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Get ready, get set -- GoNoodle!
By Patrick Ross
Staff Writer

Helping to increase energy and focus while improving classroom behavior, a new interactive program -- GoNoodle -- has been implemented into the Johnson County school system.
Representatives from Highlands Regional Medical Center and Passport Health Plan visited Highland Elementary School on Wednesday to introduce the GoNoodle program to the public.


By Kathy J. Prater
Associate Editor

After presenting evidence to a grand jury on Wednesday and procuring indictments on 12 individuals wanted on drug charges, Johnson County Sheriff Dwayne Price and deputies conducted “Operation November to Remember” drug round-up Thursday morning.
Price said Thursday afternoon his deputies had located four of the 12 wanted individuals and were continuing to search for the remaining eight, as well as others named in the indictments handed down on Wednesday.

Searching for EMT impostors
By Kathy J. Prater
Associate Editor

“Hide nor hair” has been seen of three women posing as emergency medical technicians in the Staffordsville area over the weekend, said Sheriff Dwayne Price on Tuesday.
Price’s office received a call on Saturday from a resident of the Rocky Knob community informing that the women, driving a 2000 silver-colored minivan, were traveling around the neighborhood, saying they were EMT’s and asking for entry into homes. The women, the caller informed, were asking to see what medications were present in the homes.
Sheriff’s Deputy Tim Clark said he has seen many tricks attempted to procure drugs, but none quite like posing as EMT’s.

W.R. Castle Elementary receives national Title I honor
W.R. Castle Elementary School Principal Jeff Cochran proudly displays a certificate designating the school as a 2014 National Title I Distinguished School. Cochran is pictured with Johnson County Title I Coordinator Shauna Patton (left) and Superintendent Tom Salyer.

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It’s been “a year to remember” said W.R. Castle Elementary School Principal Jeff Cochran in looking back over the many achievements made at the school in the past year.
In addition to being named a “School of Distinction” and being recognized as a “Distinguished School” by the Kentucky Department of Education, yet another prestigious honor was recently bestowed on the school as the National Title I Association announced that W.R. Castle Elementary has been named a 2014 National Title I Distinguished School.

County middle school teams recognized at fiscal court meeting
By Kathy J. Prater
Associate Editor

Taking precedence and receiving much deserved recognition at Monday evening’s meeting of the Johnson County Fiscal Court were students from Johnson County Middle School’s seventh grade football and cheerleading teams.
Judge-Executive Tucker Daniel introduced the students, calling each to come forward by name, first introducing the football team, and then reading a proclamation naming the week of Nov. 10-16 as “Johnson County Middle School Seventh Grade Championship Week” before calling forward each of the middle school cheerleaders by name in recognition of their recent achievement.

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