Archive for May, 2014

Kit Carson gets new principal

The Kit Carson Elementary School site-based decision-making council has selected Ken Clark as the school’s next principal. He will replace Billy Parker, who has taken a position in the Franklin County School District.

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A farewell to fifth graders at White Hall Elementary

White Hall Elementary fifth-grade students displayed their multiple talents Thursday during the school’s annual fifth-grade tribute and talent show.

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Clinic crush

Barbados’ seven polyclinics are bursting at the seams, having had well over half million attendances last year. The number of prescriptions dispensed at their pharmacies is at an all-time high as well. This is taking place as the doctors’ and pharmacists’ associations are reporting an unprecedented fall-off in business. This trend has resulted in long waiting times for treatment and the …

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Data show ACA paying off at Glasgow hospital

On April 16 of this year, the interim CEO of T.J. Samson Hospital in Glasgow announced layoffs of about 49 employees and short-term salary reductions for most remaining staff. At the time, Henry Royse told the Glasgow Daily Times that part of the problem was the added cost of the new enrollees in the expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, as its critics call it. He …

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Education, entertainment was recipe for Saturday’s garden party

Guests numbering 120 sat in rapt attention Saturday as this year’s Madison County Cooperative Extension cooking school featured Allison Gordon Davis. The Madison County native is owner of Wild Thyme, a cooking school and catering business in Lexington.

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Manchester mayor, aldermen expected to consider no fewer than three proposed budgets

Get ready for a battle of dueling budgets. The Board of Mayor and Aldermen is expected to consider no fewer than three proposed budgets at its meeting Tuesday, the last scheduled session before the June 10 budget deadline.

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