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Vaccine Drive at Metalsa

Metalsa and Baptist Hardin Health are teaming up to provide a vaccine drive this Friday at Metalsa. From 6 in the morning to 12 then 2 to 8 Baptist Hardin Health will be providing a free vaccine to those that want it. No appointment is required and proof of insurance as well as a valid ID will be required. This will only be happening for one day, June 4th.

Kentucky Attorney General Suing CVS for Their Role in the Opioid Epidemic.

CVS health is being sued by Attorney General Daniel Cameron for their role with the opioid epidemic in Kentucky.  The lawsuit claims that CVS pharmacies in Kentucky purchased more than 151 million dosage units of Oxycodone and Hydrocodone between 2006 and 2014 without having reported any suspicious orders for its Kentucky stores from 2007 to 2014. In 2015, the Centers for Disease Control identified Kentucky as having a statistically significant drug overdose death rate from the year prior.  Furthermore, in 2015, drug overdoses accounted for nearly 60% of accidental deaths in the state.   Cameron claims that CVS improperly normalized the widespread use of opioids by marketing, advertising and promotion of the products.   The attorney general continues to pursue other pharmaceutical companies in his fight against opioids.

Three Louisville Men Charged With Organized Crime and Shoplifting.

On June 1st three individuals were caught and arrested for taking multiple items from the Lowes store in Elizabethtown. . The three suspects were identified as Mohammed Fathi, Najad Qumane, and Haji Kehylani. All three are from Louisville, they also have previous warrants from around the state including some from Elizabethtown. These thefts include thousands of dollars in stolen merchandise. an investigation revealed that they were reselling these items for cash. All three subjects are charged with felony shoplifting and engaging in organized crime. They also face multiple warrants and charges from other cases as well.   They are currently being held in the Hardin County Detention Center

Fort Knox is Holding A Golf Scramble

A golf scramble benefiting the military will take place this Friday on Fort Knox. Registration is at the lindsay golf course, if you are active duty below E6 or reserved you pay a flat $40 for early sign up or $45 for day of sign up.  If you are E6 or above or a civilian you pay $65 for early sign up and $70 for day of. Proceeds will go to help the soldiers and their families.

News for April 13

For 29 years Hardin County Habitat for Humanity has been revitalizing neighborhoods and building affordable housing for low-income families in Hardin County. They continued their mission through the pandemic and are looking for volunteers. There are no specific skills required to volunteer, for more information call the Hardin County Restore or Hardin County Habitat at 270-360-9900

Governor Andy Beshear announced his Team Kentucky Vaccination Challenge Monday. Beshear said just over 900,000 more Kentuckians need to get what he calls the “shot of hope” before the restrictions will be lifted.

Kentucky Transportation Department District 4 spokesperson Chris Jesse gives an update on the construction on 31w in Elizabethtown The next phase 2 B is expected to begin later this month.

It’s National Telecommunications Appreciation week and KSP is recognizing the 2019 Civilian Employee of the Year award recipient, Jodi Shacklette. Jodi served at Post 4 in Elizabethtown as a communications training officer and was a 25 year veteran of the agency and retired in 2020.

Etown City Council met Monday night and they discussed the demolition and reconstruction of Funtopia playground. The City plans to build a brand new, fully inclusive ADA accessible Funtopia for the public.

Government Officials have recommended a pause in the use of the Johnson and Johnson Covid-19 and the FDA announced today that they are reviewing 6 reported cases of a rare and severe type of blood clot. The Agencies say 6.8 million doses have been administered in the US officials say these adverse reactions are extremely rare and are continuing to investigate these cases.

News for April 12

US Representative Brett Guthrie visited Ft. Knox Friday and received updates on different projects on Post. He also was updated on the construction of a $45 million digital air-ground integration range, plans for Cadet summer training at Ft. Knox, and stand-up of three-star general office command fifth corps and its integration into the community.

Hardin County Schools welcomed students back to their classrooms from Spring Break today. All in-person learning students will resume in-person instruction. Both Group A and Group B students will be returning to their school buildings together. OAL students will also resume instruction.

Dee Dee Shaw will be sworn in as Hardin County District Court Judge on Wednesday. She was recently appointed by Governor Andy Beshear. The District 9 Division 1 position became vacant in late January. Shaw recently retired after 24 years as Elizabethtown City Attorney.

Governor Andy Breshear announced this weekend over 1.5 million unique Kentuckians have been vaccinated. The Governor also announced 366 new covid 19 cases in the commonwealth and a positivity rate of 3.08%.