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CSX Releases Statement on Blocked Railroad Crossing in E’town Over Weekend

CSX has released a statement on a non-moving train that caused a blocked railroad crossing in downtown Elizabethtown over the weekend. 

On Sunday, a CSX train had blocked the crossing at 31 W and East Dixie Avenue. According to CSX, their trains operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. However, there are times when operational issues could result in blocked crossings. Trains occasionally cause road blocked crossings due to mandatory safety inspections as well as federally regulated crew changes.

Hardin County Fair Returns

The 58th annual Hardin County Fair kicks off tonight.

Tonight’s main events include a free concert featuring Casey and Romy, and a sold out Farm to Table Dinner.

“We had a 250 ticket limit, it sold out a week and a half ago. So we worked with the caterer and our food providers and so we were able to take it to 300 tickets with that. So it’s the largest crowd for Farm to Table, it’s going to benefit Clarity Solutions,” stated Fair Board President Marty Fulkerson. Admission for the fair is twelve dollars. For more information, visit HardinCOFair.com.

Two Suspects Arrested in Bullitt County Double Homicide

Two suspects have been arrested in relation to a double homicide that took place in Bullitt County on the morning of May 30, 2022. Bullitt County Sheriff’s Deputies arrived on the scene of the 1700 block of Pitts Point Road where two victims, Katelyn Rayman and Kristin Longaker, were discovered to have been shot. Both have since died due to their gunshot wounds.According to a press release by the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office, at around 3:25 p.m. today, an arrest took place on Conestoga Parkway. 32-year-old Bradley Ross of Louisville and Savannah McClanahan have both been charged with two counts of Murder, Robbery 1st and tampering with physical evidence. Deputies continue the search for a silver 2002 Hyundai Elantra with a Kentucky Registration plate reading 579-AMN. If spotted, notify the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office. Do not approach the vehicle.

EPD Investigating Forklift Accident at Metalsa

The Elizabethtown Police Department is investigating a fatal incident that occurred at Metalsa this morning. 

Officers arrived on the scene shortly after 3 a.m. Preliminary investigation reveals 24-year-old Lance Winemiller of Elizabethtown was accidentally struck by a forklift. He was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Hardin County Coroner’s office. 

Public Information Officer Chris Denham notes this was a horrible tragedy, and does not anticipate that any criminal charges will be filed.

Caneyville Man Dies in Motorcycle Collision

Kentucky State Police are investigating a fatal motorcycle collision that occurred early Sunday morning. 

Post 3 troopers were requested by the Butler County Sheriff’s Office to investigate a collision that occurred on Reedyville Road.

Preliminary investigation reveals that three motorcyclists were traveling southbound, when one collided with a tractor. The operator of the motorcycle, 39-year-old Jeremy Fegett of Caneyville was pronounced deceased on the scene.

The other two motorcyclists, Teddy Duke of Morgantown, and James Shepherd of Jetson, were arrested and charged with Driving Under the Influence.

The investigation into the collision remains ongoing.

JT’s Way Gala a Success

Over the weekend. The JT’s Way held its first Gala event.

This non-profit organization was started by Tonya Wigglesworth after her son, J.T., passed away in 2019. The organization works directly with funeral homes to financially assist families who have lost a child. 

“The participation in everything from donations for the auction, all the way to Saturday night just blew me away. For it to be our first gala, I could not have been more pleased.” Wigglesworth noted that an estimated 100 community members were in attendance. The biggest auction item was of course the third generation Camaro, completed by Tom Pitt, an instructor at EC3.

“It did sell for $8,000. So, we purchased the car for $2,500 and everything that was done and put into it was donated. Time and items and things like that. For that to be the big ticket item, it definitely did not disappoint.”

Another gala is already in the works for next year, but a date has not been set.

Former Century Medicines of Elizabethtown Pays $100,000 As a Result of Improper Controlled Substance Records Allegations

A former Elizabethtown retail pharmacy is facing penalties as a result of improper controlled substance record allegations.

Century Medicines of Elizabethtown has agreed to pay $100,000 to settle claims from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) as a result of not satisfying recordkeeping requirements of the Controlled Substance Act (CSA). This act helps to ensure that all controlled substances are properly accounted for. 

According to the settlement agreement, between 2016 and 2020, Century Medicines was unable to account for approximately 85,000 hydrocodone and oxycodone tablets. 

The $100,000 payment will settle all claims related to the alleged conduct.

Century Medicines of Elizabethtown is no longer in operation.

Juvenile Suspect Arrested in Radcliff Homicide

A suspect has been arrested in the homicide of a Radcliff resident. 

A juvenile has been arrested in the murder of Lana Jantz, whose body was found in a shed at a residence on Oak Drive last Wednesday.

“At approximately 11 p.m. Monday, we arrested a 16-year-old male, charged him in conjunction with this murder. We feel that he was an acquaintance of the victim and lived in the area,” stated Hardin County Sheriff John Ward.

At this time, no further details are being released. The investigation is still ongoing.

Elizabethtown Police Department Release Promotional Hiring Video

Last week, the Elizabethtown Police Department released a promotional recruiting video that encompasses the values and the mission of the department. The video features volunteers from within the community, including Mayor Jeff Gregory. 

“What it’s intended to do is take this recruiting video in a very competitive market for recruiting law enforcement specifically and show any applicant what we as a police department have to offer. If we don’t get that message out in a very competitive market for law enforcement, we’re not going to be able to keep up with the growth that we’re seeing. We want to get the right fit, and we believe that this video speaks volumes to what we’re looking for, and we hope that it’s going to be effective,’ stated Police Chief Jeremy Thompson.

The video can be found on the Elizabethtown Police Department Facebook page.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to Take Place for New Recycling Dock in Hardin County

A ribbon cutting ceremony will take place tomorrow morning for the brand new handicap-accessible recycling dock in Hardin County. 

“This has been an ongoing project for about the last year and a half, and we were able to raise enough money to get this done. This is the only one in the whole state that has this type of dock that does not have an actual recycle center,” stated Solid Waste Coordinator Stephanie Givens. The ceremony is set to take place at 10 a.m. tomorrow at 200 Peterson Drive in Elizabethtown.