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News for September 3rd

So far, jail reports no COVID cases during pandemic

Months after the beginning of the pandemic, the Hardin County Detention Center has seen no positive cases of covid-19 among the inmate population, something Jailer Josh Lindblom says is due to the jail’s health policies.

Jailer Josh Lindblom

Lindblom says the jail’s population since the start of the pandemic has decreased, down from over 800 to around 615. Lindblom says the jail did have one positive case, but in a contracted employee.

Lindblom says inmates are tested if they exhibit covid-19 symptoms, but that they are not required. If testing needs to be done, Lindblom says the facility can handle testing capabilities.

Editor’s Note: This story has been updated for clarity in regards to testing

Search continues for missing Radcliff teen

Police are still searching for a missing Radcliff teen more than a week after she was first reported missing.

Radcliff Police Captain William Wells

Captain Wells says that anyone with information on Velazquez is asked to contact Radcliff Police.

HCSO: Man arrested after allegedly hitting deputy with car

The Hardin County Sheriff’s Department arrested a Louisville man after he allegedly hit an officer with his car.

The Sheriff’s office received a complaint of a car with loud music playing parked near a substation on Gilead Church Road in Glendale. Deputies responded to the scene and made contact with the driver of the vehicle, Abdullah Sami. As officers approached Sami’s vehicle, the suspect started the vehicle, put it in reverse, and backed up several feet. One responding deputy made commands for Sami to stop, but the suspect continued forward towards the two deputies on the scene. One shot was fired into the windshield of the vehicle as it approached, and Sami fled the scene, striking the leg of one of the deputies with his vehicle. The vehicle was pursued and stopped after being chased for around two miles.

Sami and two juveniles were detained as a result of the incident. Sami faces charges of wanton endangerment, assault, and fleeing or evading police. He was lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center.

Red River Waste extends personal cart usage

Red River Waste Management has extended the deadline allowing the use of personal trash containers. The extension was given due to an influx of requests for additional carts.

Vice President Steve Smith

Smith says residents can still request additional carts that will be delivered during the next rollout phase.

United Way’s ‘Community Mosaic’ now open for submissions

United Way of Central Kentucky is launching a new kind of community outreach. The organization announced their “Community Mosaic” project Wednesday.

Spokesperson Hunter Roberts

Roberts says pictures can be submitted through United Way’s website. Roberts says the mosaic requires 250 photos minimum to be complete.

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