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News for October 9

Man arrested after alleged strangulation; barricaded inside home

A domestic incident in Elizabethtown resulted in a brief standoff with police yesterday morning. The Elizabethtown Police Department was called to Walgreens on North Dixie Avenue by a female victim, who claimed her boyfriend, David Corbit, had strangled her prior to the call. She had been able to escape from him long enough to call the police.

EPD Officer John Thomas

Corbit eventually surrendered without incident. Corbit is charged with strangulation, and is lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center.

Today is the final day to request absentee ballots

Today is the last day for registered voters in Kentucky to submit a request for an absentee ballot.

Hardin County Clerk Debbie Donnelly

Any absentee ballot postmarked by November 3rd will count in the general election. There will be several other opportunities to vote, including early in-person voting, which begins next Tuesday.

Local E’town man remembers Eddie Van Halen in wake of his passing

With the death of legendary rock star Eddie Van Halen this week, one Elizabethtown man is looking back on the guitarist’s legacy. Kevin Thomas, a lifelong fan of Van Halen, has amassed quite the collection of memorabilia, from guitars and amps all the way down to magazines.

Thomas even got to meet the man himself during a pre-concert event at Freedom Hall several years back. Eddie Van Halen died this week from throat cancer at the age of 65.

Kentucky COVID update for Thursday

Governor Andy Beshear announced 884 new cases of covid-19 in the state.

In addition, 11 more deaths were announced last night, bringing the total of those who have died from the virus to 1,234. The positivity rate for the over 1.5 million tests conducted sits at 4.1% as of press time last night. However, it is reported that at least 13,113 Kentuckians have recovered from the virus, though the number is believed to be higher.

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