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News for November 30

LTDHD to host another flu clinic this weekend

With flu season continuing to ramp up, health officials are announcing another community flu clinic this coming weekend. Health providers and department’s have pushed hard for widespread flu shot use, especially in a year where COVID-19 is taking up needed medical resources.

Lincoln Trail Health spokesperson Terrie Burgan

The clinics will take in LaRue, Meade, and Nelson counties. More details can be found on the health department’s website.

ECTC transitions to online instruction today

As announced last week, Elizabethtown Community and Technical College will transition most of their classes online beginning today. The move comes as communities try to curb the spread of COVID-19.

Public relations director Mary Jo King

The college will be on their winter shutdown from December 19th to January 4th, and the first week of spring classes, which start January 11th, will see their first week go online.

Thanksgiving and Black Friday COVID-19 numbers

With a day off for reporting purposes, Kentucky continues to see steady amounts of new COVID-19 cases. On Friday, governor Andy Beshear announced 3,870 for Thursday and 1,747 for Friday. Combined, the 2 days brought 36 new virus-related deaths. On Friday, Lincoln Trail Health officials confirmed 245 new cases within the area. Of those, 94 came from Hardin county, 17 from LaRue and 8 from Meade.

HCCC puts 30th anniversary ornament on sale for holiday season

The annual Hardin County Chamber of Commerce Christmas ornament has arrived, and pays tribute to a good cause.

Chamber Vice President Kendra Stewart Scott

The chamber also has surplus stock of ornaments from previous years for collectors who may have missed a year.

Relief fund for bars and restaurants now open

Beginning today, small business restaurants and bars can apply for relief aid from the state of Kentucky. As previously announced, the state is opening up $40 million to restaurants and bars impacted by the Governor’s decision to shut down those establishments to in-person dining.

Beshear Chief of Staff La Tasha Buckner

Applications will close on December 18 or when funds run out, whichever comes first.

KSP offers tips to drivers ahead of winter weather

Expected this morning is the first taste of winter weather for Kentuckians across a vast majority of the state. As a result, Kentucky State Police is reminding drivers to be careful out on the roads. KSP says motorists should slow down and to leave more space between vehicles. Additionally, officials say now is a good time to go ahead and prep for more severe winter weather by keeping a winter weather kit in their car. Our listening area should see less than an inch of snow.

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