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News for February 22

E’town shooting leaves once person dead

Officials with the Elizabethtown Police Department say the incident happened just before 10:30 p.m. Saturday night in the 500 block of Village Drive. Officials say a man, 29-year old Irving White, arrived at the residence with 2 males already inside the home. An altercation ensued, with White returning to his vehicle only to fire shots into the house. Shots were returned, with White being struck. White drove a short distance before succumbing to his wounds. White was pronounced deceased at the scene. EPD says the incident remains under investigation.

HCS adds second day of NTI for students following staff vaccinations

Slight changes to the vaccine plan for Hardin County Schools. The district announced Friday that an additional day has been added following staff vaccination for the possibility of lingering side effects from staff members. Officials acknowledged that while the chance of side effects among staff are low, the district cannot supply substitute teachers as they will also be receiving the vaccine. An updated list of when school personnel will receive their 2nd Moderna vaccine can be found on the Hardin County Schools website.

Golf scramble being organized for Ward family

A golf scramble to benefit the Ward family is taking shape. Organizers with Give 270 announced plans for the Ward Warriors Golf Scramble recently, aimed at supporting the Ward family whose daughters Adley and Tenley have both been affected by leukemia. The scramble will take place April 30th at the Elizabethtown Country Club, with a silent auction and additional contests taking place throughout the day. Registration for the scramble can be found by going to the Give 270 website.

Hodgenville square damaged for second time

For the second time in just over 2 months, a DUI has resulted in damage to the square in Hodgenville. Early Saturday morning, police were called to Lincoln square in reference to a one vehicle wreck. An investigation revealed that the vehicle had failed to negotiate the traffic circle, driving into several decorations and lights, including an antique truck.

Hodgenville Police Corporal Jordan Whitlow says a passenger of the vehicle was transported for medical treatment. The square was first damaged back on December 5th in another DUI incident.

Man arrested after Hardin Co. scam

Just days after warning Hardin county residents of a scam, a New Mexico man has been arrested after taking over $10,000 from an elderly couple. According to the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office, a man claiming to be the grandson of a couple called asking for $10,500, saying he had been arrested and needed cash for bail. The man, and someone posing as a lawyer, stated that the money could be given to someone who would come to the residence. Several days later, authorities arrested Robert Sanchez of New Mexico at Louisville International Airport on charges of theft over $10,000 The investigation is ongoing, with officials saying they expect more arrests.

Stormwater officials see possible flow increase, but no flooding, as snow begins to melt

Now that the temperature is warming back up, the snow that blanketed the region isn’t likely to last much longer. Stormwater officials say the melting snow, mixed with some rain, might lead to increased flow in some creeks and streams, but no major cause for concern.

Elizabethtown Stormwater Director Rita Davis says city crews hauled some snow to various locations to melt, including the Elizabethtown Nature Park, where she says they can control downstream water levels as the snow melts.

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