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January 15, 2004

Boyle seeks teacher of year nominations

Community members, including students, are invited to join teachers in nominating outstanding teachers to be named a Boyle County Teacher of the Year.

Nominations will be accepted through Feb. 27 with winners to be announced in May. Nominees must have three years of full-time teaching experience.

Nomination forms are available at any school front office or on the district Web site at Forms should be submitted to school principals or mailed to Teacher of the Year, Boyle County Board of Education, 352 North Danville Bypass, Danville, Ky. 40422


No school Friday for Danville students

School will be out Friday for Danville students while faculty and staff districtwide participate in a training session led by Larry Bell. The day-long event will encourage teachers to hold high expectations for their students while sharing strategies for closing the achievement gap.

City accepts bids for sewer plant

HARRODSBURG - Harrodsburg City Commission has accepted two bids for improvements to its sewage treatment plant based on recommendations from GRW Engineers, the project manager.

The work to be done on the plant is part of the state-mandated project to repair and improve the city's sewage system.

NAC Heavy Highway Inc. of Lexington received the contract for improvements to the plant for $1.223 million. MTN Construction Inc. of Brandenburg won the contract for system rehabilitation for $700,110. Money to pay for the work will come from Rural Development grants and loans, City Administrative Officer Ed Music said.

McDowell Wellness Center offers dance class

McDowell Wellness Center is offering individuals the opportunity to learn choreographed dances while also achieving an aerobic workout with a dance fitness class. The class is open to all individuals, from teens and older. No dance background is required. The class is based on choreography styled after music videos. The music that will be used covers a variety of styles, including Fifties and Sixties, pop, Motown, country, salsa, show tunes and more.

Two sessions will be offered. One session, lasting six weeks, begins Jan. 27 with classes 2-3 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday. The second session, lasting 12 weeks, begins Feb. 1 with classes 1:30-2:30 p.m. each Sunday.

The class costs $60 for members of McDowell Wellness Center and $72 for non-members. Register at the member services desk or by calling (859) 936-9355. A free demonstration class is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Jan. 25.

Bate Middle School students to compete

Students from Bate Middle School will compete Jan. 24 at the fifth annual Middle School State Cheer and Dance Classic at Tates Creek High School in Lexington.

The Blue Squad, coached by Jennifer Shearer and Donna Shearer, will compete in Division II of the 21/2 minute cheer competition. The White Squad, coached by Marie Cloud, will compete in Division 1 of the Traditional Cheer division.

Admission is $8. With two or more nonperishable food items, admission is $5. The event begins at 9 a.m.


Crab Orchard Planning and Zoning Board of Adjustments - 7 p.m. Jan. 22 at City Hall. The date was wrong in Tuesday's paper.


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