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Baptist Health Hardin halts vaccine sign ups after overwhelming number of calls

No more phone calls.

That’s what officials at Baptist Health Hardin are saying after a flood of phone calls for vaccination sign ups interrupted normal business on Wednesday. The healthcare provider had previously announced on Tuesday that residents 70 and older who wanted to sign up for a vaccine could call a number at the hospital, but Wednesday saw the sign up list filled, booked for the next 2 weeks. Officials ask that residents do not call to schedule a vaccination, and that no walk up vaccinations are taking place at this time.

LTDHD still in Phase 1A

While other facilities are providers may be moving on to the beginning steps of Phase 1B of vaccination in Kentucky, the Lincoln Trail District Health Department says that, while ahead of schedule, are still in Phase 1A.

Lincoln Trail Health spokesperson Terrie Burgan says the reason some facilities have moved on to the next phase might be due, in part, to smaller population sizes or groups in 1A.

LaRue Co. family takes home national honor

A LaRue county family has been honored with a national agriculture award. It was announced yesterday that the Ragland family of Shady Rest Farm in LaRue county were named winners of the Young Farmers and Ranchers Achievement Award during the virtual American Farm Bureau Federation convention. The family had previously been named 2020 Outstanding Young Farm Family by the Kentucky Farm Bureau. That honor allowed them to compete with other families across the country. And the prize for the win? A brand new Ford truck.

COVID-19 case numbers for Wednesday

Wednesday brought the fourth highest day of new COVID-19 cases for the state of Kentucky. Officials announced 4,560 new cases of the virus, as well as 47 new virus related deaths.

Additionally, the state positivity rate remained the same, hovering at 12.3%. Local counties added cases yesterday, with Hardin recording 74, Meade with 19, and LaRue with 8.

Crews start prep on new Glendale post office

Glendale residents are a step closer to having their own post office once again. Yesterday, the Glendale Lions Club shared the news that crews were on site making preparations for the modular post office structure. When we talked with him previously, club treasurer Dan Linker said the project had been pushed back from its original date.

The office will be located on Jaggers Road adjacent to the community park.