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MAY 7, 2018

ACTC 2018 commencement on May 4 includes lots from Lawrence

ACTC students pose for a photo before commencement on May 4 at the Paramount Arts Center. ACTC students pose for a photo before commencement on May 4 at the Paramount Arts Center.

Ashland Community and Technical College recognized more than 800 candidates for graduation at its commencement ceremony on May 4 at the Paramount Arts Center in Ashland. The students were August 2017 and December 2017 graduates, and May 2018 and Summer 2018 graduation candidates.

Students from Lawrence County are listed below by city of residence.

BLAINE: Brian Lee Hooley.
LOUISA: Mycheale Lynn Andrews, Alison Danae Bartlett, Maria Arlene Blackburn, Jessica Suzanne Blevins, Heather Renee Brown, Jaime Nicole Bush, Daniel Craig Cole, Joshua Ned Compton, Ronald Lee Conway, Eliza Kaylynn Crum, Bradley Wade Dutton, Tabitha Renee Fitch, Roxana Belinda Griffith, Michael R. Halcomb, Ashley Bain Hardin, Ashley Nicole Hatfield, Kayla Renea Henderson, Lydia Marie Heston, Travis Ison, Jessie Ray Jordan, Tanner Wade Lemaster, Kylie Paige Longstreth, Lydia Mae Marcum, Holly Ann Martin, Trenton Blake Maynard, Olivia Jordan McGuire, Erica Gayle McKinney, Michael Elmer Meade, Jerry Allen Mills, Rachel Ann Mills, Jacob Cole Mosley, Grace Ann Music, Stacy Nicole Napier, Laura Vatasha Perkins, Tamara Reynolds, Nick J. Richie, Kendra Mylee Riley, Austin Craig Ross, Donna Jean Salyer, Jonathan Tyler Smith, Rebecca L. Spillman, Roy Dewayne Spillman, Ronda Leanne Stafford, Dakota Andrew Sturgill, Weslie Zackary Triplett, Tanner Logan Webb, Brian Adam Wilks, Gregory Lynn Woods, Elizabeth L. Wright, Janella Michelle Wright and Craig Kevin Young.

 

May 1, 2018

Lawrence County High school principal Christy Moore provided a nice schedule of events for this "graduation season" which includes a gala promenade as well as honers events and the grand finale, graduation.

Here's a handy calendar...

March 3, 2018

 
ASHLAND, Ky., May 2, 2018 -– Johnson County Schools on Wednesday received about $125,000 in cash incentives from Kentucky Power after completing energy-saving projects, including lighting, heating and ventilation, and other improvements at seven schools.

From left, Kentucky Power’s Shawn Sumner and Linda Bevins present about $125,000 to Johnson County Schools Superintendent Thom Cochran, Director of Operations Tim Adams and Energy Manager Terry Salyer. The county earned the rebates for energy efficiency upgrades made at seven schools in 2017.From left, Kentucky Power’s Shawn Sumner and Linda Bevins present about $125,000 to Johnson County Schools Superintendent Thom Cochran, Director of Operations Tim Adams and Energy Manager Terry Salyer. The county earned the rebates for energy efficiency upgrades made at seven schools in 2017.

The upgrades were installed in 2017 at Johnson Central High School, Johnson County Middle School, Central Elementary, Flat Gap Elementary, Highland Elementary, Porter Elementary and W.R. Castle Elementary as part of a $5 million project. The school system earned a total of $125,620 last year. Nearly $602 was awarded in February and $125,018 was awarded Wednesday.
 
Johnson County Schools Energy Manager Terry Salyer worked with Kentucky Power’s Commercial Incentive Prescriptive Custom Program to earn cash back for energy efficiency upgrades that were part of the project. The rebate program has since been discontinued by the Kentucky Public Service Commission to reduce monthly surcharges paid by Kentucky Power customers to support the program.

“These improvements will save Johnson County Schools in the neighborhood of $300,000 a year,” Salyer said. “We will see a return on our investment in only eight years.”

E.J. Clayton, who led Kentucky Power’s energy efficiency and consumer programs manager until they were recently discontinues, said improvement projects like the ones in Johnson County help customer save money and energy.
 
“When government agencies or schools like Johnson County schools reduce energy consumption, the money saved can be invested elsewhere,” Clayton said.
 
Johnson County’s improvements included the installation of energy efficiency lights, new heating, ventilation and air conditioning units, energy efficient kitchen appliances and other upgrades.

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Kentucky Power, with headquarters in Ashland, Ky., provides service to about 168,000 customers in all or part of 20 eastern Kentucky counties, including Boyd, Breathitt, Carter, Clay, Elliott, Floyd, Greenup, Johnson, Knott, Lawrence, Leslie, Letcher, Lewis, Magoffin, Martin, Morgan, Owsley, Perry, Pike and Rowan. Kentucky Power is an operating company in the AEP system, one of the largest electric utilities in the U.S.

 

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