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News for March 18

Vine Grove prepares for year of events

Vine Grove officials are gearing up for a busy 20-21 event season. After Covid-19 cancelled many community favorites, the city is set to host numerous events this year, including some new ones such as an Artisan Market, setting up shop at Optimist Park 4 times this summer and free to vendors.

Mayor Pam Ogden said traditional community favorites, like July 2nd fireworks and First Friday, as well as Veterans Day and Halloween Parade, will take place. A community yard sale is also being planned.

St. James students thank first responders during ‘Day of Service’

First responders in the community were honored by students at St. James yesterday as part of an annual tradition. The middle school students held their annual Day of Service Wednesday, presenting 700 gift bags to police officers, fire fighters, hospital staff, as well as those in emergency services. The items within the baskets were donated by families and friends of St. James School, and included keepsake cards and snacks, among other items. The annual Day of Service is made possible through an endowment established in the memory of former student Tai Le, who died in a car crash in 2018.

United Way gets set to wrap up fundraising campaign

After a year fraught with changes due to the pandemic, United Way of Central Kentucky is preparing to wrap up their annual fundraising campaign. The organization says this year’s fundraiser was important given how many more individuals used services supported by United Way. 

United Way spokesperson Hunter Roberts says contributions to the organization can still be made before the March 31st deadline. More information on donating can be found on United Way’s website.

Wednesday’s Covid-19 update

Another decline in the state’s positivity rate yesterday, but Governor Andy Beshear says the case numbers coming in are still not where officials want them to be. Yesterday’s case information included 963 new positives and 27 new deaths, one of which was a 38-year old male from Hardin county. Locally, Hardin was one of the top reporting counties in the state, adding 38 new cases to its total. LaRue county added only 2 new cases.

EPD: Watch out for pedestrians as warmer weather arrives

Sure, it might have been raining today, but spring is here. With that, local law enforcement officials are reminding the public to watch out for pedestrians as more people head outside. 

Officer Chris Denham also reminds drivers that pedestrians are always given the right of way when it comes to sidewalks and crosswalks.

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