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News- June 3, 2020

In his evening press conference last night, Governor Andy Beshear announced that there are 10,185 cases of COVID-19 in the Commonwealth. Of these cases, 155 were newly confirmed. It is believed that 3,275 Kentuckians have recovered from the virus, however there were three new deaths announced Tuesday, bringing the state’s total to 442. In the midst of the ongoing protests taking place in the state, Governor Beshear said that he hopes to get together with leaders in the African-American community, and also health providers, to have a conversation about improving healthcare. In addition, Governor Beshear announced that on Friday, the United States Supreme Court issued a decision confirming that the Governor’s actions to protect public health were consistent with the United State’s Constitution. The Governor’s Office of General Counsel is making the various federal courts aware of the decision, which should resolve all current cases challenging the Governor’s executive orders.

John Hardin High School will be offering drive-thru COVID-19 testing once again this week, with today and tomorrow being the only days with slots still available. These slots can be signed up for via the Kroger health portal. The Kroger partnership testing was previously done in Elizabethtown last month.

Residents of Hardin County can now vote in-person for the upcoming June 23rd primary. Voters can come into the County Clerk’s office for a ballot until June 22nd. Residents will be able to vote in-person at the clerk’s office on June 23rd; however, voting that day will be similar to a normal election day, with the poll open from 6 AM to 6 PM.

The Hardin County School District is gearing up to begin its summer feeding program again this year. There are over ten sites this year that will be moving around via the Cruisin’ Café. Three sites will remain in one place, those being at Central Hardin High School, John Hardin High School, and North Hardin High School. Other sites and times can be found on the Hardin County Schools website. The program will continue until July 24th.

Cities across the country have instituted curfews in relation to ongoing protests in the communities, but no such action has been enacted locally. Contrary to social media rumors, the City of Elizabethtown has not enacted a curfew. Officer John Thomas with the Elizabethtown Police Department says that there are currently no plans for a curfew, and that residents should make sure to get their information from official sources. The City of Louisville does have a curfew in place until June 8th.

Local health departments still reported new cases of COVID-19 yesterday, although numbers have been trending downward. The Lincoln Trail District Health Department confirmed only four new cases of the virus: two in Nelson, one in Hardin, and one in Larue. The district has five patients hospitalized, 26 on home isolation, and 176 recovered. The district has now seen over 200 total confirmed cases of the virus.

Garbage services in Hardin County will soon resume bulk item pick-ups. Hardin County Solid Waste Director Stephanie Givans says that residents needing to get rid of bulk items can contact the collection company to schedule a time for the pick up. Givans also announced that the county will resume a portion of their recycling program starting next Monday, and will only accept cardboard at this time. More information can be obtained by contacting the solid waste department.