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News for January 26th

HCS announces information for staff vaccines

Next week, Hardin County Schools staff members will start receiving their vaccines. The district announced last night that staff who had signed up would begin Moderna vaccines in early February.

District spokesperson John Wright says staff members will be notified when they can make appointment, which will be in five minute intervals. Vaccination sites have not yet been released. The district hopes to vaccinate nearly 450 staff members each day.

State continues low case county

State officials announced 1,268 new cases of COVID-19 in the Commonwealth. And while Monday’s are generally the lowest reporting day in a week, Governor Andy Beshear said yesterday’s total was one of the lowest in recent weeks.

Locally, Hardin county reported 14 cases, Meade reported 5 and LaRue with 3.

Rough River Lake Dam to undergo rehabilitation project

Improvements are on the way for the Rough River Lake Dam. Monday, Senator Mitch McConnell announced that the US Army Corps of Engineers had dedicated $8.7 million to a major rehabilitation project of the dam in it’s fiscal year 2021 work plan. In a release, the Army Corps detailed in a 2012 report that the existing dam called for structural improvements to lower the risk of flooding to surrounding homes and communities. The dedicated money is part of a larger $110 million for the Kentucky Lock and Dam project.

EIS selects new board member

Elizabethtown Independent has a new member on the Board of Education. After taking applications from community members, the board has selected Heather Sharpsteen to fill a vacant spot on the board. According to Sharpsteen, the opportunity was the obvious next step after years of volunteer work in the district.

Sharpsteen was sworn in last Wednesday.

KY Attorney General asks for tips in case of missing Radcliff teen

Five months since her disappearance, Kentucky’s top law enforcement official has promoted the case of a missing Radcliff teen. In a Facebook post Monday morning, Attorney General Daniel Cameron brought attention to the case of Rosalyn Velazquez, who has been missing now since last August.

Radcliff police captain Willie Wells

Velazquez’s case was also featured on the A&E show Live Rescue in December.

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