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News for December 28th

Local health departments begin vaccinations

Local health departments have received and administered the first of many COVID-19 vaccines. Last week, posts from the Breckinridge county and Grayson county health departments made the announcement that they had received their first doses of COVID-19 vaccines. Both departments say they have begun administering vaccines to both frontline healthcare workers, as well as first responders. Grayson county officials say they are in Phase 1A, and will continue to vaccinate first responders and healthcare workers.

Local Congressman urges confidence in new vaccine

With a growing number of healthcare and frontline workers receiving initial doses of the vaccine, officials who have been around the development of the vaccine are encouraging confidence in it. Second district Congressman Brett Guthrie has been a part of the development of COVID-19 vaccines since the beginning. Being a member of the House’s Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, Guthrie says he has plenty of confidence in the vaccines after their testing and authorization.

Guthrie says that when individuals are able to take the vaccine, to always talk first with their healthcare provider.

With colder weather, officials say winter preparedness kits are a must

As the days and nights get colder, it becomes even more important to take precautions for the possibility of being stranded in the cold. Meade County Emergency Management Director Ron Dodson says that having a winter preparedness kit in one’s vehicle is of the utmost importance.

In addition, Dodson recommends ensuring that any vehicle that will be taking the road is ready to do so in wintry conditions. This includes checking tires and gas tanks to ensure the safest experience possible on the road.

Today begins 3-days of mobile food pantry in Elizabethtown

Feeding America Kentucky’s Heartland will be operating their mobile food pantry this week. The event, which is in cooperation with Elizabethtown government, will serve to bring food to those in need during this difficult time.

Director of Marketing Jamie Thomas

More information regarding who the food pantry will be serving, as well as times of operation, can be found on Feeding America Kentucky’s Heartland’s Facebook page.

KSP: Man arrested after alleged abuse, endangering welfare of minor

An Indiana man was arrested in Eastview Saturday, accused of assaulting his girlfriend and endangering the welfare of a minor. Kentucky State Police responded to an Eastview residence on Saturday on reports of a domestic dispute between the suspect, Dustin Galyan and the victim. According to the victim, Galyan had allegedly hit her in the head with a broom while she was feeding their young child. The victim also alleged that Galyan had grabbed her hair, slamming her and the baby to the ground.

Police arrived and found visible marks on the victim, as well as Galyan appearing under the influence of some kind of substance. During a consented search of the residence, police found suspected crystal meth, as well as 2 baggies of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, the latter of which was found concealed in a speaker. The drugs were found in the basement, an area where police say their child slept and played. Galyan was arrested and charged with assault 4th degree, possession of a controlled substance, as well as endangering the welfare of a minor. He is lodged in the Hardin county detention center.

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