The Hodgenville Police Department has been contacted multiple times recently about an unemployment scam. It seems the victims and/or employers in these cases are receiving notifications that claims have been filed with their local Career Centers (Unemployment Offices) when in fact they have not.
According to an on-line article released in February on the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce website, this is an ongoing issue. If you have been a victim of this, please reach out to HPD and we will file a report for you. The best guidance we can offer at this time is to follow the information in this article which is:
If you think, someone has filed a UI claim in your name (i.e. you received a 1099-G form that indicates you received UI benefits, but you never filed for UI), report the identity theft fraud to all of the following entities:
HPD has reached out to the Elizabethtown Career Center for more information, but as of this release, they have not returned our call. We will put out more information as it becomes available.
Hodgenville Police Department’s K9 Drax to get donation of body armor
Hodgenville Police Department’s K9 Drax will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Drax’s vest will be embroidered with the sentiment “This gift of protection provided by Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.”. Delivery is expected within eight to ten weeks.
Vested Interest in K9s, Inc., established in 2009, is a 501(c)(3) charity whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. This potentially lifesaving body armor for four-legged K9 officers is U.S. made, custom fitted, and NIJ certified. Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. has provided over 4,210 vests to K9s in all 50 states at a value of $6.9 million, made possible by both private and corporate donations.
The program is open to U.S. dogs that are at least 20 months old and actively employed and certified with law enforcement or related agencies. K9s with expired vests are also eligible to participate. There are an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K9s throughout the United States.
Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. accepts tax-deductible contributions in any amount, while a single donation of $960 will sponsor one vest. Each vest has a value of $1,744-$2,283, weighs an average of 4-5 lb., and comes with a five-year warranty. For more information, or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provides information, lists events, and accepts donations at www.vik9s.org, or you may mail your contribution to P.O. Box 9, East Taunton, MA 02718.
HPD is currently searching for the young man in this video. If you know this person, please contact us.
SGT Avery is conducting a ride along today. He is riding with the 24th Judicial Drug Task Force on I40 near Camden, Tennessee.
HPD is dedicated to ensuring our officers receive the best training in multiple areas of law enforcement. With the recent addition of our K9 Drax, we are adding a drug interdiction team to the department.
On December 5th, 2020 at 2:01 am, a 2013 White Ford Fusion was traveling east on E. Main St. The vehicle failed to negotiate the traffic circle, instead driving through the square, striking the statue known as “Little Abe.” The vehicle continued through the square striking a Christmas display.
The Christmas display was an antique truck owned by Mark Boyd of Hodgenville. The truck was decorated and had a large Christmas tree in the bed belonging to the City of Hodgenville. Both sustained severe damages. Damages to the statue are not completely known at this time. It will have to be righted in order to assess the damage.
CPL Jordan Whitlow and Recruit Officer David Williams conducted the preliminary investigation. Upon arrival on scene, the officers contacted 18-year-old Kaylee Lovvorn of Louisville, and identified her as the operator of the suspect vehicle. Ms. Lovvorn appeared intoxicated and Standardized Field Sobriety Test’s showed impairment. Ms. Lovvorn was arrested and submitted to a test of her breath with a result of .190, more than twice the legal limit for drivers 21 and older.
Due to COVID protocols, Ms. Lovvorn was cited for DUI 1st (Aggravated) and Failure to Produce an Insurance Card, and she was released to a family member. Investigation continues.
Officer Jordan Whitlow was promoted to the newly created position of Corporal. David Williams, II was sworn in as our newest Recruit Officer; both on October 13th. Congrats to both!