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News for January 4th

Police investigating apparent stabbing in Radcliff

Police in Radcliff are looking for answers after a man was found dead Thursday. According to officials, police received a 9-1-1 call on New Years Eve from the area of Illinois Drive.

Detective Joseph Gozalez says information is still being gathered, and that anyone with information is asked to contact Radcliff police.

Area schools prep or virtual return today

Area students are heading back to the virtual classroom this morning. Districts across the area are welcoming students back virtually for at least a week before a possible return to in person instruction. Those starting back today include Hardin, Grayson, LaRue, Breckinridge, and Elizabethtown Independent. Area leaders all brought up the same reason as to why schools are going virtual to start off. Districts are hoping that the period will give any new cases of the virus the time to run its course. Meade County Schools, however, will start back tomorrow, January 5th.

NDAA provides money for new Ft. Knox school

With the Senate’s veto override this weekend, the National Defense Authorization Act has passed for a 60th year, and in it, funds for several Kentucky military projects. Included in the annual legislation, 69 million dollars for the new Van Voorhis Elementary school at Fort Knox. The new building, which will replace the original one, is set to increase the size of the school to 104,000 sq. ft. The new building is set to be completed in 2024. The bill also included pay raises for all service members across the armed forces.

COVID-19 numbers from the holiday

The numbers are in for the holiday weekend in terms of covid-19. The state reported 4,145 cases on new years eve, 3,124 on new years day, and 1,470 on Saturday. The update brought a higher positivity rate, though health officials were quick to point out that this may be the case due to less testing and labs being open through the holiday. Locally, Hardin county tallied 222 new cases over that time period. Meade county totaled 49 new cases, and LaRue had 24 from Thursday thru Saturday.

Areas in Hodgenville to experience Boil Water Advisory

Parts of the city of Hodgenville will be under a boil water advisory for a while this morning, starting at 8 am. The advisory comes as the city’s water works department announced that they will be making repairs to a dome to fix a main water line leak. The affected areas will include Tanner, Glendale, and Old Sonora roads. Again, repairs began at 8am, though it is not yet known when they will conclude.

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