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News for March 11

Soudal opens North American Headquarters in Elizabethtown

A global manufacturer officially opened their North American headquarters Wednesday afternoon. Officials with Soudal, as well as local government leaders, gathered for a ribbon cutting outside the new, state-of-the-art facility. 

Soudal USA Regional Director Joe Lepire

The company, originally from Belgium, specializes in producing various types of adhesives. 

Community, state leaders come together to honor Richardson

The ceremony for outgoing Hardin County Chamber President took place yesterday, and while it was filled with some ribbing and good-natured humor, community leaders and entrepreneurs came together to honor the leader of one of the state’s largest chambers. 

Kentucky Chamber of Commerce President Ashli Watts
Fort Knox Commanding General john R. Evans

Richardson is set to retire at the end of the month.

One person killed after head-on collision in Bardstown

One person is dead after a crash in Nelson County Wednesday. Kentucky State Police say they were contacted early yesterday morning by Bardstown Police in reference to a two-vehicle collision on highway 245 near Templin Avenue. Through an investigation, Troopers learned that one driver, James Milburn, was traveling south on highway 245 when he crossed the centerline, striking an oncoming vehicle head on. The driver of the other vehicle, 19-year old Joseph Daughtery, was pronounced deceased on the scene by the Nelson County Coroner’s Office. Milburn was transported to University hospital for non-life threatening injuries. K-S-P says the collision is still under investigation.

Officer pricked by uncapped syringe while conducting traffic stop

A traffic stop in Elizabethtown Wednesday resulted in a police officer being pricked by an uncapped syringe while searching a vehicle. According to arrest citations, an officer observed a vehicle traveling south on I-65 yesterday morning and noticed the vehicle’s license plate was not illuminated. Upon stopping the vehicle, the driver, William Bryant, was arrested as he had active warrants. The officer spoke with the passenger, Lynda Schenk, and asked her if she had anything on her or in the vehicle that would stick or stab him. She advised that she did not. The officer located a bag containing syringes, with an uncapped one accidentally sticking him. A search of the rest of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of multiple bags of suspected methamphetamines, as well as a scale, several smoking pipes, and an open alcoholic container. Schenk was arrested and charged with wanton endangerment of an officer, as well as trafficking in a controlled substance. She and Bryant were both lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center.

Beshear: Over 850,000 Kentuckians have received some version on vaccine

Just over a year since the pandemic started to grow, the state of Kentucky says nearly one million individuals have received some version of a Covid-19 vaccine. Governor Andy Beshear made that announcement during a visit to Ashland yesterday. 

Kentucky added 1,010 new cases yesterday afternoon, while again seeing the positivity rate drop, this time down to 3.93%. Hardin County reported 13 new cases, Meade reported 5, and Larue reported 3.

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