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Friday Local Weather Hi 82° Lo 51° Saturday Sunday Hi 65° Lo 46° Hi 64° Lo 44° Thank a Volunteer ................. Page 5 Kurtz is Legislative Page ...... Page 7 Scholastic Book Fair ............ Page 9 Brent Bach Honored ........... Page 12 Page 15 The Bracken County News Published in bracken county, by bracken countians, For bracken countians in the county seat Volume LXXXIII Triple Ridge Kitchen Traditions program this Wed., April 25th Learn from the masters, as Triple Ridge Homemakers Club passes along cherished family recipes and techniques. There will be a sampling of an array of dishes from their newly published cookbook and the chance to speak to the ladies themselves about time honored traditions in country kitchens. The class will be held on Wednesday, April 25th at the Bracken County Extension Office beginning at 6 p.m. The cost is $3 per person and cookbooks will be available for purchase. Register by Friday, April 20th by calling 735-2141. Class size is limited, so register early. Garden Seed Vouchers Now Available Licking Valley C.A.P., 110 Grandview Drive, Brooksville, is distributing garden seed vouchers April 23-25 from 9-3 p.m. on a first come first serve basis. A limited number of vouchers will be available. All applicants must bring social security card numbers, date of birth, and income verification for the previous month of all household members. Each family must complete their own application. Vouchers will be distributed on a first come first serve basis to those who qualify. For more information call Sandy at 606-735-2948. National Career Readiness Certificate Number 2 Brooksville, Kentucky Thursday, April 19, 2012 National Volunteer Week to be observed April 15th - 21st Volunteer action is a powerful force for the solution of problems. Its sense of caring and a desire to share, have motivated hundreds of men and women, and boys and girls to volunteer their time and services to the needs of others in the community, whether it be by helping the sick, the needy or the disabled, children, students or the elderly, or by enriching the lives of all through the arts, recreation and cultural activities, or by serving on boards and committees. Volunteers are increasingly recognized as an important partner with government and industry in providing services to citizens. Anyone can be a volunteer and reap the rich rewards that come from doing for others while improving one’s own skills and widening one’s horizons. Volunteering offers all Bracken Countians, young and old, the opportunity to Final Bracken Co. School District Volunteer Training The Bracken County School District will be offering a FINAL Volunteer Training for 2011-2012 school year on Wed., April 25, 1 p.m. or 6 p.m., at the FRYSC Office. Judge Executive Earl Bush is shown above with Amy Mains with the Bracken County Medical Reserves Corp. participate in the life of their measurably to communities community and to link their throughout our county. talents and resources to adBracken Co. Judge dress some of the major is- Executive Earl Bush and sues facing our communities. Bracken Co. Health DeIt is fitting for all Brack- partment Medical Reserve en Countians to join us in Corps. Unit would like to celebrating our rich volun- recognize the splendid efteer heritage and give special forts of our Volunteers durrecognition to the dedicated ing NATIONAL VOLUNvolunteers and volunteer pro- TEER WEEK, April 15th grams which contribute im- to April 21st, 2012. Anyone wanting to volunteer at Taylor Elementary, Bracken County Middle School, and/or Bracken County High School MUST have this orientation at least one time and a criminal check once every three (3) years. For more information call Trish or Marilyn at 735-3349. Red Cross Blood Drive Wed., April 25th in Brooksville There will be a Red Cross Blood Drive held Wednesday, April 25th at the Watson Building in Brooksville. The Blood Drive will take place from 1-6 p.m. Single Copy - 50¢ Bracken County Community Day Cancelled for 2012 The Bracken County Extension Homemakers organization has sponsored the Bracken County Community Day annually in July for the past several years. The event has always been held at the Bracken County High School. This year, they have been faced with the possibility of a new venue for the event. Superintendent Tony Johnson has informed the Bracken County Extension Homemakers of the impending work to be done on the high school roof during the summer school break. With the risk of the contractor’s schedule conflicting with the date of Community Day, the Homemakers have decided, after much discussion, to cancel the Bracken County Community Day for this year only. They were graciously offered the other school facilities (Bracken County Middle and Taylor Elementary) but it was decided neither would be feasible to accommodate all the activities connected with Community Day. They have had much success working with the high school staff and the cafeteria workers, and they wish to continue that working relationship. They appreciate everyone who has supported Community Day and the Homemakers in the past. THEY WILL PLAN FOR JULY 2013 AND THEY HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE! April 22, 1970 was the first Earth Day celebration in the United States. It was a grassroots movement to bring attention to the environment. Today there are regulations in place to help preserve the integrity of our environment while still promoting business and industry. Recycling is a simple act everyone can do to help our environment. Through reducing, reusing, and recycling, we are helping to protect our renewable resources and ensuring the prosperity of generations to come. Local subscribers will find a recycling schedule and list of do’s and don’ts of recycling insert this week in their paper courtesy of the Bracken Sun., April 22nd is Earth Day County FBLA in partnership with the Bracken County Solid Waste Management. Subscribers in other states should check with their local Solid Waste Management Department as to the availability of recycling in their area. Wildlife Resources Class constructs and hangs wood duck boxes Looking for a job or need a better one? Gain an advantage by earning one of the most acknowledged job skill certificates in the country, the national Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC). The skills certified by the NCRC are recognized by thousands of employers as essential for workplace success and career advancement. For a limited time you can take the test for free. Start looking for the job you want by earning your NCRC today. Free NCRC Testing tests and times are limited … so hurry! Contact Brie Bickley at 606-735-3569 or 606-3011035. Testing is available in Brooksville at 109 Miami Street or in Augusta at 311 Elizabeth Street. Augusta High School Prom set for Sat., April 28 Augusta Independent School’s Prom is slated for Saturday, April 28, in the gymnasium. Walk-in and pictures will begin at 7 p.m., with prom to follow from 8 p.m. to Midnight. Crowning will take place at 11:30 p.m. Parents and guests will be asked to wait outside until 11:25 p.m. The prom is sponsored by the Class of 2013. Jim Fields with his Wildlife Resources class along with Officer James Beckett are shown preparing to hang wood duck boxes. Pictured left to right are, Front row: Jim Fields, teacher, Kara Perkins, Lauren Mains, Allison Tarvin, Melissa Moore, Taylor Hesler, Adam Brothers, A.J. Rayburn, Darren Weissman, Steven Cummins, Jevin Luman, Daniel Figgins, and Conservation Officer James Beckett. Back row: Justin Thomas, Kayla Burgan, Tyneshia Lippert, Christian Jones, Jacob Smith, Branden Cummins, Devin Stears, James Owen Bell, and William Pollitt. Picture submitted The local Wildlife Resources class at Bracken County High School, in cooperation with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, constructed thirty wood duck boxes. Through donations from The Wetlands Foundation and local hardware store Miller Lumber, supplies were gathered and the boxes were assembled during their class. The class also helped in the placement and hanging of the boxes which was the final step of the project. Wood ducks naturally nest in tree cavities near water. With the construction and placement of these boxes, the opportunity for more nesting is greatly improved.

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