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News for October 30th

Area schools make decision on instruction for next week

Several area school districts have made their decisions as to how students will receive instruction for next week. LaRue County Schools will head back to NTI and, for the first time since August, Elizabethtown Independent will head back online. 

Superintendent Kelli Bush

Meade County Students will return to the classroom, and Hardin County Schools will remain in session.

EPD: Two men arrested after pursuit in E’town

2 people were arrested after a pursuit through Elizabethtown yesterday afternoon. Officials say they had received word that suspects from an armed robbery and carjacking in Louisville might be in Elizabethtown. After further communication, police located the stolen vehicle on the square in downtown Elizabethtown. 

Officer Chris Denham

Police apprehended the suspects, James LeAndre and Joshua Wooley. The two were charged with a litany of offenses, including receiving stolen property as well as fleeing or evading police. Both were lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center. 

Tour of Elizabethtown’s ghost stories takes place tonight, tomorrow

Hardin County Playhouse will be putting on their annual Ghost Walk for two nights in downtown Elizabethtown, beginning tonight. 

Board President Claire Allen

Precautions taken due to covid-19 include required masks for patrons, guides, and actors, limited group sizes, and social distancing measures. A route for the walk can be found on the Hardin County Playhouse Facebook page.

Hardin totals nearly 100 new cases Thursday, state sees over 1,800 cases

For the second day in a row, the state of Kentucky reported over 1,800 new cases of covid-19 in the Commonwealth. The state, and local communities continue to be hit hard. Lincoln Trail Health officials announced 156 new cases for the district, with the vast majority of them located in Hardin County, which nearly had 100 new cases yesterday alone. Meade County had 10 and LaRue confirmed 5.

Health officials offer reminders, tips about Halloween in the age of Covid-19

Hardin County and the surrounding area is preparing for Halloween tomorrow, and the Lincoln Trail District Health Department is letting those handing out candy know what they can do to help protect trick or treaters. 

Public Information Officer Terrie Burgen also recommends trick or treating in small groups only, and with those who live in your own household, as well as continuing to wear protective face coverings. Hardin and LaRue are currently in the red zone, meaning there is a high risk of COVID transmission in those counties. 

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