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News for January 21st

70 and older vaccine appointments go fast for LTDHD

And just like that, all slots have been filled for vaccines through the Lincoln Trail District Health Department. As reported yesterday, the department had opened vaccinations at 9 am for those 70 and older. But just over an hour later, a notification was sent out that all spots had been filled. Those who did not secure a spot are now asked to keep up to date online.

Spokesperson Terrie Burgan

Details regarding the statewide drive thru vaccination sites are still being discussed at this time.

Hardin Co. road employees likely to see raise after surplus

Some employees with the Hardin county road department will likely see a pay increase in the near future. A renegotiated mowing contract and elimination of vacant positions left the county with a surplus of $164,000. Now officials say they’ll reinvest a majority of that money into their road department workers.

Deputy Judge/Executive Daniel London says the raises will help the department be competitive with hiring, namely recruiting those with CDL licenses. The raise is expected to be confirmed at next week’s fiscal court meeting.

COVID-19 cases for Wednesday

For the fifth straight day, Kentucky officials are reporting the state’s positivity rate remained under 12%. This comes as the state reported 3,433 new cases of the virus from around the state. While the positivity rate remained under the 12% mark, the state continued to see a large amount of new virus related deaths, with 49 confirmed Wednesday. Locally, Hardin county tallied 92 cases, a significant rise from Tuesday and Monday’s totals. Meade confirmed 25, and LaRue announced 7.

Breckinridge Co. health officials in Phase 1B; vaccinating K-12 now

While Lincoln Trail Health officials briefly offered vaccines signups to the public, Breckinridge County Health officials are still focusing their efforts on vaccinating those in high-risk institutions.

Health director Scott Shrewsberry says that the department hopes to offer signups to those 70 and older once they complete the other groups atop Phase 1B.

West Point committee honored for Lewis and Clark auto signs

A local committee is being recognized by a national historical trust. The West Point Revitalization Committee says they were named a special partner for the Lewis and Clark Trust for 2020. Last year, the committee installed signs highlighting the Lewis and Clark Auto Route, the first such along a new 12 hundred mile stretch of the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail. A member of the expeditions team, John Shields, was from the town of West Point. The expedition stopped in the town over 200 years ago.

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