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News for April 5

Elizabethtown Community and Technical College will offer in person classes at all of it’s campuses during the Fall 2021 semester. Considering the regional downward trend in Covid-19 cases and increasing vaccine availability, the college plans to offer a Fall schedule that meets student demand for in-person instruction. Most ECTC classes transitioned to online instruction in March 2020. Since then, in person classes largely have been limited to hands on labs. Fall classes begin August 16th. For more information visit

The Centers for Disease Control and the Kentucky Department of Education have released new guidance regarding temperature checks at schools. The guidance says that the CDC does not recommend schools continue to conduct Covid-19 symptom screening for students and staff on a daily basis. Hardin County Schools will follow this new recommendation when students return from Spring Break on April 12th.

Today, Attorney General Daniel Cameron and Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky will launch an awareness campaign to prevent child sexual abuse in Kentucky entitled “Are They Good For Your Kids”. The campaign challenges parents and caregivers to consider the adult influences in their child’s life and to play a role in preventing or identifying when an adult is grooming a child. To find out more information go online to the number 4 your kids.

Congratulations to the Elizabethtown Panthers boy basketball team on a great season and for the Runner’s Up Title in the KY Sweet 16 Basketball tournament. They lost the final Saturday night in Rupp Arena Lexington to Highlands. It’s been 21 years since they won their first title in the State Championship game.

Hundreds of pinwheels were in full view of Dixie Highway drivers Friday morning as CASA volunteers, personnel, and community leaders gathered outside the organization’s office to place pinwheels on the lawn, in honor of child abuse awareness month.
Radcliff City Councilwoman Toshie Murrell. 543 pinwheels were placed outside, representing the number of children served by the organization since 2007.

Today marks another drop in age requirement for Kentuckians looking to receive a Covid-19 vaccine. Governor Beshear made the announcement last week that those 16 and older could sign up for vaccines beginning today. On Saturday, Gov. Beshear reported 587 new Covid-19 cases in the Commonwealth and a positivity rate of 3%.

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