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Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Launches New Program

A new program created by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet launches today. The program expands options on remote renewal of driver’s licenses and ID cards.

The revamped main-in program will offer renewal of a four-year drivers license. Hard-copy cards will be mailed within 10 to 15 business days after successful processing. Renewal forms as well as more details about the program can be found at drive.ky.gov.

Kentucky State Police Investigating Fatal Collision in Breckinridge County

Kentucky State Police are investigating a fatal collision in Breckinridge County.

Yesterday afternoon, the Breckinridge County Sheriff’s office requested assistance with a collision near the 3500 block of South KY 259 near Harned.

According to the news release, the preliminary investigation revealed that Anthony Coogle of Leitchfield was operating a 2005 Ford Taurus when he turned onto the roadway and into the path of a 2013 Ford Escape. The Escape traveling eastbound on KY 259, was operated by James Miller of Hardinsburg. After colliding, Coogle’s vehicle struck a 2006 ford f-350 traveling in the westbound lane.

Coogle was transported to the Breckinridge Memorial Hospital where he was later pronounced deceased. The operator of the f-350 was not injured.

The collision remains under investigation by reconstructionist Trooper Brad Holloman.

Multi-Vehicle Fatality in Bullitt County

A fatal crash on I-65 in Bullitt County has traffic at a standstill. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet reported the crash at mile marker 116 earlier this morning. According to Shepherdsville Major Pawley, there is one confirmed fatality. The interstate is shut down in both directions, and Preston Highway is also backed up. The Shepherdsville accident reconstruction team is currently assessing the scene, and the roadway is expected to be closed for several hours.

Ford and SK Innovation to Bring 5,000 Jobs to Hardin County

Ford Motor Company is bringing 5,000 jobs to Hardin County. Ford and SK Innovation will build two electric battery plants in Glendale, investing 5.8 billion dollars. Governor Andy Beshear says this is the single largest investment in the history of our state. State Representative Jim Duplessis is also excited about what this means.

“It’s going to help us fund schools, help us fund roads and other infrastructure. I am extremely excited. The state is going to invest in ECTC up to 30 million dollars, maybe more to help train the new workers we’re going to need.”

More details will be announced at a press conference at 4:30 this afternoon in Frankfort. 

American Red Cross: Emergency Blood and Platelet Shortage

The American Red Cross is experiencing an emergency blood and platelet shortage. The national Red Cross blood inventory is the lowest it has been at this time of the year since 2015, with less than a day’s supply of certain blood types in recent weeks. 

The Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown will host a blood drive this Wednesday, September 29th from 12 to 5. You can help by making an appointment to donate at RedCrossBlood.org.

Kentucky State Police Arrest Larue County Man for Murder

Kentucky State Police have arrested a Larue County Man for Murder.

“Kentucky State Police received information of a possible body buried on a property near the Buffalo community of Larue County. After an extensive investigation, a search warrant was obtained and executed at a residence near the 500 block of Corinth Road by KSP on Friday, September 24th. Detectives located the remains of an unidentified person found buried underneath a large pile of debris in the backyard of the residence. KSP detectives charged David Puyear, age 59 of Buffalo, with murder and he was lodge in the Larue Co. jail,” stated Trooper First Class Scotty Sharp.

The remains have been transported to the Kentucky Medical Examiner’s Office in Louisville for positive identification and examination. More charges could be forthcoming as the investigation is still ongoing by Kentucky State Police Post 4 detectives.

E’town Man Arrested on Sex Offenses

Last Friday, Elizabethtown Police arrested and charged a local resident with sex offenses. “Following an investigation conducted by our detectives, Christopher Marshall, age 32, of Elizabethtown was arrested and charged with sodomy in the 3rd degree, rape in the 3rd degree and incest,” stated Public Information Officer Chris Denham. He is currently being held at the Hardin County Detention Center, and is scheduled to appear in Hardin County District Court today.  

American Red Cross FDA Update on Blood Donor Eligibility

There is a great need for blood donations, and there is an opportunity for everyone to donate. A local blood drive will take place this Wednesday at the Pritchard Community Center from 12 to 5 p.m. While many who previously lived in Europe for a span of time have been deferred, Red Cross Has now implemented FDA updates.

“So if there was somebody over there that was in the army that have always been told they can”t donate, they can now,’ stated Account Manager Remy Kennedy. For questions concerning eligibility, visit RedCrossChat.org.