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News for January 13th

Woman drives car into BHH, flees scene after attempted car theft

Police are investigating after an attempted vehicle theft damaged part of Baptist Health Hardin. Elizabethtown Police say the incident occurred just before 1:30pm Tuesday afternoon.

Officer Chris Denham

Police say anyone with information on the suspect can contact Elizabethtown Police or the Hardin County CrimeStoppers.

President of Hardin Co. Chamber to retire

After 10 years, the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce will soon be looking for a new leader. Tuesday brought the news that President and CEO Brad Richardson would retire at the end of March.

Richardson says he’s proud of the way the chamber has grown during his tenure, becoming one of the largest in the state. A search committee to find a replacement has been established, including members of the Board of Directors, President Circle members, and chamber members at-large.

KCTCS promotes Work Ready Program

Higher education officials promoted in-demand career training during a media event Tuesday morning. The state’s work ready program, available at all 16 KCTCS campuses, has seen a surge in promotion the past several months, likely due in part to the state’s unemployment numbers amidst COVID-19

Chief Student Affairs Officer Dale Buckles says that, despite the success of the program, students are sometimes still unaware of the opportunities from the program. More information on the program can be found on the ECTC website.

Baptist Health Hardin offers vaccine to those 70 and older

Ahead of schedule, Baptist Health Hardin officials announced Tuesday that they would begin vaccinations of those 70 and older as part of the Phase 1B plan for the state of Kentucky. As of Tuesday, the healthcare provider offered a phone number for qualified residents to call if they were interested in receiving a vaccine. However, it was noted that callers would experience delays in getting through to a scheduler, as demand for vaccines had increased throughout the day. The number can be found by going to Baptist Health Hardin’s website.

Gradual increase in cases, positivity rate remains same in Tuesday update

3,053 new cases of COVID-19 in the state of Kentucky yesterday. Governor Andy Beshear announced the totals, as well as 22 new deaths during yesterday’s media briefing. The state’s positivity rate remained relatively the same as in previous days, at 12.3%. For our local counties, Hardin county reported 55 new cases on Tuesday. LaRue county reported 14 new cases, and Meade county reported 13.

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