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News for July 7th

1 dead, 1 injured after wreck on US 62 Monday afternoon

Police have identified the victim from yesterday’s fatal collision on U.S. in Elizabethtown.

Officials say 19-year old Kaleb Fogle was traveling westbound on U.S. 62 when he drifted into the eastbound lanes, striking a pickup truck and an oncoming SUV. In turn, the pickup truck flipped, striking a Chevrolet truck. Fogle was taken to HMH where he was pronounced deceased. The driver of the SUV was airlifted to University Hospital with critical injuries.

The two occupants of the Toyota pickup, as well as the occupant of the Chevrolet pickup, were uninjured. No additional details are available at this time.

Patton Museum set to reopen today

The Patton Museum on Fort Knox is scheduled to reopen today.

Colonel CJ King says that visitors to the museum will be required to wear a mask, and wash their hands or use sanitizer upon entry. In addition, social distancing must be observed, and in-person interactions with museum staff will be limited. The hours for the museum will be 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and closed on Sunday and Monday.

Continued operation of the museum will depend on the health protection condition level on post going forward.

COVID-19 cases continue to rise around area

COVID-19 test results from holiday weekend have been released, and it appears that cases are on the rise.

Yesterday, the Lincoln Trail District Health Department announced 62 new cases within the service area, 41 of which were from Hardin county. As more cases continue to be confirmed, officials with the health department still urge residents to take preventative measures. Only 1 case within the district is hospitalized.

Elsewhere, the Grayson County Health Department confirmed a COVID-19 related death on Monday, bringing their total number to 11.

New Meade County superintendent takes helm of district

Meade County Schools has a new superintendent. Dr. Mark Martin recently began as the district’s new leader on July 1st. Martin, who has been with meade county since 2014, says the key to the district’s success is all about the culture.

“It’s a very blue-collar mentality,” Martin said, “and that’s what I would really pride myself on [having] as well.”

Martin is just the 7th superintendent in the district’s history. Previous superintendent Dr. John Millay retired in February.

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