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News for January 6th

Area manufacturer to add 300 new jobs

One of the area’s largest manufacturers is adding jobs. Metalsa USA announced Tuesday that their Elizabethtown location would be home to 300 new, full-time entry level technician positions. In a press release, the company said that the new jobs were a result of a higher demand for the company’s signature product: vehicle frames for light and heavy weight trucks.

Metalsa Human Development’s Linda Aubrey

Those qualifying employees are able to receive welding certification at no cost, as well as an apprenticeship program for eligible union members. Those interested can find more information on Metalsa’s website.

Louisville VA center begins vaccinating veterans today

Starting today, select groups of veterans at the VA in Louisville will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. The Robley Rex VA Medical Center has announced that they will be vaccinating veterans identified as those who are high risk, over the age of 75, and those residing in congregate living residences. Officials say that veterans that meet those qualifications will be contacted to schedule their first dose of the Moderna vaccine. Currently, those receiving care through the VA are being contacted first. Those who are not but wish to check their eligibility may contact Robley Rex VA Medical Center.

RPD: 2 men arrested after allegedly firing handgun

2 men were arrested in Radcliff this week after firing handguns from the back porch of a residence. According to arrest citations, it happened on Tuesday, when police received several calls of gun fire from a residence off of Amanda court. Radcliff Police arrived at the location and as they did, heard several rounds being fired. Police then arrested 2 men, Austin Arrington and Jaymz Mellion. Both were charged with wanton endangerment 1st degree, and were lodged in the Hardin county Detention Center.

Warm Blessings looking for volunteers for Day Shelter

With several weeks remaining, Warm Blessings is looking for more volunteers to assist with their yearly day shelter.

Executive Director Dawn Cash says volunteers will help out with some of the basic operations of the shelter, including lunch preparation, as well as facilitating showers and laundry. Those interested in volunteering can contact Warm Blessings.

Hardin Co. woman arrested after children left alone for several days

A Hardin county woman has been arrested after officials found her children alone in their residence. According to arrest citations, officials say the subject, Danielle Ducret, left a note with her children, saying that she would be back at some point, suggesting that she did not care when. An eventual call to officials led child protective services to find the children, ages ranging from 10 to 19, with little food in the residence, as well as no means of communication or transportation. Ducret, who had still not returned after 4 days, was later found in the Fayette county Detention Center. Ducret was charged with endangering the welfare of a minor and was transported to the Hardin county Detention Center.

Beshear: Vaccination Phase 1B to start near month’s end

While the state is still in the beginning stages of COVID-19 vaccine rollouts, Governor Andy Beshear provided an update yesterday on when the next phase would begin in the Commonwealth.

Additionally, the Governor announced 1,781 new cases of covid-19, in addition to 23 new virus-related deaths

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