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News- May 26, 2020

With the school year officially complete for area schools, one district will not reopen in the fall. As previously reported, West Point Independent Schools will officially merge with Hardin County Schools on July 1st. Not only will students become part of Hardin County Schools on that date, but many staff members and faculty will as well. Interim Superintendent Dr. Sally Sugg says that, as part of the merger agreement, tenured staff and classified staff with over four years experience in the district will find positions within Hardin County. Dr. Sugg will move on to Shelby County Public Schools to become their new superintendent. The City of West Point has been home to a school for over 200 years.

As the totals continue to roll in, the census rate for the state of Kentucky is just above the national average. The Commonwealth currently sits at almost 64% for self response, 4% above the national average of 60%. Locally, Larue leads the area with just above 70%, Hardin is at 69%, Meade County is just below 68%, Grayson is at 58%, and Breckinridge County currently sits at 53%. 7 of the top 10 cities nationally for response are located in Kentucky.

Even with many memorial services cancelled due to COVID-19, personnel at Fort Knox made sure to honor the memory of fallen members of the armed forces on Memorial Day. The post held a private service Monday to honor the fallen after a public memorial service previously scheduled to take place at the Kentucky Veterans Central was cancelled. The post also allowed the public to visit the 121 cemeteries located on post yesterday as part of its annual Memorial Day cemetery event.

Elizabethtown Community and Technical College is offering an opportunity to register virtually for summer classes online to all new and returning students. Students can participate in a virtual express enrollment on Thursday, May 28th and Friday, May 29th. Advisors will be available to help students enroll from 9 AM to 6 PM on each day. To reserve an appointment or get started on a free application, visit Summer classes begin June 1st and 29th.

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