3:30 LRN Newscast June 30

The start date of legal sports betting in Louisiana is in question. Louisiana Casino Association Executive Director Wade Duty says the Gaming Control Board doesn’t have a chair at the moment and there are several other things that must be completed before sports wagering is online.

Cut 4 (12) “…kinds of things”

Duty says most likely it will be later in the season, not the beginning of football season before it’s online.

The state health department says in the week after registration began for the Shot at a Million lottery incentive, COVID-19 vaccinations rose by 14-percent. State Health Officer Doctor Joe Kanter says about 35-percent of the state is fully vaccinated it’s one of the lowest percentages in the country…

Cut 13 (10) “…flat”

A 170 million dollar chlorine plant is set to be built on the site of a previous one in Calcasieu Parish that caught fire during Hurricane Laura. The facility by KIK Consumer Goods is expected to be completed in 2022. KIK COO, Jeff Schmitt says construction of the BioLab facility wouldn’t have been possible without the dedication of their employees.

Cut 10 (12) “…were before.”

290 small and midsized Louisiana municipalities have been awarded over 315 million dollars in American Rescue Plan COVID relief funds. Louisiana Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne says the funds are being allocated based on population. For example, the city of Baker is receiving five million dollars while the Village of Noble, 1.6 million.

Cut 7 (10) “…didn’t happen.”