Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Board approves new facilities plan

J-E Editor

Much of the Webster County School Board’s meeting on Monday revolved around expenses. From cutting the cost of bussing, to looking at the budget, finances were at the forefront.

The board approved a new Webster County School District Facilities Plan, with a price tag of around $23.8 million. Although not entirely binding, that plan is designed to serve as a road map moving forward, assessing the district’s building and construction needs.
The largest single project on the plan was a major renovation of Providence Elementary School, which will cost approximately $4.9 million. That project would include renovated restrooms, remodeling of the ‘well’ area, roof replacement, new bleachers and gym lighting, and new HVAC equipment.

The listing notes that the school site is too small.

Loretta Elder honored for lifelong dedication to nursing

Monday was a big day for Webster County resident Loretta Elder. In the morning she was elected to the Kentucky Nurses Association (KNA) Board of Directors, and in the afternoon she was named the recipient of the 2015 Acorn Award sponsored by the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE).

Elder is a Professor in Madisonville Community and Technical College’s Integrated Nursing Program.  She has been elected to the position of Clinical Practice Staff Nurse of the Professional and Nursing Practice and Advocacy Cabinet on the KNA Board for a two-year terms beginning October 2, 2015.  She holds a Master of Science in Nursing Education (MSN) degree from the University of Southern Indiana, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from Murray State University, and completed for Associate of Applied Science in Nursing degree from MCC.  She is credentialed as a Certified Nurse Educator in addition to her Registered Nurse Licensure.

Long time editor/publisher to step down from position at The J-E

Departure ends Hust Family’s 53 year involvement with the J-E

Staff Report
This week the staff of The Journal-Enterprise bids a fond farewell to longtime publisher and editor of the newspaper, Charlie Hust, who has been active in the J-E almost non-stop since his family acquired the paper in 1962 when he was six years old.

“I’ve worked at The J-E since I was six years old when my dad and mom (Edd and Sue Hust) purchased it in 1962, so I’ve grown up in this business,” Hust said in a previous statement. “I came back to the business after graduating from college in 1980 and have been working full-time ever since. I feel very blessed and fortunate to have been able to work in a family business with my mom and dad all these years. It’s been an honor to carry on their legacy after their retirement. The entire Hust family is very appreciative of all the people in this community and the surrounding area for their support of the newspaper.”