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News for March 25

ECTC to offer virtual and drive through options for graduation

Students with Elizabethtown Community and Technical College will get some sort of graduation ceremonies this year. College officials announced 2 ceremonies planned for this Spring and last fall’s graduating class: a virtual and drive-thru option. 

Spokesperson Sarah Berkshire

The ceremony will take place in front of the James Owens building on campus May 10th. The virtual ceremony will take place as well on May 7th.

American Legion moves Vietnam Veterans event to Monday

Covid-19 had already altered their plans, but now, organizers of American Legion Post 113 are having to reschedule their annual tribute to Vietnam Veterans to next Monday. Organizers made the decision yesterday after looking at the forecast. 

Post 113 Adjunct Brian Knoch

The event is set to take place Monday outside the post’s Ring Road location from 6 to 8. 

Police reassure public after reports of strange Amazon packages

It was mysterious seeds last summer. Now, some residents are reporting strange Amazon packages containing online items they didn’t even order. Good news, local authorities say the strange deliveries are harmless. 

Officer John Thomas says residents can report the packages to Amazon if they wish. What to do with the contents is entirely up to the individual.

Kentuckians 16 and old eligible for vaccines beginning April 12th

More Kentuckians will soon be able to sign up for a vaccine. State officials made the announcement yesterday that, by April 12th, all Kentuckians 16 and older will be able to sign up for a vaccine if they want to. This comes as just this week, Kentuckians 50 and older were able to sign up themselves, part of an expansion of the phases currently covered by the state. Also announced yesterday, another day of dropping positivity rate, down now to 2.85%. 695 new cases were announced, with 34 coming from Hardin, and Meade county reported a single case.

E’town man sentenced to 10 years in prison following child sex charge

An Elizabethtown man was sentenced this week after being arrested last year of attempted enticement of a minor. According to the U-S Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky, Travis Puckett was sentenced to 10 years in prison for the offense. The plea agreement stated that police arrested Puckett last year in an undercover operation, after he communicated with and attempted to meet with an underage teen who was actually a detective part of the operation. Puckett admitted to authorities after his arrest that he had been the person communicating with the supposed 14-year old girl. Puckett will also serve 15 years of supervised release following his prison term.

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