Fiscal Court meets Friday
Fiscal Court meets for a 9 a.m. work session Friday at 321 W. Main St. followed by a 10 a.m. meeting.
Items up for discussion include a fireworks ordinance, a first reading of the 2012-2013 fiscal year county budget, advertising bids for solid waste collection/disposal and curbside recycling, and an agreement between Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Kentucky Department of Corrections and Franklin County Jail for inmate road crews.
There will also be a second reading and approval of a countywide smoking ban ordinance.
Committee recommends 4 candidates for schools leader
A search committee looking for the next Franklin County Public Schools superintendent has narrowed the field of 21 candidates to four.
The seven-member panel of parents, school district employees and a school board member spent the last three weeks reviewing applications for the position.
The screening committee will give formal recommendations to the Board of Education on Monday.
The board will see all 21 applications, but Mike Oder, a consultant for the Kentucky School Boards Association who is overseeing the search process, says school boards nearly always choose from the screening committee’s picks.
Superintendent Harrie Buecker announced Jan. 2 that she plans to resign when her contract expires June 30.
Teen driving school at FCHS this weekend
In memory of Ben Laslie, Allen Williams and Nick Jacoby, the Laslie family is sponsoring B.R.A.K.E.S. Driving School for young adults, age 16-19, at the Franklin County High School parking lot Saturday and Sunday.
There will be 30 minutes of classroom instruction followed by three hours of driving on the courses with a professional instructor. This is open to all young adults in the state of Kentucky. If you know of any young adults who would like to participate, any company or individual who would like to help sponsor or anyone that would like to place a memorial ad in the booklet, contact Wanda Laslie at (502) 330-7357. Pre-registration is required.
By training and educating teenage drivers and their parents, the foundation aims to promote safe driving. For additional information about B.R.A.K.E.S, visit www.putonthebrakes.com.