Wednesday, December 10, 2003

Reading district asking in March for 8.5-mill levy

In the schools

READING - For the first time since 1997 residents of this Hamilton County city will vote on a school operating levy.

Reading Schools Superintendent Scott Inskeep said the district will place an 8.5-mill levy on the March 2 ballot that, if approved, will generate $1.8 million annually and fund the operation of the 1,450-student school system.

If the levy is approved, the owner of a $130,000 home would pay an additional $325 per year in school taxes.

Princeton presents 'Sounds of the Season'

SHARONVILLE - The Princeton High School music department presents "Sounds of the Season," an instrumental concert, 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Matthews Auditorium, 11080 Chester Road. There is no admission charge.

Campbell band plays in inauguration parade

ALEXANDRIA - Campbell County High School's Band of Pride performed at Tuesday's inaugural parade for Gov. Ernie Fletcher.

The band was selected by Campbell County Judge-executive Steve Pendery to represent Campbell County in the Frankfort parade.

Earlier this week each of the group's 117 members and staff received a citation from Frankfort arranged by Kentucky state Rep. Jon Draud for their hard work, dedication and accomplishments.

The band placed third in the Class AAAA semi-finals and fourth in the finals at the Kentucky Music Educators Association State Marching Band Championships. It also earned the 2003 Open/Class AAA Grand Champion at the Mid-States Championships, a regional competition, in Centerville Ohio.

Family Reading Night at Woodford Paideia

KENNEDY HEIGHTS - Students at Woodford Paideia Academy will welcome their parents and showcase their school projects during today's third annual Family Reading Night, 7 p.m. at the school, 6065 Red Bank Road.

Newly elected councilman Christopher Smitherman will be available for questions. Information: 363-6400.

Lunch with Santa at Loveland High

LOVELAND - Christmas music by Loveland High School's show choir, By Request, will highlight Saturday's lunch with Santa Claus.

Shows are set for 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the school cafeteria, 1 Tiger Township Road.

Cost is $6 per person. Pictures with Santa and his elves are $2. Tickets can be reserved by calling 683-1920, ext. 221.

Lebanon 5th-graders visit with commission

LEBANON - Tuesday morning's Warren County Commissioners meeting was standing-room-only after a visit by about 130 fifth-graders from Donovan Intermediate School.

The students, who filled the meeting room, spent the morning observing the meeting as part of their government-in-action unit.

Students also got the chance to ask commissioners Pat South and Larry Crisenbery questions about their jobs, including how long they had been in office (elected in November 1992) and what was the favorite part of their job (daily problem solving).

When one student asked if they got to yell at people, Crisenbery replied, "We've been known to on rare occasion."

Entrance exams for Dater, Walnut Hills

EVANSTON - The entrance exams for Dater and Walnut Hills high schools will be given by appointment only Saturday at each school. Students now enrolled in grades 6-11 are eligible. For an appointment, call 363-0186.

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