‘D.A.R.E.’-ing to be drug-free
|Photo by Kathy J. Prater/Staff Two Central Elementary youngsters read essays on what the D.A.R.E. program has meant to them during graduation exercises.|
By Kathy J. Prater
They say they do it because they love kids — and the kids appear to love them right back. “They” are local police officers who take time out of their busy schedules to visit area schools and teach kids how to grow up drug free. The D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program is conducted through the efforts of the Paintsville Police Department and four area schools recently recognized their first set of D.A.R.E. graduates — Central Elementary, Highland Elementary, Paintsville Elementary, and Our Lady of the Mountains. Each participating child received a free t-shirt and graduation certificate; essay winners received $25 gift cards from Wal-Mart and commemorative medals. Sponsoring agencies include Osborne & Bowlin PLLC, Wildcat Tire & Auto Service, Classic Cleaners, Premier Motor Sales, and DJ’s Car Care.
First Cruiz’n of season held
|The first Cruiz’n of the season was held on Saturday, May 18 as part of this year’s Spring Fling. Car enthusiasts gathered together to both show off their prized cars and to talk about the cars they love. Photos by Rachael Hill/staff|
‘To Make the Best Better’
A taste of May
The Johnson County Cultural Heritage Network held a play, A Taste of May, and Luncheon at the Historic Stafford House on the afternoon of Wednesday, May 15.
Those in attendance were treated to lunch inside the house, prepared by Norma Burchett and Tammy Penix, a play on the lawn about the life of May Stafford, the youngest daughter of F.M. Stafford, and a tour of the house led by two Stafford descendants.
Sloane Allyson Crum, daughter of Noel and Stacy Crum of Stambaugh, played the part of young May. Sahara LaForce, daughter of Cindy and Timothy LaForce, played the role of young adult May Stafford. Jenny Robinson, of Oil Springs, played the role of elderly May. In addition to role she also wrote, directed, designed and constructed the costumes and designed and constructed the set for the play. Cynthia Blair, of Oil Springs, acted as the narrator of the play.
Photo by Rachael Hill/Staff
BSCTC 2013 Anniversary Celebration
|Girl Scouts from the Johnson and Martin County Service Unit sold 17,268 boxes of cookies this 2013 cookie season. Cookie sales help girls learn valuable skills that will be of benefit to them in their future lives -- both in the career world and at home. |
Paintsville High School 2012/2013 Academic Awards List
Eryne Baldwin, Brooke Lyons, Jonathan Deguzman, Adam
Plumley, Allison Webb, Colby Burchett, Jonathan Ramey,
Alessandra Walker, Matthew Daniels, Cory Donley, Tate
Preece, Trevor Tiller, Maria Lemaster, Lane Terry, Haleigh
Hunt, Kelly Perdue, Jordan Ward, Karissa Boyd, Kelsey Gray,
Alexandria Hansford, Alexander VanHoose, Sarah Akers,
Victoria Preece, Cassidy Burchett, Jordan Miller, Tanner
Carroll, Hayley Hillman, Alexander Meade, Chelsea Mullins.
Matthew Barber, Francesca Deguzman, Emily Warpool,
Bradley Nordin, Shelby Fairchild, Makayla Maynard, Elizabeth
Wilson, Olivia Colvin, Zachary Baldwin, Thomas McCormick,
Jessica Hall, Molly Kirk, Emily Ousley, Shelby Carroll, Shelby
Howard, Sudney Chirico.
Jackson Hall, Kerrigan Samons, Alison Porter, Katherine
Dale, Brooke Goble, Kelsey Bolen, Laken Adams, Jacob
Roberts, Reece Trimble, Quinton Hensley, Taylor Miller, Katie
Mollette, Alexa Callaham, Robert Daniels, Mikka Ward, Anna
Claire Rice, Mark Blair, Gabriel Burchell, Madison Meade,
Deanna Jordan, Madison Taylor, Kynzie Gray, Darbi Houston,
Madison Trimble, Alexis Chafin, Peyton Smith.
Emma Baldwin, Karlie Bolen, Harrison Dye, Kirkland
Flercher, Jillian Terry, Parisa Shamaei Zadeh, Trevor Adams,
Berry Banks, Laura Keeton, Katelynn Arnett, Brooke Griffith,
Aubrey Warpool, Emily Williams, Andrew Wright, Cody
Meade, Celeste Mills, Caitlun Ratliff, Luke Trimble, Michiko
Arnold, Sydney Hatfield, Matthew Miller, Lakin Price,
Rebekah Root, Kaitlin Bowling, Krista Conley, Andrew Rice,
Morgan Roberts, Ryan Murray, Andy Hazlette, Grant Wheeler,
Terri Roberts, Margaret Collins, Sarah Colvin, Dylan Howard,
Andre Faria, Joseph Jed Riego, Susanna Goggans, Madison
Saad, Jacob Plumley, Harlee Pennington, Abby Miller, Tanner
Miller, Julie Matijasic, Dara Ward.
Lucas Adkins, Presley Chirico, Jack Finney, Alex Fowler,
Tyler Martin, Laken Mattocks, Billy Joe Patton, Emma Plaxico,
Abby Auxier, Alexia Shamaei Zadeh, Paige Webb, Victoria
Nordin, Jillian Howard, Indya Faine, Johnathon McKenzie,
Maitland Meade, Silas Stambaugh, Lauren McKenzie, Wayne
Hammonds, Sonia Williams, Drake Farrar, Alivia Hansford,