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News for August 11th

Beshear recommends September 28th as a return to in-person instruction3

Many have been waiting on the announcement for weeks, but Governor Andy Beshear finally made his recommendation last night regarding in-person instruction for schools this fall. Beshear said that, while the ultimate goal should be a return to face-to-face teaching, schools aren’t ready for that just yet.

Also announced at last night’s press conference was that bars and restaurants would once again be allowed to operate at 50% capacity. However, they will have to do so with a last call for drinks at 10 p.m., and will have to close by 11 p.m.

Traveling carnival provided Healthy at Work plan, health department says

It’s almost an annual occurrence.

A traveling fair sets up shop at the Towne Mall in Elizabethtown for a few days each the summer. But this seemingly ordinary event has been met with criticism from residents in a year where many attractions have shut down due to health and safety concerns. But health officials say they approved the business’ health and safety plan for operation. 

Lincoln Trail Health Environmental Director Bryan Carroll says the company outlined plans for sanitation of what was referred to as “major touch” area, as well as social distancing. The carnival will operate until August 16th.

Wildlife officials: report bear sightings to State

With numerous reports of bear sightings in Hardin and surrounding counties over the past several days, wildlife officials say residents should be cautious with the animals. 

ECTC provided with grant for TRIO program

On Friday, it was announced that Elizabethtown Community and Technical College would be awarded with yet another grant, this time for their TRIO program. According to Interim Chief Academic Officer Darren Powell, the grant, over $300,000, will be used by the college for their student support services under the program.

The program has been around for the last twenty years.

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