Support of small business highlighted for next Saturday
Small Business Saturday is fast approaching in Hardin County. And due to COVID-19, several small businesses are taking precautions to best protect their employees and their customers, but still allow for the public to support local buying. Shoppers are encouraged to tip generously if able, and be patient with staff as they navigate through a particularly difficult holiday season.
Deadline for Thanksgiving meals is here
Helping Hand of Hope will be offering Thanksgiving meals for those in need this year. However, today is the final day to sign up.
These meals are given out via an application process, which can be completed by calling Helping Hand of Hope. Those who qualify will be given an option for either pickup or delivery service on Thanksgiving Day.
Record day for Kentucky COVID-19 cases
Kentucky once again set a record for COVID-19 yesterday, shattering the previous single-day case total. The state reported 3,649 cases on Thursday, in addition to 30 additional deaths. The new daily high caps a 400% increase in cases around the state in the past 9 weeks, according to the Governor’s office. Almost the entire state, except for 8 counties, are considered to be “red zone” areas. Locally, Lincoln Trail Health officials confirmed 216 new cases yesterday: 73 in Hardin, 24 in Meade, and 20 in LaRue. 12 patients within the district remain hospitalized.
Enrollment open for ECTC coding academy
Enrollment is now open for the second semester of Elizabethtown Community and Technical College’s Greater Knox Coding Academy.
Those interested can find out more by going to the college’s website. The academy features a new, state of the art coding lab for students of the program. The program begins February 16th.
Cumberland Family Medical hosts flu shot, COVID testing at John Hardin today
Those interested in flu shots and even rapid COVID-19 testing can do so today in Hardin county. Cumberland Family Medical will be offering the service at John Hardin High School today.
Hardin County spokesperson John Wright stresses that the event is not a Hardin County Schools event, and all questions should be directed to Cumberland Family Medical. Drive up service takes place at the school starting at 10 am. Testing is available for the first 200 individuals.