Cole Milde named National Merit finalist
In May, home-schooled student Cole Milde, 18, was named a finalist in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship program.
Milde was one of four Madison County students out of 8,000 recipients to be awarded one of thee types of scholarships: a $2,500 single-payment scholarship through NMSC for which every finalist competes; and corporate- or college-sponsored awards that may either be renewable for four years of undergraduate study or one-time rewards.
EKU goes tobacco free
Eastern Kentucky University became completely tobacco free this past week, striking a lot of changes across the campus.
The Richmond Chamber of Commerce joined with the campus community in a midday Friday ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the new environment.
Madison County Schools - Kindergarten registration open today, Thursday
Registration for Madison County Schools’ full-day kindergarten is open until 2 p.m. today (Wednesday) and also from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday.
A farewell to fifth graders at White Hall Elementary
White Hall Elementary fifth-grade students displayed their multiple talents Thursday during the school’s annual fifth-grade tribute and talent show.
Education, entertainment was recipe for Saturday’s garden party
Guests numbering 120 sat in rapt attention Saturday as this year’s Madison County Cooperative Extension cooking school featured Allison Gordon Davis.
The Madison County native is owner of Wild Thyme, a cooking school and catering business in Lexington.
Renovations at new central office may cost $875,000
The estimated cost for renovation of the Madison County Schools’ new center is $875,000. About $650,000 is for construction. Other costs are: $75,000, equipment and furnishings; $61,000, architect’s fee; $25,000, computers; $11,500, wiring and technology; and $20,000 for bidding and miscellaneous. Also, a 5-percent contingency, $32,500, must be budgeted.
Kit Carson gets new principal
The Kit Carson Elementary School site-based decision-making council has selected Ken Clark as the school’s next principal. He will replace Billy Parker, who has taken a position in the Franklin County School District.
A tribute to Mayfield - School to reopen as kindergarten academy
In November, the Madison County School Board voted to implement full-day kindergarten districtwide, joining the overwhelming majority of Kentucky school districts that offer full-day kindergarten, including neighboring Berea Independent Schools.
Most stakeholders agreed, as indicated during meetings and through a community survey, that full-day kindergarten was necessary to advance early childhood education in the county. However, the historic decision also meant students from one Richmond elementary school would have to transfer.
Pick up a Register on the newsstands to see the Mayfield tribute on Pages A1 and A2.
Board avoids $1 million dip into contingency fund
In January, the Madison County School Board approved a 2014-15 draft budget that projected a withdraw of more than $1 million from the district’s contingency fund.
However, after some adjustments to predicted personnel costs, the district should be able to keep the $5.67 million it has maintained in contingency for several years, Chief Finance Officer Debbie Frazier said at Thursday’s board meeting.
Model graduates 60 seniors Friday
Model Laboratory School graduated 60 seniors Friday night in a ceremony at the EKU Center for the Arts.
Of their graduates, 95 percent plan to attend college in the fall, according Jamie Worley, Model’s high school guidance counselor. Most will be going to in-state schools, while one student was accepted at a school in London, England. Another student received an appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy.
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