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News for August 24th

1 dead, 1 injured after shooting in Elizabethtown Friday

1 person was killed and another injured after a shooting in Elizabethtown over the weekend. Police responded to the 100 block of Plum Creek Court in reference to a shooting Friday night where they found two men with gunshot wounds.

Officer Chris Denham

Witherspoon was arrested that night and charged with murder, assault 1st degree, as well as tampering with physical evidence. Police later released the name of the victim, Daryl Cooper of Radcliff, the next morning. Witherspoon is being held on a 1 million dollar cash bond at the Hardin County Detention Center.

HCS welcomes limited number of students back to the classroom today

Some Hardin County students headed back to the classroom this morning. In-person Group A, as well as online instruction, began today for students in the Hardin County School system. 

Spokesperson John Wright

Group B will start school in person tomorrow, with Wednesday being the predetermined “off” day for students going in-person. Online Learning Academy students also began their school year this morning.

Weekend covid numbers from around the state

Over 1,200 new cases of covid 19 around the commonwealth this weekend. State officials reported 817 on Saturday and 467 on Sunday. There were also 17 new deaths reported this weekend. Governor Andy Beshear stated on Sunday that the state does seem to be in a plateau in regards to case numbers. Locally, 44 cases were announced Friday for Lincoln Trail, 28 of which were from Hardin county. A positivity rate for the state will be announced later today.

Surrounding districts also begin the year

Some other surrounding school districts began their their school year today. Students in LaRue and Grayson county returned, but online only.

LaRue County Superintendent David Raleigh
Grayson County Superintendent Doug Robinson

The districts had decided earlier this month to forgo in-person instruction to start the year. Those who opted for in-person will begin the year on NTI, with online learning students remaining the same.

Churchill: No fans for Derby 146

The Kentucky Derby will have no fans this year. Churchill Downs made the announcement Friday afternoon that Derby 146 will have no fans in the stands this time around.

The track had previously announced that a limited amount of fans would be allowed in for the races that day, with various medical and health screenings. The race is still scheduled to run on September 5th.

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