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News- March 2, 2020

The Elizabethtown Fire Department responded to an apartment fire on Sunday afternoon at 405 Lexington Avenue. As residents evacuated, the rescue crew quickly found and extinguished the fire. The cause of the fire was believed to be cooking oil that had been ignited. Residents in the upstairs apartments were allowed to return to their homes, while residents of the building’s downstairs apartments were situated with housing arrangements. No one was injured in the incident.

March is Women’s History Month, and Elizabethtown Community and Technical College will be celebrating with a series of activities and speakers. The series, which is entitled “She Can, She Will, She Does”, will begin tomorrow March 3rd with an airing of the movie “Hidden Figures” at 1:30 PM in Room 100 of the Academic Technical Building. There will also be several special guests to the campus throughout the month including Brenna Sherrill on March 18, who will make a presentation called “Difficult Women: The Age of the Anti-Heroine”, Dawne Gee on March 19, who will discuss women breaking the mold in media, and Alma Randolph on March 25 speaking about how one female can make a difference. All these events are free and open to the public.

The coronavirus breakout in parts of the world is causing some people alarm, but Lincoln Trail District Health Department wants members of their service area to know they stand ready for response. In a release from the department, they state that there are no known cases of the coronavirus disease currently in the state of Kentucky. However, local and state public health officials are monitoring and preparing in order to promptly respond should cases come to light. Lincoln Trail notes that they are in constant contact with the Kentucky Department for Public Health for any updates relating to the disease. To date, public health officials in Kentucky have monitored 100 individuals outside of the Lincoln Trail area, with only one requiring tested, and no confirmed case. Health alerts for the Lincoln Trail service area can be found at ltdhd.org.