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News for December 31st

Local legislator planning to introduce bill aimed at resolving unemployment problems

With thousands of Kentuckians still without word on long standing unemployment payments, one local legislator is hoping to solve some of the problem. 25th district representative Jim Duplessis announced this week that he would be filing a bill during the opening of next week’s general assembly that would seek to reopen unemployment offices to in-person traffic once again. Currently, Duplessis says claims are being processed mainly through the phone.

Duplessis says he’s talked with house leadership about the bill’s future saying he’s received support from others on the measure.

Post 4 trooper named to state Honor Guard

A Post 4 trooper has been named to the Kentucky State Police honor guard. It was announced yesterday that trooper Jakob Clemens was of the 3 troopers named to the prestigious group.

Trooper Scotty Sharp

In addition to the duties Sharp mentioned, the honor guard also stands by the coffin of retired officers once they pass, showing the solidarity the organization has with the family in their time of grief.

COVID-19 cases ahead of the New Year

Cases of covid-19 had steadily grown over the past few days in Kentucky. Yesterday, officials announced 3,784 new cases of the virus, in addition to 29 new virus related deaths. An as the cases have increased, so too has the positivity rate, now at 9%. Locally, Hardin county reported 125 new cases Wednesday, accounting for 217 combined cases since Tuesday. Meade county reported 29, and LaRue reported 15.

EPD: Firework ordinances ahead of NYE

End of the year celebrations sometimes include the use of fireworks, and law enforcement in Elizabethtown is offering up some reminders should residents light fireworks themselves.

Officer Chris Denham

In addition, state law requires that those purchasing or igniting the fireworks be 18 years old.

Spring Haven to host New Year’s Day 5k as fundraiser

Running 5k’s are a tradition for some on new years day, and Elizabethtown will feature one such event to kick off 20-21. The Spring Haven New Years Dash 5k Fun Run will take place tomorrow as a fundraiser for the shelter.

Spokesperson Kendra Stewart Scott

Entry is $25, and can be done at runsignup.Com. Kids five and under are free. Online options are also available for those unable to make it to the event on the day of.

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