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News for February 2

ECTC opens up scholarship application for upcoming academic year

Scholarships for incoming and current ECTC students are now open for the upcoming academic year.

Institutional Advancement Officer Megan Stith

The application can be found by going to the college’s website. Stith says the college awarded over $200,000 worth of scholarships this year.

Hardin County resident wins big with $1 million lottery prize

Just down the road from the Gold Depository, a Hardin county resident won big on a Kentucky lottery game named for the famous structure. It was announced that the unnamed resident won a million dollars off of a “Break Fort Knox” lottery game. The $20 ticket was purchased at Warren’s Vine Grove Food Market. As a result, the store will receive a bonus of over $7,700. As for the winner? They chose to take their winnings in a lump sum of nearly $553,000, after taxes.

“The right direction”: Governor pleased with state’s decrease in weekly case totals

1,623 new cases of Covid-19 announced for the state Monday afternoon. Governor Andy Beshear pointed to the low number as he discussed a good trend for the state in recent week, as weekly totals have fallen across the board

The state’s positivity rate still remains below 9%, still hovering around 8.8% as it was yesterday. Local numbers yesterday included 17 new cases for Hardin county, 3 for LaRue county, and 2 for Meade county.

LTDHD: Area flu cases down nearly 200% from this time last year

Covid-19 cases have been the dominant story lines for the past few months, but what about flu cases this season?

Lincoln Trail District Health officials say that they’ve had just 148 confirmed cases of the flu so far this flu season. It’s a significant drop from this time last year. At that time, officials say they had over 13,000 confirmed cases of the flu. Officials did note though that reported cases include only PCR flu tests and not their rapid test counterparts.

Ft. Knox to see renovated homes, new residences as part of Army contract

Renovations and new homes are on the way for Fort Knox. The U.S. Army and LendLease, a private housing company, recently negotiated multi-million dollar agreement to provide 6 Army posts with new houses and to renovate older ones. Knox Hills at Fort Knox is one of those locations. Across the six posts, LendLease officials say they’ll renovate more than 12,000 homes, and will build 1,200 new residences. Officials say work is expected to begin in the spring.

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