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American Red Cross: Emergency Blood and Platelet Shortage

The American Red Cross is experiencing an emergency blood and platelet shortage. The national Red Cross blood inventory is the lowest it has been at this time of the year since 2015, with less than a day’s supply of certain blood types in recent weeks. 

The Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown will host a blood drive this Wednesday, September 29th from 12 to 5. You can help by making an appointment to donate at RedCrossBlood.org.

Kentucky State Police Arrest Larue County Man for Murder

Kentucky State Police have arrested a Larue County Man for Murder.

“Kentucky State Police received information of a possible body buried on a property near the Buffalo community of Larue County. After an extensive investigation, a search warrant was obtained and executed at a residence near the 500 block of Corinth Road by KSP on Friday, September 24th. Detectives located the remains of an unidentified person found buried underneath a large pile of debris in the backyard of the residence. KSP detectives charged David Puyear, age 59 of Buffalo, with murder and he was lodge in the Larue Co. jail,” stated Trooper First Class Scotty Sharp.

The remains have been transported to the Kentucky Medical Examiner’s Office in Louisville for positive identification and examination. More charges could be forthcoming as the investigation is still ongoing by Kentucky State Police Post 4 detectives.

E’town Man Arrested on Sex Offenses

Last Friday, Elizabethtown Police arrested and charged a local resident with sex offenses. “Following an investigation conducted by our detectives, Christopher Marshall, age 32, of Elizabethtown was arrested and charged with sodomy in the 3rd degree, rape in the 3rd degree and incest,” stated Public Information Officer Chris Denham. He is currently being held at the Hardin County Detention Center, and is scheduled to appear in Hardin County District Court today.  

American Red Cross FDA Update on Blood Donor Eligibility

There is a great need for blood donations, and there is an opportunity for everyone to donate. A local blood drive will take place this Wednesday at the Pritchard Community Center from 12 to 5 p.m. While many who previously lived in Europe for a span of time have been deferred, Red Cross Has now implemented FDA updates.

“So if there was somebody over there that was in the army that have always been told they can”t donate, they can now,’ stated Account Manager Remy Kennedy. For questions concerning eligibility, visit RedCrossChat.org.

Walk to Fight Suicide at Central Hardin High School

In honor of September being Suicide Awareness month, an Out of the Darkness Walk will take place at Central Hardin High School in honor of all the lives lost to suicide. 

“The out of Darkness walks are a gathering place for people who have had suicide touch their life in some way. What I hope people see when they come to these walks is a bunch of people who are there for the same reason: to show everyone that they are not alone,” states organizer Jake Richardson.The walk will be held on September 25th on the track by the football field, with free registration starting at 9 a.m. For more information, visit afsp.org/Elizabethtown.

Heartland Adult Education Consortium: “Everyone Benefits from Adult Education”

This week is Adult Education and Family Literacy week.

Over 40 million adults in the U.S. cannot read above a 3rd grade level, but the Heartland Adult Education Consortium is working to change that.

“We are a vital contributor to the community. We offer more than just GED services, because many people need this for the workplace to improve their reading and math skills. We are located at the Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, in the OTB 300 building in room 310. We want to be available, because we want to find out how we can help you, and we structure your plan around what you need,” stated Heartland Adult Education Director, Diane Kelley. They offer both remote classes and one-on-one tutoring. They even offer the official GED test that can be taken in the comfort of your home. For more information, visit the Hardin/Larue U Facebook page.

Over 400 Heaven Hill Employees On Strike

This past week, Bardstown held their annual Bourbon Festival, but not everyone was celebrating. 

Many Heaven Hill Distillery employees like Judy Osborne have been on strike against one of the largest suppliers of distilled spirits in the country since September 11th.

“Heaven Hill is very big and family-oriented. This is family-owned, but it’s their family now, it’s not our families anymore. People think we’re just out here for the wages, and that’s not true. We’re out here mainly for our families. We’ll go back to work tomorrow, if they treat us fairly.”

Currently, over 400 employees are on strike.