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  • Students should check KEES for accuracy

    Kentucky high school students and 2013 graduates should check their Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) accounts for accuracy.

    KEES allows students to earn money for college by getting good grades in high school and for qualifying scores on the ACT or SAT. Students eligible for free or reduced lunches may also earn awards for good scores on Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate exams. KEES is administered by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).

  • ‘Inspired Hope’ for families suffering with Huntington’s

    Donna Mattingly of Cox’s Creek and her family have faced a struggle for the last 20 years that many of us could never imagine, much less manage on a day-to-day basis.

    Complications with Huntington’s Disease have taken the lives of her first husband, Jimmy Ruley, their son, Cory, and others in the family since 1990.

  • Representatives take action

    U.S. Representative Brett Guthrie, R-Ky, took action recently in opposition of Obamacare in light of recently passed legislation. That legislation, which passed in the House of Representatives, delayed the employer and individual mandates of Obamacare.

    Behind that decision, Guthrie voted on Aug. 2 to support H.R. 2009, better known as the “Keep the IRS off your Health Care Act of 2013.”

  • Dropout age increases

    Gov. Steve Beshear and First Lady Jane Beshear were among those to give recognition to school districts across the state last week for swiftly implementing a policy that will raise the compulsory attendance age from 16 to 18 years old.

    Senate Bill 97, better known as the ‘Graduate Kentucky’ bill, was passed earlier this year in Kentucky, allowing individual school districts to change the dropout age from 16 to 18 years old.

  • Coming home to Mackville

    The seventh annual Mackville School homecoming was held on Saturday at the Mackville Community Center, with five community members being added to the Mackville Hall of Fame.

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  • Local resident spends year in South Korea

    Kendra Peek
    Danville Advocate-Messenger

    Following her passions of teaching and traveling, 23-year-old Mackville resident Sarah Carey had the experience of a lifetime when she was able to spend a year in South Korea with the Fulbright Program, teaching English to seventh-graders.

    “I like to travel, and I like to teach myself; kill two birds with one stone,” Carey said.

  • USDA loans fire department extra funds for new building construction

    The Washington County Fire Protection Association has its eye on building a new home, and thanks  to a loan from the United States Department of Agriculture, the funds to do so should now be available.

    The USDA approved a loan for $1.5 million in 2012 to cover construction costs of a new fire department building in Springfield. After an estimate of $1,575,000 was given for the construction, the USDA agreed to provide the remaining $75,000.