Second Chance program Tuesday shows pathway to health careers
For 15 years, Chasity Frakes was a hairdresser, and she loved it. She enjoyed meeting new people, and she looked forward to seeing clients that she’d had for years.
Leaders and Learners Day showcases school transformation
Glenn Marshall Elementary students lined the hall Thursday, eager to shake the hands and look into the eyes of each person who walked into the school building.
School buys office building
The Madison County School Board voted 5-0 Thursday to purchase 301 Highland Lakes, off Gibson Bay Drive, as the future home of its central office.
The vote came after an executive session at the end of the board’s monthly meeting.
Superintendent Elmer Thomas called the purchase “fiscally responsible,” because it will put off for as much as five years the building of a new elementary school in northern Madison County, an area that is projected to grow.
Tech students need community’s help to compete in state SkillsUSA competition
In years past, teachers at the Madison County Area Technology Center may have had two to five high school students move on to the SkillsUSA Kentucky Leadership and Skills Conference, according to welding instructor James Mattox.
This year, however, 20 students placed in the March 7 regional competition, and 15 students have the opportunity to compete in April at the state competition in Louisville.
The SkillsUSA Club has grown a lot in the past couple of years, said Mattox, and consists of students from Madison Southern, Madison Central and Berea Independent high schools.
The state competition will test students’ abilities in several areas of technology, including welding, machining, auto mechanics, blueprint reading, electricity, carpentry and others.
Veteran certification officer fired from EKU
Accusations of cheating on an online test led to the firing of an 18-year Eastern Kentucky University employee Wednesday.
Retha Sandlin, formerly a veteran certification officer in the Burnam House for EKU’s student veterans, said the decision resulted from a misunderstanding on the part of Jaime Roberts, the house’s interim office manager.
Hundreds turn out for fishing team’s fundraiser
Madison Central High School’s bass fishing team got a boost Saturday when its first-ever Fishing Tackle Swap turned out to be a huge success.
About 500 buyers showed up to check out what the 38 vendors had to offer. At least 17 of the vendors were from outside Madison County. There were even a few boats for sale.
Eastern students practice fire fighting in burning building
Thick barrels of smoke rolled out of the room as nearby observers could feel the fire’s heat on their faces. Furniture and drywall fueled the blaze. Flames licked the top of the door frame and the flat ceiling.
Another day on the slopes
Enjoying their 14th snow day of the school year, a group of Madison County School students enjoyed a slope in front of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Richmond on Tuesday.
Warming temperatures melted the snow into a hard-packed surface that crunched with every footfall and provided prime sledding conditions.
Caudill Middle takes first-place in mock trial competition
A team from B. Michael Caudill Middle School took first-place in the seventh annual Kentucky Middle School Mock Trial Competition conducted Friday in the Madison County courtrooms.
Model Laboratory Middle School earned second-place.
County, Berea schools out Wednesday
Both the Madison County and Berea school district have cancelled Wednesday classes because of road conditions. This will be the 15th day the county has cancelled school because of the weather.
County school staff are to report by 9 a.m., according the the district's website.
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