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Southern Elementary to hold Reading Night ~ March 11 Print E-mail

Come to Southern Elementary on Tuesday, March 11 for a fun-filled evening of reading games and activities. This year, the theme for Literacy Night will be “Camp Read-a-Lot.” Reading will begin at 6 p.m. immediately following the P.T.O. meeting. Stat Man from B105 will be making a special guest appearance.

There will be six different stations available for families to visit. Camp Read-a-Lot will offer everyone the chance to Read Beneath the Stars, enjoy Game Night, listen to a book and make a Puppet Pal, visit Lake Wanna Read, have fun Building Words, and follow the directions to make a S’more! Everyone will receive a punch card and have the opportunity to visit at least three stations. The school will also be encouraging each family to fill out a Reading Pledge to spend time reading together every day.

 
Pendleton County High School announces scholarship program Print E-mail

Pendleton County High School announces the local scholarship program for any eligible senior in the Class of 2014.  Scholarship applications will be available online beginning February 25, 2014 on the Pendleton County High School web page under the Counseling Department link.  Scholarship CD’s will also be available for checkout in the Counseling Office for those seniors without online access.

Seniors may go online and access applications at their convenience.

Mrs. Carrie Wade met with all seniors this past week to provide information relative to the local scholarship release.  Seniors were provided a listing of available scholarships along with a brief statement of criteria to aid in planning as well as a handout of “Tips and Reminders” to assist in completing and organizing scholarship application information.

Thanks to the hard work and generosity of the many community organizations and individuals who sponsor the various scholarships, the local scholarship program is well established at Pendleton County High School.  These resources provide funds to assist and support graduating seniors in taking their first step in their education beyond high school.

Scholarship recipients will be announced and recognized at the annual Pendleton County High School Senior Scholarship and Awards Night - date TBD.

The deadline for return of completed local scholarships and supporting documents to the PCHS Counseling Office is 4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 25.  No late applications will be accepted - NO EXCEPTIONS.

 
"Wall of Fame" nominations being accepted Print E-mail

The Pendleton County Board of Education started, in 1993, recognizing outstanding graduates of Pendleton County Schools who have made outstanding contributions and/or achievements in their life.  This program was called “Wall of Fame” and each year recognizes a past Pendleton County Alumni who has made “unique and special contributions to society through their work or other notable activities.”  Each year the award recipient(s) are recognized during commencement exercises at Pendleton High School and their picture/bio portrait is displayed on the walls of the high school.

Nomination forms are available at the Board of Education office and on the district website www.pendleton.kyschools.us. Nominations for this recognition will be accepted in the office of the Pendleton County Board of Education throughout the year but until March 28, 2014 to be eligible for this year’s consideration.

The criteria are as follows:

• Graduate of a Pendleton County School

• Must have made a “unique and special contribution to society through work or other notable activities.”

• Nominations will be held and considered for five (5) years.  After five years, a new nomination will need to be submitted.

Nomination forms for the 2014 Wall of Fame may be sent to:

Wall of Fame, Pendleton County Board of Education, 2525 Highway 27 North, Falmouth, KY  41040.

A selection committee consisting of the board chairman, superintendent, high school principal, president of Pendleton County Chamber of Commerce and the Student Council president at Pendleton County High School will select the winning candidate.

If you have questions regarding the “Wall of Fame” program, please call 859-654-6911, ext 2110.

 
Kentucky State Police recognize last surviving member of first cadet class

Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rodney Brewer (left) presented 83-year-old Pikeville, Ky. resident Chester Potter (right) with a Colonel, Aide de Camp certificate on January 30, 2014. Potter, who retired from KSP in 1975 as a lieutenant after 27 years on the force, is the last surviving member of the first Kentucky State Police cadet class in 1948. Photo courtesy of Sherry Bray, KSP Public Affairs.

As a member of Kentucky State Police Cadet Class #1 in 1948, Chester Potter was a ground floor witness to the birth and growth of an organization that would transform law enforcement in Kentucky. Recently, the 83-year-old Pikeville resident, who retired in 1975 as a lieutenant after 27 years on the force, recalled those early “trailblazing” days.

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FIREhouse Ministries founded in Butler

FIREhouse Ministries from left: Darrell Breeden (pastor and founder), Paul Hennekes (member and leader of the “Landing”), Sandy Daunt (founder), Jeff Daunt(founder).

FIREhouse Ministries held its first worship service on January 12, 2014. Services take place in the old Butler Firehouse on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month at 6:30 p.m.

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