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News for January 20th

LTDHD holds online registration for vaccines

Beginning later this morning, residents 70 and older, as well as remaining group a residents can sign up for a covid-19 vaccine through the Lincoln Trail district health department.

Spokesperson Terrie Burgan says the vaccines will be administered off site and not at the Lincoln Trail offices. Burgan says the vaccine schedule is first come first serve. K-12 school personnel vaccines are being handled through their districts.

St. Baldrick’s announces fundraising change for this year’s event

While it will be a different sort if event this year, the annual St. Baldrick’s childhood cancer fundraiser will return to Elizabethtown this year. After having to cancel last year, organizers have adopted a different method of fundraising for this year, encouraging participants to do anything, as long as it raises money for childhood cancer.

Volunteer Heather Jones

Since the events start in 2011, the local chapter has raised over $200,000 for childhood cancer research.

EPD warns businesses of common scam

Elizabethtown police have offered a reminder to local businesses of a common scam that is reoccurring. Officials cautioned businesses about accepting payment for large purchases over the phone.

Officer Chris Denham urges businesses in doubt to ask questions of buyers they feel suspicious. More information can be found by contacting EPD.

COVID-19 cases for Tuesday

2,250 new cases of covid-19 in the state, that according to governor Andy Beshear yesterday. The governor also announced 27 new virus related deaths for Kentucky. So far, the positivity rate remains virtually unchanged, sitting at 11.5% for the state as of Tuesday afternoon. Local counties saw only a moderate amount of cases yesterday. For the first time in recent memory, Hardin county was not near the top of the list of highest reporting counties, announcing only 17 new cases Tuesday. Meade county reported 12 and LaRue reported a single case.

FBI: E’town man arrest in connection to riot at U.S. Capitol

An Elizabethtown man charged in connection to the Capitol riots earlier this month has been arrested. Yesterday, agents with the Louisville FBI field office arrested Michael Sparks at his residence, booking him later that day into the Oldham County detention center. As reported Tuesday, sparks was one of many members of the mob that stormed the Capitol building on January 6th, allegedly being one of the first to enter the building through a shattered glass window. Sparks is one of several Kentucky residents who have been charged in connection to the events in Washington D.C.

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