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News for March 10

Hardin Co. Schools to start in-person instruction 5-days a week March 22nd

Starting March 22nd, students with Hardin County Schools will begin a return to instruction 5-days week. The district announced the decision after a special called board meeting Tuesday evening. District officials say several factors played into the decision. 

District spokesperson John Wright

That March 22nd date applies to elementary and middle school students. High Schools students will phase back into 5 days a week beginning April 12th 

District spokesperson John Wright

Wright says all health and safety guidelines will be in place. Students will be spaced out in classrooms as much as possible, with the possibility of overflow rooms should capacity drastically increase. 

Richardson to be celebrated at his final chamber meeting today

Today, the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce will celebrate the career of Chamber President Brad Richardson during their virtual chamber luncheon. 

Chamber Vice President Kendra Stewart Scott

Richardson announced his retirement after almost 10 years on the job earlier this year. The organization is still in the process of finding a new president.

5 arrested after police find drugs, firearms in apartment

5 people arrested in Radcliff yesterday after police found drugs and weapons in an apartment. According to arrest citations, police responded to Cheyenne Drive early Tuesday morning on reports of shots being fired. When they arrived, police were directed to a lower apartment by the caller. That’s when police say lights in the apartment were turned off and the door was not answered after knocking for several minutes. Officers went to the rear of the apartment only to find several individuals climbing out of a back window. Inside, police found the suspects, Shaquan Mulrain, Ira Gregory, Deborah Mitchell, Dante Patterson and Daveon Givens. Police allegedly found several ounces of cocaine in the residence, as well as weapons, including a fully loaded AR-15. All five were arrested on various drug related offenses, with Mulrain also being charged for fleeing or evading police All five were lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center.

Heartland mini golf development granted waivers from planning commission

Putt-putt is getting closer to becoming a reality in Elizabethtown. The city’s Planning Commission reviewed development plans for the proposed Heartland Mini Golf course near I-65 on Mulberry last night, with discussion centering on 3 waiver requests by the applicants. The most discussed waiver request was for a reduction in recommended parking spaces, with the planning staff recommending 47 and the applicant requesting a reduction down to 28 spaces. The commission granted approval for all 3 waivers. Plans call for the main putt-putt course, an ice cream setup, as well as a beer garden and observation deck, with all 3 built into cargo containers. 

Beshear: 880 new cases of Covid-19 Tuesday

A Covid-19 low that hasn’t been seen since September of last year. Governor Andy Beshear announced 880 new cases yesterday, as well as the continued decline of the positivity rate. 

For local counties, Hardin county added 23 new cases yesterday, and LaRue added 5. Meade county did not add any additional cases.

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