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News for October 12

Health officials expect rise in COVID-19 cases following fall breaks

After fall breaks across the area, several school districts returned to the classroom this morning post fall break. With some students and staff back in the classroom, health officials say a spike in covid-19 cases is likely to follow in the coming weeks.

Lincoln Trail District Health Department spokesperson Melissa Phillips

In a post Sunday evening, Hardin County Schools recommended that those who traveled to covid-19 hotspots consider quarantining for the recommended period.

Beshear, family quarantine after possible exposure to virus

A surprise announcement from the Governor’s office Sunday morning. Governor Andy Beshear announced that he and his son had come in contact with someone who had tested positive for covid-19. As a result, the Governor says the two will quarantine in a seperate part of the Governor’s mansion.

The person in question who had tested positive for covid-19 is a member of the Governor’s security detail.

EPD: Man arrested after alleged burglary

A Radcliff man was arrested after an alleged burglary took place late last week.

The homeowner of the affected residence alerted Elizabethtown Police after finding the suspect, Donivan Garcia, taking property from within. Garcia gave officers false identifying information upon being apprehended. Garcia had gained entrance in the home by prying the front door open, and a vehicle which already had items from the burglary, as well as suspected methamphetamine inside was waiting outside of the home. Garcia had previous warrants stemming from earlier incidents of car theft, and holding a man at gunpoint.

Garcia faces charges of burglary, possession of a controlled substance, and giving false identifying information. He was lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center.

Nolin RECC once again sends crews to assist with hurricane relief

Just a few weeks after helping out in the Gulf with Hurricane Sally, aftermath, Nolin RECC crews are back out on the road, headed down South once again.

The crew, which included 11 line technicians and 2 mechanics, left early Sunday morning to travel to Deridder, Louisiana, to assist the Beauregard Electric Co-op in their efforts following Hurricane Delta, which hit the region last week. Delta hit areas that had already been impacted previously by Hurricane Laura in August.

E’town City Council to approve comprehensive plan

After over a year of public input and discussion, the Elizabethtown City Council is expect to adopt the city’s new comprehensive plan. Dubbed Envision Elizabethtown 2040, the plan was created as a way to define the direction and the vision of the city going forward.

City spokesperson Amy Inman

The planning and zoning committee previously approved the plan before it was sent to the council for their approval. The plan can be viewed by going to the City of Elizabethtown’s website.

Don’t Miss the Bus raises over $2,000 for 10th anniversary

Despite the setbacks of covid-19, Bluegrass Cellular’s 10th edition of the Don’t Miss The Bus School supply drive was still able to take place this year.

While covid-19 wouldn’t allow for the traditional collection of school supplies, the organization changed to allow for online donations, creating an entirely virtual experience for participants. The annual event raised over $2,000, which will go towards helping schools with supply needs for students in Hardin county.

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