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News for March 16

E’town residents share concerns with council over proposed mini-roundabout

After the announcement that a mini-roundabout was to be constructed near the Brown-Pusey House this spring, several Elizabethtown residents showed up to Monday’s Elizabethtown City Council meeting to voice concern about the project near the house. Engineers with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet were on hand to answer questions, hoping to alleviate concerns. 

KYTC Engineer Brad Bottoms

The intersection in question is to be constructed in the same timeframe as one at Main and Crutcher, taking 21 days each to complete. Members of the Brown Pusey board said they would meet to discuss if they would prefer the Crutcher intersection to be the first one converted.

EIS welcomes students back 4-days a week

Monday, students at Elizabethtown Independent began their return to in-person instruction 4 days a week, and Superintendent Kelli Bush says the mood around the district was positive, even for a Monday. 

Bush says the number of students who optioned for 4-days a week are roughly the same as those who took part in hybrid instruction. The board discussed the return plan at a meeting earlier this month.

Beshear: State has vaccinated 1 million individuals

A milestone yesterday for the state of Kentucky. Officials gathered at the State Capitol yesterday to watch as healthcare officials administered the millionth vaccine for the commonwealth. 

Governor Andy Beshear also announced that the state has administered 99.7% of all first doses they have received. Officials say more than 142 thousand individuals have received a vaccine in just the past week.

Local St. Baldrick’s team releases totals

This year, even with a virtual-only option, the Elizabethtown St Baldrick’s group was still able to raise significant funds for cancer research. 

Organizer Heather Jones says the local group was ranked second in the country as of Monday afternoon for group fundraising efforts through the foundation. The local organization has raised over 200 thousand dollars since 2011.

Statewide tornado drill takes place this morning

After being delayed from the beginning of the month, the annual statewide tornado drill will take place this morning just after 10 a-m. Emergency management officials say the drill gives everyone a chance to review plans and procedures for severe weather. 

Meade County Emergency Management Director Ron Dodson also suggests residents get NOAA radios to listen to alerts. The original date coincided with National Severe Weather Preparedness Week.

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