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News for January 28

Area schools cancel in-person instruction over inclement weather

It was a partial snow day for some students in our listening area today. School districts including Hardin, LaRue, Breckinridge and Meade county announced last night that in-person instruction would not take place today due to inclement weather. However, students will use NTI today. Each district has announced what groups or which students will log on. A complete list of school closure can be found on our website.

Organization prepares for different campaign amid pandemic

The kickoff to Big Brothers Big Sisters won’t take place as normal this year. The annual event, which takes place today, will be held virtually in the wake of the pandemic. Spokesperson Michelle Critchelow says changes to the annual campaign will be discussed at the kickoff party today.

More information on the kickoff party today can be found by going to the Big Brothers Big Sisters website.

State confirms presence of new strain of COVID-19

Officials announced 2,424 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 Wednesday afternoon. State officials also confirmed the presence of a new strain of the virus, the UK variant, which was discovered in Northern Kentucky.

Dr. Steven Stack

For cases locally, Hardin county reported 56 new cases, Meade county had 18, and LaRue with 11.

Man arrested in connection to December robbery

An Elizabethtown man was arrested Wednesday after allegedly taking part in a December 26th robbery. According to arrest records, the incident occurred late last month. Warrants state that the suspect, Henry Bester, was tasked with driving the victim to a location on Sonora Hardin Springs Road. When they arrived, the victim was jumped by 2 males, as well as bester. The victim was held at gunpoint at one point by one of the other males, eventually being struck with the weapon. The victim was left bleeding and bruised, being put back into the car driven by Bester, who drove to a location for the victim to get money. Bester was also arrested on another warrant, in which he allegedly took part in taking auto parts from a recycling center. He was lodged in the Hardin county detention center on a 75,000 bond.

Local veteran’s cemetery included in milestone

Tuesday marked a milestone for Kentucky veterans cemeteries. The burial of WW II Navy veteran Daniel E. Dowdle at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central in Radcliff marked 16 thousand interments at Kentucky Veteran cemeteries across the commonwealth. The very first interment took pace in March of 2004 in Hopkinsville. Many Kentucky state officials say the cemeteries are a point of pride for the commonwealth, showing the state’s care they have for veterans of all ages and any war. The Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central in Radcliff first opened in 2007.

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