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News for November 16

Meade Co. announces Monday NTI Learning

With Elizabethtown, Hardin, LaRue, and Grayson counties already making the announcement of NTI last week, another school district has moved to online learning, at least for today. Meade County Schools announced late last night that virtual instruction would take place today. The district cited a lack of bus drivers and district quarantines as a cause for the move. Breckinridge County Schools, on the other hand, announced last week that they would continue on with their A/B schedule for students of the district. The district had only transitioned to NTI for one school, Hardinsburg Elementary, last week.

Health departments change contact tracing in response to rise in cases

The accelerated rise in covid-19 cases has led health departments to deploy new strategies when it comes to contact tracing.

Lincoln Trail Spokesperson Terrie Burgan says information about the quarantine process can be found on the department’s website. As previously reported, the district saw 92% of their total cases in the month of October.

Weekend covid-19 report

Each day, it seems the state of Kentucky is setting new records when it comes to covid-19. The state announced this weekend just over a combined 4,700 newly confirmed cases of the virus, increasing the already growing surge in communities.

Governor Andy Beshear

As of Sunday, the state is showing a positivity rate of nearly 9%. 14 deaths were reported statewide over the weekend. Lincoln Trail Health officials announced 284 cases on Friday: 132 from Hardin, 30 from Meade, and 19 from LaRue county.

Organizations come together for in-person, virtual food drive

With a higher demand for food supplies this year, Feeding America Kentucky’s Heartland and the Cecilian Bank are kicking off a unique food drive today. In addition to in-person drop off locations, a virtual food drive will also take place.

Bank president Greg Pawley

Bank locations in Hardin, Grayson, and Meade counties are participating.

Lights, displays go up in preparation for 30th Christmas in the Park

It’s slowly beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Elizabethtown. Set up took place this weekend for the annual Christmas in the Park drive thru event at Freeman Lake Park. The event will feature 87 community displays, as well as various city setups, totaling over 100 holiday displays. Christmas in the Park opens for the season on November 25th. The event has run annually in the city for 30 years.

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