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News for January 29

Man wanted for Pennsylvania homicide found in Elizabethtown

A man wanted for a Pennsylvania homicide was arrested following a pursuit through Elizabethtown. Wednesday night, Kentucky State Police observed a vehicle traveling eastbound on the Bluegrass Parkway at a high rate of speed.

Trooper Scotty Sharp

The vehicle collided with an EPD cruiser as it attempted to get onto I-65. Police apprehended the driver, Issac Sanchez, after a brief altercation. Sanchez was charged with a litany of offenses, including wanton endangerment, as well as fleeing or evading police. He is being held in the Hardin County Detention Center pending extradition.

Local realtors organization makes donation to Ward family

With a local family receiving the news that their second daughter now has leukemia, a local organization, just like the community, is helping out. The Heart of Kentucky Association of Realtors has said they are donating $10,000 to the Ward family in the wake of their middle daughter, Adley, being diagnosed with a form of lymphoblastic leukemia.

Association president Mike Thomas say the group is also planning other events and fundraising events. The oldest daughter, Tenley, was slated to come home the day of Adley’s diagnosis.

States announces new vaccination sites

Yesterday, state officials announced four new regional drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination clinics. The governor announced Lexington, Danville, and Paducah as the 3 locations, with Paducah having 2 sites. In addition, a new state website has been launched to help with vaccinations information and eligibility.

Governor Andy Beshear says additional sites will be announced each of the next 2 Thursdays as the state continues to grow their vaccination efforts.

Area students make list for U.S. Presidential Scholars program

The annual list of U.S. Presidential Scholar candidates has been released, and several local students are featured on the extensive list. 7 high school students representing 4 different schools are included on the list, which includes over 100 candidates from Kentucky. 3 are students at Elizabethtown High School, 2 are from Fort Knox, and one each at LaRue County High School. The U.S. Presidential Scholar program is one of the county’s most prestigious honors for high school students. Students listed include:

  • Matthew Barnes, Elizabethtown High School
  • Matthew Dyer, Elizabethtown High School
  • Kristin Kolasheski, Fort Knox High School
  • Jazmine Moore, Elizabethtown High School
  • Sachaly Rosario Rivera, Fort Knox High School
  • Bella Thurman, LaRue County High School
  • Justin Winarkski, Breckinridge County High School

District court judge appointed to circuit

A familiar face in the Hardin county legal system is moving up. After 22 years on district court, judge David Simcoe has been appointed by Governor Andy Beshear to fill the vacant seat for Hardin Circuit Court.

Simcoe says he will be sworn in Friday, and will assume his new role on Monday. He takes over for former judge Ken Howard, who retired and now serves as city attorney for Elizabethtown.

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