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News Digest: June 14, 2013

By The Staff

Redistricting special session looms for General Assembly

The prospect of spending at least five days in Frankfort later this year is something state Senate Majority Leader Damon Thayer (R-Georgetown) said he finds unappealing.
“I don’t like special sessions,” Thayer told The News-Graphic.
But like it or not, another special session looms over Thayer because the Kentucky General Assembly, yet again, has been unable to complete its business during a regular session.


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News Digest: June 7, 2013

By The Staff

Men’s Health Fair

expects large turnout

About 300 men are expected Saturday to take part in Jewish Hospital Shelbyville’s 13th annual Men’s Health Fair, which is from 8 a.m. to noon at the hospital, at 727 Hospital Drive.

Free screenings include cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, oral cancer screening, skin cancer screening and the PSA (prostate specific antigen) – a screening to detect prostate cancer in men. The screenings are valued at about $1,400.


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Collins student Steven Cheppo told it like he saw it, which refreshed us.

WHAT WE THINK: This teen has good example for adults

We have a new hero, and he’s only a junior at Collins High School. His legend wasn’t built on a playing field or stage, like so many of his classmates, but he certainly is a star in our minds.

That’s because we think he sets a refreshing example of how adults in positions of authority should handle themselves in moments of public scrutiny.


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Saying good-bye to Duanne Puckett

By Lisa King

A crowd of a couple of hundred people came to a retirement reception Tuesday afternoon at Science Hill Inn to honor Duanne Puckett, who is retiring as spokesperson for Shelby County Public Schools. The reception for Puckett, also a former editor of The Sentinel-News, included brief speeches by several people, including Superintendent James Neihof and former superintendent Leon Mooneyhan, who related memories of working with Puckett.


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After 44 years Duanne Puckett is finally going to slow down. After a hall-of-fame journalism career and 15 years with the school district, she’s retiring – sort of – to rest, relax and write.

EARLIER: ‘A community treasure’ of Shelby County is retiring

By Todd Martin

On Monday, things finally will slow down for Duanne Puckett.

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For the past 44 years she has gotten up and gone to work, first at The Shelby News and The Sentinel-News, where she finished as editor and in the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame, and then for Shelby County Public Schools, where she spent more than a decade as the district’s public relations coordinator, but next week she can sleep in.

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Building projects on schedule

Shelby County School Board: Student: Some Academy teachers ‘not that great’

By Todd Martin

The Shelby County Board of Education got a little more than it may have expected in a report from students in the Accelerated Academy during its meeting Thursday.


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Board adds $50K to address classroom size, will revisit trims for subs after complaints

Substitute teachers talk Shelby County School Board into taking 2nd look at cuts

By Todd Martin

Confronted by a group of substitute teachers upset with a plan to cut their pay scale, members of the Shelby County Board of Education on Thursday backtracked on those previously approved cuts and agreed to reconsider their decision.


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More than 400 seniors graduated on Saturday at Collins, SCHS

Seniors head out to face life

By Lisa King

Saturday was a day for tear and cheers, inspirational speeches and celebrations as more than 350 students graduated from Shelby County High School, Collins High School and private schools.


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News Digest: May 29, 2013

By The Staff

Registration dates set

for next school year

 


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Teacher raises, substitute pay, unmet needs to be scrutinized

Shelby County School Board: Next budget step gets review

By Todd Martin

The Shelby County Board of Education will have its say Thursday on the newest version of the district’s 2013-14 budget.

The tentative budget, which will be the document the district uses as it goes into the school year, will present the state funding amounts and the recommendations from the district’s budget committee, which were approved by board vote in February.


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