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News for April 1

HCCC President enjoys drive-by celebration on final day before retirement

Car horns were blaring yesterday in downtown Elizabethtown, but not because of any traffic related issues. Friends, businesses, and community leaders drove by the Chamber of Commerce building to wish outgoing President and CEO Brad Richardson a happy retirement. Richardson, who has led the organization since 20-11, says he’s done some reflecting over the past few days. 

The chamber is still in the process of choosing a new President and CEO.

ECTC announces accreditation for Heavy Equipment program

The Heavy Equipment program at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College has achieved a significant milestone. The college announced this week that the program has received accreditation from the Associated Equipment Distributors Foundation. With that, ECTC became the foundation’s first accredited college in the state of Kentucky, as well as the 41st in the nation. The accreditation begins this month and runs until March of 2026, a 5-year term.

April begins month of awareness for sexual assault and child abuse

Today begins a month-long campaign for two important awareness campaigns. April annually marks National Sexual Assault Awareness Month, as well as Child Abuse Prevention Month. April 1st is also a day for individuals to show their solidarity with those affect by child abuse through what they wear. 

SilverLeaf Executive Director Jillian Cardin says resources and events for both awareness campaigns can be found on the organization’s website and social media. Kentucky is ranked 1st in the nation when it comes to child abuse.

Patton Museum re-opens on Fort Knox

After several months of closures, the General George Patton Museum of Leadership is finally back open at Fort Knox, and with some new exhibits. In an article from the US Army’s website, officials say they’ve taken time to update some exhibits and sections during the four month closure. The museum also has new operating hours: Monday through Friday 9 a-m to 4:30 p-m. All visitors must come through at Chaffee Gate. 

HMHF announces hire of first philanthropy officer

A first for the Hardin Memorial Health Foundation. The organization recently announced the addition of their first philanthropy officer, Casin Hubbard. In a news release, officials say Hubbard brings over six years of experience in the healthcare industry to the Foundation. 

Officials say the position was designed to connect donors with projects at the hospital that improve the care of patients. Hubbard is a native of Meade county.

Final day for Nolin RECC’s scholarship applications

Today’s the final day for applications for Nolin RECC’s annual scholarships. This year, the cooperative is offering eight, $1,500 dollar scholarships, as well as the Bob Wade Memorial scholarship, all a part of the co-op’s mission to advance educational initiatives.

Spokesperson Sarah Fellows

Scholarships are open to those 21 years and under who live with a Nolin member. Applications, as well as more information, can be found by going to Nolin RECC’s website.

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