News Briefs for July 21

July 21, 2004

Little Miss and Mister named in Boyle

Results of the Little Miss and Mister contest at the Boyle County Fair include:

Little Miss

Winner, Chyanne Thomas Shannon, daughter of Angela Miles and John Shannon. First runner-up, Kiley Morgan Louallen, daughter of Sherry Preston and Brian Louallen. Second runner-up, Katie Lane, daughter of Tisha and George Lane. Photogenic, Ashley Brooke Yocum, daughter of Nicole and Todd Yocum.

Little Mister

Winner, Trintin Ashburn, son of Kelly and Johnny Ashburn. First runner-up, Devin Meaux, son of Kacy L. Mayes and D.K. Meaux. Second runner-up and photogenic, Cody Allen Hill, son of Crystal and Robert Gadberry.

Mercer, Boyle educators honored

The Kentucky Association of School Administrators presented two local school educators with awards during its annual conference last week in Louisville.


Mike Barnard, assistant superintendent of the Mercer County Schools, was named one of four KASA Administrators of the Year.

Barnard has been in education since 1971 and has been at Mercer County since 1985. He was principal of Mercer County Elementary before moving to instructional supervisor in 1993.

"There is no way to put into words what Mike has meant to this district over the years," says Bruce Johnson, Mercer County superintendent. "His leadership inspires every employee of this district on a daily basis. I believe this award is truly fitting."

Charles Edwards, former principal at Woodlawn Elementary School in Boyle County, received the KASA School Administrators' Distinguished Service Award.

The award is given to a retired or retiring school administrator who has exhibited exemplary education, leadership ability and has brought honor to his or her colleagues, his or her profession and to him or herself.

Edwards also served as director of leadership development for the Kentucky Department of Education before his retirement. He piloted the state through the early years of site-based school council implementation while serving at the KDE. He also facilitated the creation of the Comprehensive School Improvement process, which changed the process to one focused on student performance improvement planning.

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