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News for December 15

1 dead, 1 injured after Hardin Co. wreck

1 person was killed and another injured after a wreck in Hardin county yesterday. According to Kentucky State Police, the incident occurred just after 3:40 yesterday afternoon near Vine Grove. A Dodge Challenger, driven by a 17-year old juvenile, was traveling eastbound on Rineyville Road when, for unknown reasons, it crossed the centerline, striking a 2012 Honda passenger car. The Honda was occupied by two individuals, with the passenger being pronounced deceased at the scene by responders. The 17 year old was airlifted to Norton’s Children’s Hospital with non life threatening injuries. The investigation is ongoing at this time.

Man arrested after alleged abuse, rape

A Hardin county man was arrested Monday after allegedly assaulting his wife on numerous occasions. According to arrest citations and a warrant, the victim told police that the suspect, Jeffery Terry, assaulted her initially on December 6th, causing an open wound on her head, in addition to other instances of physical assault. The victim was picked up that morning by a coworker, who observed the wounds. When the victim returned that night, Terry allegedly held a box cutter to her neck, threatening harm if she went to authorities. The victim alleged that terry continued to assault her in the following days, with the victim being taken to Baptist Health Hardin due to previous injuries on December 10th. While there, she reported sexual assault by terry when she was unconscious, with medical personnel on hand reporting findings consistent with the victim’s rape and sodomy claims. Terry was arrested and charged with multiple offenses, including rape and sodomy 1st degree, as well as assault 2nd and terroristic threatening 3rd. He is lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center.

UofL doctors, nurses among the first to receive virus vaccine

Kentucky’s first five vaccinations for COVID-19 were administered yesterday morning at University of Louisville Hospital. Governor Andy Beshear was in attendance as five UofL hospital doctors and nurses received their vaccinations in public.

Governor Andy Beshear

Baptist Health in Lexington and the Medical Center in Bowling Green also received the Pfizer covid-19 vaccine, which arrived in Kentucky on Sunday. Beshear says each location received 975 does of the vaccine each.

Salary increase for next E’town mayor approved

The Elizabethtown City Council officially voted last night to increase the annual compensation for the mayor. That is, in 2 years. The council passed an order to set the mayor’s annual salary at the highest allowed by the Department of Local Government for Fiscal Year 2022. Councilman Marty Fulkerson previously stated that the increase has been some time in the making.

The order was one of the last major pieces of business the council voted on this term.

Meade Co. Sheriff sets up satellite office to offset COVID capacity issues

The Meade County Sheriff’s Office has opened a satellite office in order to better serve the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Sheriff Phillip Wimpee says that the courthouse did not give sufficient room for social distancing.

The office, located at the Meade County Fairgrounds, is open Monday thru Friday, from 8 am to 4 :30 pm, except on Thursday when it is open from 8 am to 6 pm. Any questions regarding the satellite office can be directed to the Meade County Sheriff’s Office.

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