It is National Farm Safety Week across America and Adair County FFA students and 4-H participants showed students in Adair County Elementary School ways to stay safe on the farm and in the community.
As of 1:55 p.m. on September 19, 2012 the boil water advisory for customers on Knifley Road, J.Wethington Road, Ray Miller Road and Mt. Tussell Road has been lifted by the Division of Water Columbia office. This means your water is safe for human consumption. You no longer have to boil your water.
ACT scores at the local high school have been a hot topic over the past month.
The Greensburg Record Herald reported in its Sept. 5 issue that Adair County is ranked 189th out of 230 high schools in the state.
The Community Voice analyzed ACT data from the Kentucky Department of Education that aligns with the same results released by Green County. There are no official state rankings from the Kentucky Department of Education as of yet.
Out of 230 high schools (169 school districts), Adair County’s ACT composite score ranked on the low end at 189 with a score of 17.5.
Six other high schools in the state have the same score, including Bullitt Central High, Fleming County High, Harlan County High, Magoffin County High and Perry County Central High.
The No. 1 ranking school is Dupont Manual High with a composite score of 25.7 and the lowest ranking school is Iroquois High with a composite score of 14.7. Both schools are in the Jefferson County Public School District.
Adair County High School scores were 16 in English, 18.2 in math, 17.4 in reading and 18 in science with a 17.5 composite score for the 2011-2012 school year.
Scores in each subject dropped compared to previous years…
To read more, get this week’s issue of the Adair County Community Voice. Newspapers will be in news racks throughout Adair County this afternoon and in mailboxes on Thursdays.
By Allison Cross-Hollon
The Westlake Regional Hospital Health Fair returns this year in a scaled-down version but will continue to offer the ever-popular health screening.
The health screening will be available for $12 and will provide more than 30 different analyses, including a complete blood count, chemistry profile and cholesterol and thyroid profile. Blood will be drawn from a person’s arm for the tests, with tests valued at more than $300. In addition, a PSA cancer screen is available and recommended for men over 50 or men with a family history of prostate cancer, who have had a vasectomy or are African American. The PSA costs an additional $8.
Due to time constraints, exhibits will not be set up this year.
Dave Rasmussen, CEO of Westlake, said the schedule didn’t allow for putting together a complete health fair but hospital officials want to make sure the community has the opportunity to have the health screening. Thousands of people take part in the annual blood draw.
“We didn’t think we would be able to pull it off and get everything done for a complete health fair but we intend to bring it back next year,” Rasmussen said.
The Health Fair blood draws will be held from Tuesday, Oct. 16 through Friday, Oct. 19, and Tuesday, Oct. 23 through Saturday, Oct. 27. Screenings will be conducted at Westlake Regional Hospital each day from 6:30 a.m. until 9 a.m. except on Saturday, Oct. 27, when hours will be extended until 10:30 a.m.
More details will be provided in next week’s edition.