October 3, 2009
The George Rogers Clark cross country team captured the sixth annual "Run for the Water Barrel" at Lykins Park earlier this week. The boys and girls teams finished first in a six-team field with a perfect score of 15. Montgomery County placed second with a score of 60 followed by Lee County third with a score of 72 and Powell County fourth with a team score of 95. Bourbon County and Morgan County tied for fifth place. Morgan County took second place honors at the meet with a girls team score of 48. Clark's Alex White led the field of 34 runners with a meet record time of 18:50.
August 5, 2009
Aug. 5, 1984 The 1984 Miss Clark County Fair will be chosen tonight from among six contestants at a program at the Clark County Fairgrounds. The winner will succeed Jo Ellen Stamper, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ken Stamper of 32 Hays St., the 1983 Miss Clark County Fair. Contestants are Angela Himes, Carolyn Johnson, Stephanie Sewell, Jennifer Marie Smith, Angela Stapleton and Michelle Van Cleve. Wendy Lary, 15, will represent Deanna's Merle Norman and Ladies Apparel in the Labor Day Committee's fashion show at 8 p.m. Saturday at Shearer Elementary School.
July 16, 2009
Once there was a man who came upon a chrysalis - a cocoon holding a butterfly emerging at the end of its metamorphosis from a caterpillar. The insect was only partially released from its temporary tomb, struggling to break free. Moved with compassion, he did a logical thing. He eased the creature's struggle by cutting open the cocoon and freeing it. To his dismay, the butterfly was deformed and unable to fly. Its wings were misshapen and useless. The insect's exertion was exactly the process needed to force life-giving fluids into the wings, completing their development.
December 18, 2008
By Michael Broihier Melissa Rolph, lead instructor for Lincoln County Adult Education, was surprised at a recent conference to hear a lot of negative things about jails from her peers from other districts. Apparently adult education is more welcome at the Lincoln County jail than elsewhere, because 100 percent of Rolph's inmate students passed their recent General Education Diploma requirements. "David Gooch has always been very accommodating," said Rolph. "The jailer and Major Eads always make sure we have space and ensure that there is money for the students to take their tests," she said.
December 9, 2008
LANCASTER - Garrard County Health Department makes routine inspections on food service establishments. They are inspected for food storage and handling, food temperatures, utensil washing, rest rooms and general sanitation. They are graded on a scale of 1 to 100 with 100 being a perfect score. Violations of the food service code carry values of 1, 2, 4 or 5 points depending on the seriousness of the violation. Items marked that are worth 4 or 5 points are considered critical items and require immediate attention and must be corrected within 10 days.
October 8, 2008
FRANKFORT - Northpoint Training Center in Boyle County received a near perfect score during its re-accreditation process this week with the American Correctional Association. The prison received a total score of 99.8 percent on the audit. The head of the audit team praised the facility for receiving such a high score and said it was a "significant achievement and great reflection on staff," especially in light of the fact the facility was not originally designed as a prison. The prison's sanitation area also received high marks along with the professionalism of staff throughout the institution.
August 6, 2008
LANCASTER - The Garrard County Health Department makes routine inspections on food service establishments. They are inspected for food storage and handling, food temperatures, utensil washing, rest rooms and general sanitation. They are graded on a scale of 1 to 100 with 100 being a perfect score. Violations of the food service code carry values of 1, 2, 4 or 5 points depending on the seriousness of the violation. Items marked that are 4 or 5 points are considered critical items and require immediate attention and must be corrected within 10 days.
September 20, 2007
DANVILLE (AP) - A Danville teen received a perfect score on two college entrance exams. John Liu, 17, a senior at Danville High School, scored a perfect 2400 on the SAT and a perfect 36 on the ACT. The feat is unusual, education officials said. Kristin Crouse, a spokeswoman with ACT, said scoring perfectly on one exam is hard enough, but to score perfectly on both exams is a "remarkable achievement. " During the 2006-07 school year, more than 2.2 million ACT tests were administered.
April 12, 2007
In spring, archery may not carry the pageantry of NCAA basketball, but, to the 1,600 students who competed in the 2007 Kentucky Archery in the Schools State Championships, there was no less excitement. The large group of elementary through high school students converged on the Louisville International Convention Center last Monday to participate in the fifth annual archery tournament. Among those with a bull's eye in their sights were 15 Lincoln County students representing Hustonville Elementary, Stanford Elementary, the Lloyd B. McGuffey 6th Grade Center and Lincoln County Middle School.