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Elizabethtown Police Department Investigating Early Morning Robbery at CVS

The Elizabethtown Police Department is actively investigating a robbery that occurred at the CVS in Elizabethtown this morning around 4:45 a.m.

According to the EPD, a short black male wearing a dark-colored hoodie, entered the store and stole an unknown quantity and type of store merchandise. The suspect was described as having a small pink heart-shaped tattoo under his left eye. The suspect then left with another black male in a silver Ford F-150. Suspects in this case have not been identified at this time.

Anyone with information on this robbery is asked to contact the Elizabethtown Police Department. Anonymous tips can be sent to p3tips.com.

Elizabethtown Police Investigating Theft of Electrical Substation

The Elizabethtown Police Department is actively investigating a theft that took place on Monday, March 21st, at an electrical substation located off of Woodland Drive.

The substation, managed by both Nolin Rural Electric Cooperative and Eastern Kentucky Power, suffered a combined loss of $37,000.

Anyone with information on this crime is asked to contact the Elizabethtown Police Department or Hardin County Crime Stoppers.

Kerosene at Local Food Mart Possibly Contaminated with Gasoline

Earlier this week, the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office encouraged residents to check recently purchased kerosene. Deputies have discovered that kerosene purchased from Three T Food Mart in Cecilia could possibly be contaminated with gasoline. 

Therefore, any kerosene purchased from this location in the last month can be returned to the store for a full refund. The kerosene is being tested at this time, and residents are discouraged from using this fuel.

Police Searching for Suspect in Bardstown Shooting

The Bardstown Police Department is currently searching for a suspect in a shooting that occurred in Bardstown last night. Yesterday, officers responded to South 4th Street at the Woodson-Rogers Park in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival, the victim, of Bardstown, was transported to the University of Louisville Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. 

Officers are searching for the suspect, a young black male last seen wearing a black hoodie. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Bardstown Police Department at 502-348-6811.

Prospect Solar Project to Host Open House March 22nd

Hardin County has another prospect solar project in the works.

Telesto Energy Project LLC is proposing a solar farm, consisting of a 110 megawatt solar facility that would sit on over 600 acres of privately owned land. The project will host an open house tomorrow night to educate the community on the solar farm. The open house will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. at Back Home Catering located at 444 South Mulberry Street in Elizabethtown

New Last Day of Classes Set for Hardin County Schools

A new last day of school for the 2021-22 school year has been approved for Hardin County Schools.

In previous years, the law has stated a specific number of instructional days, but this year the only requirement specified is the completion of 1,062 hours of instruction. As a result, the new last day of school has been moved from May 31st to May 26th. 

Additionally, graduation dates have been set and approved. Those dates and times are available on the Hardin County Schools Facebook page.

A Bullitt Co. Man Charged with Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

The Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested 49-year-old Richard Metzroth as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children Investigation. After a search warrant was executed yesterday, Metzroth is being charged with twenty counts of possession of matter portraying a minor in a sexual performance under 12 years of age (Class-C felonies punishable by five to ten years in prison), twenty counts of possession of matter portraying a minor in a sexual performance over 12 years of age and two counts of distribution of matter portraying a minor in a sexual performance (Class-D felonies punishable by one to five years in prison). 

He is currently being lodged in the Bullitt County Detention Center.

Kentucky State Police Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting in Bullitt County

At approximately 9 p.m. last night, Kentucky State Police were requested by the Lebanon Junction Police Department to investigate an officer-involved shooting in Bullitt County. Preliminary investigation reveals that officers were responding to a call of a shoplifting complaint at the Dollar General in Lebanon Junction. Upon arrival, an officer made contact with an armed individual outside of the store, who shot at the officers and then fled the scene by foot. The suspect was later located by a K-9 unit of the Shepherdsville Police Department. The individual shot the K-9, and in response, officers shot the suspect multiple times. 

The suspect is currently being treated for life-threatening injuries at the University of Louisville Hospital. The K-9 later died.

The investigation into the incident is ongoing by Kentucky State Police Post 4.

President Biden Announces Ban on Imported Russian Oil, Gas, and Energy

Today, President Joe Biden announced a ban against imported Russian oil, gas and energy. 

During the briefing, he notes this is possible as the United States produces more oil domestically than all European countries combined. While European Allies cannot join in the ban, Biden announced that a long term strategy is being created to help reduce dependency on Russian energy. Ultimately Biden stressed the goal and need to become energy independent. 

“To protect our economy over the long-term we need to become energy independent. It should motivate us to accelerate a transition to clean energy.”

Additionally, Biden has asked Congress to pass a $12 Billion Ukraine Assistance Package to provide Ukrainians with security, economic and humanitarian assistance.