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News- February 21, 2020

The Hardin County Board of Education voted unanimously yesterday night to accept the merger agreement that would bring students from West Point Independent School into the Hardin County School district. The merger will come into effect on July 1st after the agreement is checked and approved by the Kentucky Department of Education. West Point’s preschool and kindergarten students will attend North Park Elementary School, 1st through 5th grade students will attend Vine Grove Elementary School, 6th, 7th and 8th grade students will attend JT Alton Middle School, and students entering 9th grade will attend North Hardin High School. West Point students who attend Elizabethtown High School may continue to do so through their individual graduation date. There will be times scheduled for students and families who live in West Point to attend events at each school, welcoming them to the district.

After a two month investigation, three suspects in multiple felonies were indicted by the Nelson County Grand Jury. According to a release from the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, Chad Lindsey, Christina Lindsey, and Hunner Lindsey were charged after it was determined that they were forging checks and using a debit or credit card unlawfully. All three suspects were equally involved and charged accordingly. They face several charges including theft by unlawful taking, theft by deception, and criminal possession of a forged instrument. In addition, Hunner Lindsey was indicted on a separate case for theft by unlawful taking of a firearm.

On Thursday, Kentucky’s House of Representatives voted in favor, with 65 yeas to 30 nays, on a bill that would legalize medical cannabis for patients in the state. This marks the first time a bill to legalize medical cannabis has received a full house vote in Kentucky. The bill, House Bill 136, will now proceed to the Senate for consideration. If enacted, Kentucky would join the 33 states that have passed medical cannabis laws.