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Grayson County High Five Campaign Continues

Grayson County has a campaign underway to encourage people to wear their seat belts. “We have a low seatbelt usage in Grayson County and we also have a high fatality rate. We’ve been doing a lot of road checks. We’ve been teaming up with the State Police and our other local agencies by setting up traffic safety checkpoints, making sure people are wearing seatbelts. We’re not necessarily giving tickets, we’re handing out literature to let them know ‘Hey look, these are the stats in Kentucky’. We know that our young people especially aren’t wearing their seatbelts and they’re more likely to be killed in a crash than if they were wearing their seatbelts,” shared Grayson County Sheriff Norman Chaffins. Grayson County is one of the five counties in Kentucky that have the lowest percentage of seatbelt use. “At the end of it, they will do another study to see if this campaign has worked. We actually have people sitting up and around our parkways and different areas in Grayson County documenting who is wearing (their seatbelt) and who’s not. We do a study at the beginning and then we do a study at the end to see if it has worked.” The High Five Campaign began in October 2022 and will continue until October of this year.

Support Your Local Library Next Week During National Library Week

Next week is National Library Week and to celebrate the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives is hosting a statewide job fair. Libraries across the state, including the Hardin County Public Library, encourage Kentuckians to visit their local libraries in person or online to explore and use services such as technology, broadband and media. Kentuckians are encouraged to celebrate National Library Week by sharing how they support their library and using the #NationalLibraryWeek. For more information, visit the Kentucky Public Library Directory online at

Hardin County Schools Survey Wants School Experience Feedback

Parents of Hardin County Schools students are being asked to provide feedback to the district. “This survey will allow us to gather some critical information because the school experience is just as important as the academic rigor, maybe even more so. The memories of teachers and field trips and school events and so much more, things that create memories that last a lifetime. So we want our students and their families to know that creating meaningful learning opportunities is an extremely high priority for us. So we’ll use what we receive in the survey to strengthen what we already have in place and to form and nurture new opportunities for success,” shares District Spokesperson John Wright. The survey can be found on the district website under the news and announcements section. The survey will remain posted until May 1.

State Transportation Cabinet Seeking Input On US 62 Improvements

Public input is being sought as officials look at improvements along US 62 on the western side of Elizabethtown. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and local officials have established the Drive62 website to receive feedback on aspects of the project for the corridor. “The Drive62 website is integrated with that survey. It’s kind of a unique setup to ask questions. So it tells you a few things and then it asks you a question about that particular aspect of the project. It’s not just a straight form survey. It’s more of a ‘Here’s what’s going on. How do you feel about this? Here’s something else going on. How do you feel about that?’ And again, we need all the input we can possibly get,” Transportation Cabinet Spokesperson Chris Jessie. Reminders about the website will be posted on Transportation Cabinet social media accounts. The survey questions will be available through April 23.

Bernheim Earth Day Event Focuses On Healthy Planet, Healthy You

Bernheim Forest is hosting an Earth Day event that focuses not only on a healthy planet but a healthy you. Festivities for the Restore: Healthy Planet Healthy You event will take place on Saturday April 22 from 10 am to 4 pm. Drop-in self-care activities and a variety of experiences that teach sustainable practices that could be implemented into daily living activities are available. The activities will take place along a mile-long walking path that runs through popular attractions like the edible garden and the newly renovated sensory garden. You can also adopt a tree for a donation, see a cooking demo and help plant milkweed for monarch butterflies. The cost is $10 per person for members, $15 for non-members and children 13 and under are free. More information is available at