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Hunger Action Day: Volunteers Needed

September is Hunger Action Month, and Feeding America Kentucky’s Heartland wants to raise awareness of Hunger Action Day coming up.

“For some folks, deciding what to eat is not always an option. Sometimes, it’s not having enough to eat at all. So that’s why we raise awareness to help bring food to folks that are facing hunger in our area. You can help by turning the town orange on Hunger Action Day, which is September 17th,” says Stephanie Hest, the Director of Development. Additionally, Feeding America is asking for extra volunteers on Hunger Action Day to help fill backpack bags and pack senior boxes with food. 

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Covid-19 Release Letters to be Discontinued by Lincoln Trail Health Department

Covid-19 cases continue to increase with no signs of decline. The total number of cases within the Lincoln Trail Health District in August surpassed July cases by 263%. Last month was the highest number of cases in any month to date in the district.

As a result, the health department is discontinuing release letters for positive cases. They will be launching a new Covid-19 exposure calculator on their website on Tuesday, September 6th. For more information, visit

Gov. Beshear Briefing: Human Trafficking Operation a Success

Governor Andy Beshear held a briefing this morning to announce a successful human trafficking operation. On August 26th, Kentucky joined a multi-state operation, Operation United Front, that resulted in 21 rescued victims, including two minors.

Kentucky conducted four trafficking operations simultaneously in Bowling Green, Elizabethtown, McCracken County and Northern Kentucky. The operation was led by Kentucky State Police.

Governor Beshear also reminds Kentuckians of the legal duty to report suspicions of children involved in human trafficking. Concerns about possible human trafficking should be reported to 1-888-373-7888.

Hardin County to Host Feathers and Fluff Club for Youth

The Hardin County 4-H club kicks off their second year of Feathers and Fluff tomorrow evening.

The club provides youth with educational opportunities and skills through working with animals.

“The 4-H club is for anyone. We kind of teach them how to take care of animals. Rabbits and chickens are really good for a first project since they’re so small. We introduce them to the animals, and how to properly take care of the animals,” says Jordan Olsen, leader of the Feathers and Fluff club. 

The club will meet on the first Thursday of every month at 6 p.m. at the Hardin County Extension office.