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News for November 18

New COVID-19 steps to be announced today

Another day brings with it another record day in regards to COVID-19 in Kentucky. The state, in addition to reporting 2,931 cases, announced a single-day record of 33 deaths. This comes as Governor Beshear and the administration plan to announce new restrictions for the state later today.

The Governor will hold his usual press conference to announce the steps at 4 o’clock this afternoon.

HCS winter sports put on hold

Hardin County Schools is calling a timeout for the upcoming winter sports season. The district announced early Tuesday that they would suspend practices for winter sports immediately.

District spokesperson John Wright

A decision on whether to move forward to continue with the suspension of sports will be made December 7th. Football will still be able to continue their postseason, albeit under strict KHSAA guidelines.

“Cram the Cruiser” event taking place at EPD

The Elizabethtown Police Department is partnering with local food banks and Helping Hand of Hope to host the Cram the Cruiser food drive again this year.

Officer Chris Denham

Those with additional questions can contact the police department.

BHH opens third urgent care center in E’Town

Hardin county residents will have access to another urgent care center in Elizabethtown. This week marked the opening of another of Baptist Health Hardin’s Urgent Care clinics.

Practice manager Tim Baker

The practice is located at the former Chase bank building at the intersection of US 62 and Ring road. The renovation cost roughly $600,000.

Cancellations, changes coming to area Christmas events

As expected, COVID-19 is changing the way some communities kick off the Christmas season. The City of Elizabethtown announced yesterday that the annual parade and lighting events would not take place this year. City events coordinator Sarah Vaughan says, however, that an alternate plan is in the works.

Other city attractions will take place, such as Christmas in the Park, which is set to celebrate its 30th anniversary. Grayson county announced that their christmas parade was also canceled for this season.

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