By Carl Keith Greene / Staff Writer
School will begin in Laurel County on August 8, according to word at Monday’s Laurel County School Board’s meeting.
The Laurel County school system’s transportation department was honored by being the finest transportation system in the state.
That included not only the bus drivers, but the mechanics in the transportation garage and others involved.
The system has a total of 86 buses with 77 regular transportation and nine special riders, said Randy Leger, deputy superintendent.
He presented a plaque from the state to several of the transportation workers who were there.
Leger said each day the transportation system covers 5,500 miles with 6,000 students, morning and afternoon.
The school board heard two discussions of renovating North Laurel Middle School.
The board got bids from several construction companies about a month earlier that were very much higher than the board wanted to pay.
So, two construction management companies, Codell Construction Management and Hacker Brothers, Inc., presented its work individually to the board.
Codell is based in Winchester and Hacker in London.
The board will consider the situation for a later meeting.
The board recommended replacing part of the roof of Keavy Elementary.
The 17,000 square foot part of the roof will cost about $328,000.
The board also approved the creating or recreation and lifting hiring freeze on the following: one lunchroom monitor at Cold Hill, a custodian for the entire district, a teacher at South Laurel Middle School, two teachers at North Laurel Middle School, a teacher at Hazel Green, an assistant principal at North Laurel High School, an instructional assistant at McDaniel Learning Center, an instructional assistant for credit recovery at North Laurel High School, instructional assistant at Day Treatment, an attendance clerk at Bush, an instructional assistant in London, a secretary in the district, an assistant principal at North Laurel Middle School and an instructional assistant at Wyan Pine Grove.
Also based on district needs are substitute teachers, substitute cooks, substitute instructional assistants and after school child care workers.
School board discusses North Laurel Middle renovations
By Carl Keith Greene / Staff Writer
Six fire departments battled a stubborn blaze Wednesday at a Laurel County tire recycling facility. The fire sent a black plume of smoke into the air that could be seen for miles.
Tire facility catches fire
Six fire departments battled a stubborn blaze Wednesday at a Laurel County tire recycling facility.
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North Laurel's Makayla Vires is this week's Fastpitch Player of the Week after tossing a no-hitter against Somerset.
Lady Redhounds roll past Whitley
The Corbin Lady Redhounds exploded for 11 runs in the first inning, and never looked back during their 13-0 rout of 50th District foe Whitley County.
The Whitley County Colonel tennis team picked up a win over Clay County, but the Lady Colonels dropped their match with the Lady Tigers this past week.
- Lady Redhounds roll past Whitley
Remember what Jesus said before dying on the cross
Before I started working here at the Times-Tribune, I was busy earning my college degree at the University of Kentucky.
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Melissa Bowling of London (left) and Paula Newman of Williamsburg (right) told their stories about donating their kidneys during an exhibit Tuesday at Baptist Health Corbin hospital, which included the display of the Donor Family Quilt. Standing behind Melissa is her husband, Chad, while standing behind Paula is her brother-in-law, Rick McKiddy of Corbin.
Kidney donors tell their story at hospital exhibit
The day Paula Newman of Williamsburg had surgery to donate her left kidney, she was part of five pairs of organ donors having surgeries at the same time.
- Kidney donors tell their story at hospital exhibit
Bicyclists of all stages of expertise will be able to practice their bike-handling skills in a controlled setting at Barbourville's new Skill Track.
Ribbon cutting held for Skill Park
Bicycling enthusiasts are tailwhipping. They’re front flipping. And they’re getting airborne.
- Ribbon cutting held for Skill Park