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News for March 2

BBQ, Blues, Bikes, portion of Cruisin’ The Heartland called off for second year

The City of Elizabethtown released their schedule of events for the upcoming summer and, for the second year in a year, significant events have been cancelled. Officials first announced that the annual BBQ, Blues, and Bikes would not take place, citing the inability to properly control crowd size downtown.

City Events Program Manager Sarah Vaughn says the Saturday portion of Cruisin’ The Heartland had also been called off for the same reason. Other events, such as the Wine Fest, Founders Day Fireworks and a new downtown concert would take place. Vaughn says a determination on the Heartland parade will be made on a later date.

Vine Grove man arrested after police say he tied woman up with dog leash, threatened her

A Vine Grove man arrested Sunday after allegedly breaking into a residence and tying a woman up with a dog leash. According to arrest citations, police were called to a residence Sunday afternoon after neighbors had said they heard a woman screaming after a man had kicked in a neighboring residences door. When officers arrived, they found the door forced open, as well as a female screaming for help. Officers detained the man, Jason Shamblin, in the dining area of the residence. A female came out of the hallway area, tied with a dog leash. Officers had to use a knife to cut off the leash, as the victims circulation was being impacted. The victim told police she had broken up with Shamblin, who had then forced his way back into the residence, assaulting and threatening her before tying her. Shamblin was arrested and charged with kidnapping, burglary, assault, and terroristic threatening, among other charges. He was lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center.

Hardin Co. recycling reopens, with some new locations

Recycling services in Hardin County are back up and running, after nearly a year of closure due to Covid-19. Sites across the county reopened yesterday, with several new locations being added as well. 

Solid Waste Director Stephanie Givens says that without inmate labor, Meade County, which partially runs the recycling program, had to hire additional part-time help to staff the program. Newly added locations can be found on the Hardin County Government website.

‘Pack a Cruiser’ event yields several truck bed of food for organization

Elizabethtown Police are calling their first ever Pack A Cruiser event from this weekend a success, after members of the community stopped by to drop off non-perishable food items over the weekend. 

Officer Chris Denham also says several coats were dropped off, which will also go to Helping Hands of Hope.

EIS board talks expanded in-person instruction for students

While nothing is official yet, members of the Elizabethtown Board of Education talked about more in-person return options during last night’s work session. Superintendent Kelli Bush presented the board with various statistics and data points, showing a large number of surveyed families, over 75%, feel it is important for students to return to a somewhat full time schedule of in-person instruction. Bush says that a plan for return will be discussed with faculty and staff in the days to come before a final determination is made.

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