man was arrested over the weekend after attempting to rob a fast food
restaurant. According to media sources, Louisville Metro Police Department say
Justin Carter came to Raising Canes at 1250 Bardstown Road and showed his gun to
the employee, demanding cash. Two off-duty Elizabethtown Police Officers who
were inside the restaurant confronted Carter, who then dropped his gun and ran.
The officers followed him to Beechwood
Avenue nearby, where he was taken into custody.
Carter is a convicted felon, whose gun was stolen from Jeffersontown Police. He
faces charges of possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, receiving stolen
property, and robbery.
The Elizabethtown Fire Department responded to a garage fire
at 509 Nicholas Street
last Friday at 8:41 AM. The fire occurred when the home owner was working on a
motorcycle in the garage. As gasoline was being drained from the bike,
flammable vapors were ignited by a near-by kerosene heater. Flames flashed
back, causing the motorcycle to catch fire. Fortunately, the neighbor across
the street saw the fire and rushed over with a fire extinguisher to put the
fire out before arrival of fire units. The quick action of the neighbor
prevented damage to anything but the motorcycle. The garage and attic areas
were checked for fire extension, and the scene was cleared around 9 AM.
The Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office has found the man wanted
in connection with a murder investigation. As previously reported, Anthony
Wayne Allen was wanted after the victim, Robert Wendell Bailey, was found to
have sustained life-threatening injuries from an assault that took place last
week. Bailey would later pass away from his injuries. According to a release
from the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office, Allen was found in Evansville, Indiana
where he surrendered without incident.
The Math Counts competition, which was coordinated by heads
and representatives from different city of Elizabethtown
departments, took place last Saturday at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College. The results are as follows: The
team that finished first overall was the East
School team, followed by the Larue County
Middle School team in
second place. Both will move on to state competition. Individually, Jordan
Stull from Stuart Pepper Middle School
finished first overall, while Zachary Townsend of East Hardin
Middle School took home
second place, and Paul Slack from Stuart Pepper finished third.
A business owner of an Elizabethtown
staple has passed away. According to obituaries, Roy Eugene Rich, 86, died in
his home last Saturday. Rich, an active member of Severns Valley
was also the owner of Etown Exterminating, and was the past president of the
Kentucky Pest Management Association, where he served on the Board of Directors
for more than 35 years. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of
contributions to the Severns Valley Baptist Church New Worship Center Building
A retired member of the Elizabethtown Police Department and
the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office passed away February 13th after a
battle with cancer. According to his obituary, Joe Lynn Jackson, born March 8,
1940, served 32 years with the Elizabethtown Police Department, and an
additional 15 with the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office. In addition, Jackson served as a
mentor to many young officers, often saying he had the best job in the world.
Visitation services for Jackson
will be held today from 2 to 8 PM at Manakee Funeral Home, and will continue
tomorrow from 9 to 11 AM.