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October 11, 2019

The West Point Independent School District has given an update in regards to the progress of their appeal against the Kentucky Board of Education. Interim Superintendent Sally Sugg reports that the West Point Board of Education’s attorney, Mike Owsley, has been in communication with attorneys from the Kentucky Board of Education to set a date for the hearing of the appeal. As of now, the date for that hearing has not been set. As previously reported, the Kentucky Board of Education recommended the state take control of the school district. Sugg notes, however, that the focus of the district remains on the students.

A judge in Jefferson Circuit Court has ruled that Attorney General candidate, and former Hardin County Resident, Daniel Cameron meets the requirements to run for Attorney General. This comes after Cameron’s opponent in the race, Greg Stumbo, challenged the amount of practicing attorney experience Cameron possessed. On a post to his Facebook page, Cameron said, “I’m not surprised we won, but I’m thrilled to put this frivolous lawsuit behind us.”

Elizabethtown Community and Technical College is introducing a mobile training unit to help serve community businesses. Dean of Workforce Solutions Mike Hazzard says that the unit can be brought to places needing training in the medical, manufacturing, or other fields, and provide the training on site. To inquire about bringing the unit to a business, contact the Office of Workforce Solutions at ECTC.

The Tails and Ta-tas Breast Cancer Awareness 5K will be taking place tomorrow in Downtown Elizabethtown. Registration for the 5K is $25, and will begin at 7 AM in front of the Brown-Pusey House. Following will be a yoga warm-up at 7:30, and the 5K beginning at 8. There will also be an awards ceremony at 9:15. Proceeds for the event will go towards the Hardin Memorial Health Cancer Center.

A Hardin County man has won an Emmy Award. Wes Manakee, who grew up in Sonora and went to high school at Central Hardin, and his team won the award for technical aspects they were part of with ESPN in 2018. Manakee says he sent the statue to his parents so they could hold the award first.

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