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News for February 1

CKCF opens up second round of funds for organizations

After helping out local organizations with much needed funding this spring, Central Kentucky Community Foundation has announced a second wave of their “KY Cares Fund”.

President and CEO Davette Swinny

The short application process is love now and can be found by going to the Central Kentucky Community Foundation website.

HCS district lays out plan for staff vaccinations this week

This week, eligible Hardin County School staff members will receive their first doses of covid-19 vaccines. To make it happen, though, schools will have to shift to NTI the days their staff members get their shots

District spokesperson John Wright says the NTI days will only last 1 day for the affected schools. The district announced last week that Kroger would be distributing vaccines to staff members who had signed up.

BHH changes location of vaccine clinic to Towne Mall

Baptist Health Hardin has moved the location of their Covid-19 vaccination clinic. The hospital announced that vaccinations will now be given out at Towne Mall in Elizabethtown to those who are already signed up. Hospital officials say the clinic, which is located in the former home of the Children’s Place store, will allow them to conduct up to 500 vaccinations per day. Officials also sited an increase in parking capacity at the mall as a reason for moving the clinic location. The clinic’s first day of use is set to begin today. Officials again stress that no walk up appointments are taking place, only those who have made appointments.

E’town sentenced for 2018 death of child

A Elizabethtown man has pleaded guilty 2 years after the death of an infant. At a pre-trial conference last week, Jahi Hall pleading guilty to the murder of a 4 month old baby back in 2018. The plea included a 35 year sentence, with hall not eligible for parole until he has served 20 years of his sentence. As first reported in January of 2019, hall was watching the child while the infant’s mother went to work.

Elizabethtown police officer Chris Denham

Formal sentencing for hall is scheduled to take place March 9th.

Positivity rate down to 8.8% Sunday

Over the weekend, the state saw 4,417 new cases of Covid-19. That comes as the state continues to see a drop in the statewide positivity rate. The rate, which has decreased over the past few weeks, is at 8.8% as of Sunday night. The positivity rate has remained around 8% this weekend, with state officials announcing 8.7% on Friday. For local counties, Hardin county saw a total of 55 new cases from this weekend. Meade county saw 21 new cases, and officials reported only 7 cases from LaRue county.

LaRue Co. man arrested after traffic stop

A LaRue county man was arrested last week after a traffic stop resulted in drug trafficking charges. According to officials, Kentucky State Police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle just past Campbellsville early Friday morning. The trooper approached the vehicle, driven by Casey D’Amore, and detected a strong marijuana odor coming from the cab. A search of the vehicle by a k-s-p k9 resulted in the discovery of drugs in the vehicle. D’Amore and a passenger, Scott Kuchera, were arrested and charged with trafficking in marijuana, as well as possession of drug paraphernalia. D’Amore was also charged with operating on a suspended license.

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