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News for February 8

HCS resumes staff vaccinations

Today, schools are resuming vaccinations once again for signed up staff members. Hardin County officials say that the process has gone smooth through the first 2 days.

District spokesperson John Wright

Elementary schools will begin staff vaccinations today. A list of affected schools and learning groups can be found by going to the district’s Facebook page and website.

BHH officials roll out treatment for COVID patients not in hospitals

A new treatment is now available for non-hospitalized individuals who test positive for Covid-19. Baptist Health Hardin officials announced Friday the use of Bamlinivimab, intended to help those with mild and moderate illness from Covid-19.

Baptist Health Hardin Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Godfrey

Patients must meet some criteria to take one of two such anti-body treatments. Godfrey stresses that the treatment is not a substitute for the vaccine. The treatment was granted emergency use from the FDA.

Elizabethtown area one of the safest from violent crimes in country

Recent 2019 data sets from the FBI shows that the Elizabethtown-Fort Knox Metropolitan Statistical Area is one of the country safest when it comes to violent crime per capita. The area registered 5th on the list with a violent crime rate of 99.8 per 100,000 inhabitants. Others in front of the Elizabethtown area on the list include Provo, Utah, Bangor, Maine, and even San German, Puerto Ricco.

Hardin County sheriff named president of state’s sheriffs’ association

The Kentucky Sheriffs’ Association has a local name atop their ranks. Hardin County Sheriff John Ward was announced as the organization’s new president at the annual meeting last week.

Ward says the term of president is for 1 year. Ward has served in the organization since becoming Hardin county’s sheriff in 2014.

Hardin Co. man sentenced to 190 months in prison

A Sonora man has been sentenced 2 years after an armed carjacking in Elizabethtown. Joshua Logsdon was sentenced in U.S. District court last week to 190 months of imprisonment followed by 5 years of supervised release. In 2019, officials say Logsdon forced a driver out of their car at gunpoint, firing the weapon as they escaped. As police arrived on scene, Logsdon then drove the vehicle towards them. Logsdon led several law enforcement agencies on a high speed pursuit through Elizabethtown and onto I-65, with the pursuit ending in Sonora.

State positivity rate drops below 8 percent over the weekend

Just over 3,500 cases of Covid-19 from this past weekend in the state. Officials announced 1,998 on saturday and 1,532 on Sunday. As of last night, the state’s positivity rate is down to 7.9%. For local counties, Hardin county reported 57 new cases from this weekend, Meade county reported 20 new cases, and LaRue county reported 12.

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