An event taking place this year will serve to create a mental health community in Elizabethtown. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will be hosting the first ever Out of the Darkness Community Walk and fundraiser to be held in Elizabethtown. The venue for the event is Central Hardin High School, and Principal Tim Isaacs, who says he is seeing more and more anxiety and depression amongst teens now, thinks creating a community that is smart about mental health should be a priority. The event will take place on September 19th. Details on registering an individual or team for the walk will be relayed as soon as it becomes available.
Elizabethtown Community and Technical College has received a donation to their Advanced Manufacturing Career Skills program. Navy Federal Credit Union announced they would be making a $15,000 donation to the program in order to support transitioning soldiers at ECTC. The career skills program is in collaboration with Fort Knox that allows soldiers to complete certificates in advanced manufacturing to prepare them for high-demand career fields after their Army careers. This gift will help fund tuition and textbook fees so soldiers can participate in the program free of charge. Service members interested in the program should contact the Education Center at Fort Knox.
Varying lane closures will be taking place along US 31W in Hardin County this week. According to a release from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, today and Friday will see closures coming into effect between 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM. Survey crews will be working south of the KY 220 intersection to north of the Blackjack Road intersection in preparation for upcoming projects. Motorists are encouraged to slow down, minimize distractions, and pay close attention to posted signs in the area.