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News for March 15

Man arrested following Friday’s homicide in Radcliff

One man has been arrested after a woman was found dead in Radcliff Friday. Police responded to a residence off of Scenic Drive after reports of a possibly deceased individual. Police found the victim, identified later as Angela Dawn Kerr, 27, of Grayson County, lying naked outside of the residence’s rear door. Hardin County EMS confirmed Kerr was deceased. Police say Kerr had suffered multiple gunshots wounds. Police also determined that Kerr’s clothing had been cut off, and that her body had been removed from inside the residence. Later, it was determined that Joseph Meredith had been with Kerr. Detectives later found Meredith walking a short distance  from the residence, in possession of a handgun believed to be used in the shooting. Meredith was arrested and charged with murder, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and abuse of corpse. He’s being held in the Hardin County Detention Center on a $500,000 cash bond. Meredith was expected in court Monday morning.

State broadens group eligible under phase 1C

Beginning today, Phase 1C of Kentucky’s vaccination plan will include more individuals. State health officials announced the change last week, hoping additional Kentuckians with behavioral or medical health 16 and older will take advantage of the vaccine. 

Dr. Steven Stack

Kentucky added 445 new cases of Covid-19 yesterday. Locally, Hardin County added only five new cases Sunday, with LaRue adding three and Meade adding one.

Deadline for some to transition to HCS in-person is this afternoon

Elementary and middle school parents can transition their online students back to in-person instruction for next week, but they have until this afternoon to do so. 

District spokesperson John Wright

The deadline for high school students to transition back to in-person instruction is March 19th. Parents must speak with a building administrator at their child’s school to make the move.

Four juveniles arrested after leading pursuit in stolen car

Four juveniles were arrested after leading police on a high speed chase in a stolen vehicle through Elizabethtown. According to Kentucky State Police, Troopers observed a dodge avenger traveling near the commercial vehicle scale in Elizabethtown last week traveling at 110 miles per hour. At that time, troopers attempted to conduct a traffic stop, but the vehicle continued Southbound on I-65. The pursuit reached speeds of up to 118 miles per hour before the vehicle exited at the Upton exit and re-entered 65 going northbound. Elizabethtown Police were able to slow the vehicle with deflation devices, with the vehicle stopping at the 93 mile marker. Police arrested the four juveniles without further incident. They were later lodged in the Warren County Detention Center.

One month until Tax Day: Professionals say IRS has big task ahead of them

Tax Day is officially a month away. This year, with Covid-19 still present and a new virus relief plan from the federal government just signed, tax officials and accountants say the I-R-S has 3 tasks before them this season. 

CPA Jon Anderson says one change this year at the federal level is that unemployment benefits up to a certain level are tax free, unlike most years. And those stimulus payments you might have gotten? Not taxable income.

Ft. Knox, Hardin Co. Government sign ISA for mowing on post

Fort Knox and Hardin County Government have reached a final “Ground and Mowing Right of Way” contract . The county made the announcement on Friday, saying the Intergovernmental Support Agreement (ISA) will benefit taxpayers, with $200,000 in savings annually, as well as decreasing Fort Knox’s cost by around $100,000 each year. The county, however, will utilize a private contractor to maintain the roughly 1,400 acres covered in the agreement. Hardin County Judge Executive Harry Berry noted this is the fourth intergovernmental support agreement the county has signed with Fort Knox.

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