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FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 15, 2017)Kentuckians planning for higher education will find “The College Circuit,” a booklet published by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (), to be a useful resource.

It can be used by students ranging in age from middle school to adults. Parents and counselors can also use it to help their students plan and pay for college. The booklet includes information about careers, college preparation, state and federal financial aid, tips for parents, online resources and a template for setting up a personal college plan.

Students and families will also find detailed information about the Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) program. The booklet shows the steps involved in applying for federal student aid and provides guidance on borrowing student loans.

To request copies, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or use the order form on www.kheaa.com.

KHEAA is the state agency that administers KEES, need-based grants and other programs to help students pay for college.

For more information about Kentucky scholarships and grants, visit www.kheaa.com; write KHEAA, P.O. Box 798, Frankfort, KY 40602; or call 800-928-8926, ext. 6-7214.

 

Gov. Bevin Makes Appointments to Kentucky Boards and Commissions


heath Preston Lawrence Co BOE Chair has been chosen by Gov. Matt Bevin for a spot on the State Safety Commission. Lazer file photoheath Preston Lawrence Co BOE Chair has been chosen by Gov. Matt Bevin for a spot on the State Safety Commission. Lazer file photoFRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 20, 2016) - Gov. Matt Bevin has made the following appointments to Kentucky Boards and Commissions:

Susan Renee Brewer, Kevin Carter Stewart, Lisa Payne Jones, Timothy Leon Jessie, Derek Heath Preston, James Douglas Frank and Dale Allen McDowell have been appointed to the Center for School Safety Board of Directors.

Susan Renee Brewer, of Barbourville, is a special education teacher. Ms. Brewer shall serve for a term expiring July 27, 2018. She will represent teachers.

Kevin Carter Stewart, of Bronston, is a pastor. Mr. Stewart shall serve for a term expiring July 27, 2018. He will represent school council parents.

Lisa Payne Jones, of Owensboro, is a judge. Judge Jones shall serve for a term expiring July 27, 2018. She will represent juvenile court judges.

Timothy Leon Jessie, of Edmonton, is an energy manager at Metcalfe County Board of Education. Mr. Jessie shall serve for a term expiring July 27, 2018. He will represent classified school employees.

Derek Heath Preston, of Louisa, is self-employed. Mr. Preston shall serve for a term expiring July 27, 2018. He will represent local school district boards of education.

James Douglas Frank, of Greensburg, is a school superintendent. Mr. Frank shall serve for a term expiring July 27, 2018. He will represent superintendents.

Dale Allen McDowell, of Maysville, is an elementary school principal. Mr. McDowell shall serve for a term expiring July 27, 2018. He will represent local school administrators.

The Kentucky Center for School Safety was established in 1998 by the General Assembly to create safe, secure learning environments in Kentucky schools. It is the center for data analysis, research, allocation of information about successful school safety programs, research results and new programs. The Center for School Safety Board of Directors is composed of 12 members, seven of whom are appointed by the governor.

Preston responded to requests for comment by The Lazer today, (Feb. 10, 2017) :


"...On December 20, 2016 Governor Matt Bevin appointed D. Heath Preston to the Center for School Safety Board. Mr.Preston is the Board Chairman for Lawrence County Schools. On February the 9th their first meeting with the current and new board members was held. Jon Akers, the Executive Director stated;

The Kentucky Center for School Safety Board of Directors, all of whom are appointed by the governor, welcomed seven new board members to this governing board on Thursday, February 9, 2017.

The first order of business was to elect a new chairperson to conduct oversee the quarterly meetings. By unanimous decision, Heath Preston of Lawrence County was elected president.

Jon Akers, Executive Director of the Center, is pleased to be able to work with Mr. Preston and invites his leadership as chair of the Board of Directors.

Mr. Preston stated; "First I am honored and humbled by the appointment from Governor Bevin, then to be selected by this board to chairman is a priviledge. Not only will I be able to help ensure the safety of all the children in our schools throughout the commonwealth, I will be able to showcase Lawrence County Schools and the great things we are doing here."

The Kentucky Center for School Safety's Mission shall be to serve as the central point for data analysis, dissemination of information about school safety programs, research results, and new programs; and in collaboration with the Kentucky Department of Education and others, to provide technical assistance for safe schools.

D. Heath Preston
Chairman
Lawrence County Board of Education

 

 

 


PRESTONSBURG, Ky. – Here’s a list of workforce training and community education opportunities sponsored by Big Sandy Community and Technical College’s Workforce Solutions team:

LINEMAN PROGRAM: Big Sandy Community and Technical College will offer a Lineman, Fiber Optics, CDL and OSHA training program on its Hager Hill campus February 17 through May 12. The class will meet Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information, contact Danny Tonkin at (606) 230-0354 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

CERTIFIED FIBER OPTIC TECHNICIAN (CFOT): Big Sandy Community and Technical College will offer a Certified Fiber Optic Technician Course on its Hager Hill campus March 6 through March 8. The class will meet Monday through Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, contact Danny Tonkin at (606) 230-0354 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

CERTIFIED FIBER OPTIC SPECIALIST IN TESTING AND MAINTENANCE (CFOS/T): Maintenance (CFOS/T): Big Sandy Community and Technical College will offer a Certified Fiber Optic Specialist in Testing and Maintenance Course on its Hager Hill campus March 9 through March 10. The class will meet Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information, contact Danny Tonkin at (606) 230-0354 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

CERTIFIED FIBER OPTICS SPLICING SPECIALIST (CFOS/S): Big Sandy Community and Technical College will offer a Certified Fiber Optic Splicing Specialist Course on its Hager Hill campus March 11 through March 12. The class will meet Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, contact Danny Tonkin at (606) 230-0354 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

CERTIFIED FIBER OPTIC SPECIALIST IN OUTSIDE PLANT (OSP) CABLING (CFOS/O): Big Sandy Community and Technical College will offer a Certified Fiber Optic Specialist in Outside Plant Cabling Course on its Hager Hill campus March 13 through March 14. The class will meet Monday and Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, contact Danny Tonkin at (606) 230-0354 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

COMMERCIAL TRUCK DRIVING: Big Sandy Community and Technical College offers Class A and B Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) on its Hager Hill campus. For more information on this class please contact Leo Fell at 606-788-2923 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

OSHA 10 CONSTRUCTION: Big Sandy Community and Technical College will hold an OSHA 10 Construction certification course on February 27-28 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on its Hager Hill campus. For more information, contact Harlan Hammonds at (606) 218-1228 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

OSHA 10 CONSTRUCTION: Big Sandy Community and Technical College will hold an OSHA 10 Construction certification course on May 4-5 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on its Pikeville campus. For more information, contact Harlan Hammonds at (606) 218-1228 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

FORKLIFT CERTIFICATION: Big Sandy Community and Technical College will hold a Forklift Certification course on February 17, March 17, April 21, May 19 and June 16 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on its Pikeville campus. For more information, contact Danny Tonkin at (606) 230-0354 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

PLUMBING CONTINUED EDUCATION: Big Sandy Community and Technical College, in conjunction with the Kentucky Division of Plumbing, will offer 8 hours of continuing education credits, including 4 hours of code review and 4 hours of safety awareness, beginning in April. For more information, contact Harlan Hammond at (606) 218-1228 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

CPR FOR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS: Big Sandy Community and Technical College will hold a CPR for Healthcare Professionals on February 4 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on its Hager Hill campus. For more information, contact Brenda Miller at (606) 788-2922 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

PHARMACY TECHNICIAN: Big Sandy Community and Technical College will hold a Pharmacy Technician class from February 6 through May 12. The class will be offered online. For more information, contact Brenda Miller at (606) 788-2922 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

PHARMACY TECHNICIAN: Big Sandy Community and Technical College will hold a Pharmacy Technician class from April 4 through May 2 on its Pikeville campus. The class will meet each Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, contact Brenda Miller at (606) 788-2922 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

PHLEBOTOMY: Big Sandy Community and Technical College will hold a Pharmacy Technician class from February 28 through May 2 on its Pikeville campus. The class will meet each Tuesday and Thursday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, contact Brenda Miller at (606) 788-2922 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

AMERICAN HEART CPR AND FIRST AID: Big Sandy Community and Technical College will hold an American Heart CPR and First Aid class on March 1 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on its Hager Hill campus. For more information, contact Brenda Miller at (606) 788-2922 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

AMERICAN HEART CPR AND FIRST AID: Big Sandy Community and Technical College will hold an American Heart CPR and First Aid class on April 7 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on its Hager Hill campus. For more information, contact Brenda Miller at (606) 788-2922 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

AMERICAN HEART CPR AND FIRST AID: Big Sandy Community and Technical College will hold an American Heart CPR and First Aid class on June 9 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on its Hager Hill campus. For more information, contact Brenda Miller at (606) 788-2922 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

BASIC LIFE SUPPORT FOR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS: Big Sandy Community and Technical College will hold a CPR for Healthcare Professionals on March 7-8 and May 17-18 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on its Pikeville campus. For more information, contact Brenda Miller at (606) 788-2922 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

WOODWORKING: Big Sandy Community and Technical College will be hosting a woodworking class at its Mayo campus each Tuesday night from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Classes will run January 10 through May 2. You can register on any Tuesday through May 2. For more information, contact Adam McGinnis at (606) 788-2832 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

DRIVER’S EDUCATION: Big Sandy Community and Technical College holds Driver’s Education and Driver’s Education Refresher courses on a monthly and individualized basis. Pre-registration is required. For more information, contact Harlan Hammond at (606) 218-1228 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

BASIC RIDER MOTORCYCLE I: Big Sandy Community and Technical College will hold Basic Motorcycle Rider classes on the Prestonsburg campus beginning in April. Classes will run Friday through Sunday. For more information, contact Harlan Hammond at (606) 218-1228 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

MOREHEAD, Ky.---The MSUCorps AmeriCorps Program and its partners are gearing up for their seventh annual Morehead Build-A-Bed Project to provide beds to children who are living in homes with not enough beds or none at all.

The goal is to give beds to children PK-12th grade who are forced to sleep on floors, couches, or in beds with multiple other children or family members. This regional Build-A-Bed Project has provided more than 700 beds to children in Eastern Kentucky since it began in 2010. This year the committee set a goal to build 185 beds.

Each child receives a brand new bed and mattress along with a bedtime bag containing sheets, a pillow, blanket, stuffed animal, book, alarm clock or nightlight, and a hygiene kit.

The beds will be built on Saturday, April 29, at the Peddler’s Mall. Recipients are expected to pick up their beds on the day of the build.

The project is currently accepting applications from Bath, Bourbon, Boyd, Bracken, Breathitt, Carter, Clark, Elliott, Fleming, Floyd, Greenup, Harrison, Johnson, Knott, Lawrence, Lee, Letcher, Lewis, Magoffin, Martin, Mason, Menifee, Montgomery, Morgan, Nicholas, Pike, Powell, Robertson, Rowan and Wolfe counties.

Applications can be found at www.moreheadstate.edu/buildabed. The applications must be submitted by March 10 for consideration.

MSUCorps has partnered with outreach groups including: Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), Center for Adult Education and College Access (AECA), Center for Regional Engagement (CRE), Gateway House Homeless Shelter, Frenchburg Job Corps CCC, Educational Talent Search (ETS) and Kentucky AmeriCorps Programs.

Any donation is appreciated. Checks may be made to Build-A-Bed and sent to MSUCorps, Morehead State University, 201 Education Services Building, Morehead, Kentucky, 40351. Each bed costs approximately $150.

Details about how to help Build-A-Bed and application materials can be found at the website: www.moreheadstate.edu/buildabed.

Additional information is available by contacting Mary Claire Williams, program director, at 606-783-2719 or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..