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News for March 9

Hardin County Board of Education to look into expanding in-person instruction

As one of the only local school districts to not yet release plans, the Hardin County Board of Education is expected to talk about possibly expanding in-person instruction during a special called meeting tonight. The topic is one of just 5 items listed on the agenda for tonight’s meeting. The meeting is set to take place at 6 p-m. Elizabethtown Independent Schools was the latest district to announce an expansion of in-person learning, saying on Friday students who opt to return will begin in-person instruction 4 days a week beginning March 15th.

CDC: Fully vaccinated individuals can gather indoors without masks

Good news from the CDC yesterday: fully vaccinated individuals can now gather indoors with other fully vaccinated individuals without masks. A person is fully vaccinated 2 weeks after receiving their final dose of a Covid-19 vaccine. Lincoln Trail District Health spokesperson Terrie Burgan says the news is great for those wanting to return to a somewhat normal world. 

Burgan still stresses that proper preventative measures, like hand washing and masking, and social distancing, should be observed in public.

E’town Lions Club to host annual pancake breakfast later this month

It won’t be the usual meet and greet style enjoyed in years past, but the Elizabethtown Lions Club will host their annual pancake breakfast this month. 

Lions Club President Brian Dennis

Tickets for the event can be purchased the day of or in advance by contacting a Lions Club member.

Beshear: 8th straight week of declining cases

An 8th straight week of declining case numbers and a dropping positivity rate. That was the news from Governor Andy Beshear during his Monday media briefing. 

Beshear announced 331 new cases yesterday, in addition to the statistic that roughly 25% of Kentucky adults have received at least their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine. Locally, Hardin and Meade counties reported 2 new cases, with LaRue reporting a single one.

Central Kentucky Cares releases grant funds to 8 non-profits

The second round of grants provided by the Central Kentucky Cares Fund have been sent out, with 8 non-profit organizations receiving a combined 19 thousand dollars. The fund, established last year in response to the pandemic, uses the grants to help those struggling with rent or utility payments, something Central Kentucky Community Foundation President/CEO Davette Swinney says they knew would likely have to be used again. 

Some of the organizations included in the second round of grants include Helping Hand of Hope, St. Vincent de Paul Outreach ministries, and the Central Kentucky Community Action Council.

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