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News for November 19

Gov. lays out new restrictions for Kentuckians

Governor Andy Beshear laid out new restrictions for the state yesterday.The new restrictions will go into effect tomorrow at 5 pm. Restaurants and bars will close in in person dining, but can continue drive through or curbside service. Indoor venues and event spaces are limited to 25 people per room, including weddings and funerals. Gyms, fitness centers, and other recreation facilities will go to 33% occupancy, and will require masks and social distancing.

Perhaps affecting the most people, all public and private schools will cease in-person instruction on November 23. Middle and high will go remote learning until January 4th. Elementary schools may reopen December 7 if a county is not in the red.

Sheriff’s deputy shot, suspect killed after pursuit

One man is dead and a sheriff’s deputy wounded after a traffic stop turned deadly. On Tuesday night, a Breckinridge County Sheriff’s Deputy had initiated a traffic stop near Ben Johnson Elementary School, when he was shot by the driver, identified later as James Horton. Horton fled the scene on foot, eventually stealing a pickup truck and continued fleeing. Kentucky State Police was contacted to assist in locating Horton. The stolen vehicle was found in Grayson county shortly after midnight, at which time a pursuit ensued. The pursuit continued into Hart county, just north of Bonnieville. Horton exited the vehicle with a firearm, at which time Troopers fired on him. Horton was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Hart County Coroner. The sheriff’s deputy was flown to University of Louisville with non-life threatening injuries.

KHSAA Board moves start date of winter sports

After several school districts made the decision to suspend winter sports until further notice, the Kentucky High School Athletic Association voted yesterday to move the season up almost an entire month. The board decided that January 4th will be the new date for winter sports to begin.

Commissioner Julian Tackett

The season was slated to begin this Monday. While competition is off until next year, the board says individual districts can make the call as to when practices can resume. Hardin County Schools says they will reevaluate December 7th.

LTDHD to offer free flu shots at clinics this weekend

The Lincoln Trail District Health Department will be offering a free flu shot clinic this weekend.

Public information officer Terrie Burgan

Those wanting the flu shot must be 19 years of age or older, and masks are required to receive the shot. No one will be required to leave their vehicle to receive the shot.

State announced new form of relief for restaurants and bars

In addition to the new COVID-19 restrictions announced yesterday, Governor Andy Beshear also announced a new form of relief for small bars and restaurants who will likely suffer the most. A new, 40 million dollar fund will be used to assist those who meet specific requirements.

Beshear Chief of Staff La Tasha Buckner

More information on signups can be found on the state’s COVID-19 website.

EPD: Man arrested after altercation with girlfriend

The Elizabethtown Police Department made an arrest on Tuesday, taking a man into custody after he had assaulted his girlfriend. According to arrest citations, the victim called and told police that she had been at the suspect, Travis England’s, house for four days. In an altercation where Travis was attempting to take her keys, the victim was thrown against the wall and on the floor, and had items thrown at her, causing bruising and swelling to her face and body. In addition, England allegedly chambered a bullet and pointed a handgun at the victim, saying that he was going to kill her, then hit her in the back of the head with the weapon. Upon a search, two glass pipes with suspected methamphetamine residue, the handgun, and a pill bottle with suspected marijuana seeds were found.

England faces two separate assault counts, as well as wanton endangerment and drug possession. He was lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center.

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