Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Webster

Expenses for Abandoned Tech Center Continue Mounting

TechmainHOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (8/22/13) – Storage and transportation of windows and window frames for the Hopkins County Career and Technical Center resulted in a $20,000 bill, for which Hopkins County Board of Education members approved payment during this week's meeting.

According to Assistant Superintendent in charge of facilities Steve Gilliam, Contract Glazing Group has been storing the windows and frames for the last couple years after the group was told to hold up on delivery.

Ground was broken for the tech center in May 2011 for a 40,000-square-foot building near the Earlington Exit off the Pennyrile Parkway. After subsidence issues at the site, construction was halted in December 2011.

In November, the board decided that an alternate site would be chosen and that the Earlington Exit site would be abandoned.

A survey of parents, students and community members in March revealed that the majority of respondents favored building a career and technical center at each of the two high schools over having one centrally-located center that both high schools' students could attend.

The school system is involved in litigation with Associated Engineering, the design firm that performed a site evaluation, and with Travelers Insurance for construction risk insurance claims.

The ongoing litigation resulted in this month's bills for $10,255.25 to English, Lucas, Priest and Owsley for legal services to be paid from the general fund; $2,405 for a consulting firm for professional service travel to meet with attorneys in regard to the career and technical center; and, $1,425.45 for an architectural firm to meet with attorneys. Payment of the bills was approved.

In other business, the board learned that school system enrollment has increased by 68 students from this time last year; that installation of security cameras on all school buses is nearly complete; and, that a new security system for facilities requiring Hopkins County Schools supplied ID badges for school entry is being completed.

New Madisonville-North Hopkins High School Principal Tim Huddleston attended the meeting and was introduced. Huddleston said the new academic year had started smoothly.

"I'm very excited to be here (in Madisonville)," said Huddleston. "I feel like I've landed in paradise."

The board also agreed to hold an auction on the former Adult Day Treatment facility, which is the former Anton School building.

Rita Dukes Smith
SurfKY News

© Copyright 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

3/13 - 16
3/13 - 16
button coupons

Stock Report

1 DOW 17,778.15
+421.28 (2.43%)    
2 S&P 2,061.23
+48.34 (2.40%)    
3 NASDAQ 4,748.40
+104.08 (2.24%)    
3/13 - 16
3/13 - 16
button classifieds

In Other News...

Trojans Fend off McLean County, Remain Undefeated

DIXON, Ky. (12/17/14) — Four Webster County scorers reached double figures as the Trojans outlasted visiting McLean… Read More

Webster County to Host Baptist Holiday Classic

DIXON, Ky. (12/18/14) — The Webster County High School boys' basketball program will host the 2014 Baptist Health… Read More
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week

December 16, 2014 9237

Coal Miner Fatally Injured in Underground Mining…

in Top News For All Sites by Dick Brown
December 14, 2014 8363

Muhlenberg Pays Homage to U.S. Armed Forces

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
December 12, 2014 7966

Man Allegedly Threatening Medical Staff with…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Wes Miller
December 17, 2014 6000

Elderly Couple Found Shot to Death in Muhlenberg

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Trooper Stu Recke
December 17, 2014 5951

Three Men Charged with Burglary

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
December 15, 2014 4755

Hopkins County Woman Charged Second Time in Two…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
December 12, 2014 4684

Man Allegedly Hits Brother with Pickup Truck…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Wesley Miller
December 15, 2014 4265

Woman Leads Police on High-Speed Chase in Stolen…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police
December 12, 2014 3775

Man Accused of Public Intoxication, Stealing…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
December 15, 2014 3243

Vehicle Careens down 150 Foot Embankment with…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department

Stories Trending Today

December 17, 2014 6000

Elderly Couple Found Shot to Death in Muhlenberg

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Trooper Stu Recke
December 17, 2014 5951

Three Men Charged with Burglary

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
December 17, 2014 2113

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - Dec. 17, 2014

in Hopkins News by Madisonville Police Department
December 17, 2014 1707

KSP Charges Grayson County Man with Crimes…

in General News For All Sites by Sherry H. Bray
December 17, 2014 1549

Harney-Led Lady Mustangs Top Ohio County

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Steve LeMaster
December 17, 2014 1536

KYTC Announces Winners of 2014 Adopt-a-Highway…

in General News For All Sites by Lisa Tolliver
December 17, 2014 1452

Mustangs Earn District Win over Ohio County

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Steve LeMaster
December 17, 2014 1272

Princeton Road Drug Investigation Results in…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
December 18, 2014 1215

Cat Scratching over Dog Ownership Escalates

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
December 17, 2014 941

Change to Holiday Schedule for LBL Administrative…

in Local (Lakes) Top News by Land Between The Lakes

SurfKY News Group, Inc.
Corporate Office & Studio
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431
270.452.2727 (phone)
  •  270.452.2249 (fax)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social fbsocial twsocial yt
social gpsocial flrsocial rss