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News for March 4

HCS begins 2nd vaccine doses with revised instruction schedule

Today, Hardin County School staff members began to receive their second doses of Covid-19 vaccines. As a result, the district adding a day of NTI for students the day after their school staff members receive it.

District spokesperson John Wright says the added day only affects middle and elementary school students. Days and schedules of staff vaccinations can be found on the district’s website.

Abound, partners with local organization for financial education

A local financial institution has partnered with a local educational group, with the mission of expanding financial education. This week, Abound Credit Union announced their new partnership with Omicron Nu Lambda, providing the education foundation with access to one of the institution’s financial education programs. Officials from both organizations say the partnership will help to better the financial well-being of members of the surrounding communities.

4 arrested after traffic stop

A traffic stop Tuesday resulted in the seizure of nearly 30 tabs of Fentanyl from a vehicle and the arrest of 4 people. Kentucky State Police conducted a traffic stop late Tuesday night near the 93 mile marker. Troopers made contact with the driver and passengers, Willie Sanders, Jamal James, Tiera Matthews, and Curtis Haynes, who stated they were heading from Atlanta to Milwaukee. Troopers said they detected the smell of marijuana, and conducted a search, finding a handgun, as well as a clear plastic bag containing 29 tablets of Carfentanil, which the Trooper says was packaged to look like Ecstacy. Another handgun, this one reported stolen, was found in the back seat. All four were arrested, with Sanders being charged with trafficking in a controlled substance, importing Carfentanil. Both were lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center.

LTDHD updates on vaccines for area

As of February 25th, Lincoln Trail District Health Department has vaccinated 4.3% of their population with the first dose of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine. That might not seem like a lot, but the amount grows when doses provided to residents by other providers are factored in. 

Lincoln Trail Health Spokesperson Terrie Bergan

Baptist Health Hardin announced earlier that staff at their locations has provided over 5,500 vaccinations since giving out the first in December of 2020.

Wednesday case numbers for Kentucky

1,175 new cases of Covid-19 were announced for the state of Kentucky yesterday afternoon. 

Governor Andy Beshear did include 33 new virus-related deaths in his brief video update. Locally, Hardin County saw 32 new cases for Wednesday. Additionally, Meade county reported 7 and LaRue reported 4.

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