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News for February 17

Two down, one to go: third winter storm expected overnight Wednesday

As the area continues to clean up from the previous winter storm, another is on it’s way, with officials saying it’ll bring more weather that is likely to impact roads once again.

Meade county emergency management director Ron Dodson

The National Weather Service is scheduled to hold another conference call on the system later today.

Beshear: State to receive another increase in vaccine supply

Another boost to Kentucky’s Covid-19 vaccine supply was announced yesterday. Governor Beshear said the federal government is expected to start shipping out 13.5 million doses per week to states. Kentucky is now slated to receive over 87,000 doses next week. In terms of case numbers, the commonwealth reported 1,255 new cases of the virus. Tuesday, with Hardin one of the top reporting counties with 50 new cases. LaRue reported 5 and Meade reported 2.

United Way opens their annual tax help program

It’s the middle of tax season, and United Way of Central Kentucky is once again offering tax helps for residents through their VITA program.

Spokesperson Hunter Roberts says there is no individual or household threshold for assistance this year, just anyone making less than $66,000 in the past year. More information as well as locations can be found on the United Way of Central Kentucky website.

HCS to finish week on NTI

It’s NTI for Hardin county students for the rest of the week. A one-call to parents and staff last night informed them that Hardin County Schools would operate virtually for the rest of the week due to forecasted weather and road conditions.

District spokesperson John Wright

More cancellations and weather delays can be found by click this link.

KYTC move around salt supplies as another winter storm approaches

With two winter storms over and at least one more on the way, transportation officials say they’ve had to make some adjustments to road salt supplies.

District 4 spokesperson Chris Jessie says the district might have to look at different strategies on how they’re using the salt if more impactful winter weather hits.

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