RICHMOND, KY (01/31/2013)(readMedia)-- Adam Blake Holder Turner of Louisa is one of 1,224 students to earn President's List honors for the Fall 2012 semester at Eastern Kentucky University.
Turner is a senior Broadcasting & Elect Media major at EKU.
The President's List was established by the University to recognize outstanding academic achievement. It is bestowed upon full-time undergraduate students who attain a perfect 4.0 grade point average for a semester.
"All of us at EKU are committed to academic excellence and the success of our students," EKU President Doug Whitlock said, "and we are especially pleased to recognize those students who have excelled to the point of perfection during a semester's work."
Eastern Kentucky University is a comprehensive university serving approximately 16,000 students on its Richmond campus, at its educational centers in Corbin, Danville, Manchester, Somerset and Lancaster, and throughout Kentucky.
Wireless service, which launched this month at Warren County's Michael O. Buchanon Park, is expected to help bring in more baseball and softball tournaments to the county, and along with it out-of-area players, their families and their spending money.“All the tournament agencies that we have coming into town are extremely excited,” said Chris Kummer, director of Warren County Parks and Recreation.The next tournament at the park will take place in February.
When tournament organizers are looking for locations, they look at all the amenities and infrastructure that a park system can offer, he said.“We’re right in the middle of the fray with all the large-scale parks departments,” he said.Internet access will allow tournament sponsors to provide live tournament standings, bracket standings and statistics in real time. An information kiosk to display brackets and other tournament information has already been connected to the Internet.The wireless service at the park launched at the beginning of the month, Kummer said.The $79,951 system at Buchanon Park on Nashville Road is a high-speed wireless mesh system which creates an umbrella of wireless coverage over the park, Kummer said.Another $15,000 was spent for Insight/Time Warner to install lines so Internet service can be provided at Buchanon Park and the county’s three other regional parks: Basil Griffin Park, Ephram White Park and Phil Moore Park.Similar wireless systems are planned at the other three parks, but work on those will be delayed until money becomes available, Kummer said.The parks department is looking at cutting about $282,000 from its budget, including saving about $178,000 a year by ceasing to manage the Warren County Aquatic Facility as a public facility. The Lovers Lane aquatic facility is owned by Warren County Public Schools.A decision about operating the pool was delayed at a meeting of the Warren County Fiscal Court on Friday.Buchanon Park’s wireless service was designed for high traffic because of the ball facilities there, including a complex of four new softball fields that opened last year. Wireless service at Basil Griffin is expected to cost a similar amount to the service at Buchanon because it has 10 fields and is expected to deal with a similar amount of Web traffic. Wireless service at Ephram White and Phil Moore should cost less because there are fewer fields and are less likely to have a large number of Internet users.
District 6 Magistrate Darrell Traughber said he would like to see wireless service available at all the parks.Having the service could make park patrons more likely to return, he said. Buchanon Park is located in his magisterial district.
“We have to have places for people to be able to get that service,” Traughber said.
By KATIE BRANDENBURGThe Daily News, Bowling Green
Anyone who’s ever been in 4-H knows the club’s motto is “To make the best better.” Recently Farm Credit Mid-America stepped up to help make Kentucky’s 4-H camps better with a $50,000 grant from its Community Giving Program. In addition, the agricultural financial services cooperative is offering to match gifts from other donors up to $25,000, which has the potential to grow the total impact of its grant to $100,000.
“Farm Credit has told us for the past couple of years that they wanted to be a significant part of helping us to renovate the facilities at our state’s 4-H camps, and with this commitment they’re doing it,” said Keith Rogers, executive director of the Kentucky 4-H Foundation. “Because of their commitment, we feel very comfortable in launching the four-year Phase II of the campaign for our rebuilding program.”
While all of Kentucky’s four 4-H Camps—West Kentucky at Dawson Springs, North Central at Carlisle, J.M. Feltner at London and Lake Cumberland at Nancy, feature excellent natural surroundings and resources, the cabins are sorely in need of replacement. Built in the 1950s and ‘60s, there are no bathrooms in most, requiring campers to walk anywhere from 50 to 400 feet to stand-alone bath houses. In addition, construction at that time was such that renovating would now cost more than building new cabins.
In Phase II of the Foundation’s Camp Improvement Campaign, the goal will be to replace all cabins with attractive, redesigned, standardized structures which will be more cost effective and user friendly. All cabins will have a front porch, bathrooms and the capacity for 48 campers.Additionally, they will be handicapped accessible and have wireless internet capabilities. Replacing the cabins will both improve the camping experience and allow the camps to be used more in the spring and fall for weekend specialty camping programs.
Rogers, a former Kentucky 4-Her who still “bleeds green,” said that Farm Credit’s gift, a combination of corporate and regional funds, will be applied where the need is most pressing. This year, that is at the J.M. Feltner Camp.
“Farm Credit’s gift and matching funds will build half of one cabin,” said Rogers. “They’ve long been a tremendous supporter of Kentucky 4-H and its 228,000 members, including the 24,000 annually that attend our camps.”
Farm Credit regional vice president Joel Oney is one of many Farm Credit employees who are former 4-Hers themselves and have had children in the program. He is keenly aware of the value of 4-H to the development of the state’s young people.
“We’re really excited to be a part of this,” he said. “We know how important 4-H is to the communities where we serve and live in this state. Anything we can do to help those communities develop the next generation of leaders, business folks, farmers, and residents is just part of our mission.”
About Farm Credit Services of Mid-America, ACA
Farm Credit Services of Mid-America is a $19 billion financial services cooperative serving more than 92,500 farmers, agribusinesses and rural residents in Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee. The association provides loans for all farm and rural living purposes including real estate, operating loans,equipment loans, and housing loans. FCS also provides an array of financial services, including crop insurance and leases. For more information about Farm Credit, call 1-800-444-FARM or visit them on the web at www.e-farmcredit.com.
The first annual FIVCO Area Science & Engineering Fair will be held March 2 at the Ashland Community and Technical College Roberts Drive Campus.
The Fair is open to all students in fourth to twelfth grades in public, parochial or home-based schools in the FIVCO area of Boyd, Carter, Elliott, Greenup and Lawrence Counties in Kentucky. “ACTC is coordinating this fair to promote and recognize student achievements in science and engineering,” said Dr. Barbara Walters, a retired ACTC professor and the Science Fair Director.“We know the importance of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education to our country’s future in the global economy,” Dr. Walters said. “This Fair is one way to encourage young people to pursue those subjects that will help them become the scientists and engineers that will shape our world.”
Each student may enter one individual or group project, and group projects are limited to three student participants. For judging purposes, students will be grouped into three age categories: grades 4-5, 6-8, and 9-12. Awards will be presented in each age category.
February 23 is the project entry deadline, and the FIVCO Science & Engineering Fair entry form and project information are on the web at:http://ashland.kctcs.edu/Science_Fair.aspx. Projects must meet International Science and Engineering Fair guidelines which are available on the web at: www.societyfor science.org.
“We have a steering committee of teachers from every FIVCO school district and Holy Family School,” Dr. Walters said. “The committee is involved in planning the fair and serving as resource persons for their schools, and we are fortunate to have such dedicated individuals.”The fair will need area residents to help with the setup and judging of fair entries in March. “We invite everyone who is interested in school projects, student success or who has expertise in some area of science or technology to help with this project,” said Dr. Walters. The fair will be set up on Friday, March 1, and judging will be on March 2.
For more information or to volunteer, contact Dr. Walters atBarbara.firstname.lastname@example.org or call 600-326-2103.
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