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News for February 4

ECTC moves to 2, 8-week sessions a semester

Big changes are on the way for students at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College next semester. The college announced yesterday that they would be reworking semesters into two, 8-week sessions. College officials say the change presents certain advantages for students.

College President Dr. Juston pate says ECTC is the only college in the KCTCS system to make this change. Students in co-ops or clinical classes will not be affected by the change. The 8-week advantage sessions will begin in Fall 2021.

HCS begins staff vaccinations; pivots to NTI for some groups

Today, Hardin County Schools staff who have signed up for it will receive their first doses of the Covid-19 vaccine. As a result, group “A” students from all high schools, as well EC3 and College View Campus students, went to NTI, allowing their instructors the chance to get their vaccines.

District spokesperson John Wright

A full schedule with dates and groups affected can be found on the Hardin County Schools website.

State moves forward with teacher vaccinations; case numbers for Wednesday

On Wednesday, Kentucky officials reported 2,592 new cases of Covid-19. That comes as Governor Andy Beshear announced that the commonwealth is on track to become the first state to vaccinate educators, with the hope that all schools can begin to reopen sometime in the near future. The state’s positivity rate was once again on the decline, down to 8.5%. Locally, 69 new cases were reported for Hardin county. LaRue county reported 20 new cases, and Meade county reported 18.

NHHS football player, family awarded donation from BG event

An event aimed at raising money for high school athletes with serious illnesses has presented a North Hardin family with a sizable donation. The frozen 4, an annual walk or run event in Bowling Green, chose North Hardin football player Demarie Lyons as the recipient of the race’s proceeds. And even with a pandemic, organizers say they were able to raise $6,000.

Spokesperson Lucy Eversman

Lyons was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma in October of last year.

LaRue county awarded grant for illegal dump cleanups

LaRue county is one of 18 counties receiving grants aimed at helping to clean up illegal open dumps. The state energy and environment cabinet announced this week that nearly $600,000 were being awarded through grants to the counties, with the goal of cleaning up 72 illegal open dumps. LaRue county received $7,750 as part of the grant funding. Each county must agree to a 25% match of the grant amount. Officials say over 2,000 dump sites have been cleaned up since the early 2000’s

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