Casey tries to improve attendance
LIBERTY - A plan to improve attendance in the Casey County schools can profit the schools.
The county Board of Education agreed Monday to offer money as a way to keep students, teachers and other employees in school. The board will give $200 to schools with the best student, certified and classified attendance each month. Schools that get the money can use it for instructional supplies or field trips or save it for something else.
A school could earn up to $600 per month, said Superintendent Linda Hatter. The incentive will cost $5,400 annually, but the payback for better attendance could be much more, she said.
The board agreed to try the plan this school year.
Food drive to benefit seniors
Gentiva Health Services, a home health agency at 105 Citation Drive, is starting a food drive to benefit senior citizens' meal programs in Boyle, Lincoln, Mercer and Garrard counties. Grocery bags for collecting canned goods or nonperishable food items will be placed in doctor's offices and at Gentiva's office. Items will be collected through Aug. 18. The items will be given to the counties in which they were received. For more information, contact Nancy Pollard at (859) 236-2193.