While many school districts in the region have a sign in and sign out policy for visitors, at least one western Kentucky school district is tightening its security policy. In the wake of the Connecticut elementary school shooting, visitors to Hopkins County Schools will have to present a valid form of ID at the front office before getting a visitor’s pass.
Governor Steve Beshear has asked Kentuckians to join a moment of silence for the Sandy Hook school shooting victims of Newtown, Connecticut. The moment is Friday, Dec. 21, at 9:30 a.m. local time. Houses of worship and other buildings with bells may sound out 26 times, one ring for each victim killed at the school. The moment of silence was first declared by Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy.