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News- March 11, 2020

The Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force, the Leitchfield Police Department, and Kentucky State Police conducted a search warrant at Loflin’s Auto Parts and Repair Center on Monday. According to a release from the Leitchfield Police Department, while executing the warrant, several items were seized including marijuana, methamphetamine, guns, drug paraphernalia, and cash. Roney Loflin, 54, and Carissa Hafford, 21, were charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, while Loflin faces additional charges of possession of methamphetamine and possession of a controlled substance. A second search warrant was conducted on a property located on Bloomington Road. More charges are pending in this case.

The United States Census is going to be held on April 1st, and local officials are reminding citizens why the census is important. Census spokesperson Melissa Harrell-Nepi notes that the census is used to allocate federal funding and to determine Congressional representation in decision making. Citizens will begin getting postcards from the Census Bureau as soon as next week regarding how they can fill out the census, and online response is an option this year.

Work on a bridge project along US 62 at the Hardin-Nelson County line will begin next week. This project, which will begin on Monday, March 16th, is a complete rebuild, offering a long term solution for a safe route over Rolling Fork River. A full closure option was selected due to foreseen complications that could arise from maintaining one-lane traffic during construction. Motorists will be redirected to Bluegrass Parkway to avoid the area. Signs are in place along the corridor to provide advance notice of the closure. The project has a specified completion date of December 1st, 2020.

Officials from Hardin County Schools and West Point Independent Schools have created a schedule of “Getting To Know You” type events that will introduce West Point students, families, and staff to Hardin County Schools students and staff. The first of these events will take place tomorrow when administrative teams from North Park Elementary, Vine Grove Elementary, and James T. Alton Middle School, which are the three Hardin County Schools that Elementary and Middle School aged children from West Point will continue to continue to communicate with families about specific times and other logistical information. A full schedule of events can be found on the Hardin County Schools website.