Construction on new buildings will soon begin in two local school districts.

Hardin County Schools approved a BG-1, a type of Kentucky Department of Education construction document for major projects, for a new Lincoln Trail Elementary School during Thursday’s monthly board meeting. Construction is planned to begin by late April and finish by August 2020.

Construction of the new Lincoln Trail, located near the current school on Bards­town Road, will be managed by Alliance Corp., based in Glasgow. Construction cost for the school is about $17.7 million.

The district also is planning to build and open a new East Hardin Middle School by August 2020. Bids for the new East Hardin will be opened April 11. It will be on New Glen­dale Road adjacent to the new Kentucky State Police Post 4 headquarters.

E’town Softball Field House. At a special called board meeting Thurs­day night, Eliza­beth­town Independent Schools approved a $1.4 million bid to build a softball field house that will begin in April and is expected to be completed in late October.

The field house, which will be adjacent to Elizabethtown High School, will contain an area for soccer and batting cages. The general contractor on the project will be Redlee Construction, based in Louisville.

Trey Crumbie can be reached at 270-505-1747 or

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