muhl school board 300POWDERLY, Ky. (8/12/14) — The Muhlenberg County School Board met Monday, Aug. 11 in its regular monthly meeting.

The board began the meeting with some student recognitions.

Muhlenberg North Middle School won first place in the National Jr. Beta Living Literature contest. The Jr. Beta Club's theme was “The Great Gatsby”.

The board also recognized Coach Tracy Hope. Hope coaches the counties archery team. He took his team to Madison, Wis., to compete in the World Archery in Schools World Championships in July.

More than 3,000 archers were present at the competition. Hope's team is ranked 13th in the world. The team's top three shooters were Michael Pride, who ranked 34 out of 1,290 for the overall boys, and seven out of 110 for 10th grade boys; Nicholas Hope, who was ranked 54 out of 1,290 for the overall boys, and ranked nine out of 110 for 10th grade boys; and, Lindsey Winters, who was ranked 108 out of 1135 girls, and 22 out of 99 for 10th grade girls.

The board then reviewed the treasure's report. The ending ledger balance for July was $8,558,602.76. The board owed $612,358 in bond payments and $501,182 in contractor payments. The board voted unanimously to pay the bills.

The superintendent's report stated that current enrollment figures are slightly lower this year than in the past year with enrollment being 4,946 students. The superintendent's office expects this number to climb close to 5,000 in the next few days.

The technology wing opened on time with some students attending classes in the new wing. However, health services and the Coal Academy will have to wait until October to move into their new rooms.

Bremen construction is still not complete as punch list items have not been fully resolved.

Jeff Travis, district finance officer for the past 21 years, announced his retirement at the meeting. Brent Yonts announced his resignation as board attorney, the board accepted his resignation.

The board then approved district assurances for funding. The approval is necessary for the district to receive funding including IDEA, Title I, Title II.

The board then made an administrative change in approving the salary deduction policy. This change simply allows vendors to use board forms to file for salary deductions.

Lastly, the board approved their consent agenda and adjourned.

Charles Riley
SurfKY News Reporter

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

In Other News...

BMS Eighth Grader Advances to National History Bee Finals

BENTON, Ky. (3/30/15) — Benton Middle School eighth grader, Brady Guess competed in the Regional History Bee… Read More

KSP Traffic Safety Checkpoints

HICKORY, Ky. (4/1/15) — The Kentucky State Police will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints throughout the Post 1… Read More

Most Read This Week

March 27, 2015 6195

Three Arrested during Execution of Search…

by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center
March 25, 2015 5621

Fazoli's, Roses Coming to Madisonville

by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
March 24, 2015 5308

One Dies, Another Injured in Mortons Gap Traffic…

by Deputy Heath Owens
March 25, 2015 5237

Grand Jury Finds No Criminal Wrongdoing in Bean…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
March 30, 2015 5021

Man Charged with Child Abuse After Allegedly…

by Madisonville Police Department
March 24, 2015 4370

UPDATE: One Injured in Hopkinsville Road Accident

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

March 09, 2015 14411

Multi-Agency Drug Bust Results in $1 Million Meth…

by KSP DESI
March 02, 2015 11739

Madisonville Teen Faces Numerous Drug Charges

by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center

Stories Trending Today

April 01, 2015 4081

Madisonville Man Injured in Head-on Collision…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
March 31, 2015 2431

Man Charged for Driving While under Influence of…

by Madisonville Police Department
April 01, 2015 1900

Crime Stoppers Fugitive of the Week – April 1,…

by Hopkinsville – Christian County Crime Stoppers
April 01, 2015 1651

Couple Charged on Multiple Drug Offenses, Child…

by Sheriff Matt Sanderson
April 01, 2015 1475

Nortonville Man Charged with Sex Abuse of Child

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
March 31, 2015 1471

Happenings and Meetings - Hopkins County

by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
March 31, 2015 1384

Covenant Community Church Hosts Annual…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
March 31, 2015 1263

Hopkins County Misdemeanor Indictments

by Karen McKnight
March 31, 2015 1240

Madisonville Police Reports Released - March 31,…

by Madisonville Police Department
March 31, 2015 1149

Glema Center April Schedule Features Jo Dee…

by Gary Gates, SurfKY News