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October 2, 2019

The Cecilian Bank announced yesterday that they are expanding due to a merger with Citizens Bank of Hartford. The institution will be adding three new locations to their reach, but the exact terms of the merger are not available at this time.

The Elizabethtown Independent School District has reported improvement from previous years in almost every category in the 2018-2019 assessment data released by the Kentucky Department of Education. Superintendent John Ballard says the district will look into and address the categories that can be improved upon.

The West Point Independent School District is looking towards future improvements following the release of the 2018-2019 school assessment data. Interim superintendent Sally Sugg reiterated that the district is aware of the gaps in education, and are taking steps such as purchasing updated reading, math, and social studies curriculum, and hiring new members of the teaching staff.

The Elizabethtown Fire Department responded to a call of an explosion and fire on Waterworks Drive Monday afternoon. Ten firefighters, as well as Hardin County EMS were required in putting out the fire. The cause of the blaze is believed to be ignited mulch from the shredder machine.

There is a full outdoor burn ban in Meade County until further notice. The announcement was made by Judge Executive Gerry Lynn Monday morning. The ban encompasses the burning of leaves, grass, clippings, garbage pits, and bonfires.

Elizabethtown was officially designated a trail town at a ceremony yesterday afternoon. As previously reported, a council consisting of representatives from Greenspace, local businesses, and City Council member Matt Deneen joined together to help put a spotlight on Elizabethtown’s trail system. A full list of Elizabethtown’s trails can be found on the Greenspace website.