19 years later: September 11th
Today marks 19 years since the terrorist attacks of September 11th.
4 flights were hijacked that morning, with two crashing into the towers of the World Trade Center, one into the Pentagon, and one in a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. All told, 2,977 people died, and more than 6,000 were injured. The attack was the world’s largest and the deadliest on American soil since the bombing of Pearl Harbor. At today’s annual commemoration at Ground Zero, a recording names will be played instead of live, in-person readings, in an effort to reduce the size of crowds amidst the pandemic.
Community still set to hold annual tractor ride
Though there was some concern about the event this year, organizers say the annual Louis Croiser Tractor Ride will still take place this Sunday.
Organizer Glenn Harrington says that while there is no entry fee to participate in the ride, donations will be accepted to benefit the Louis Croiser Memorial Scholarship fund. Croiser was the former fire chief in Cecilia before passing from esophageal cancer in 2008.
Preparations in place for EIS in-person return
Elizabethtown Independent School District is preparing for the return of students into the classroom. Curriculum and Instruction Coordinator Jessica Turner says that the beginning of preparing for a return to the classroom includes giving teachers extra support in unprecedented times.
In addition, she says that the teachers are taking on more than just one type of learning with many students.
Turner notes that the spring NTI learning will be looked at and used as a learning experience, and says that she believes that teachers will do their very best to provide the best possible learning experience for students.
Schools in the district will be adhering to a strict cleaning policy, as well as policies regarding masking and social distancing.
Fort Knox commemorates 9/11 on post
Fort Knox held a memorial event on post this morning, remembering the tragic events of September 11th, 2001. The event, which began shortly after 8 a.m. this morning, was open to the public.
A full replay of the event can be seen on the Fort Knox Facebook page.
RPD still searching for missing Radcliff teen
Almost 3 weeks after being reported missing, officials are still trying to locate 15-year old Rosalyn Velazquez.
Captain Wells says a photo and additional information on Velazquez can be found on the department’s Facebook page.