The results of an audit report for the 2011-12 academic school year and requirements for a new accountability system were just two topics discussed during tonight’s Christian County Board of Education meeting.
Certified Public Accountants with Stiles, Carter and Associates of Elizabethtown gave school board members a quick overview of the school district’s audit report.
In the report, business practices of the school district were found to be in compliance with state law, and that no significant deficiencies were found.
However, it was recommended that the school district’s management and financial personnel review the procedures and processes involved in recording journal entries and enhance its internal control to ensure proper recording of these items.
After hearing their remarks, school board members unanimously approved to accept the audit report.
In other business, school board members discussed a new accountability system and how it would impact students.
Enacted in the 2009 Kentucky General Assembly, Senate Bill 1 requires the implementation of a new public school assessment program starting in the 2011-12 school year.
These state-mandated assessments are collectively named the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress or K-PREP tests.
Superintendent Mary Ann Gemmill says results from students who took the test for the first last year will be released sometime next month and for parents, students and the community to not be discouraged about the results.
Thanksgiving Day is just weeks away and Kentucky State Park restaurants are preparing for the busiest day of the year.
State park employees are encouraging residents to share the holiday by enjoying a meal that’s already been prepared.
The Thanksgiving Day buffet will be served on Thursday, November 22nd at all 17 resort park restaurants, which has become an annual tradition for the parks and many Kentucky families.
The buffet will include soups, cheeses and salads for starters, while the entrees will include turkey and dressing, baked ham, carved roast beef and fried chicken and vegetables will include old fashioned candied yams, country-style green beans and mashed potatoes with giblet gravy.
State park officials say there will also be a variety of desserts, including pecan and pumpkin pie.
The cost for the buffet is $18.49 plus tax for adults and $8.49 for children ages 6 to 12 years old with children 5 and under are free.
Governor Steve Beshear announced this week that two Muhlenberg County projects will be receiving a over a million dollars in state funding.
Governor Beshear announced that $1.5 million will fund the Powderly Scattered Site Housing Rehabilitation Project and the Muhlenberg County Opportunity Center for adults with mental, physical or emotional challenges.
The Powderly Scattered Site Housing Rehabilitation Project is receiving $1 million Community Development Block Grant to address the dilapidated housing stock throughout the city of Powderly.
The grant money will be used to demolish twelve homes and seven dilapidated mobile home units within the area to be cleared for reconstruction.
Meanwhile, a $500,000 Community Development Block Grant will also help construct a new facility to house the Muhlenberg County Opportunity Center.
The Opportunity Center is a private, nonprofit organization that was established over 40 years ago to assist adults who experience mental, physical or emotional challenges in their daily lives.
The state’s CDBG program is administered by the Department for Local Government and funded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The Christian County Chamber of Commerce and Pennyrile Chamber Alliance hosted a political forum at the Murray State Hopkinsville campus Thursday afternoon, where nine men and women on the ballot answered questions regarding issues affecting businesses.
State Representative Martha Jane King and First District State Senate Candidate Stan Humphries were without their opponents, while Representative Myron Dossett spoke even though he is unopposed in this election. The other six candidates were State Senator Joey Pendleton and challenger Whitney Westerfield; State Representative John Tilley and challenger Max Sturdivant; and State Representative Brent Yonts and challenger Doctor Marshall Prunty.
Asked about whether he favors Kentucky becoming a right to work state where no one could be required to pay union dues, Sturdivant said he would vote for such legislation.
The 101st Airborne Division will be hosting a ceremony tomorrow morning to honor the outgoing and incoming Deputy Commanding General.
101st Commanding General, Major General James McConville will be hosting an honor Eagle ceremony to bid farewell to Deputy Commanding General of Support, Brigadier General, William Hickman and to welcome Brigadier General Ronald Lewis as the new Deputy Commanding General of Support for the division.
Hickman will be departing from the local post for his next assignment as the Commanding General at the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk, Louisiana.
Lewis is returning to the 101st after serving as a Commander of the 1-59th Combat Aviation Brigade from July 2007 to March 2010.
The Honor Eagle Ceremony is scheduled to take place on post at McAuliffe Hall.