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News for November 12

Annual event honors veterans in Elizabethtown

With an overcast sky and a gentle wind rattling dog tags nearby, the Elizabethtown Nature Park once again played host to the city’s Veteran’s Day ceremony. But with a pandemic raging, changes had to be made to the annual event, which is in it’s 9th year. But there was never a thought that the event, or something comparable, would not happen.

American Legion Post 113 Commander Joe Garrett

The presentation included remarks from mayor Jeff Gregory, congressman Brett Guthrie, as well as retired Major General Terry Tucker.

New daily high for statewide COVID-19 cases

And even 2,700 new cases of covid-19 in Kentucky yesterday, the state’s newest record for most cases in a day. The new total continues to escalate the state’s positivity rate, which now sits at 8.12%. That’s the highest the positivity rate has been since early May. Hardin county, which has seen rising cases over the past several weeks, was included in the group of counties with most positive cases for the day, alongside counties like Jefferson, Fayette, and neighboring Nelson county. Because of Veteran’s Day observance, the daily, local reporting of covid-19 cases in the Lincoln Trail service area was not available.

Two HCS schools honored as ‘Bright Spots’ in the state

Two Hardin County Schools have been awarded the distinction of being named Bright Spot Schools by the Pritchard Committee. 

District Spokesperson John Wright

John Hardin High School and Cecilia Valley Elementary School were given the award due to their proficiencies in one or more categories, including student performance on ACT Prep and transitioning students to college.

With nation seeing reduced healthcare staffing from COVID-19, regional providers make plans on how to counter

With a surge of covid-19 cases across not only the state but the country, the healthcare industry is starting to experience the effects of rising covid-19 cases on their staff. Baptist Health Hardin, while overall well equipped with staff, is no different.

VP of Emergency Services Deanna Parker says the hospital has plans in place on what to do if faced with a staffing shortage.

Parker says the facility has seen an increase in the number of covid-19 patients in the past several months.

New VA facility opens at Ft. Knox

A new, state of the art medical clinic for veterans is now open at Fort Knox. A ribbon cutting took place earlier this week on post, officially opening the new Fort Knox VA Outpatient Clinic.

Robley Rex Medical Director Steven Black

The 18,000 square feet facility broke ground nearly two years ago in December of 2018.

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