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News for January 12th

HCS return coincides with opening of new Lincoln Trail Elementary

When Hardin County Schools returned to in-person instruction yesterday, students of Lincoln Trail elementary returned to a building they had never been to before. After several years of development and construction, the new Lincoln Trail Elementary School was opened for students. And, as with other openings, students and staff observed health and safety guidelines.

District spokesperson John Wright

The new, state of the art building is located roughly a mile away from the original location, which was constructed in the early 1950’s. District officials say no plans have been made yet regarding the old building.

Radcliff woman elevated to council after councilmember death

After 3 tries, Aundra Lett-Jackson is on the Radcliff City Council, though not in the way she or anyone envisioned. Though she finished 7th in voting, the untimely death of councilwoman Tanya Seabrooks elevated her to the final seat on the council, an opportunity she says will be used to further initiatives that Seabrooks focused on.

Jackson and her family have lived in Radcliff since 1977. Jackson had previously run 3 times for a seat.

Break-in at First Christian under investigation

Authorities are looking for information after a break-in at an Elizabethtown church over the weekend. Elizabethtown Police say the incident occurred Friday around 1 am at First Christian Church, off of North Miles. Police say the individual threw an object through a window at the church, allowing them to enter the building. Authorities say several instruments were stolen as a result. No other details, including an ID on the suspect, have been released.

Lincoln Birthplace to temporarily close visitor center

A major project will temporarily displace visitor services at the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park. Park officials announced the installation of fire suppression systems last week, which will result in the temporary closure of the park’s visitor center.

Park Chief of Interpretation Stacy Humphries says the project is scheduled to be completed in roughly 4 months. The park has not had a system in place since the visitor center opened.

State reports over 2,000 cases Monday

After setting high daily totals of COVID-19 cases last week, the state of Kentucky reported 2,085 new cases Monday, in addition to 21 new virus-related deaths. And while the case totals were lower Monday, the state’s incidence rate map reflected the continued spread, with 119 of 120 Kentucky counties labeled as red zone areas. The state’s positivity rate remained relatively unchanged at 12.3%. Local counties reported the following numbers from the state’s website: Hardin with 12, Meade with 3, and LaRue with 1.

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