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November 22, 2019

United Way of Central Kentucky is seeking a new President and CEO after Ron Eppes resigned from the role earlier this week. Eppes, who started in the role in October 2018, is said to be pursuing other opportunities. The organization is moving forward with a selection committee to find a replacement.

Larue County Schools, as well as Larue and Nelson County law enforcement, responded to a call of an active shooter at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School yesterday afternoon around 5:15 PM. According to a post on the school district’s Facebook page, the building was cleared, and security footage showed no evidence of the incident ever having taken place. The call was determined to be a prank call, and is still under investigation. School will be in session on a normal schedule this morning, and increased safety measures will be put in place to ensure the security of the school and its students.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is attempting to set up regional offices to begin the process of obtaining the new Real ID. One of the twelve proposed locations for one of these offices is in Elizabethtown. The end goal is for Kentucky residents to be able to visit any of these offices to obtain their Real ID credentials. There is currently no time frame for the offices to open.

Hardin County and Elizabethtown Independent Schools are participating in the 2019 Altec Innovation Challenge. Teams of students will present their science, technology, engineering, and math based solutions to problems that affect schools and the community. Hardin County Schools will have seven teams participating, while Elizabethtown Independent Schools will have four. Judges will ask questions and deliberate around noon. An awards ceremony will immediately follow.

Elizabethtown Community and Technical College will be presenting a special feature on Monday. Lake of Betrayal, a film about the Seneca tribe of Native Americans and their struggle for land, will be shown in the RPC building in room 212 at 6 PM. The film will be followed by a question and answer segment. The event is free and open to the public.