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News for August 25th

Elizabethtown, Meade, Breckinridge return to the classroom “virtually”

Elizabethtown Independent Schools will be returning to the classroom, albeit virtually, beginning tomorrow. Superintendent Kelli Bush also notes that teachers and other staff are ready to put the months of planning into practice, and that the virtual experience should now be smoother than it was in the spring.

EIS Superintendent Kelli Bush

Elizabethtown students weren’t the only ones to log on Tuesday morning. Meade and Breckinridge County students kicked off their year virtually as well.

BCS Superintendent Nick Carter

Hardin County students in Group B started back Tuesday as well.

Online portal for absentee ballot requests now open

There are 70 days until the November General Election, and registered voters can already request absentee ballots. The state’s online portal to request ballots is now open through October 9th.  

Hardin Co. Clerk Debbie Donnelly

Donnelly says more information from the state regarding early, in-person voting will be released later this week. Voters can request their ballots at

Wifi access now available in E’town parks, community center

In an effort to assist those returning to school via online learning, the City of Elizabethtown has added internet access at local area parks and recreation locations.

City Spokesperson Amy Inman

Inman says those going to Pritchard Community Center will be required to wear a face covering, and socially distance while there. The wi-fi connections are free to use.

Beshear to allow fall sports to move ahead

Fall high school sports will happen in the Commonwealth, at least for now.

Governor Andy Beshear announced yesterday that he would not over turn the KHSAA’s decision to move forward with sports, saying other leaders, like the board, have to take responsibility too.

Practices began this week, with games beginning September 7. Football begins their season September 11th.

Don’t Miss the Bus extends donation deadline

The 10th edition of Bluegrass Cellular’s Don’t Miss the Bus has been extended. Spokesperson Mackenzie Riordan says the decision to extend was made in an effort to allow donations to continue to come in.

Donations to the annual event can still be made by going to the company’s website or Facebook page.

EPD: Stolen car and pursuit leads to arrest

A Louisville teen was arrested over the weekend after a pursuit by Elizabethtown Police. According to arrest citations, officers received a call about a vehicle stolen from Nevis drive in Elizabethtown at around 1:30 Sunday morning. While heading to the scene, officers noticed the vehicle being driven in a careless manner.

Officer Chris Denham

Lane was charged with speeding, reckless driving, fleeing or evading police, and wanton endangerment, as well as charges stemming from intoxication and vehicle theft. He was lodged in the hardin county detention center.

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