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News for February 23

Girl Scout cookie sales facing much different road in face of Covid

It’s that time of year where Girl Scout cookies seemingly appear on every corner. But this year, with pandemic restrictions, organizers and leaders of troops are having to adjust their plans for cookie sale.

South Hardin cookie distribution chair Teisha Rivera says sales for the South Hardin region have dropped by more than 50%. That’s around 30,000 boxes of cookies.

EPD partners with Speedway for food drive

The Elizabethtown Police Department is teaming up with Speedway for a food drive this coming weekend.

Officer Chris Denham

Those wishing to donate but unable to make it to Saturday’s event can contact Helping Hand of Hope directly.

West 84 VFD receives federal grant for PPE

An area volunteer fire department has received a federal grant for better protection against Covid-19. It was announced last week that the West 84 volunteer fire department in Big Clifty would receive over $4,000 to purchase new personal protective equipment. The FEMA grant will allow the department to purchase equipment to reduce the risk of Covid-19 exposure during medical runs. The grant announcement was made by Representative Brett Guthrie last week.

Phase 1C to begin March 1st

Those in vaccine group 1C will soon be able to receive their vaccines. Governor Andy Beshear announced Monday that the state plans to begin vaccination of phase 1C on March 1st.

Also announced yesterday was the 6th straight week of declining cases numbers for the commonwealth. 530 new cases were reported for the state yesterday.

Woman arrested after police find her by following a trail of blood

An Elizabethtown woman was arrested for an alleged assault after police tracked her down by following a trail of blood. According to arrest records, police responded to Woodcreek Drive in Radcliff following a physical altercation, tracking down the victim near Elmwood Drive, where they observed severe cuts and lacerations to her left arm, thumb, and neck. The victim informed officers she knew where the incident took place but wasn’t familiar with the suspect. Police followed a trail of blood and located the suspect, Carissa Nelson. Nelson stated she had been in a physical altercation, suggesting that jewelry had caused the deep injuries to the victim, not a weapon. Nelson was arrested and charged with assault 2nd degree. She was lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center.

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