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News for October 7

Voting centers now set for Hardin Co. residents

Hardin county voters will have 4 different voting center for Election day. The state finally authorized the 4 locations, located at North Hardin High School’s gym, Creekside Elementary School’s gym, Lakewood Elementary School’s gym, as well as the Hardin County Clerk’s Office.

County Clerk Debbie Donnelly says each location will have a deputy clerk and IT technician there to assist with any problems voters may experience.

Registered voters can also vote early in person if they wish to avoid potential crowds at the polls. Donnelly says that voting will take place at the Hardin County Government Building starting next week, October 13, and will take place until November 2. The times for early voting will be Monday through Friday, 8am-4pm, with voting on the three Saturdays leading up to Election day from 7am-11am.

Agritourism businesses make adjustments for operations this Fall

Covid-19 has presented challenges to all types of businesses, even agritourism, which is in the midst of their busy season. But the virus isn’t going anywhere soon, and those businesses have had to make adjustments to how they operate.

Mason Crawford, co-owner of Crawford Pumpkin Farms, says the business has had to undergo several changes in order to keep visitors safe and healthy during their busy season, which he says extends right up to Halloween.

Crawford says the changes are worthwhile, keeping the safety of customers and employees at the forefront of the business.

Crawford says the business delayed their opening just to make sure all aspects were safe for their employees as well as guests.

EPD: man arrested after walking out with shopping cart of merchandise

An Elizabethtown man was arrested this week after he allegedly attempted to take several hundred dollars worth of merchandise from a store.

Arrest citations say that Travis Cobble was attempting to walk out of Walmart with just under $650 worth of merchandise in his cart. When confronted by loss prevention, Cobble gave them the cart back. A responding EPD officer asked Cobble if he had anything illegal on him, to which Cobble replied he did, with the officer locating a needle in his pocket. A search of Cobble’s vehicle resulted in officers finding other items, such as rolling papers, a smoking pipe, as well as needle caps which officers say appeared to have residue to methamphetamines. Cobble was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia, as well as theft by unlawful taking over $500. He was lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center.

Mask mandate extended; businesses asked to enforce the order

Kentucky residents are in for another month of required masks. Governor Andy Beshear announced another extension of the state’s mask mandate during his press conference Tuesday. And with the extension, Beshear said there will be increased enforcement steps when it comes to wearing masks in public.

Beshear announced 1,054 new cases for the state on Tuesday.

Pence, Harris, set to face off in tonight’s VP debate

Vice President Mike Pence and Senator Kamala Harris will square off at the University of Utah’s Kingsbury Hall in Salt Lake City for the Vice Presidential debate. And with recent events involving the President’s health and other government officials, plexiglass barriers will be used between the candidates and the moderator, as well as the podiums being placed 12 feet apart. The event is set to begin at 9pm.

Crennel, Ft. Knox grad, now interim head coach for Houston Texans

A former Fort Knox football player is now the interim head coach for an NFL team.

It was announced yesterday that Romeo Crennel, a coaching assistant with the Houston Texans, would serve as the team’s head coach going forward this season. Crennel, a 5 time Super Bowl champion, graduated from Fort Knox High School in 1965, going on to play for the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers.

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