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January 15, 2020

The West Point Independent School District sent home a letter with students yesterday afternoon stating that the district is adding an item to their next Board Meeting being held on January 28th. This item concerns the district entering into negotiations with Hardin County Schools for the purposes of a potential merger. The Kentucky Board of Education recommended this course of action last year. A copy of the letter, which outlines the reasons the merger may be necessary, is available for viewing on the West Point Independent Schools Facebook page. Hardin County Schools spokesman John Wright and West Point Independent Interim Superintendent Sally Sugg both spoke positively of the potential merger. The public is invited to attend the board meeting being held on January 28th.

Sentencing for a former AAU basketball coach convicted of sexual assault took place yesterday in Hardin Circuit Court. Corvell Conley faced formal sentencing in front of Judge Ken Howard. Conley was convicted of sodomy, third degree, last November. He has been sentenced to 4 years in prison, with eligibility for parole after 20% served. He must complete a sexual offender treatment program before being eligible. Conley must register as a sex offender for twenty years after his release.

The Grayson County Sheriff’s Office, in addition to Kentucky State Police, is asking for the public’s help in locating a wanted man. David Wease, also known as “Hog”, of Big Clifty is wanted for drug charges, receiving stolen property, and being a persistent felony offender. Grayson County Sheriff Norman Chaffins says Wease is, “A danger to our community as long as he is on the streets.” Wease may be armed, and the Sheriff’s office asks the public not to approach him, but instead to call 911.

A car fire took place yesterday afternoon in Elizabethtown. The Elizabethtown Fire Department responded to West Nalls Road and Woodland Drive shortly after 12 o’clock. The fire was extinguished in three minutes after the department’s arrival. No further information is available at this time.

United Way of Central Kentucky will be holding their grant training program next week. The training will take place Thursday the 23rd, and Friday the 24th from 9-11 AM at the Home of Philanthropy. Spot reservations can be made by calling United Way of Central Kentucky.

Registration began last week for a new opportunity for young athletes. NFL Flag Football is being introduced in Elizabethtown for boys and girls from four to fourteen years old. Cost is $115 for the uniform, an actual NFL jersey, and flags. All activities will take place at the Elizabethtown Sports Park. The skills camp begins February 1st, and the registration deadline is February 8th at midnight. The season will begin in March. More information can be found at etownflagfootball.org.

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