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College celebrating 50 years

Last updated: August 20. 2014 10:03AM - 420 Views
By - mlasley@civitasmedia.com



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The City of Leitchfield, this week, officially declared the month of August to be Elizabethtown Community and Technical College Month in commemoration of the school’s 50th year of operation.


During the regularly scheduled, Monday, Aug. 18 Leitchfield City Council meeting, Leitchfield ECTC Campus Director Darrin Powell and ECTC Representative Carolyn Thomason attended to accept the proclamation declaring August ECTC month from Leitchfield Mayor William Thomason.


The Leitchfield ECTC campus is currently celebrating the start of its second academic year, which has seen a dramatic growth in enrollment.


Powell said during the fall 2013 semester, about 140 students were enrolled at the campus. This fall, campus officials are estimating between 250 and 260 students will be enrolled at the Leitchfield campus.


“We’re, hopefully, touching a lot of lives,” Powell said. “Hopefully we’ll have 50 years in Leitchfield.”


Carolyn Thomason said, “We’re very proud of our college.”


On Thursday, Oct. 16, during the annual Grayson County Chamber of Commerce dinner, Mayor William Thomason will present the official framed proclamation with a Key to the City of Leitchfield to ECTC President/CEO Dr. Thelma White.


The proclamation declaring August ECTC Month was approved by the City Council.


The Leitchfield ECTC campus is located at 101 East Carroll Gibson Boulevard. For more information about the college, call 270-259-1540, or visit www.elizabethtown.kctcs.edu.


In other business:


*The City Council passed a motion to pay interest earned from the Grayson County School Board’s new central office project to City Utilities.


The total interest earned is $36,073.88.


*City Councilman Kelly Stevenson requested that signs be placed on Wallace Avenue to indicate the locations of Leitchfield Aquatic Center and the Grayson County Judicial Building.


*City Councilman William Dallas said the community softball league is underway with nine teams playing for six weeks.


The recently vacated position of League Director is expected to be addressed and filled in January, 2015, Dallas said.


*Leitchfield Fire Department Chief Jerry Schlosser updated the City Council on the fire department’s recent activities.


Schlosser said in July, the LFD worked alongside the Leitchfield Police Department, Grayson County Sheriff’s Office, Grayson County Emergency Medical Services, and Grayson County Detention Center to hold an active shooter drill.


Schlosser said the biggest challenge of the shooter drill proved to be coordinating all the involved agencies, but he was pleased to see everyone involved, regardless of age or agency, work together toward a common goal.


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