Sunday marked 100 days since the first case of COVID-19 appeared in Hardin county, and despite all the uncertainty still surrounding the subject, Lincoln Trail District Health Department spokesperson Terrie Bergan says that many things have improved, namely, the amount of people that can be tested and who can be tested. The health department continues to stress usage of masks, social distancing and proper sanitation and hand washing, as several states begin to see cases start to rise once more. On Sunday, Governor Andy Beshear announced 67 new cases of the virus.
Kentuckians can now schedule an appointment for their unemployment help. The Kentucky Department of Labor announced that in-person help with claims will take place at the Mayo-Underwood building in Frankfort beginning today. Assistance is by appointment only at this time. Appointments will continue until further notice Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Those wishing for assistance will have to bring 2 forms of identification with them to the appointment. More information about can be found on the Kentucky Career Center website.
Kentucky’s Healthy at Work reopening schedule hits it’s final reopening phase today. Groups of 50 or less people can congregate, bars can reopen, and youth sports can partake in extended activities. Public swimming and bathing facilities can also reopen; however, both the cities of Radcliff and Elizabethtown have already announced that their pools will not open this year, citing costs as one of the main reasons the facilities will remain closed this summer. The reopening schedule for the state has been ongoing since its inception in early May.
After almost a week of waiting, the full picture of how Hardin Countians voted should be known today. The County Clerk’s office is expected to release absentee ballot results. Hardin county clerk Debbie Donnelly says that the reason results have not been released yet is due to the fact that absentee ballots were tabulated up until this past Saturday. Other counties around Kentucky, including Jefferson and Fayette, are waiting until results are certified tomorrow by Kentucky Secretary of State Michael Adams.
An Indiana man was arrested last week after leading several law enforcement agencies on a high-speed pursuit. According to arrest citations, Vine Grove Police attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle early Friday morning. When the vehicle fled Vine Grove, additional agencies, including Radcliff Police and the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office joined. The pursuit, which reached speeds over 100 miles per hour, stretched from the intersection of Dixie Highway and Joe Prather to US-62, when the vehicle continued, eventually crossing into Grayson county. The vehicle finally came to a rest in Grayson county. When officers approached the vehicle, they found the driver, Dylon Tindle, impaired. As he was being booked in the Hardin County Detention Center, Tindle was also found to be in possession of marijuana. He was arrested and charged with criminal mischief, wanton endangerment, fleeing or evading, and promoting contraband, among other charges.