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News for March 12

Two E’town intersections to be converted to mini-roundabouts this summer

This summer, two Elizabethtown intersections are set to be converted into mini-roundabouts. Intersections along Main Street at Crutcher and Poplar will be installed as part of Highway Safety Improvement Program. 

District 4 Transportation Spokesperson Chris Jessie says that while these two are the first projects, five others are in the near future. Other intersections set to be converted as part of the program include:

  • Executive Drive and Commerce Drive
  • Dolphin Drive and Josale Drive
  • Poplar Street as Sycamore Street
  • Poplar Street at Mantle Avenue
  • Woodland Drive at Laymen Lane

The five upcoming projects, Jessie says, are in the process of right-of-way acquisition. The two for this summer were billed as one project. A contract on those has not been awarded at this time.

Elizabethtown Sports Park’s “Miracle Field” renamed as part of partnership

One of the fields at the Elizabethtown Sports Park dedicated to players of all abilities now has a new name. Announced this week, the Sports Park has partnered with The Cecilian Bank to rename Miracle Field as “The Cecilian Bank Miracle Field at The Elizabethtown Sports Park.” The naming deal goes into effect this year, lasting 10 years and is worth $220,000. A ceremony and ribbon cutting to mark the event is set to take place sometime this spring.

State officials open the phase 1C field for more individuals

Kentucky’s vaccine eligibility under phase 1C is expanding next week. State officials announced that those 16 and older who have medical or behavioral health conditions that might put them at a greater risk for Covid-19 can be vaccinated under Phase 1C beginning March 15th. Those conditions can be found on the state’s Covid-19 website. Beshear announced yesterday that the state added 1,211 new cases yesterday, with the state’s positivity rate going up slightly to 3.95%. Locally, Hardin County added 15, LaRue added three, and Meade County added two. 

Fire officials remind residents to check smoke alarm batteries with Daylight Saving Time

This weekend, we change our clocks and our batteries, in our smoke alarms that is. Fire safety officials use this time each spring and fall to encourage residents to take time to check the batteries of their smoke alarms. 

Radcliff Deputy Fire Marshall Tommy Crane says alarms should be clear and loud in case of emergency. Crane also says residents should replace smoke alarms older than 10 years old. Crane also says residents who aren’t able to purchase new smoke alarms can contact the American Red Cross, which runs a program designed to get smoke alarms installed in homes.

EPD: Man arrested after allegedly striking autistic son with belt

An Elizabethtown man arrested this week after officials allege he struck his autistic son with a belt. According to arrest citations, police say that the man in question, Nathaniel Stewart, had allegedly struck his 12 year old autistic son with a belt while he was in the shower. Officers say the incident resulted in significant bruising for the child, which could still be seen several days later. Stewart was arrested and charged with criminal abuse 1st degree. He was lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center on a $10,000 cash bond.

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