Menu Close

WQXE News

Your source for local community news, weekdays at 6, 6:30, 7, 7:30, 8, 9 and Noon.

Feeding America participates in food drive this weekend

Feeding America Kentucky’s Heartland and Towne Mall in Elizabethtown have teamed up for the Million Meals challenge, with the first opportunity to give coming this weekend.

Director of Donor Relations Stephanie Hester

The mall will also be holding a virtual food drive on their website for those who can’t make it this weekend. Hester says the food bank has broken distribution records nearly every month since covid-19 began

Health officials try to clear confusion on quarantine

Health officials are helping to clear up misconceptions about testing and quarantine procedures. Lincoln Trail District Health Department spokesperson Terrie Burgan says only those who test negative and are considered to be a close contact with a positive case are required to quarantine.

Burgan says a person who tests negative without being identified as a close contact does not have to quarantine for the 14 day period. However, it is recommended that a person does until they have received their test results.

An important aspect to consider is the definition of a close contact. Burgan says the definition from the CDC has changed, with a close contact now being described as coming into contact with a positive case for a cumulative total of 15 or more minutes, all within a 24 hour period. The state recently announced over 1 million tests have been performed since March.

Police continue to warn residents after additional car thefts, attempts

Police in Elizabethtown are once again warning residents about car thefts after two separate incidents this week. On Tuesday night, officer Chris Denham says a resident on Quail Run Road noticed a subject attempting to open his car. When the resident approached the subject, the situation took a frightening turn.

Denham says another car theft incident occurred Monday night at the Leitchfield Road Circle K, where the driver had left a gun in the car.

Denham says roughly 30 car thefts have been reported in the summer months alone this year.

State and local COVID numbers from Tuesday

The state continues to see steady covid-19 numbers. Governor Andy Beshear announced 745 new cases in the commonwealth last night. In addition, 9 more Kentuckians have died from complications from the virus. Locally, Lincoln Trail Health officials announced 45 new cases within the district: 28 of which were in Hardin county, 7 in Meade and 2 in LaRue. The district has 10 hospitalizations as well as 322 home isolations.