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Elizabethtown man with dementia found safe

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Kentucky State Police found an Elizabethtown man with dementia who had been reported missing.

Roy L. Hilton, 84, had last been seen at a home on St. John Road around 4 p.m. on Monday.

Police were able to locate him around 11:40 p.m. Kentucky State Police said he was reunited with his family.

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Questions remain after teen dies in Ky. juvenile detention

Officials in Kentucky are investigating a 16-year-old girl’s death at a juvenile detention center.

Gynnya McMillen was found unresponsive early in the morning of Jan. 11, at the Lincoln Valley Regional Juvenile Detention Center in Elizabethtown, Ky. State and local officials are investigating, but a week after McMillen’s death, officials have released few details in the case.

Hardin County Coroner William Lee, Jr. said in an interview Monday that in an initial autopsy on Jan. 12, he saw no outward signs, such as “visual bruising,” that could conclusively signal a cause of death. Lee also said it was unlikely she had a heart condition.

Lee said the full results wouldn’t be available for weeks, until after pathology tests were done.

On Jan. 15, a person claiming to be McMillen’s sister created a Facebook page called “Justice for Gynnya McMillen,” on which she pleads for more information related to the case.

“My 16yr old sister died in custody of a detention center but they’re not giving out any info on how she was found and they’re saying (her) autopsy shows no cause of death,” the person wrote in a post that has been shared more than 19,000 times. It is not clear why McMillen was is custody at the time of her death…….

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Hardin County Board of Education ready to proceed with superintendent search

Elizabethtown, KY — The Hardin County Board of Education will be very busy over the next several months as it looks for a new superintendent of Hardin County Schools.

The Board of Education had a special meeting today to discuss the timeline of events that must occur during the search. It is working with the Kentucky Association of School Administrators and is taking guidance from that organization.

There are several meetings, screening committee elections, etc that are part of the process. The Board did not take any formal action, however, it did layout a draft of a timeline.

· Later this month, nominations will be sought for a screening committee that is comprised of a Board member, a school principal, two teachers, a classified staff member, a parent and a minority parent should one of the people listed above not be a member of a minority group.

· Elections for the screening committee will take place in early-to-mid February.

· The deadline for candidates to apply will be in late February.

· The screening committee will send its recommendations to the Board of Education by mid- March. It will also make the finalists’ names public and bring them to the district for engagements with stakeholders.

· The goal is to name a new superintendent by mid-to-late April…..

 

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