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News for January 11th

Monday marks return to in-person instruction for some districts

After holding off in-person instruction for several months, several local districts are welcoming back students to the classroom this morning. Hardin and Breckinridge counties, as well as Elizabethtown Independent, will start back with hybrid schedules this week.

District spokesperson John Wright
Elizabethtown Superintendent Kelli Bush

All district will utilize A/B schedules going forward. The list to daily rotations can be found on each district’s websites.

School district survey staff members over COVID-19 vaccination

Educators across the area are indicating whether or not they plan to take a covid-19 vaccine.

Over 3,100 staff members in area school district indicated in surveys recently that they would take a COVID-19 vaccine when offered in the school system. That’s 1,659 employees from Hardin county, 479 from Meade county, 386 from Grayson, 234 from Elizabethtown, and 198 from LaRue county. Breckinridge county, which has 520 active employees, had 156 staff members respond yes to vaccination. Phase 1b, which includes certain school personnel, is set to begin near the end of the month.

ECTC online instruction to begin spring semester

Virtual instruction starts for Elizabethtown Community and Technical College students today. Interim Chief Academic Officer Darrin Powell says the college will start online but will hopefully transition back to a hybrid schedule next week.

Powell says the online offering this week is to allow any possible exposure to the virus over the holiday break to dissipate among students and staff.

Weekend numbers for COVID-19 in the state

After finishing the week with 15,000 cases over 3 days, the state reported over 7,000 new cases this weekend. On Saturday, officials reported 4,240 and 3,232 on Sunday. On Saturday, Governor Andy Beshear talked about the state’s recent escalation of cases.

The state’s positivity rate as of Sunday was nearly 12/5%. On Sunday, area counties reported the following numbers: 52 for Hardin, 25 for Meade, and 7 in LaRue.

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