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December 24, 2019

The longtime pastor of Severns Valley Baptist Church, Dr. Bill Langley, has resigned from his position. Langley will be says the next step for him is a possible position helping pastors and churches west of the Mississippi River. He also notes that he is honored to have had the chance to meet and interact with so many people in the community. The Southern Baptist Convention will soon begin searching for a new pastor to serve at Severns Valley.

After some misinformation and misunderstanding, the Meade County Board of Education issued a release last Friday regarding the impending arrival of a Nucor Steel plate mill in the county, and how it would affect the school district going forward. In the release, the Board of Education notes that the mill will create high-paying jobs for students and families, and revenues of the school district are not expected to be negatively impacted by the project. Additionally, the school district will receive a three percent tax on the mill’s electric usage monthly, with an estimated monthly check between $40,000 and $90,000. The Board of Education wrapped up by noting that there will be growing pains, but the community pulling together will undoubtedly improve quality of life. The full document can be found on the Meade County Schools Facebook page.

Elizabethtown- Fort Knox has ranked as the number three Best Place to Work in Manufacturing from New York based personal finance technology company SmartAsset. The company reports that manufacturing jobs increased by over 27% from 2014 to 2017, which makes Elizabethtown the 9th-highest increase of the over 300 metro areas surveyed. Elizabethtown- Fort Knox was the only location in Kentucky to rank in the top ten.

The American Red Cross is asking for donations to ensure patients don’t have to worry about availability of blood this winter. There is a need for all blood types, but especially for type-O. There will be blood drives at Pritchard Community Center on December 30th, Bluegrass Cellular on December 31st, and Towne Mall on January 3rd. More information on future blood drives can be found at redcrossblood.org.

A staple of publice service in Hardin County, Woodrow “Woody” Will, passed away last Thursday at the age of 73. Will worked with the Elizabethtown Fire Department and the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office in his life, later becoming the chaplain to all emergency responders.