DUE TO HEAVY SNOWS IN WESTERN KENTUCKY...WIDESPREAD 6 TO 12 INCH SNOWFALL AMOUNTS HAVE HAULTED AREA TRAVEL. ISOLATED 15 INCH AMOUNTS HAVE BEEN REPORTED. DRIFTS UP TO A FOOT AND A HALF HAVE ALSO BEEN REPORTED. THIS IS A DANGEROUS STORM SITUATION AND TRAVEL SHOULD BE AVOIDED IF AT ALL POSSIBLE. (National Weather Service)

anton 1HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (9/18/13) – Hopkins County Schools Assistant Superintendent in charge of facilities Steve Gilliam told the Board of Education that a surplus auction will be held Oct. 10 that includes the old Anton School property and various other surpluses later in the day in the parking lot of West Broadway School.
 
Surplus property includes some school buses, a pickup truck and 300 sheets of roofing insulation that were to be used at the now abandoned Hopkins County Career and Technology Center on the Pennyrile Parkway.
 
During the Board of Education regular meeting at Baptist Tower, Gilliam also informed the board that Hopkins County Central High School will host an old-fashioned homecoming parade this Friday.
 
The board agreed to pay a $49,600 invoice for 100 computers for the middle schools. Current computers are 2005 models.
 
Other invoices paid included $3,500 for document review and preparation of a legal report regarding the career and technical center; and, to pay $4,623.50 to English, Lucas, Priest & Owsley for legal services for the career and technology center.

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During the meeting, Hopkins County Schools' Classified Employees of the Year were recognized including Alexander McCaskill, instructional assistant at Pride Elementary; Jennifer Brown, lunchroom manager at West Broadway Elementary; Doug Mullins, facilities, at Earlington Elementary; and Brenda Clark, secretary at South Hopkins Middle School. Each received a leather folio.
 
Hopkins County Schools' new teachers were welcomed and recognized during a reception at Baptist Tower prior to the meeting. Hopkins County Education Association provided the refreshments.
 
The board acknowledged that there will be no school Wednesday, Sept. 25 for teachers staff development and that fall break will be Oct. 7 through 11. Central Office will be closed Friday, Oct. 11.
 
The next school board meeting will be Oct. 21.
 
Rita Dukes Smith
SurfKY News

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