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News for January 18th

EABC to play at Sports Park this season

Participants of this year’s Etown Area Baseball Commission will get to play their season at a different facility. It was announced by the city that the annual league would host games at the state-of-the-art Elizabethtown Sports Park at no charge.

Elizabethtown mayor Jeff Gregory

The Sports Park had just recently been announced as the location for the TravelBall Select National Championship.

2 men arrested after allegedly trying to pawn stolen gun to owner

Two men were arrested in Elizabethtown Friday after a burglary. According to arrest citations, police investigated a home burglary on the 13th, in which the home owner advised that 3 handguns and some money were stolen. A day later, a man, later identified as Douglas Blanton, brought one of the handguns to a pawn shop where the burglary victim was employed. She contacted police, who detained Blanton. Another man, Kristopher Knick, was questioned by police regarding his involvement in the burglary. Further investigation revealed that Knick had given Blanton information on the residence in order to pay off a drug debts. Both men were arrested and charged with related burglary offenses, with Knick being hit with various drug related offenses. Both were lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center.

COVID-19 cases from the weekend

Over 5,400 new cases of Covid-19 from over the weekend here in the Commonwealth. On saturday, officials announced 3,096 cases and 2,362 on Sunday. As of yesterday, the state’s positivity rate has decreased ever so slightly, now down to 11.4%. The state also reported 34 new virus related deaths Sunday afternoon. Local counties continued to add cases over the weekend. In Hardin county, 99 cases combined from this weekend. Meade county reported 30 cases, and LaRue county reported 10.

MLK Day of Service continues with second Feeding American food distribution

Today marked the second food distribution opportunity for Feeding America Kentucky’s Heartland. The event was one of 2 hosted by the organization for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. Not only were the food distributions important parts of the event; so too were the volunteering opportunities, which Director of Marketing Jamie Thomas says is critical to the organization’s success.

The food distribution ran at the Elizabethtown Sports Park from 9am to 11am.

Flaget Memorial celebrates 70th anniversary

A regional healthcare provider recently celebrated a significant milestone. Flaget Memorial Hospital recently celebrated their 70th anniversary in the Bardstown community. The hospital, which began all the way back in 1951, was established by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth as the region’s first hospital. The hospital has grown since starting out with 9 doctors and a dentist, now boasting more than 300 employees. Another community based hospital, the former Hardin Memorial Hospital, now Baptist Health Hardin, will celebrate their 67th anniversary next month.

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