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News briefs: July 8, 2009

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By The Staff

  

Simpsonville meeting

There will be a special called meeting of the Simpsonville Site-based Decision-Making Council on Thursday at 1 p.m. in the school library for the purpose of receiving information about candidates from the superintendent and for discussion of interview questions and interview planning.

 

Meet & Greet

Southside students and parents are invited to a Meet & Greet for the new principal Michael Rowe on July 17 at 6:30 p.m. for a free cookout at the school.

  PSC celebrates its 75years

The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) marked its 75th anniversary on Monday of the appointment of its first commissioners. On July 6, 1934, Gov. Ruby Laffoon appointed Lloyd Clark of Barren County, William D. Cochran of Mason County and Wilbur K. Miller of Daviess County to the PSC, which had been created by the General Assembly a month earlier.

"Over time, the PSC’s jurisdiction has expanded in some areas and contracted in others," Chairman David Armstrong said in a statement. "But throughout history, the PSC's central goal has remained unchanged-safe and reliable utility service at fair, just and reasonable rates,"

Armstrong announced that the PSC would formally mark its 75th anniversary this fall with an event to which all living former commissions will be invited. The date will be announced later.

The PSC is an independent agency attached for administrative purposes to the Energy and Environment Cabinet. It regulates more than 1,500 gas, water, seer, electric and telecommunication utilities operating in Kentucky and has approximately 100 employees.

   

Host families needed

for exchange students

Shelby County families are being asked to consider hosting an international exchange student. Host families would provide room and board, a safe nurturing environment and have a genuine interest in learning about a different culture.  Students range in age from 15 to 18 years. Children of families that host would receive a scholarship to study abroad. The students will attend public high school for an academic year, which begins this August. STS Foundation is a not-for-profit organization designated by the Department of State, a member of CSIET and has been raising cultural awareness through cultural exchange since 1986.

For more information, contact Brian MarGrave, 1-800-522-4678 or e-mail brian@stsfoundation.org.