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News for January 27th

Cecilia Valley students head to NTI following staff, student quarantines

Students of Cecilia Valley Elementary will take part in NTI for the next week, beginning today. The district announced the move to online instruction Tuesday afternoon, citing staff and student quarantines as one of the reasons behind the temporary closure.

District spokesperson John Wright

In-person instruction is expected to return for students on February 8th.

Louisville couple arrested on meth charges after traffic stop

A traffic stop landed a Louisville couple in jail Monday night after police discovered several grams of methamphetamine in their vehicle. According to arrest citations, police initiated a traffic stop on a truck Monday night after the officer observed the truck’s expired tags. When he approached the vehicle, the officer noted a strong odor coming from the cab, which was occupied by the driver, Robert Burnette and his wife, Terri Burnette. Units searched the vehicle, discovering several drug related items. Police discovered 3 baggies of suspected methamphetamines, at least 5 grams, as well as marijuana and other drug paraphernalia. Both were arrested and charged with trafficking in a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia, as well as possession of marijuana. Both were lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center.

Beshear: State to receive more vaccine doses from federal government

Good news for Kentuckians when it comes to vaccines. State officials announced Tuesday that the federal government has increased the amount of vaccines the state will receive, increasing by 17%, as well as promising a minimum amount of vaccines for the next 3 weeks.

Governor Andy Beshear

Officials have previously discussed the challenges associated with administering and scheduling vaccines for current phases, with only a limited supply coming from federal health officials.

COVID-19 numbers for January 26th

2,714 new cases reported by officials yesterday afternoon. Tuesday’s news continued a recent trend of lower daily case numbers for the Commonwealth. The state’s positivity rate continued a downward trend, now at 9.6%. However, as officials have noted, related-deaths have continued to build, with the state announcing 35 yesterday. Locally, Hardin county reported 48 new cases, Meade county announced 25, and LaRue confirmed 11.

Hardin County Chamber of Commerce continuing virtual series on entrepreneurship today

The Hardin County Chamber of Commerce is continuing a virtual event today, aimed at highlighting young entrepreneurs in the community.

Chamber spokesperson Kendra Stewart Scott

The event begins today at noon. Registration can be completed by going to the Hardin County Chamber’s website.

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