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PREP BASEBALL Cards get first win of season — B1 The Winchester Sun MONDAY, APRIL 9, 2012 Clark middle schools to join GEAR UP program By Bob Flynn The Winchester Sun And they’re off!!!!! hildren searching for plastic Easter eggs were off and running in the 4 to 7 year-old age group during the annual Winchester-Clark County Parks and Recreation Department and Winchester Civitan Easter Egg Hunt Saturday morning at College Park, top photo. Two-year-old Austin McPherson tries to find room in his Easter bucket for one more egg during the annual hunt Saturday morning, left photo. Helping him gather eggs was his aunt, Tina Flores. The Easter bunny made an appearance which captivated David Knight III, left, and Marissa Thomas, bottom photo. With David is his mother, Katherine Knight. Children were given an Easter bag and prizes includes a bike, toy and a stuffed animal. For more photos, see A7 and A8. C James Mann/jmann@winchestersun.com IN YOUR WORLD OBITS Hiker dies after fall from Madison cliff Doris Ann DallaSanta Baker, 74, Winchester BEREA (AP) — A coroner says a woman who died while hiking at Indian Fort Mountain near Berea lost her balance near the edge of a cliff and fell more than 100 feet. Madison County Coroner Jimmy Cornelison told the Richmond Register that 20-year-old Kimchi Son of Lexington fell between 125 and 140 feet while hiking in the Berea College Forest near Indian Fort Theater on Saturday with her boyfriend. Cornelison said autopsy results showed that she died of injuries consistent with a long fall. Her death has been ruled accidental. Cornelison, who has worked for Madison County emergency services for 30 years, told the Lexington Herald-Leader that injuries are common along the trail, but it was the first fatal fall that he could remember. Rachel Raney Bunch, 97 1/2, Winchester Jesse Lee Reed, 78, Winchester — A2 WWW.WINCHESTERSUN.COM VOL. 134, NO. XXX 75¢ PER COPY RELIVE KENTUCKY’S DOMINATING SEASON Conkwright and Clark Middle schools are among the 29 middle schools chosen to participate in the GEAR UP Kentucky 3.0 program beginning this year. The Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs is a six-year grant program funded by the U.S. Department of Education aimed at increasing the number of students who graduate from high school and enroll in postsecondary education. Clark Middle School Principal Cindy Whiteside said she was excited both middle schools were chosen to be a part of the program. “We’re excited about the possibilities this program offers to our students,” Whiteside said. “The ultimate goal of the program is to get more kids to believe they can go to college and to prepare them so they will be able to go to college. It focuses on all seventh graders, but really targets those students who would be the first in their families to go to college.” GEAR UP Kentucky provides things like academic advising, life skills training — study skills, personal finance — summer enrichment programs, mentoring and career exploration, as well as college tours and help understanding the process of applying for college and financial aid. The program works with the schools and students as well as their entire families, Clark County Public Schools Assistant Superintendent Pat Rosenthal said, so they can learn about college together and work together to make the dream of attending college a reality. “A lot of these families don’t know a lot about what it takes to go to college so GEAR UP has activities See GEAR, A3 Advocate Communications Proudly Presents Our Exclusive Book On The Kentucky Championship Season! This commemorative full-color glossy book features 128 pages packed with powerful photos and captivating coverage of key regular-season and postseason games. ONLY Order online at triumphbooks.com $ Only $14.95 plus $6 shipping and handling. Add $1 S&H for each additional book. 14.95 Or call 1-800-888-4741 between 10 am and 6:00 pm. plus $6 shipping and handling

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