The Winchester Police Department is turning to the city to help bring Retro Bill back to the community to speak to school children through the DARE¿program.
Winchester Chief of Police Kevin Palmer sent a letter to the Winchester Board of Commissioners requesting help to bring the performer back, which was discussed at Tuesday’s regular meeting.
Last year, the department’s DARE¿program brought Retro Bill to local schools to promote the program, and he put on two shows at George Rogers Clark High School.
Commissioners gave conditional approval to the funding because Palmer did not give a specific dollar amount in his letter for how much it would cost to bring him back.
In other business, commissioners adopted social networking guidelines into the city’s personnel code.
City commissioners voted to adopt the new rules on second reading. The guidelines direct employees of the city “with respect to the use of the Internet, the worldwide Web and social networking as a medium of communication impacting the city.”
Under the order, city employees can’t post any information related to investigations without the approval of city officials. The order was modeled after one presented at a Kentucky League of Cities web seminar that Palmer and other city officials attended.
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