Wednesday news briefs 1112

November 12, 2003

Danville schools to dismiss early Friday

The third early release day of the school year for Danville schools will be Friday. Classes at Hogsett, Jennie Rogers and Toliver elementary schools will dismiss at 11:45 a.m., and classes at Bate Middle and Danville High schools will dismiss at noon.

Lunch will be served at all three elementary schools, while brunch will be provided at Bate. Only breakfast will be provided at the high school. Bus transportation will be provided at all five schools.

During the afternoon, faculties at all schools will review recently-released accountability test results and continue work on narrowing achievement gaps, especially the one separating white and minority students.


Garrard to have arts and crafts bazaar

LANCASTER - An arts and crafts bazaar is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 21 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 22 at the Up With Youth Building on East Buford Street.

Lunch will be served both days by Up With Youth volunteers, with the proceeds going to fund Up With Youth activities. The menu includes soup or chili, sandwich, dessert and drink for $5. Admission is free.

Turkey Trot for Tots set for Nov. 22 in Casey

LIBERTY - The third annual Turkey Trot for Tots will begin at 10 a.m. Nov. 22 at Pamida parking lot. The three-mile walk or run will benefit the local Toys for Tots program.

The registration fee is $15, and each runner will receive a long-sleeved T-shirt. Prizes and a reception will follow the walk.

Registration forms can be picked up at Back and Body Chiropractic Center, sponsor of the event; or Casey County Bank and the Department for Employment Services. Call (606) 787-2800 for more information.

Casey County Community Ministries is hosting the annual 2003 Toys for Tots fund-raising campaign. Last year, the committee distributed gifts to 500 children through donations from the community.

Karen Atwood, Connie Wuckert, Gwen Helm, Jo Wilkinson and Rachyl Cundiff serve on the committee. Call Wuckert at (859) 787-6807 for more information.

Send donations to Karen Atwood, c/o Casey County Bank, P.O. Box 10, Liberty, Ky. 42539 by Nov. 30.

City Commission meeting to air Nov. 19

A Lions Club auction will be shown on public access Channel 6 at 7 p.m. today, the regularly scheduled time for the Danville City Commission meeting airing. That meeting will be shown at 7 p.m. Nov. 19.

Extension service hosts horticulture expert

STANFORD - A commercial produce growers meeting will be held from 1-4 p.m. Monday at the Lincoln County Extension Service.

The meeting is for anyone interested in commercial vegetable and fruit production and especially for those interested in the new Lincoln County produce auction that will open this spring in the Amish community on Ky. 39 northeast of Crab Orchard.

University of Kentucky Horticulture Specialist Lloyd Schrock and Raymond Martin are scheduled to be on the program. For more information, call the extension office at (606) 365-2447. Disabilities are accommodated with prior notification.

Lincoln honored for school Web site

STANFORD - Lincoln County Schools' Web site was honored with a second-place award from the Kentucky School Public Relations Association Nov. 7 at Phoenix Grille in Lexington.

The Web site was one of 162 entries from 32 counties. Entries represented various media and public relations tools. Web site entries were judged in five categories: effective content, creativity, pages and link, visual style and measurement of success. All entries were judged by a panel of public relations school officials in the Garland, Texas, school district.

The Lincoln County homepage can be viewed at, which was created and is maintained by DeWayne Siler, the school system's lead district technician.

Diabetic health fair set in Mercer

HARRODSBURG - Mercer County Health Department will host a diabetic health fair in cooperation with the Mercer County Extension Service from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 19 in the community room at the health department, 900 College St. Michelle Bauer of Golden Mobility will speak about pain-free glucose monitors and Medicare-approved diabetic shoes. Information materials will be available. For more information, contact the health department at (859) 734-4522.

Douglas Elementary students recognized

LIBERTY - Students at Douglas Elementary School were recognized Monday by the Casey County Board of Education.

Receiving medals for being distinguished in test scores were:

Sarah Fletcher, math, social studies, practical living and vocational studies, and arts and humanities.

Justin Alcorn, practical living and vocational studies; Kaylan Cochran, math; Nicole Coffman, Kelsey McFarland and Matthew Robinson, each writing portfolio; Cheyenne Durham, arts and humanities and practical living and vocational studies; Bradley Jeffries, science; Hannah Martin, social studies and practical living and vocational studies; Ryan Richards, practical living and vocational studies; and Natasha Rodgers, practical living and vocational studies.

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