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US 31W Project in Elizabethtown Update

Final surfacing is ready to begin along the U.S. 31W section north of KY 3005 (Ring Road). Crews are installing ground loop sensors and making final adjustments ahead of the top layer application.

Lane closures will continue between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. each night this week as these final preparations take place.

Completion of final surfacing is expected by the end of the month.

Hardin County Schools Returning to Masking Procedures Based on Incidence Rate

Effective today, Hardin County Schools will resume the masking procedures it had in place on August 10th, 2021. Information on these procedures were issued hours before Governor Andy Beshear issued a mask mandate for all Kentucky Public Schools.

“So if the Hardin County incidence rate is 50 or above, all students and staff will be required to wear masks while inside school buildings for the entire week the next week. If it is 49.9 or lower, masks are strongly encouraged but not required,” stated John Wright, Community Relations Specialist for Hardin County Schools.

Masks will still be required on school buses per a federal executive order. Hardin County Schools will post the incidence rate each Thursday on its social media channels, and its website

Hodgenville Warns of Uptick in Online Sexual Predators

Hodgenville Police have reported an uptick in crimes against kids.

“We were actually in a class for Sexual Assault Online Predators, and it came up, the gaming systems that people use like Xbox and PlayStation, and that they were actually using those to contact these kids, and then move them over to apps on phones,”stated Hodgenville Chief of Police, James Richardson. 

Keep an eye out for videos on how parents can keep their children safe from sexual predators online. Videos will be posted on the Hodgenville Police Department Facebook page throughout the week.

Economic Incentive Package for Glendale Super Site

On Thursday evening, State Representative Jim Duplessis stood at the House to discuss an incentive package for a Glendale industrial opportunity. 

“This was an economic incentive package for the Glendale super-site. We should know something, let’s just say before the end of the year if this is going to go through or not. And then if it does, it will be huge,” Duplessis stated. If the offer is accepted, he expects Hardin County to see an increase in educational funding, which will result in higher paying jobs.