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Nolin RECC Bringing ‘Who Powers You’ Contest to Community

Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives, including Nolin RECC, are bringing back the ‘Who Powers You’ contest to local communities.

This contest highlights co-op members who are making a positive impact on their communities. Someone in Kentucky will win $1,000. 

Past winners included a tennerage who worked to donate bags to kids in foster care, a man who supported local law enforcement with counseling services and a woman who created a non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing displaced animals. 

The contest is open to Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives’ members only. To nominate someone, visit WhoPowersYouKY.com. Winners will be announced in mid-November.

Missing Juvenile Out of Nelson County

Nelson County is asking for the public’s help in locating a reported missing juvenile. 14 year-old 5’5 Dwight Bednara, also commonly referred to as Conner Windham was last seen wearing an orange and blue plaid button down shirt, blue jeans and red shoes. He was last seen in the Bertram Court area around 4:30 this morning.Anyone with information is asked to contact Nelson County Dispatch, 502-348-3211.

East Hardin Middle School to Open October 18th


Hardin County Schools has announced the new East Hardin Middle will be ready and open to students starting Monday, October 18, 2021. In order for teachers and other staff to prepare for this transition, EHMS students will have a “learn at home day” on Friday, October 15, 2021.

It is important to note that phones or email may not be available on that Friday as staff members will be preparing the classrooms and other areas to use on the following Monday.

The “learn at home” day will be for East Hardin Middle School students only.

Students will have the opportunity to tour the new school on Thursday, October 14th.

CASA of the Heartland wins Kentucky CASA Program of the Year

On Friday, the CASA of the Heartland was awarded the Kentucky CASA Network Program of the Year at the conclusion of Kentucky CASA week.

Their recruits work to train and support volunteers in the community who stand up for abused and neglected children within the family court system.

CASA of the Heartland serves children in Hardin County and Fort Knox. It is one out of 24 current programs across the state.

Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer can attend the next virtual class beginning November 4th. Any questions can be emailed to CASAstaff@Heartland.CASAHeartland.org.

October, National Pedestrian Safety Month

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s Office of Highway Safety is partnering with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to promote National Pedestrian Safety Month.

According to NHTSA, approximately 17 percent of people killed in roadway-related incidents are pedestrians.

Staying alert is crucial as the end of Daylight Saving Time approaches and it gets dark earlier.

For information on how to share the road safely, visit www.walksafeky.com.

Baptist Health Hardin Now Offers Two Covid-19 Testing Sites

Baptist Health Hardin now offers two Covid-19 testing sites. Bluewater Diagnostic Laboratory opened a new drive-thru testing site earlier this week. The site is located at the Towne Mall in Elizabethtown, on the former Sears site. Appointments and a doctor’s order is not required for testing.

The other site is located at 108 Financial Drive, and requires a doctor’s order for testing. 

The new testing sites are available for those who are asymptomatic or need testing to travel, return to work or school, or for any other reason.

Knob Creek Final Machine Gun Shoot Set For Next Friday and Saturday

Knob Creek Gun Range in Bullitt County will hold their final machine gun shoot Friday, October 8th and Saturday, October 9th.

“There will be machine gun rentals available and a few competitions going on over the weekend. We’ve been doing it for 50 years, and you know what they say: all good things must come to an end. It’s very time consuming. It takes about 150 extra bodies to make the shoot happen,” says owner Kenny Sumner. The cost is $15 per person, per day.

James T. Alton Announces New Principal

James T. Alton Middle School has current assistant principal Allison Scherer as the school’s new principal. The JTA Site-Based Decision-Making Council voted unanimously to appoint Scherer to the role. “Allison is a lifelong Trojan. She is a North Hardin High School graduate, and has taught at the schools that feed JTA. She is a part of the JTA family and is heavily involved in the community. She is the right candidate to carry on the pride and tradition of excellence of JT Alton,” Community Relations Specialist John Wright said. Scherer replaces Kevin Estes who left JTA before the school year started. Jennifer Lewis has been the interim principal at JTA between Estes’ departure and Scherer’s appointment.