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News for January 22nd

Demand for vaccine growing as LTDHD runs out of appointments

Public requests for the vaccine are growing, if Lincoln Trail Health’s number are any indication. Yesterday, officials at the department revealed that in a matter of 3 and a half hours, over 16,000 phone calls came into the department, as well as over 6,200 visits to their website. Put those figures together, and officials say that equates to over 20,000 attempts to sign up for just 590 doses. Officials are still reminding individuals to stay aware of any additional opportunities through the state’s COVID-19 website closer to February.

Hardin Co. Farmer’s Market to build addition

The Hardin County Farmers’ Market with see an addition spring up this spring. Over 32,000 dollars were allocated from the Kentucky Agricultural Development Fund, allowing the pavilion to construct restroom facilities on site.

Market President Larry Thomas said work is expected to begin on the addition this coming March.

Baptist Health calling out to community for vaccination help

Baptist Health Hardin officials are looking to the community for help as the healthcare provider ramps up vaccinations. Hospital officials recently put out a call to community members for help in the hospital’s expanding vaccination clinic.

Assistant Vice President of Operations Steve White

An email address and phone number for those interested can be found on the Baptist Health Hardin Facebook page.

KSP: Grayson Co. man dead after alleged running towards police with knives

A Grayson county man is dead after police say he charged towards them with 2 knives. Kentucky State Police say they were contacted by the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office late Thursday night, saying that 2 of their officers had been in an officer involved shooting.

Trooper Scotty Sharp

The Grayson County Coroner’s Office pronounced Abbott deceased at the scene. The 2 deputies were not injured and were placed on administrative lead afterwards. The incident is still under investigation.

COVID-19 cases from Thursday

3,728 new cases of COVID-19 from the state yesterday afternoon. The new confirmed cases come as the state sees the positivity rate continue to remain under 12%, now down to 11%. Officials also confirmed Thursday 58 new virus related deaths, a new daily record of deaths associated with COVID-19 in the state. Locally, Hardin County continued to see cases climb, reporting 129 new cases yesterday. Meade reported 37 and LaRue with 19.

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