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News for March 23

Community pools plan to reopen this summer

After taking the summer off last season, local communities are ready to open their pools to citizens this summer. Both the City of Radcliff and Elizabethtown recently announced that their pools will open.

Radcliff Mayor JJ Duvall
Elizabethtown spokesperson Amy Inman

Both facilities are planning on opening up Memorial Day weekend.

HCS elementary, middle school students return to full-time instruction Monday

5 day instruction began for elementary and middle school students yesterday. After nearly a year since going full time, district officials say the return will benefit students.

District spokesperson John Wright

April 12th is the date high school students will return to full-week instruction.

Robley Rex opens vaccine registration to all veterans

A week after open vaccines up to those 40 and older, the Robley Rex VA Medical Center has now opened vaccine signups to veterans of all ages. The organization made the announcement yesterday. Clinic officials still say they are reaching out to veterans in their system by way of VA messaging and phone to schedule vaccination appointments. Veterans can also call the VA vaccine call center to schedule an appointment. More information can be found by going to the Robley Rex VA Medical Center website.

Samantha’s Hugs collects stuffed animals in first Towne Mall event

Over the weekend, residents came together to drop off stuffed animals for a good cause. Samantha’s Hugs, a new local organization collecting stuffed animals for law enforcement, says they collected numerous stuffed animals during their event at the Towne Mall last Saturday.

Organizer Kevin Cox says the event resulted in two vans full of stuffed animals. Cox says the amount will be divided between KSP Post 4 and the Frankfort post. Cox says he hopes a conversation in Frankfort might lead to Samantha’s Hugs going across the state and collecting stuffed animals for local police posts.

Under 300 new Covid-19 cases reported for state Monday

Cases continue to decrease as vaccination increase. That was the message from Governor Andy Beshear during his media briefing yesterday afternoon. Beshear announced only 294 new cases of the virus, as well as a positivity rate of 2.93%, the lowest since the beginning of last July. Beshear says 1.1 million Kentuckians have been vaccinated so far. Of local counties, only Meade county reported a single case of Covid-19.

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