The City of Bardstown is holding their Christmas Parade this week. The parade is scheduled this Thursday and begins at 6 pm. The parade will be held in the downtown area of Bardstown, the area between W. Stephen Foster and Broadway will be closed to traffic beginning at 4 pm lasting until 8 pm. For more information visit the Bardstown Police Department’s Facebook page.
A man wanted for multiple felonies in Meade County, Breckinridge County, and Harrison County Indiana was arrested yesterday. Randall Greenwell Jr was on the run since early last week. For more information visit the Meade County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page.
The City of Elizabethtown is holding several Christmas related events. This Saturday is the annual Christmas Parade, the route starts at St. John Road and travels south on Dixie Highway before ending at the square in Downtown Elizabethtown. The parade begins at 5 pm and will be followed by a reading of the night before Christmas by Mayor Geoff Gregory, as well as carols and the lighting of the Christmas tree. There will be free cookies and hot cocoa available. For more information go to etownevents.com.
Two local students have been named semifinalists in a national scholar’s program. Community Relations Specialist for The Hardin County School System, John Wright stated, “Central Hardin High School students Anna Hinkle and Jacob Jiranek have been named semifinalists for the 2023 Coca-Cola Scholars Program. They will move to the next round of the selection process to possibly become a Coca-Cola Scholar and receive a $20,000 college scholarship.” The Coca-Cola Scholars Program is the largest corporate sponsored, achievement based scholarship in the country. This phase will include submission of essays, a recommendation, and a transcript to be reviewed before 250 regional finalists are announced in January. 150 coke scholars will be announced in March, receiving a 20,000-dollar college scholarship and a Coca-Scholars weekend in Atlanta.
The Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron announced that 12 randomly selected counties in Kentucky will undergo a post-election audit. It includes one local county: Larue County. The audit will be conducted by the Attorney General’s Department of Criminal Investigations. The Attorney General stated the purpose of the audit is to protect the integrity of our elections.
The city approved the acquisition of a property on Seminole Drive. The property is located at 302 Seminole Drive, in the Indian Hills area of Elizabethtown. The city intends to turn the approximately 3-acre area into a “pocket park”. The property was purchased for 150 thousand dollars.
The City of Elizabethtown has approved the sale of a property on College Street. The property is located at 226 College Street, it was sold to H.C. Real Estate USA Inc. The real estate arm of Kruger Incorporated. Kruger intends to build apartment buildings with up to 125 units, a community area and a swimming pool. The prospective apartment will be targeted as workforce residences for the Kruger Packaging Plant located in Elizabethtown, however, the apartments will be available to the public. The property was sold for 750,000 dollars.
The City of Elizabethtown is collecting letters to send to Santa. The form to participate can be printed from the City of Elizabethtown’s website. Once complete, there are two North Pole Mailboxes in the city — one at Pritchard Community Center and one at the Bluegrass Sportsplex – to drop the letters off at. The cost is 5 dollars and each child will receive a personal letter, a magic key for Santa and a Christmas ornament kit to make. The deadline to submit the letter is December 12th.
Kentucky State Police Post Four is holding a donation event this week. They are holding a Cram the Cruiser event with nonperishable food items to help families all over Kentucky with a holiday meal. It will be held at the Kroger on Dolphin Drive on Friday from 10 am to 4 pm.
A local nonprofit is hosting a donation event this weekend. Give270, will be holding a fast relief day this coming Sunday. Fast relief day is a part of a greater fundraiser occurring next month from December 1st to the 15th, to help combat local food insecurity. They are encouraging people to fast for 1 or 2 meals and donate the money saved to a local charity. To find out more information visit the city of Elizabethtown Government Facebook Page or go to give270.org.