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News for December 1

Local organizations ready for ‘Giving Tuesday’ today

In the face of COVID-19, representatives for local non-profit organizations stress the importance of giving today, known as Giving Tuesday. United Way of Central Kentucky spokesperson Hunter Roberts says that this year in particular has seen United Way and other organizations being contacted for help, making Giving Tuesday that much more important for continued services.

Locally, United Way is just one of many organizations participating in Giving Tuesday. The event, which began back in 2012, is celebrated the Tuesday after Thanksgiving.

PSA video collaboration aimed at getting students back in classroom

Three local school districts have teamed up to create public service announcements aimed at getting students back in the classroom. After Hardin county reached the red zone in terms of COVID-19 cases, Hardin County Schools, Elizabethtown Independent, and St. James Catholic schools decided to work together on video PSA’s urging the public to follow health and safety guidelines to get students back in the classroom.

Elizabethtown Independent superintendent Kelli Bush

The videos can be seen on the district’s Facebook pages, as well as HCEC-TV.

LTDHD will no longer update COVID dashboard

Residents looking for daily local updates on COVID-19 will no longer be able to use the health department’s website. Lincoln Trail District health officials announced yesterday that they would no longer be updating their COVID-19 dashboard. Instead, officials are directing residents to the state’s dashboard, which they say is similar in nature to theirs.

Public Information Officer Terrie Burgan says the process of updating is very labor intensive, and that a strain on the health department’s resources is one of the reasons for the discontinuation.

Vine Grove man arrested after alleged rape

A Vine Grove man was arrested yesterday after allegedly admitting to sexually abusing a minor.

According to arrest records, police went to a residence late last month to interview the man, Terrance Clark Jr., after he was identified as a suspect in a sexual abuse case. Clark agreed to speak with investigators, admitting to the charges against him in the case police were investigating. The actions in question were alleged to have happened at his home in Vine Grove, with Clark saying they had. Clark was arrested and charged with 1st degree rape and sodomy, as well as unlawful transaction with a minor 1st. He was lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center.

Transportation officers offer tips for winter weather driving

After the first snowfall of the year, officials with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet are offering tips on driving in winter weather. While speed is the main factor to be aware of, district 4 spokesperson Chris Jessie says there are other steps to take when driving.

Jessie also notes that the cabinet is stocked up on road salt, and is fully prepared for any dangerous road conditions this winter.

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