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News- February 24, 2020

North Hardin High School suffered a tragic loss over the weekend as one of their students passed away. According to a post to the Hardin County Schools Facebook page, Kari Cook passed on Friday, February 21st. Kari was involved with FFA and was a student-teacher at Woodland Elementary School. According to her obituary, visitation will be from 5 to 8 PM today at Chism Family Funeral Home in Vine Grove, and will continue tomorrow from 11 AM to 1 PM, followed by the funeral. The school district asks to keep North Hardin and Woodland Elementary students and staff, as well as Cook’s family, in thoughts during the tough months ahead.

Elizabethtown Community and Technical College has received a sizable donation towards its University Center Project. Larue- Carey Insurance Group made a donation of $2,500 to support the development of the center, expanding ECTC’s efforts to expand access to bachelor’s degree programs at a lower cost, as well as keep local talent in Elizabethtown. The University Center is already partnered with several other universities to bring degree programs to ECTC, including Eastern Kentucky University, Lindsey Wilson College, Spalding University, and Western Kentucky University. To support the University Center, visit

The Central Kentucky Community Foundation’s Scholarship Central is approaching the due date of March 1st, and officials with the organization are urging students to get their applications in. One form will be used to apply for the scholarships, of which there are over 160 available. However, some scholarships may require additional information. The scholarships can be applied for at

Starting tomorrow, February 25th, the next phase of work will begin on the US 31W bridge project at West Point. According to a release from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, all traffic will be shifted to the newly constructed southbound side in preparation for demolition of the northbound side. Motorists are reminded of the lower posted speed limit and reduced lane width along with using additional caution through the area. Completion of the project is currently expected by the end of May.

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