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News for March 24

Intersections of 31W project to be impacted tonight

As work continues on the 31-W rehabilitation project in Elizabethtown, transportation officials have announced the temporary closure of some medians along the corridor later tonight. Crews will close off the medians of the intersections of Towne Mall/Starlite Center and Walmart Drive at Dixie highway beginning tonight at 9 pm and lasting until tomorrow morning at 6 am. Traffic will be able to travel along 31-W and turn right in and out of the shopping centers; however, drivers can not cross the intersections during that time. Officials encourage motorists to pay attention to signs regarding changing road conditions. More information can be found on

ECTC scholarships to close in next week

Just over a week from today, scholarships for Elizabethtown Community and Technical College will close for the upcoming semester. 

Institutional Advancement Officer Megan Stith

Scholarship information can be found on the ECTC website.

Red Cross promotes Giving Day

Today is Giving Day for the American Red Cross, a day officials promote as the opportunity to help community members when they need it most through donations. 

Regional Red Cross Chapter Executive Director Jennifer Capps

The organization says 90 cents out of every dollar goes directly back into communities. More information on donations and volunteer opportunities can be found on the Red Cross website.

Beshear: over 198,000 Kentuckians vaccinated in last vaccination week

The state of Kentucky once again broke their own record of weekly vaccinations this past week. State officials made the announcement Tuesday afternoon, saying nearly 200 thousand residents were vaccinated during the week beginning March 16th. 

Governor Andy Beshear

893 new cases were announced for the state. Hardin County reported 12 new cases, and LaRue County reported two.

Elizabethtown announces schedule for spring clean-up

Elizabethtown city officials have announced their plans for the annual spring cleanup. Monday, public works officials presented the city council with the schedule for the annual month long event, with the work schedule set to begin next Thursday, April 1st. Officials say pickup of debris and junk will start in section 1, West of Dixie and North of St John Road, and will rotate the entire month throughout the 5 areas of the city. A full schedule, as well as costs for bags, if needed, can be found on the city’s website.

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