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News for August 31st

Lions Club has record day, sells out of chicken

The Elizabethtown Lions Club knew they would sell some chicken on Saturday, but what they weren’t expecting was a sellout. The annual event saw lines through the day, which closed early due to the sellout. 

Club President Brian Dennis

Dennis says the club decreased the amount of dinners this year based off of last year’s numbers.

“We take the data that is provided, and make an educated guess on something that is reasonable,” he explained. “And that was 1,000 [chickens].”

The dinner was the first major fundraising event for the club this year.

HMH enters final day before merger

At times, it has seemed like it was years away, but the day is finally here.

Hardin Memorial Health’s final day of operation is today. The health care provider is finally merging with Baptist Health effective tomorrow. Over the past several weeks, signage and logos have already been changed to reflect the new ownership, which Hospital President and CEO Dennis Johnson says has a bright future.

President and CEO Dennis Johnson

The merger was originally scheduled to happen in December before it was moved up to September 1st. Hardin Memorial has served the community since its inception in 1954.

HCS adds COVID webpage to track district’s cases

There have been 6 positive cases of COVID-19 after one week of Hardin County Schools reopening. The district first announced the first case, a student at North Park, Friday afternoon. Later that night, another case, this time at Central Hardin High School, was announced, though officials say the student was never on campus. Regardless, the district has now created a daily reporting webpage on the district’s website to track the cases. 

HCS Spokesperson John Wright

Other schools with cases include G-C Burkhead, as well as East and West Hardin Middle Schools. 

Local businesses, destinations take home honors in Kentucky Living contest

Kentucky Living’s Best of Kentucky contest winners were announced this past week, and many local businesses and destinations took home the top prizes. In the category of best Farmers Market, the Hardin County’s Farmers Market was voted the best in the state. 

Market Manager Autumn Milliner

Many Hodgenville attractions and destinations were awarded honors from the publication. The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Park was named the best historic site in the state.

Park Chief of Interpretation Stacy Humpherys

Other local winners included Hinton’s Orchard. 

EIS Board of Education to revisit topic of in-person instruction tonight

Elizabethtown students and parents might just know for sure tonight when they will return to in-person instruction. A special meeting to discuss reopening schools is set for 6 o’clock tonight. 

Superintendent Kelli Bush

Unlike meetings in recent memory, tonight’s is open to the public; however, limited seats will be available. The meeting will be streamed on the Elizabethtown Independent Facebook page for those not able to attend.

HMH Foundation receives grant for pediatric care

The Hardin Memorial Health Foundation received a $90,000 grant on Friday. The grant comes from Crusade for Children, which recently wrapped up their fundraising drive earlier this month. To date, the Foundation has now received over $1,000,000 from Crusade since 2002. The grant will go towards pediatric care in the hospital’s emergency room and NICU.

News for August 28th

Officials, public still searching for missing Radcliff teen

Police and members of the public are continuing their search for a missing Radcliff teen. 15-year old Rosalyn Velazquez was reported as missing to authorities earlier this week.

Radcliff police captain William Wells

A public search group for Velazquez is set to take place today. Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to contact police.

Post Office location returning to Glendale

Glendale residents won’t have to make trips to the Elizabethtown Post Office much longer.

It was announced this week that Glendale will once again be home to a post office. The new building will be located on Jaggers Road behind the Fire Department. 

Glendale Lions Club Treasurer Dan Linker says the postal service has signed on for a 20-year lease with the club, who owns the land. Linker says the money from the lease will be funneled back into the community. The building will be a single-module type structure.

BBQ Chicken still on menu Saturday for annual Lions Club dinner

Even with the possibility of rain Saturday, the Elizabethtown Lions Club is still hosting their annual BBQ Chicken Dinner at Elizabethtown High School. Unlike year past, health and safety guidelines have forced organizers to run the event as a drive-thru only service.

Lions Club President Brian Dennis

The dinner marks the first major fundraising event for the established organization.

Vine Grove announces new Halloween event

Halloween is still several weeks away, but officials in Vine Grove are already making plans for how the city will facilitate trick or treaters this october.

Vine Grove Mayor Pam Ogden says the city will still have an allotted trick or treat time on Halloween between 6-8pm, however another option, the new trick or treat parade, is debuting this year.

Vine Grove Mayor Pam Ogden

This is in lieu of the annual trunk or treat hosted by the city, which was cancelled this year. Details on the times that the parade will be happening will be rolled out closer to Halloween.

Hardin Co. man among 8 COVID deaths Thursday

A Hardin County man is one of the latest covid-19 related deaths in the Commonwealth.

Governor Andy Beshear announced the death of the 70-year old man, as well as 7 others during his daily press conference Thursday afternoon. The Governor also announced 775 new cases of the virus within the state. Locally, Lincoln Trail reported 17 new cases yesterday afternoon.

State Board of Education set to talk fall sports Friday afternoon

The Kentucky Board of Education will meet this afternoon to talk about high school sports.

The Board announced the meeting in a news release on Wednesday night. According to the meeting agenda, the Board will hear from KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett, as well as Public Health Commissioner Dr. Steven Stack. The Board is not expected to reverse the decision of the KHSAA. Governor Andy Beshear had previously said that while he did not agree with the KHSAA’s decision, he would not act against it.

News for August 27th

Louisville man arrested after robbery, fleeing from police

A Louisville man was arrested last night after fleeing from police into the Elizabethtown Walmart. Police say Trevor Kappler was leaving Hardin Memorial when he allegedly stole a woman’s purse. 

Officer Chris Denham

Kappler was charged with Robbery, Wanton Endangerment, Fleeing or Evading, as well as several other charges. He was lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center.

Plans announced for early, in-person voting for November

More details have been released about early, in-person voting for registered voters this coming November. Hardin County Clerk Debbie Donnelly says residents within the county will have several options for early voting if they choose to vote in-person.

Hardin County Clerk Debbie Donnelly

Donnelly says the county is working on getting their three voting centers approved for the election, which she says will allow residents to vote at whichever location is convenient for them. The locations will be somewhere in the North, South, and Central parts of the county.

Those who wish to vote absentee can request their ballots now by going to

Hardin County Schools: Over 3,600 students taking part in online learning academy

A better picture of how Hardin County students returned to the classroom Monday is now available.

Over 10,000 students, a majority of students, returned to in-person instruction during the district’s hybrid schedule approach. 26% of the district’s students, or just over 3,600, are attending through the online learning academy. As a result, the district has had to hire on additional instructors for the online instruction.

Spokesperson John Wright

Hardin County Schools students started back earlier this week.

With looming flu season in the midst of a pandemic, officials urge use of flu shot

Health officials are urging residents to get the flu vaccine this year. Lincoln Trail District Health Department spokesperson Terrie Burgan says that while the flu vaccine won’t protect someone from COVID-19, it could possibly prevent them from fighting both at the same time. A potentially deadly 1-2 punch

LTDHD Spokesperson Terrie Burgen

Bergan says residents should speak to their health care provider to determine when best to receive a flu vaccine. Bergen says the state saw 162 flu-related deaths during last flu season.

Clarity releases plans for Walk for Life

Clarity Solutions will be holding their annual Walk For Life once again this year, and precautions due to COVID-19 are being taken. 

Spokesperson Maegan Bennett

Walkers will be scheduled to walk between 9-12. More information, including promotional videos and registration, can be found at

Kentucky Railway Museum steams ahead with Christmas event

As another organization impacted by covid-19, the Kentucky Railway Museum has seen it’s attendance impacted by the virus and it’s accompanying restrictions.

“Our percentages are way down from last year, and that’s because we’re only able to un once every week,” Museum spokesperson Lynn Kustes explained. “That’s had an impact on our numbers, as well as revenue.”

With that in mind, the museum is moving ahead with their plans for their annual Sanat Express, which Kustes confirmed was one of their largest events, usually selling out in advance. But the museum is still going to have to slash capacity for the holiday excursions.

“We are to have that event at 50% capacity, which is a huge drop for us,” Kustes said. “Typically, we have 300 people on our trains per trip. So you’re talking about dropping those numbers to 150 people.”

Tickets to the event are on sale, and can be found on the museum’s website.

News for August 26th

15 years later: A Hardin County resident looks back at Hurricane Katrina

It’s been 15 years since Hurricane Katrina wreaked havoc on the United States, and one Hardin County resident is still impacted by the events, even 15 years later.

Resident Doug Frederick was a resident of Slidell, Louisiana, just over 20 miles from New Orleans when Hurricane Katrina hit. Frederick said he had planned to stay with some neighbors and friends to ride out the storm. But for the safety of his his, he sent him to stay with his older daughter, who lived in Elizabethtown.

For Frederick, the night of August 29th will live with him forever.

Frederick and that group of friends would spend that day and part of the next inside the friends house as the Category 5 storm raged outside.

Frederick says he left Louisiana as soon as it was safe, traveling to Elizabethtown to reunite with his son where they quickly made Elizabethtown their home. At the time, Katrina was the costliest tropical storm ever, eventually tied with Hurricane Harvey in 2017.

The Gulf region is currently preparing for two seperate hurricanes this week.

Hospital officials busy replacing signs, logos ahead of merger

Hardin Memorial officials are quickly preparing for next week’s merger to Baptist Health Hardin. Vice President of Operations Steve White says some of the bigger areas and buildings are undergoing sign and logo changes ahead of next Tuesday.  

Vice President of Operations Steve White

White says that the rebranding effort is extensive, ranging from signs and logos on buildings to letterhead and business cards. White says all instances of “Hardin Memorial” words and images will eventually be replaced in the transition process.

Local organization details plan for virtual fundraising campaign

United Way of Central Kentucky’s upcoming fundraising campaign is having to go virtual this year. It’s an understandable, but necessary departure from the organization’s previous kickoffs. 

United Way of Central Kentucky Spokesperson Hunter Roberts

The campaign, which officially begins September 9th, offers a variety of ways for potential donors to give. More information is available on United Way of Central Kentucky’s website. 

Local National Park joins celebration of 19th Amendment

The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Park will be holding an event tonight to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the nineteenth amendment.

Chief of Interpretation and Resource Management Stacey Humphreys

The park is also encouraging visitors to submit names of individuals who have struggled for equality, and these names can be submitted via the park’s Facebook page, or by calling the park. The event is free and open to the public, and will run from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm.

KSP arrests man after high-speed pursuit

Troopers with Kentucky State Police Post 4 took part in a high-speed chase, eventually arresting a Louisville man on Tuesday.

A KSP Post 4 Trooper observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed near the 96 mile marker of I-65, with radar clocking the vehicle as going 111 mph in a 70 mph zone. As the Trooper pulled behind the vehicle, it put on the flashers and accelerated, passing several vehicles and almost leaving the roadway when exiting at the 105 exit. The subject pulled into a gas station and did several circles around the gas pumps before stopping at a pump. The subject, Christopher Shonkwiler, refused to exit the car and was tased as a result. Investigation, as well as a confession from Shonkwiler, showed that the vehicle was stolen, and a firearm was present in the vehicle.

Shonkwiler faces several traffic offenses, as well as charges of fleeing or evading police and resisting arrest. He was lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center.

New state initiative looks to provide internet to low-income families

State officials announced a new initiative aimed at closing the technology gap between Kentucky students yesterday. The Last Mile internet service plan will help students from low income families access the internet to complete needed learning this school year.

Lieutenant Governor Jacqueline Coleman

Lieutenant Governor Jacqueline Coleman says 32,000 children in the Commonwealth lack internet access within their homes. Additionally, Governor Andy Beshear announced 688 new cases of covid-19 yesterday afternoon.

News for August 25th

Elizabethtown, Meade, Breckinridge return to the classroom “virtually”

Elizabethtown Independent Schools will be returning to the classroom, albeit virtually, beginning tomorrow. Superintendent Kelli Bush also notes that teachers and other staff are ready to put the months of planning into practice, and that the virtual experience should now be smoother than it was in the spring.

EIS Superintendent Kelli Bush

Elizabethtown students weren’t the only ones to log on Tuesday morning. Meade and Breckinridge County students kicked off their year virtually as well.

BCS Superintendent Nick Carter

Hardin County students in Group B started back Tuesday as well.

Online portal for absentee ballot requests now open

There are 70 days until the November General Election, and registered voters can already request absentee ballots. The state’s online portal to request ballots is now open through October 9th.  

Hardin Co. Clerk Debbie Donnelly

Donnelly says more information from the state regarding early, in-person voting will be released later this week. Voters can request their ballots at

Wifi access now available in E’town parks, community center

In an effort to assist those returning to school via online learning, the City of Elizabethtown has added internet access at local area parks and recreation locations.

City Spokesperson Amy Inman

Inman says those going to Pritchard Community Center will be required to wear a face covering, and socially distance while there. The wi-fi connections are free to use.

Beshear to allow fall sports to move ahead

Fall high school sports will happen in the Commonwealth, at least for now.

Governor Andy Beshear announced yesterday that he would not over turn the KHSAA’s decision to move forward with sports, saying other leaders, like the board, have to take responsibility too.

Practices began this week, with games beginning September 7. Football begins their season September 11th.

Don’t Miss the Bus extends donation deadline

The 10th edition of Bluegrass Cellular’s Don’t Miss the Bus has been extended. Spokesperson Mackenzie Riordan says the decision to extend was made in an effort to allow donations to continue to come in.

Donations to the annual event can still be made by going to the company’s website or Facebook page.

EPD: Stolen car and pursuit leads to arrest

A Louisville teen was arrested over the weekend after a pursuit by Elizabethtown Police. According to arrest citations, officers received a call about a vehicle stolen from Nevis drive in Elizabethtown at around 1:30 Sunday morning. While heading to the scene, officers noticed the vehicle being driven in a careless manner.

Officer Chris Denham

Lane was charged with speeding, reckless driving, fleeing or evading police, and wanton endangerment, as well as charges stemming from intoxication and vehicle theft. He was lodged in the hardin county detention center.

News for August 24th

1 dead, 1 injured after shooting in Elizabethtown Friday

1 person was killed and another injured after a shooting in Elizabethtown over the weekend. Police responded to the 100 block of Plum Creek Court in reference to a shooting Friday night where they found two men with gunshot wounds.

Officer Chris Denham

Witherspoon was arrested that night and charged with murder, assault 1st degree, as well as tampering with physical evidence. Police later released the name of the victim, Daryl Cooper of Radcliff, the next morning. Witherspoon is being held on a 1 million dollar cash bond at the Hardin County Detention Center.

HCS welcomes limited number of students back to the classroom today

Some Hardin County students headed back to the classroom this morning. In-person Group A, as well as online instruction, began today for students in the Hardin County School system. 

Spokesperson John Wright

Group B will start school in person tomorrow, with Wednesday being the predetermined “off” day for students going in-person. Online Learning Academy students also began their school year this morning.

Weekend covid numbers from around the state

Over 1,200 new cases of covid 19 around the commonwealth this weekend. State officials reported 817 on Saturday and 467 on Sunday. There were also 17 new deaths reported this weekend. Governor Andy Beshear stated on Sunday that the state does seem to be in a plateau in regards to case numbers. Locally, 44 cases were announced Friday for Lincoln Trail, 28 of which were from Hardin county. A positivity rate for the state will be announced later today.

Surrounding districts also begin the year

Some other surrounding school districts began their their school year today. Students in LaRue and Grayson county returned, but online only.

LaRue County Superintendent David Raleigh
Grayson County Superintendent Doug Robinson

The districts had decided earlier this month to forgo in-person instruction to start the year. Those who opted for in-person will begin the year on NTI, with online learning students remaining the same.

Churchill: No fans for Derby 146

The Kentucky Derby will have no fans this year. Churchill Downs made the announcement Friday afternoon that Derby 146 will have no fans in the stands this time around.

The track had previously announced that a limited amount of fans would be allowed in for the races that day, with various medical and health screenings. The race is still scheduled to run on September 5th.

News for August 21st

Area churches come together for prayer event ahead of school year

As Hardin County students prepare to return to some form of learning next week, and teachers find themselves facing unprecedented expectations, local churches have taken it upon themselves to have a prayer event for these educators. Children’s Minister at Northside Baptist Church Jennifer White says this event was created after seeing her friends who are teachers struggling to prepare for a whole new kind of school year.

There is also an event for Elizabethtown students and families at Southeast Christian parking lot at the same time, as well as an event for home school groups. That event will take place at Northside.

KHSAA: Fall sports move forward

For now, it looks as if high school sports will happen in the Commonwealth. The Kentucky High School Athletic Association has decided to move forward with fall high school sports. The Board of Control met yesterday morning, deciding to go with their Option 1, which maintains their previous plan for fall sports. That means fall sports, such as Football, Soccer, Volleyball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, will start full practices next Monday, August 24th. Seasons start on September 7th, except for football. The football season will kickoff on September 11th.

State and local COVID numbers from Thursday

The state’s covid-19 positivity rate slightly decreased yesterday, but case numbers are still consistent. The state reported 726 new cases as of Thursday afternoon. The positivity rate now sits at 5.18%, which Governor Beshear said was a step in the right direction. Local numbers are as follows:

  • Nelson: 8 cases
  • Hardin: 5 cases
  • LaRue: 2 cases
  • Meade, Marion, Washington: 1 case each

The district has 215 patients on home isolation, and 7 are currently hospitalized.

Kentucky to participate in unemployment benefit; checks by early September

Unemployed Kentuckians will soon be getting some bonus unemployment aid back.

The State of Kentucky will be taking part in the federal government’s renewed unemployment benefits program. Governor Andy Beshear announced earlier this week that the state would use coronavirus aid from the federal government to meet their $100 contribution for the $400 weekly payout. Beshear said he expects the state’s application to the program to be accepted quickly, though the rollout could take several weeks due to computer software updates.

Those who qualify for the aid can expect the check in early September. 

Ft. Knox reopens in-person services

Thanks to a location change and extra precautions in place, in-person church services are being held once again at Fort Knox.

Colonel C.J. King.

These services are socially distanced, and masks are required.

News for August 20th

Sen. Mitch McConnell stops in Radcliff to announce transportation grant, emphasize CARES Act

Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell made a stop in Radcliff Wednesday afternoon.

The Senate Majority Leader appeared at Boundary Oak Distillery with officials from Hardin County Government, the City of Radcliff, Fort Knox Regional Development, as well as transportation officials. McConnell praised Boundary Oak owner Brent Goodin for his production of hand sanitizer during the early stages of the pandemic.

McConnell also helped to announce a grant of over $2 million for the Transit Authority of Central Kentucky, or TACK. The federal grant was awarded after a competitive application process. TACK Executive Director Glen Arney says that the grant, which was awarded to 96 out of over 200 applicants, will help keep the transportation service updated.

“That will buy us vehicles to keep moving, and we should have those vehicles on the road by spring of 2021,” Arney said in his remarks.

Earlier in the day, McConnell stopped in Hardinsburg at Breckinridge Memorial Hospital, where he met with frontline healthcare workers. McConnell last made an appearance in Hardin County back in May at Hardin Memorial Hospital. 

Hardin Memorial Hospital showing signs of looming change

Hospital officials didn’t wait too long after Tuesday’s last HMH Board of Trustee’s meeting to start the transition to the new Baptist Health Hardin.

Crews were on scene at Hardin Memorial Hospital Wednesday removing signage from the main building, including the iconic “HMH” letters on the corner of the main building.

Officials say signs should be updated to reflect the new ownership by the merger date of September 1st. Hardin Memorial and Baptist Health sped up the merger date back in May.

HCS unveils additional online resources for parents

With just days until the school year starts, Hardin County Schools has released new website resources for parents. The district added health guidelines from the local health department, as well as expectations for the various forms of instruction this year. Officials with the district say the website holds important information for the upcoming year, and that parents should seek out answers to any questions they have.

District Spokesperson John Wright

Hardin County students who had previously opted to will return to in-person on Monday.

Local health department now able to issue citations for mask mandate

Local health departments across the Commonwealth can now issue citations to businesses not enforcing mask mandates. The Lincoln Trail District Health Department says the purpose of the citations are to educate and correct businesses they permit. 

LTDHD Spokesperson Terrie Burgan

Burgan says that while the first offense is a warning, additional citations bring with them fines, ranging from $50 for the second offense, up to $100 for the fourth and subsequent violations.

The health department received their citations last Friday.

State adds over 600 cases Wednesday

Kentucky continues to see the same level of COVID-19 cases it has for the majority of the last few weeks.

Last night, it was announced that 655 new cases of the virus were present in the Commonwealth, with 40,926 cases total for the state thus far. It is believed that at least 9,331 Kentuckians have recovered from the virus, however there were 12 new deaths last night, bringing the state’s total to 842 Kentuckians lost.

Locally, totals are as follows:

  • Hardin: 12 cases
  • Marion: 7 cases
  • Nelson: 6 cases
  • LaRue: 4 cases
  • Washington: 2 cases
  • Meade: 1 case

New information about human remains in Nelson Co.

New information about the possible human remains found in Nelson County was released yesterday.

Officials with the Louisville FBI field office say the remains are estimated to be that of a female, though they cannot completely rule out the possibility of a male. The subject is likely between the ages of 24 and 82, and height is estimated to be somewhere between 62.6 and 70.9 inches. The FBI says their lab is continuing analysis, now attempting DNA extraction.

The remains were found near a creek on the Nelson/Washington county lines last month.

News for August 19th

Hardin Memorial holds final Board of Trustees meeting Tuesday

Tuesday morning marked one of the final chapters in Hardin Memorial Health’s history.

The Board of Trustees met for the final time before the hospital’s sale to Baptist Health in September is finalized. President and CEO Dennis Johnson acknowledged the milestone, but said that a bright future is still ahead for the healthcare provider.

The community hospital was originally founded in 1954.

On second day of semester, ECTC announces positive COVID-19 case

Elizabethtown Community and Technical College announced their first positive COVID-19 case Tuesday afternoon. The college’s Healthy at Work Officer Whitney Taylor says that the college is being transparent about the issue, notifying students, staff and the public about the case.

Taylor says the college has done extra sanitizing and cleaning of affected areas, going on the say that the college is working with the Lincoln Trail District Health Department in order to complete contact tracing.

State announces over 600 COVID cases Tuesday

627 new cases of covid-19 were announced for the state of Kentucky yesterday. Governor Andy Beshear also announced 12 new deaths, bring that total to 830. Locally, the Lincoln Trail District Health Department confirmed 32 new cases in their service area.

  • Hardin: 15 cases
  • Nelson: 9 cases
  • LaRue: 4 cases
  • Marion: 2 cases
  • Washington and Meade: 1 case

Organization still on for annual Chicken BBQ

The annual Lions Club BBQ Chicken Dinner is still scheduled to take place this year, but service will be different this year. While there are usually several different options to choose from, the club is following state health guidelines and moving it to a drive-thru only event.

President Brian Dennis says that with the onset of COVID-19, the dinner is the first major fundraising event for the Lions Club. The annual event is set for August 29th in the back of Elizabethtown High School. 

Hardin County Detention reports savings on operating expenses

The Hardin County Detention Center has once again reported less operating expenses. Hardin County announced Tuesday that the jail had made around $600,000 in cuts for Fiscal year 2020, which ended in June. 

Jailer Josh Lindblom says the jail renegotiated many key contracts, including food services. Lindblom previously reported cuts of roughly $400,000 in his first six months in office.

E’town man arrested after alleged assault

An Elizabethtown man was arrested earlier this week after he allegedly assaulted two different people. Officer Chris Denham said EPD officers arrested Justin Joiner on Monday after receiving a previous complaint warrant.

Reportedly, the pipe had hair on it from the strike to the male victim’s face, and the female family member had visible marks on her right cheek from the altercation. Joiner was lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center.

News for August 17th

HCS introduces A/B schedule for entire district

With some students returning to in-person instruction next week, Hardin County Schools has announced a scheduling plan for their return to school. An A/B schedule will be used throughout the district, which will see students coming in at certain, predetermined times for two days a week.

“We certainly understand that this is a big change,” district spokesperson John Wright explained, “our school principals and other school administrators have run their numbers, moved around classrooms, and worked through many situations to ensure that we follow the health at schools guidelines.”

The schedule calls for a phased approach for an eventual return to full in-person instruction. Class dates are divided up by last names. A-K will go to classes in-person Tuesday and Friday, with those L-Z names going Monday and Thursday. Wednesday will be utilized as an “enrichment” day, giving students a chance to catch up on work, and staff the opportunity to clean buildings and classrooms.

The switch to an A/B schedule was originally to be used by high school students upon their return to school. The scheduling change will only affect those students taking part with the return to in-person instruction.

EPD: 1 injured, 1 arrested after weekend shooting

One person was injured and another arrested after a shooting in Elizabethtown over the weekend. 

Elizabethtown Police Officer Chris Denham says officials responded to Nicholas Street on a report of a shooting. When they arrived they found a juvenile male who had sustained multiple gunshot wounds. Denham says that individual was rushed to the hospital for treatment. Shortly after, Denham says investigators took in two suspects.

The injured male was treated for his wounds and is expected to make a full recovery. One of the suspects was released, with the other juvenile arrested and charged with Assault 1st.

ECTC welcomes back students, faculty amidst pandemic

Elizabethtown Community and Technical College has begun their fall semester today, one that the college likely never thought it would experience. And as students and staff make their way back to the classroom, officials say steps have been taken to keep those on campus safe.

Interim Chief Academic Officer Darren Powell noted that less people are going to be on campus at one time, partially due to the fact that some classes will be taking place online only.

FBI provides update in Rogers investigation

A location of interest has been announced in the Crystal Rogers investigation. The FBI announced on Friday that those who might have been in the area of Poplar Flatts Road and Farmaway Drive the morning of July 4th, 2015 might be able to provide some information to the case. Officials stressed that those who have security cameras or might have seen anything strange could have useful evidence for the investigation. The FBI took over the five year old case earlier this month.

Ft. Knox releases mobile app

A new app for Fort Knox and other military installations, called Digital Garrison, has been released to the public.

Spokesperson Kyle Hodges says the Post has been working on the app for around a year. The app can be downloaded from the play store or the app store.

Popular Glendale Crossing Festival canceled for 2020

One of the region’s best known festivals has been canceled.

The annual Glendale Crossing Festival announced over the weekend that it was canceling the 2020 edition of the event. Organizers did not single out one reason behind the cancellation, saying that it was due to circumstances beyond their control.

The event, a staple of the area, has been held annually since 1976.