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News for February 24

2 Airlifted after E’town crash

3 people injured after a crash in Elizabethtown Tuesday afternoon. Police say they were called to the intersection of Leitchfield Road and Ring Road shortly before 12:30 yesterday.

Officer Chris Denham says all three individuals sustained serious injuries, but are not thought to be life threatening.

Recipients announced ahead of Friday’s Beacons of Light event

The 3rd annual Beacons of Light celebration for Elizabethtown Community and Technical College takes place later this week. Organizers say the event, which will honor several inductees this year, highlights local black excellence in the community.

College Director of Cultural Diversity Jerisia Lamons says plans are in place to also honor individuals who passed away in the past year, including Bro. Jimmy Curl and former Radcliff councilwoman Tanya Seabrooks. The event premieres Friday at 7 pm on the college’s YouTube and Facebook page.

Hardin Co. man arrested after allegedly assaulting woman over 5 day period

A Hardin county man has been arrested after allegedly assaulting a woman over a 5 day period. According to an arrest warrant, the victim had been unable to leave her residence by the suspect, Donald Lewis, beginning on February 16th. Lewis allegedly took the victim’s phone, not allowing her to contact police, and would not let her get onto work from home. The victim says she was assaulted from February 16th through February 21st, when she was able to flee. When police encountered her, the officer noted both eyes being black and blue, as well as blood in her eyes, in addition to swelling on her face and the victim complaining of a possible broken rib. She was transported to Baptist Health Hardin for further evaluation. Lewis was arrested and charged with unlawful imprisonment and assault 2nd degree. He was lodged in the Hardin county Detention Center.

St. Baldrick’s Elizabethtown just over 2 weeks away

It’s just over 2 weeks away: the annual St. Baldricks event in Elizabethtown. With the event going virtual due to Covid-19, organizers have adopted a different method of fundraising, encouraging participants to do anything, as long as it raises money for childhood cancer research.

Volunteer Heather Jones

Since the events start in 2011, the local chapter has raised over $200,000 for childhood cancer research.

Beshear: All districts to offer some sort of in-person instruction March 1st

All students across the commonwealth might be returning to in-person instruction in some capacity to start next month. Governor Andy Beshear announced a new executive order concerning in-person instruction during his update yesterday afternoon.

Beshear did note that all but six districts in the state are offering some sort of in-person instruction for students. In other news, the state reported 1,497 new cases of the virus, with a positivity rate of 6.3% for the state.

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