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
Man shot while at Knox County home
By John Ross
A man was airlifted to a hospital after he was shot Wednesday afternoon while at a Knox County home.
Chris Dinkins, who was reportedly flown to the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington, was shot in the neck by Fred Meyer, 87, according to Meyer's niece, Shirley Barton.
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Tiger coach Robert Marcum said before the season started that transfer Jake Allen would be the difference maker on his team.
Despite only having a couple of practices with his entire team, Patrick Robinson was able to help guide his Williamsburg Yellow Jackets past Lynn Camp Tuesday, 62-49.
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SOAR-ing in Eastern Kentucky
By the time many of you read this, I’ll be traveling to southeastern Kentucky, on my way to the SOAR Summit scheduled for Monday in Pikeville (at least if the weather cooperates).
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Stacie Eichinger brings out her "Walk 4 Courage" buggy and beads she's selling outside the West Knox Volunteer Fire and Rescue station Wednesday, to pose with the crew. Those in the picture include Chief Darryl Baker and his son.
Raising money for ill children, Stacie sets foot at West Knox firehouse
Moments after Stacie Eichinger got to the West Knox Volunteer Fire and Rescue station on a warm Wednesday afternoon, priority one was to lose the shoes.
- Raising money for ill children, Stacie sets foot at West Knox firehouse
Hunter Hills service truly honored our veterans
Last month, I had the privilege of attending a Veterans Day service at Hunter Hills Elementary School. I wish everyone in Corbin could have attended. It was a program that truly honored the veterans.
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Authors Steve Vest (left) and James B. Goode (right) discuss the making of the holiday book, "Kentucky's Twelve Days of Christmas."
Season’s Readings: Christmas book tour stops in Corbin
For an hour Monday, voices filled with the written words of Christmases past filtered through the Corbin Public Library.
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