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October 1, 2019

The Kentucky Department of Education has release assessment data for the state. This data comes from exams taken near the end of the 2018-2019 school year, and Hardin County Schools showed improvement in their results. Lincoln Trail Elementary ranked as a four-star school in the results, and no schools in the district were placed in the “Support and Improvement” categories.

Kentucky State Police Post Four has released the identity of a man who died as a result of a collision on Interstate 65 last week after an accident earlier in the morning caused a massive traffic backup. Trooper Scotty Sharp reports Michael Williams was operating a pickup truck when he failed to see a stopped FedEx semi-truck in front of him, colliding with the rear of the vehicle. Williams was pronounced dead at the scene by the Hardin County Coroner. I-65 was shut down for nearly twelve hours to allow troopers to reconstruct the collisions. The investigation is ongoing.

The Elizabethtown City Council presented an ordinance relating to alcoholic beverage control at a special meeting of the council on Monday. This ordinance makes clear that alcohol consumption areas must be clearly marked, must not be in a parking area, and must have clear boundaries. The council had previously discussed the specifics of how alcohol would be sold at events and parks, but this was the first reading of this particular ordinance.

An act of kindness was displayed Friday night at the John Hardin High School homecoming game. After being crowned Homecoming King, Yukiah “Yuki” Reyes refused the title, and awarded it to fellow student Matthew Riddle, who Reyes calls “a light at the end of the tunnel”. Matthew is a student with Downs Syndrome, and was very excited to be given the title.

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