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News for February 9

Health department offers signups once again

Vaccine appointments through the Lincoln Trail District Health Department will once again offer appointment signups today. Officials announced yesterday that vaccine signups would begin Tuesday at 9 a.m., open to only those in phases 1A and 1B. Officials do stress that appointments are first come first serve, though there is an added emphasis on those who are 70 and older who are not already covered under the school vaccination plan. As of now, all appointments have been filled.

Emergency officials urge use of winter preparedness kits in cars

As the likelihood of a winter storm grows, emergency officials are reminding motorists to make sure they have a winter preparedness kit in their car in the event of being stuck due to inclement weather.

Meade County Emergency Management Director Ron Dodson also stresses the importance of checking your vehicle over to make sure it’s ready for travel. That includes checking tires and fuel levels.

Kentucky sees decline in cases for fourth straight week

For the fourth straight week, the state of Kentucky is seeing Covid-19 case numbers trending down. Governor Andy Beshear made the announcement during Monday’s media briefing. Beshear said that while cases are trending down, deaths are still high, with the state reporting 40 new ones. Still though, Beshear is pleased with the progress the state is making.

Locally, Hardin county added 18 new cases Monday. Meade county counted 3, and LaRue county added 2.

Communicare receives nearly $3 million for services

As part of the latest rescue package, an Elizabethtown health service will receive over 2 million dollars to help with mental and substance use disorders amid the pandemic. Senator Mitch McConnell announced Monday that Communicare would receive $2.8 million for its efforts in treating mental and behavioral health. In the release, officials with Communicare say they intended to use the funds to expand their services, saying they intend to establish a community behavioral health center. Communicare services 8 counties in the Lincoln Trail health region.

Nolin officials say they’re preparing for winter weather, urge customers to do the same

Ahead of the weather, Nolin RECC officials are reminding customers and the public alike about the dangers that ice can have on the electrical system.

Spokesperson Sarah Fellows says any outages can be reported to Nolin officials though their smart-hub app or the co-op’s website.

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