The city of Elizabethtown will maintain metropolitan status.
After talks of increasing the threshold population to be considered a Metropolitan, U.S Senate Kentucky representative Mitch McConnell and Congressman Brett Guthrie announced that the Office of Management and Budget will maintain it at 50,000. This allows the city of Elizabethtown to keep their metropolitan status.
Judge Executive for Hardin County Harry Berry says that this will allow Elizabethtown to keep receiving federal funding as well as receive better visibility at the congressional level.
Along with Elizabethtown, Bowling Green and Owensboro also benefit from this announcement as they keep their status as well