An Elizabethtown woman has been reported missing, and police have issued a golden alert to try to get the public’s help in finding her. 28 year old Amber Foster was last seen Saturday in the vicinity of Cheddar’s Casual Cafe on North Dixie. She’s reported to have some mental challenges and takes medication for seizures. Police say it’s critical to find her because she could have a seizure without her medication. Foster is described as white with shoulder length brown hair, blue eyes and medium build. She is 5-foot-2 and 125 pounds. She was last seen wearing blue jeans, a light winter coat with a hood, black tennis shoes and a knit cap. If you know anything about where Amber Foster may be, please call the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office at (270) 765‑5133.
Elizabethtown voters get a chance to decide if alcohol sales should be expanded. That vote is scheduled for January 8th. The News Enterprise says a majority vote would authorize retail liquor licenses for establishments to serve distilled spirits and wine by the drink without sales limits and seating requirements. The paper says to put it simply– it would authorize bars. The vote comes about after a petition drive launched by some economic development groups as well as residents. Elizabethtown voters authorized package liquor and retail beer licenses last year.
Kentucky State Police have started up an investigation on Grayson County jailer Darwin Dennison. The Grayson record says some residents have accused him of not living within the county and that’s against the law. Dennison admits he owns a home in Edmondson County but insists he still resides in Grayson County.
The mayor of Radcliff has gotten himself one new constituent. Mayor J.J. Duvall’s wife, Susan, is reported to have given gave birth this week to a son– Cameron James Duvall.
The state is giving out $2.2 million in State Homeland Security Program grants. The money is to be used for first-responder, communications and critical infrastructure equipment and training programs. Two local jurisdictions are getting some of that money. The city of Elizabethtown is getting a $39,000 grant from the state to install outdoor warning sirens. Hart County is getting $16,000 to install repeaters to improve communications for emergency responders.
The Kentucky Public Service Commission is coming to Elizabethtown next week. They’ll be talking about installing a new area code in the region. That new code will be to supplement the current code of 270. The meeting is going to be on Tuesday night at 6 p.m. That’ll be in the Occupational Technical Building at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College on College Street Road. They’ll be showing a video and taking your questions and comments. If you can’t make the meeting, below is a link to the video, as well as a link to a public comment form if you have something to say about the issue.
Watch the video here:
Public Comment Form is available here:
The two Elizabethtown men accused of raping a young girl while she stayed with them at their RV have pleaded not guilty. The girl’s mother has also told a court she’s not guilty. Police say the girl’s mother knew what was going on, but did nothing to stop it. The alleged abuse was finally reported by a neighbor after the girl told other children in the neighborhood what had happened.
A former J.C. Penney employee who pleaded guilty to setting four fires at the Towne Mall store will spend 20 years in prison. Janice Coolidge also pleaded guilty to terroristic threatening because she made bomb threats to the Elizabethtown mall and Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.
LaRue County Sheriff Bobby Shoffner was injured yesterday morning when he wrecked his pickup truck. The LaRue County Herald says he was driving on Salem Church Road toward Hodgenville when the truck left the roadway.
Co-workers say he was on his way to work at the time of the crash. The sheriff was taken to Hardin Memorial Hospital.
We were telling you earlier this week about a fire that’s shut down Trino’s Italian Restaurant in Elizabethtown. The News Enterprise says fire officials believe it was started by an extension cord in the restaurant’s office that was mashed and overloaded. Fire investigator Jeremy Goodman says it looks like a rolling office chair or boxes of wine stored in the room could have pinched the cord. The owners are hoping to get the damage repaired before Thanksgiving.