Sunday news briefs 0502

May 02, 2004

LCHS PTSA committee

elections to be held Thursday

Lincoln County High School PTSA will hold nominations and elections for two parents to the smaller learning community implementation team Thursday in the high school lobby. Nominations will be taken from 6:30-7 p.m., and voting will be 7-8 p.m.

For more information, contact Jerry Bailey at (859) 365-1156.

Letter carriers schedule food drive

National Association of Letter Carriers will hold its yearly food drive May 8. Non-perishable food items can be left in or on mailboxes for the carriers to pick up. Everything collected will go to the Community Food Bank in Danville. Last year 6,800 pounds were collected, slightly lower than last year's collection, and local coordinator Dale Joslyn hopes that this year's collection will be higher.

Flyers, donated by Campbell Soup, will come out shortly in the mail. For more information, call (859) 236-6634.

Morehead to offer scholarship

to Boys State graduate


One four-year academic college scholarship, valued at $4,000 yearly, will be awarded by Morehead State University to a qualified graduate of Kentucky Boys State-2004. The student receiving this Presidential Scholarship must have a minimum school grade point average of 3.5 and a minimum ACT score of 28.

Kentucky Boys State-2004 will be June 6-11 at Morehead State University.

Through a practical approach to the study of government, Boys State offers Kentucky youth a six-day, hands-on introduction to good goverment and good citizenship. In a quiet college environment, participants create a 51st state, where they learn the fundamentals, principles and procedures of a practical government.

Interested students and parents may request information and applications from their local American Legion post, their school counselor, or The American Legion, Kentucky Boys State Promotion Office, P.O. Box 3218, Frankfort, KY 40603.

Hogsett receives technology grant

Hogsett Elementary School has received a technology grant from the Beaumont Foundation of America valued at approximately $62,725.

The Beaumont Foundation of America grants state-of-the-art, wireless laptop computers and technology equipment to schools and community groups serving low-income populations and individuals.

"I am so excited about receiving this grant,"said Patti Rowland, Curriculum Technology Resource Teacher at Hogsett. "The addition of 30 wireless laptops will nearly double the access that Hogsett students have to computers."

Hogsett will receive 30 laptops, five extra batteries, a wireless access point/print server with range extender, two laser printers, two 18-unit mobile carts, and six digital cameras.

"We are currently occupying every inch of space in our building, so there is very little space to add more desktop computers, much less another lab," according to Rowland. "Having mobile laptops will allow teachers and entire classes of students to use technology right in their classrooms."

Northpoint Training Center

will honor employees

Northpoint Training Center is celebrating Correctional Employees' Week this week to honor correctional employees for their hard work and dedication to the Department of Corrections.

A free meal will be offered daily in the staff canteen. Free popcorn, fountain drinks, and coffee will be available each day along with a special free snack. Staff will receive prizes each day from daily drawings.

Basketball free throw, football toss, chili cook-off, and bowling contests will be held. A golf tournament among Northpoint Training Center employees will be held on Tuesday. An Employee Benefits Fair and Employee Health Fair will be held during the week along with other special events.

A special recognition ceremony will be held in the staff canteen at 11:30 a.m. Thursday. Retirees of Northpoint Training Center are invited to attend.

Crab Orchard spring cleanup

is Monday and Tuesday

Crab Orchard will be holding a spring cleanup for residents within city limits 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. Two dumpsters will be located behind City Hall. All items except tires, batteries, hazardous waste products or dead animals will be accepted. Appliances must be drained and tagged by approved personnel. Paint cans will be accepted if they are dried. City employees will be on hand for assistance.

Haitian missionaries to speak

Kentuckians David and Judy Heady, who have lived in Haiti for 20 years as missionaries with Global Outreach, will talk and sing about their experiences 6:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday at the Danville Convention Center. A donation of $10 per person will be used to pay for a meal. To attend, call Ron Blackwell at (859) 236-8523 or Tom Christopher at (859) 236-4846.

Boyle Community Education

classes offered

Intermediate Access: 8-11 a.m. May 10 and 12 at Kentucky School for the Deaf. Instructor is Ryan Dawson.

Intermediate Word: 1-4 p.m. May 10 and 12 at KSD. Instructor is Beth Hayes.

Intro to Excel: 8-11 a.m. May 11 and 13 at KSD. Instructor is Beth Hayes.

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