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News for January 25th

Elizabethtown mayor named to statewide task force

A task force organized by the Kentucky Attorney General will include a local leader. The Kentucky league of cities announced that mayor Jeff Gregory will represent them on the 17 member task force designed to examined the process behind search warrants in the Commonwealth.

Gregory says the group will meet for the first time in the coming weeks. The Attorney General’s office launched the group in the wake of the death of Breonna Taylor.

1 arrested after pursuit through Nelson Co.

1 person arrested after a pursuit through Nelson County late last week. According to the nelson county sheriff’s office, the department’s help was requested by Mount Washington police after a pursuit entered nelson county. Deputies made contact at Old Louisville Road, where the vehicle was observed at a high rate of speed. The vehicle continued through Bardstown before heading towards Boston. At that point, the vehicle missed a turn, running off the roadway near Nelsonville road and striking a deputy’s cruiser. The pursuit ended a short time later. One occupant, a 17 year old, was released to a guardian. Another occupant, Micka Adams, was arrested for multiple warrants out of Jefferson and Shelby counties. The car had been reported stolen from Louisville.

State sees gradual decline of cases this weekend

More cases of COVID-19 this weekend, but officials say cases are beginning to decline ever so slightly. The state reported over 5,800 this weekend, adding 3,795 on Saturday and 2,018 on Sunday. During a brief update Friday, Governor Andy Beshear offered up his reasoning as to why the state is seeing slightly lower case numbers.

The state’s positivity rate was 10.2% as of Sunday night. Locally this weekend, Hardin county reported 141 cases, Meade added 42, and LaRue added 13.

Ft. Knox officials advise retirees and families on vaccine

Due to limited supply of COVID-19 vaccines, just about every kind of organization is having troubling securing needed doses. And that includes the US Army. Fort Knox officials says that while they have been able to vaccinate some critical personnel, larger groups, such as retirees and their families, will have to wait if they want to receive vaccination on post.

Colonel CJ King says that once supplies expand, retirees and other affiliated groups will be able to receive vaccines on post.

E’town man sentenced again for child pornography

For a second time, an Elizabethtown man has been sentenced in relation to child pornography. According to the US Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky, Brian Leasor had been serving a 10 year supervised release from a prior charge relating to child pornography. As part of his supervised release, a monitoring company reviewed his internet history and search terms, as did a official during a follow up review. During the review in 2018, it was discovered that Leasor had searched the internet for sexually explicit terms related to young female juveniles. A search was then conducted on Leasor’s residence, where officials found several unauthorized digital items, as well as an unauthorized phone that contained additional searches related to child exploitation. Leasor was sentenced last week to 10 years in prison in addition to a life term of supervised release.

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