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Severe Damage Over The Weekend Throughout Kentucky

Throughout the night and early into Saturday morning,  tornadoes touched down throughout the state. 

“The storms that were coming through were rolling. The tornado that hit Madisonville actually went over the top of the Vine grove area around 1:30 this morning,” stated Hardin County Chief Emergency Services Officer Bryce Shumate. While Hardin County suffered minor damage due to high wind speeds, tornadoes damaged more than a dozen counties throughout the state. “The primary tornado was on the ground continuously  for over 200 miles in our state, something we have never seen before,” noted Governor Andy Beshear. This is believed to be the most severe tornado event in the commonwealth.

Police Officer Involved Shooting in E’town

Around 9 a.m. this morning, an investigation by Elizabethtown Police Department occurred in the 200 block of Wingfield Court involving a suspicious person. The subject became violent and an altercation ensued. A police officer discharged his firearm at the suspect and the suspect was pronounced deceased on the scene. The officer sustained injuries and was transported to the hospital.

The investigation is now ongoing by the Kentucky State Police Critical Incident Response Team.

Fatal Shooting in Elizabethtown

Kentucky State Police are investigating an Elizabethtown Police Officer-involved shooting.

“Shortly before 6 p.m. Tuesday evening, one of our officers was at a resident on Pleasant View Drive as a result of a criminal investigation. The officer at the residence discharged his firearm and the suspect was struck,” stated Public Information Officer Chris Denham. The male suspect was later pronounced deceased. No other information has been released at this time.

Taylor Co. Man Arrested After Standoff with Police

Kentucky State Police have arrested a Taylor County man after a standoff with law enforcement. Around 7 p.m. on Sunday, December 5th, Post 4 Troopers were working an ongoing investigation that led them to a residence on College Street in the Buffalo Community of Larue County. One state trooper attempted to make contact with the individual at the residence, and the person made verbal treats toward the trooper’s life.

Kentucky State Police’s Special Response Team was later called to the scene, and the individual surrendered around 12:30 a.m. this morning.

42 year-old James Deslongchamps, of Campbellsville, was charged with terroristic threatening in the third degree, and menacing and resisting arrest. He was lodged in the Larue County Jail.

No one was injured during the incident.

Concerned Hardin County Group Holds Solar Energy Informational Meeting

Possible solar projects coming to Hardin County have the community both concerned and eager for more information.

On Thursday, the Hardin County Citizens for Responsible Solar Group held an informational meeting on the pros and cons of solar energy. Spokesperson of the group, Megan Taul, stated the turnout was a success.

“There’s about thirty of us that have been writing letters, going to court, going to visit, and making phone calls. This is what they needed to hear and see. We, residents of Hardin County, have a voice.”

Also present at the meeting was Robin Saiz, co-founder of IBV Energy Partners, a Solar Project that has plans of coming to Hardin County. Size says he came to the meeting to hear the concerns of the community. 

“One that I’m hearing about is you’re taking farmland out of production. We’re planning to continue to let the landowners farm the land.” 

This solar project will be brought before the Planning and Zoning Commission tomorrow night at the Hardin County Government building to request a zoning change. The meeting will begin at 5 p.m. and anyone is welcome to attend. 

Early Morning Vehicle Chase Ends in Hardin County

A vehicle pursuit this morning has ended in Hardin County.

At 2:27 a.m., the Hodgenville Police Department observed a 2004 Hundai driving erratically on Lincoln Farm Road. The vehicle failed to stop and was pursued onto Lincoln Parkway and into Hardin County. Units from Kentucky State Police began to pursue the vehicle and were successful. Spike strips were deployed at Sportsman Lake Road, and the vehicle then stopped in the median.

The operator of the vehicle, 44 year-old William Pierce of Mount Sherman, was taken into custody and lodged in the Larue County Jail. Mr. Pierce had an outstanding bench warrant through the Larue County Circuit Court for violation of supervision on felony drug charges. He was charged with Fleeing or Evading Police in the first degree, and Wanton Endangerment in the first.

Armed Robbery at CVS; Elizabethtown Police Searching for Suspects

Late last night, Elizabethtown Police Department responded to CVS Pharmacy in response to an armed robbery.

According to Public Information Officer Chris Denham, four armed black males entered the store and physically restrained all employees and customers. 

The suspects stole various pharmaceuticals as well as cash and escaped in a dark grey SUV. 

Anyone with any information is asked to call the Elizabethtown Police Department. 

Santa Paws Is Coming To Town

This Christmas, the Friends of Hardin County Animal Shelter are reminding folks to include their pets in the holiday traditions.

This year, pets can take pictures with Santa Paws. Any animal that can be leashed is welcome. Family photos can include pets and humans and a variety of print and photo gift options will be available. No reservations are required. Pet pictures will be taken at 167 Towne Drive in Elizabethtown December 4th and 5th, and the 11th and 12th from 11-4. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Friends of Hardin County Animal Shelter and their mission to help homeless pets.

Hardin County Man Charged with Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

Yesterday, the Kentucky State Police Electronic Branch arrested 31 year-old Timmy Lee Logsdon Jr. on charged related to child sexual abuse material. 

The arrest came as a result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation.  The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after discovering the suspect sharing images of child sexual exploitation online. A search warrant was served at a residence in Radcliff on November 30th, and all equipment used to facilitate the crime were seized and taken to KSP’s forensic laboratory for examination. The investigation is still ongoing.  

Mr. Logsdon is currently charged with ten counts of Class-D felonies punishable by one to five years in prison, and ten counts of Class-C felonies punishable by five to ten years in prison. Mr. Logsdon is being lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center.