Community school supply drive underway

Bluegrass Cellular’s annual school supply drive, Don’t Miss the Bus, began Monday with the goal of collecting more than 30,000 school supplies for local students.

Supplies collected during the drive will be divided proportionally between the Family Resource Centers at Hardin County Schools, Elizabethtown Independent Schools and Fort Knox Child, Youth and School Services, according to a news release.

The effort supports local schools by collecting donated school supplies and distributing them among the schools. Supplies to be collected include earbuds, backpacks, calculators, glue sticks and tissues. The drive runs until July 19, when the school supplies will be picked up.

Bluegrass officials said the drive helps thousands of students in Hardin County each year.

“The Don’t Miss the Bus school supply drive gives the students in our community the tools they need to be successful in the classroom,” said Barry Nothstine, vice president of Sales and Marketing for Bluegrass Cellular, in a press release. “By donating a little, you are helping students have the supplies they need to start the year off feeling confident in the classroom.”

A complete list of drop-off locations and needed supplies can be found online at

Last year’s drive collected more than 28,000 school supplies and $900 in monetary donations.

Bluegrass Cellular has partnered with United Way of Central Kentucky, WQXE, Brighter Futures Counseling, Hardin County Schools and Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland on the initiative.

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