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News for March 26

Magnolia Bank donates 250K to Elizabethtown Police for officer, vehicle cameras

A major donation was handed to Elizabethtown Police yesterday. Magnolia Bank announced a 250 thousand dollar donation to the department for the purpose of purchasing and maintaining body cameras for all 50 patrol officers, as well as their cars. 

Police Chief Jeremy Thompson
Elizabethtown Mayor Jeff Gregory

Officials note that the quarter of a million dollar donation is the single largest donation in the bank’s history. 

Lions Club Pancake Breakfast still a go Saturday morning

Tomorrow morning, one of the area’s favorite fundraisers will take place. It won’t be the meet and greet it usually is, but the Elizabethtown Lions Club will be hosting their annual Pancake Breakfast at Elizabethtown High School. 

Club President Brian Dennis

The event runs from 7 am until noon. Tickets can be purchased from members of the Lions Club or at the door.

Hodgenville PD: Suspect in custody after 3 stolen vehicle Thursday morning

One person is in custody after 3 abandoned vehicles were found in the streets of Hodgenville yesterday morning. Police were called to College Street early Thursday morning on reports of an abandoned Toyota in the street. Another call was soon placed, with another abandoned car being found near Paula’s Hot Biscuit. 

Chief James Richardson says the suspect was apprehended by Elizabethtown Police. It was later determined that the Toyota was also stolen. Richardson says the suspect’s name has not been released. They were lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center.

Over 30% of Kentucky adults have received 1st dose of vaccine

36% of Kentucky’s adult population has received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine. That’s what state officials said during Governor Andy Beshear’s media briefing Thursday. Beshear also announced 726 new cases of the virus for the state, as well as a positivity rate of 2.92%. Locally, Hardin County reported 12 new cases of the virus yesterday. Meanwhile, LaRue and Meade counties both reported 2 new cases.

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