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Central Hardin High School Experienced Brief Lockdown; All Students and Staff Safe

Central Hardin High School was under a brief lockdown this morning. A person made an unsubstantiated report of a weapon in the building. Central Hardin administration and the Elizabethtown Police Department investigated the report and it was determined that there was no weapon and that all students and staff are safe.After a swift and thorough investigation by CHHS administration and the Elizabethtown Police Department, it was determined that there was no weapon and that all students and staff are safe.

At no time was there ever a threat to students or staff. All is well and students and staff are on task.

HCS Releases Statement on the Passing of CHHS Student

Hardin County Schools has learned of the passing of a Central Hardin High School student.

Brad Mink was a sophomore, active in both the FFA and choir programs. He was known for being caring and compassionate with strong leadership qualities. Staff and administration at Central Hardin stand ready to help students and staff with their grief.

The funeral will be held on Friday at 3 p.m. at Valley Creek Baptist Church.

Bardstown Man Dies in Single Vehicle Accident

A single car accident has left one dead. 

On Saturday night, the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office responded to an injury collision on Monks Road. The driver of the vehicle, Evan Douglas of Bardstown had left the roadway on the southbound side, and then struck two trees. Douglas was pronounced deceased on the scene. Deputies discovered that he was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the collision. The collision remains under investigation.

Car Chase Ends in Bullitt County Monday Afternoon

A stolen vehicle led multiple agencies on a car chase that ended in Bullitt County yesterday afternoon.

According to Kentucky State Police Post 4, a suspect had allegedly carjacked the vehicle at gunpoint in Jeffersonville, Indiana. The suspect drove in a reckless manner with speeds of almost 100 mph.

The pursuit ended near the Welcome Center on I-65 in Bullitt County. The Louisville Metro Police Department’s SWAT team was called to assist. The suspect, 55-year-old Jeffrey A. Thomas of Louisville was then arrested without incident. He is being charged with Receiving Stolen Property, Wanton Endangerment – first degree, Fleeing or Evading Police – first degree and several other traffic violations.

Murder Investigation Being Conducted of Missing Four Year Old

On Friday afternoon, February 18th, Kentucky State Police Post 4 Detectives located the body of four-year-old Serenity McKinney, who was reported missing on February 2nd, 2022. The body was found in West Point near the Jefferson-Bullitt County line. Serenity’s mother, 21-year-old Catherine McKinney and boyfriend, 26-year-old Dakota Hill, both of Shepherdsville were arrested last week in Kansas and charged with murder and abuse of a corpse. 

The case remains under investigation by Kentucky State Police Post 4 Detectives.

Breckinridge County Sheriff’s Office Searching for Electric Company Impersonator

On Sunday, February 13th, a male subject with a Hispanic accent represented himself as an employee with a Meade County Electric Company. While at the residence, the subject stole personal property. The subject drove a white utility van, but Deputies believe a black Ford Focus could be a possible lookout vehicle. 

Anyone with information on this case should contact Deputy Joey Board with the Breckinridge Sheriff’s Office. 

Additionally, as a safety precaution, if anyone approaches a residence as a person working for any company, always check for identification. If one feels unsafe, call the local law enforcement agency.

Bullitt County Woman Charged with Murder-Domestic Violence

On Sunday night, February 13th, 2022, Bullitt County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a residence on Elmo Road on reports of a possible shooting. Upon arrival, deputies discovered one female with a gunshot wound to the head. The victim was transported to the University of Louisville Hospital, but later died.

An investigation into the shooting has led to the arrest of 25-year-old Megan Ziegler. She is being held in the Bullitt County Detention Center.

At this time, the name of the victim is not being released.

Larue County Inmate Dead from Suicide

On Saturday, February 12th 2022, at approximately 4:39 p.m. the Larue County E911 Center was contacted by the Larue County Detention Center in reference to a male inmate attempting suicide. Units with the Hodgenville Police Department identified the inmate as 27-year-old Dalton Milby, of Buffalo. Milby was pronounced deceased on the scene. At this time, the cause of death is unknown. An autopsy has been scheduled with the State Medical Examiner’s Office. The investigation is ongoing.

NHHS Choir to Present Beauty and the Beast This Weekend

This weekend, the North Hardin High School Choir will present their show, Beauty and the Beast. The show features freshman Anna Vaughan, who has been involved in theater for six years, and has now landed a lead role as Belle. “I’m very excited because Beauty and the Beast is one of my favorite musicals and Disney movies, and I get to be one of my favorite Disney princesses,” she stated. Vaughan is eager to finally perform for an audience as the show was originally set for last October. “Because of Covid, we had to push it back. Overall, seeing it all come together now, I feel like the show is going to be so much better and so much more well put together.”

Tickets are on sale for Saturday and Sunday, and can be ordered at thepac.net.

Hardin County Man Arrested on Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

36-year-old Jose Montoya-Velasquez was arrested by Kentucky State Police as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children Investigation, which began yesterday.

Montoya-Velasquez is currently charged with four counts of distribution of matter portraying a minor in a sexual performance. He is being lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center. The investigation is ongoing.