-person students will rotate Wednesdays in which they will attend, increasing instruction to 3 days a week. Group “A” students will be going October 14th and 28th. Group “B” students will go October 21th and November 4th.

EPD dispatch recognized as best in the state

The Elizabethtown Police dispatch was recognized with an award recently. The center was named the 2020 Dispatch Center of the Year for the state of Kentucky.

EPD Officer John Thomas

The award was announced during the Kentucky Emergency Services Conference last week.

Deadline to register to vote is this afternoon

With 29 days until the General Election, qualified individuals who wish to vote in the have until later today to register. The deadline to register to vote is this afternoon at 4 p.m., and can be done online. Registration can be completed by going to and clicking on new or updated registration. The General Election is November 3rd.

Waste officials working hard to get all new trash carts to residents

Even with the October 1st deadline for personal trash cart usage now in the past, waste officials are extending their use as they hurry to get the all new orange carts to Hardin county residents.

Red River Waste Regional Vice President Steve Smith says any resident who received an additional cart that did not need one should contact Red River.

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