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News for August 17th

HCS introduces A/B schedule for entire district

With some students returning to in-person instruction next week, Hardin County Schools has announced a scheduling plan for their return to school. An A/B schedule will be used throughout the district, which will see students coming in at certain, predetermined times for two days a week.

“We certainly understand that this is a big change,” district spokesperson John Wright explained, “our school principals and other school administrators have run their numbers, moved around classrooms, and worked through many situations to ensure that we follow the health at schools guidelines.”

The schedule calls for a phased approach for an eventual return to full in-person instruction. Class dates are divided up by last names. A-K will go to classes in-person Tuesday and Friday, with those L-Z names going Monday and Thursday. Wednesday will be utilized as an “enrichment” day, giving students a chance to catch up on work, and staff the opportunity to clean buildings and classrooms.

The switch to an A/B schedule was originally to be used by high school students upon their return to school. The scheduling change will only affect those students taking part with the return to in-person instruction.

EPD: 1 injured, 1 arrested after weekend shooting

One person was injured and another arrested after a shooting in Elizabethtown over the weekend. 

Elizabethtown Police Officer Chris Denham says officials responded to Nicholas Street on a report of a shooting. When they arrived they found a juvenile male who had sustained multiple gunshot wounds. Denham says that individual was rushed to the hospital for treatment. Shortly after, Denham says investigators took in two suspects.

The injured male was treated for his wounds and is expected to make a full recovery. One of the suspects was released, with the other juvenile arrested and charged with Assault 1st.

ECTC welcomes back students, faculty amidst pandemic

Elizabethtown Community and Technical College has begun their fall semester today, one that the college likely never thought it would experience. And as students and staff make their way back to the classroom, officials say steps have been taken to keep those on campus safe.

Interim Chief Academic Officer Darren Powell noted that less people are going to be on campus at one time, partially due to the fact that some classes will be taking place online only.

FBI provides update in Rogers investigation

A location of interest has been announced in the Crystal Rogers investigation. The FBI announced on Friday that those who might have been in the area of Poplar Flatts Road and Farmaway Drive the morning of July 4th, 2015 might be able to provide some information to the case. Officials stressed that those who have security cameras or might have seen anything strange could have useful evidence for the investigation. The FBI took over the five year old case earlier this month.

Ft. Knox releases mobile app

A new app for Fort Knox and other military installations, called Digital Garrison, has been released to the public.

Spokesperson Kyle Hodges says the Post has been working on the app for around a year. The app can be downloaded from the play store or the app store.

Popular Glendale Crossing Festival canceled for 2020

One of the region’s best known festivals has been canceled.

The annual Glendale Crossing Festival announced over the weekend that it was canceling the 2020 edition of the event. Organizers did not single out one reason behind the cancellation, saying that it was due to circumstances beyond their control.

The event, a staple of the area, has been held annually since 1976.

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