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News for December 29th

FAKH, City of Elizabethtown continue mobile food pantry today

Feeding America’s mobile food pantry will be back out for day two in Elizabethtown today. The organization and the City of Elizabethtown are using the program as a way of reaching and assisting those in the community who might be facing food insecurities.

City of Elizabethtown spokesperson Amy Inman

Today’s event at Helmwood Heights Elementary will start at 9am this morning. Yesterday saw community members picking up items at Immanuel Baptist Church.

Central Hardin VFD one of 3 departments receiving new gear

Central Hardin Volunteer Fire Department is one of three recipients of new turnout gear, provided by a nationwide award. MSA’s and Dupont’s Globe Gear Giveaway gave out four new sets of turnout gear and helmets to three fire department, and the local volunteer organization in Elizabethtown is one of the lucky winners.

Firefighter Amanda Medley was responsible for signing up for the giveaway, doing so all the way back in February. Medley says the equipment will go a long towards keeping citizens and firefighters safe going forward. The normal cost of this equipment is around $4,000 for each set.

EPD: Man arrested after domestic incident

An Elizabethtown man was arrested over the weekend, accused of strangulation. Police were dispatched to an Elizabethtown residence after reports of a domestic issue. When police arrived, the victim informed them that the suspect, Josiah Humes, had struck her in the face. The victim alleged that Humes later shoved her face in the couch, making it difficult to breathe. The victim stated to police that Humes attempted to strangle her approximately 5 times.

Units arrived at a residence off of North Main and attempted to arrest Humes, at which point he refused, pulling away from officers and taking a fighting stance. Officer eventually took Humes to the ground, where he was arrested. Humes was cleared medically and charged with strangulation 1st degree, menacing, terroristic threatening, among other charges. He is lodged in the Hardin county detention center.

Man arrested after fleeing, hiding from officers on roof

A Hardin county man was arrested on saturday after police responded to reports of a domestic incident. Police were called to a residence off of Morrison lane Saturday in reference to a domestic dispute. When they arrived, the suspect, Jason Nugent, fled out the back door. The victim told officers that she and Nugent had had a verbal argument, with Nugent turning violent, striking her and allegedly dragging her through the residence by her hair. When she attempted to call 9-1-1, Nugent destroyed both her and his mother’s cellphones to prevent her from calling.

Nugent finally returned to the residence, before fleeing again and attempting to hide on the roof. Nugent was removed from the roof while resisting arrest. Nugent was charged with a litany of offenses, including assault 3rd and 4th degree, unlawful imprisonment, as well as terroristic threatening. He is lodged in the Hardin county detention center.

State outlines next step in Phase 1 of vaccine rollout

The newest COVID-19 numbers for the state were released yesterday. Kentucky announced 1,455 new cases of COVID-19 Monday afternoon, as well as 8 more deaths. State medical professionals also updated the public on vaccine rollout, outlining plans for Phase 1B, which includes those over 70 years old, as well as K-12 school personnel.

Dr. Steven Stack also discussed what school personnel would be included.

Additionally, the state’s positivity rate once again decreased yesterday, down now to 7.9%. Locally, Hardin county reported 9 cases, with LaRue and Meade each reporting 3.

Information for funeral service of Marilyn Evans

It’s been over a week since the passing of Wolf co-owner Marilyn Evans, and today marks her funeral service. While there are restrictions on capacity, Brown Funeral Home will be streaming the service this afternoon at 1 pm, which can be seen on their Facebook page. You can also view the streaming of the service on our facebook page at that time as well.

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