Hart County teacher dies of COVID-19

HORSE CAVE, Ky. – A devastating loss for a local school district.

Caverna Independent Schools in Horse Cave suffered a heartbreaking loss when Amanda Nutt, a 36-year-old teacher passed away after a battle with COVID-19.

Students gathered last week to show support and send their love for the teacher out on the football field just over a week ago.

Wednesday, Nutt passed away.

She is described as a teacher who would not let students fail and acted like a mom to everyone around her.

“Death is tough anytime no matter where you are or where are you happens but when it gets close to home it really just changes the way you think about the moment she just had a glowing personality she’s just fun to be around that type of teacher you know when you have that type of person that you like being around and she’s your teacher it makes learning fun,” said Superintendent Cornelius Faulker.

“As we light our homes up green, let us lift Amanda‘s family and the entire Caverna school district up in prayer. This is why we turn on our green lights. This is a community that is grieving, that when they look out into the darkness, they’re going to see that light of compassion, going to see that people care,” said Governor Andy Beshear.

Beshear urged all schools that haven’t already instituted a mask mandate locally to take action ahead of tomorrow’s expiration of the Kentucky Board of Education’s school masking requirement.


Visitation at Winn Funeral Home:

Saturday, Sept. 18th (10-6)

Funeral at 6

Mt. Washington Visitation:

Sunday, Sept. 19th 12-6 eastern time

Funeral 6 eastern time

Monday, Sept. 20th

Private Burial

Highland Memorial Gardens in Mt. Washington, KY