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News- March 13, 2020

Several events scheduled for the next few weeks have been cancelled by their hosts in an attempt to limit the opportunity for contagion. Elizabethtown Mayor Jeff Gregory spoke to this, saying the city itself is not mandating events be cancelled at this time, but rather leaving the decision to those managing the events. Mayor Gregory also notes that the city is staying in communication with health professionals for all the latest information. A list of cancellations and closings can be found on the city of Elizabethtown website.

Governor Andy Beshear gave his recommendation yesterday that all public and private schools in the state of Kentucky prepare to close. Beshear encouraged schools to cease in-person instruction beginning Monday. The alternative suggested is non-traditional learning, which would be over the internet. School districts are doing their best to respond, as several districts have called off school for the next two weeks as well as spring break, including Hardin County Schools. Hardin County Schools will be administering communication for future plans, as well as possible alternative learning methods, via the one call system as well as social media.

Hardin County government is attempting to offer alternatives for renewing vehicle registration for those not wishing to come into the office due to the threat of COVID-19. According to Hardin County Clerk Debbie Donnelly, registration can be renewed online at hccoky.org. Registration can also be mailed to P.O. Box 1030.

Nolin RECC will be closing their lobby temporarily in an attempt to contain the spread of COVID-19. The closure will begin on Monday, March 16, closing the lobby to all non-essential personnel. Members will be able to pay bills, start service, and all other necessary business through the drive-thru, the Nolin SmartHub app, the website, by phone, or the night deposit.