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August 1st, 2019

A Kentuckian will be the new U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. The United States Senate voted to approve Kelly Craft as the new representative to the U.N. Craft, who is originally from Barren County, served as an Ambassador to Canada.

An investigation is underway at Mammoth Cave National Park after a man fired a gun. Officials with the park say that the incident occurred in the early morning hours of July 28th at the park’s Back Country Campsite. Rangers did make contact with all individuals involved in the situation. Firearms are allowed in national parks, but cannot be fired. Various media sources allege that the man fired the weapon after claiming to see Bigfoot. No other details have been released.

Hardin Memorial Health has been recognized on a nationwide scale in the U.S. News and World Report 2019-2020 Best Hospitals rankings. HMH was ranked highly for its treatment of heart failure and COPD. Several Baptist Health hospitals in Kentucky also ranked well in the report.

The Larue County Fair will open for the 112th time tonight. The fair, which faced uncertainty in recent months, will take place, but with a few notable changes. Various showcases and agricultural exhibits will still be featured, but the fair will not have a midway this season. The opening night of the fair will feature the 4-H sheep and goat shows, as well as the Miss Larue County Pageant and the Mother of the Year award. As previously reported, the fair was on the brink of cancellation in recent months with the fair board opting to lock the gates and discontinue utilities to the grounds. The fair is the longest continually running fair in the state.