Friday news briefs 1031

October 31, 2003

GCHS to have new administrator

LANCASTER - Growth in Garrard County and the departure of longtime Assistant Principal and Athletic Director Ken Hurt will result in a new administrative position at Garrard County High School.

Thursday, the school board approved the posting of a "dean of students/athletic director" position.

In the past, GCHS has had one assistant principal and that person has dealt with everything from educational matters to athletics and discipline.

For the past 13 years, all those duties have been the responsibility of Hurt, who will retire next month after a nearly three-decade career with the Garrard County schools.


"We in essence created another administrative position ... to deal with discipline and athletics," said Superintendent Ray Woolsey.

The assistant principal will deal exclusively with curriculum, he said.

Woolsey said the new position will be posted for 30 days, and he doesn't expect it to be filled until after the first of next year.

Fire department fund-raiser tonight

JUNCTION CITY - Junction City Fire Department will have its annual Halloween chili supper and costume contest from 5-9 p.m. today at the fire station.

Proceeds will go to the fire department, 794 W. Shelby St.

A costume contest, for kids of all ages, will be at 8:30 p.m. Prizes will be awarded in all age categories. Trick-or treating is 6-8 p.m. For more information, call (859) 854-3900.

Mop, bucket cause smoke damage

LIBERTY - A mop and plastic bucket caused smoke damage Thursday night to a house on Ky. 70 East in the city limits.

Fire Chief Donald Wilson said the brick house had little damage with the exception of smoke. He said the mop and bucket were beside a natural gas water heater and apparently caught fire when gas ignited.

Wilson said sometimes when gas ignites, it throws a blaze out. He cautions people to keep the area clear around heaters.

Several firefighters with Liberty Volunteer Fire Department were at the scene about 6:30 p.m.

Hustonville test scores to be analyzed

HUSTONVILLE - Hustonville Elementary School will analyze data from the CATS test from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Tuesday. Members of the community are invited to attend to learn what drives the school and how decisions are made regarding the education of the children.

Name omitted from honor roll

Because of the school's error, Shane McKenney, a sixth-grader, was left off Burgin Independent School's A's and B's honor roll list in Thursday's paper.


Danville Beautification Commission - 3 p.m. Monday at city hall. The agenda includes trees that may be planted or replenished under the city tree ordinance.

Danville-Boyle County Planning and Zoning Commission - 9 a.m. Wednesday at city hall. The agenda includes text amendment to Boyle County zoning ordinance; preliminary and final planned unit development for The Vineyard; minor plats for Mike Graves and Monte Elliott on Springfield Road, Betty Hadley on Ky. 37, Phillip Daly on Forkland Road, Jerry Finley on Hogue Hollow Road and CKY on Chestnut Grove Road; final plat amendments on Baughman Heights addition and Shelby Green; final development plan amendment to Decker Physical Therapy; site plan review for Junction City First Baptist; PUD amendment for Charleston Health Care; preliminary and final PUD for Steward properties and Cross Winds; zone change amendment for Waveland Townhomes; final plat for Candlewood; and Stuart Powell sign request.|10/30/03***

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