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News for October 23

E’town wreck leaves 2 dead

ELIZABETHTOWN (KY) — Two adults were killed after a wreck in Elizabethtown Thursday evening. Police were called to the intersection of Bacon Creek Road and Ring Road shortly after 4:30 pm.

EPD Officer Chris Denham

The names of those involved will be released pending family notification.The intersection was shut down for an extended period last night. No other details surrounding the incident have been released.

Clerk: Over 10,000 Hardin Co. voters have voted early

HARDIN COUNTY (KY) — With almost 2 weeks of early voting behind us, Hardin county election officials have released some data on how many voters have taken part in the early voting period. Clerk Debbie Donnelly says 11,000 voters have come in to the clerk’s officer to vote, saying the process has allowed more flexibility for voters.

Early voting continues for two more weeks. Additionally, voting also is taking place at offices and locations this saturday and next, though times vary in different counties.

E’town City Council distributes grants to local organizations

ELIZABETHTOWN (KY) — Members of city government in Elizabethtown spent part of their morning giving back. Members of the council, as well as administrative staff, met with various community organizations to pass out grants as part of money allocated to the local government through the CARES Act.

Salvation Army Captain Chris Streck

Streck says the $25,000 grant will help them to support residents in need of rent support and utility assistance, among other needs.

The group stopped at 6 different locations throughout the city, with another stop taking place at Mission Hope For Kids. Executive Director Nelle Thomas says the grant is more important than ever with the lack of donations during the pandemic.

The funds that were given out were secured by 2nd District Congressman Brett Guthrie.

DEA “Take Back” event taking place at KSP Posts

ELIZABETHTOWN (KY) — Kentucky State Police Post 4 will be participating in the National Drug Enforcement Agency’s take back program this weekend. KSP locations across the state will be taking part in the event tomorrow, which allows residents to get rid of old, expired, or potentially dangerous prescription drugs.

Trooper Scotty Sharp

The event will take place at Post 4 Saturday, October 24th from 10 am to 2 pm.

Area schools districts make decision on instruction for upcoming week

As the week comes to a close, several school districts are making their decisions for how instruction will take place next week.

LaRue County superintendent David Raleigh announced last night that students would be able to return to in-person instruction for next week, after the state’s incidence rate map showed the county back down into the orange, meaning the county’s cases aren’t as high as last week. Meade County Schools says that since last week, their incidence rate has gone up. Officials with the district say their decision on instruction next week will likely be announced later today.

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