Local districts extend NTI
Hardin County Schools has announced that they will be continuing NTI through the Thanksgiving break. Despite all the setbacks, District Spokesperson John Wright says that the district’s staff have met expectations.
The school district went to NTI originally due to large numbers of quarantines with staff and students. There is no school for students on the Wednesday 25th, Thursday the 26th, and Friday the 27th. Elizabethtown Independent also announced Thursday that students would also go onto NTI until Thanksgiving break. LaRue County has also extended their NTI into next week.
I-65 North shut down for several hours after crash Thursday
Several people were injured after a crash on I-65 Northbound just past Lebanon Junction Thursday morning. Kentucky State Police responded to the scene near mile marker 106 after reports of a wreck between a semi and a smaller box truck.
Harrison was uninjured, and Kendrick and his passenger, as well as the driver of the box truck were airlifted to Louisville hospitals with non-life threatening injuries. No other details have been released.
LTDHD: Nearly half of district’s total cases have come in just October
Health officials are sounding the alarm as cases of covid-19 continue to rise locally. The Lincoln Trail District Health Department has reported just over 6,100 cases of covid-19 since March. A bulk of those cases, however, came in just the last month.
Public Information Officer Terrie Burgan says preventative measures and restrictions helped to limit such a rapid rise of cases in the beginning. Burgan says the month of September ended with a 125% increases in cases throughout the district.
KY Supreme Court says Gov. Beshear’s executive orders are constitutional
After months of contentious debate surrounding Governor Andy Beshear’s covid-19 executive orders, Kentucky’s high court has announced their decision. The Kentucky Supreme Court released a unanimous decision Thursday, reversing the position of the lower court and upholding the legality of the Governor’s orders. The orders, including the mask mandate as well as limits on capacity, will remain in effect for the time being. The court says the Governor acted within his constitutional powers with the orders with the exception of one, which had already been withdrawn by the administration.