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News for December 2

Salvation Army seeing increased need this holiday season

A Christmas staple is up and running again this year, and facing more need than ever. The Salvation Army has started up their annual Angel Tree program, and officials in Elizabethtown are saying they’re seeing more families and children in need than before.

Elizabethtown Captain Chris Streck says that, in addition to the increased need, the program allows those children to have a good end to an otherwise challenging year.

Angels can be picked up at the Towne Mall, or at the Salvation Army’s downtown Elizabethtown location.

State records new high as virus cases surge

For the first time yesterday, the state of Kentucky reported over 4,000 new cases of COVID-19 in a single day. That’s the highest single day total since March. The Governor also reported 35 new deaths related to the virus, as well as a growing positivity rate, which comes in at 9.5%. Locally, Hardin county was once again one of the highest reporting counties, with 120 new cases. LaRue county reported 17 new cases, and Meade with 7.

EHS Beta Club hosts sock drive for RITI

Elizabethtown High School’s Beta Club is hosting a sock drive to assist the homeless population in that area, and donations are being accepted now.

Parent sponsor Shawn Sizemore

The goal for the drive is to receive 2,020 pairs of socks, which will be donated to Room in the Inn. Sizemore says gloves will be accepted as well.

Warm Blessings sees influx of donations for November event

With No Starve November events behind us, Warm Blessings is thanking the community for their support. The kitchen saw and influx of donations throughout the month, so much so that another building is being utilized for sorting. Executive Director Dawn Cash says the donations will help them better serve a growing population turning to them for help.

The organization will announce the final donation totals this evening.

Hardin Co. Schools announce inclement weather policies for NTI

While traditional snow days won’t take place while students are on NTI, Hardin County Schools has announced a few changes should inclement weather hit the area. Officials announced HCS Weather Days yesterday, with students still taking part in either NTI or the Online Learning Academy on those days. The only change comes with some district programs.

District spokesperson John Wright

This will not affect students should a return to in-person instruction take place.

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