• Bob Vlach, Woodford Sun Staff

Schools spared from brunt of damage caused by storms

Last Friday’s storms caused significant damage and loss of power across Woodford County, but schools Superintendent Scott Hawkins said “our buildings were spared any significant damage, and we’re certainly thankful for that.”

The Woodford County Middle School baseball and softball fields did sustain slight damage, according to Hawkins. He said two buildings – Huntertown and Southside elementary schools – were still without power Monday evening.

“These last few days have been difficult for our community,” said Hawkins during his monthly remarks at the regular Board of Education meetingMonday. “I do want to thank all of the crews who have been working so diligently to restore power and remove downed trees across our county.”

Hawkins also thanked student-athletes on several fall sports teams who delivered bottled water to utility crews. “I thought that was a nice community-service gesture on their part and we certainly appreciate our coaches for helping to coordinate that,” he said. With a little more than two weeks before the start of school on Thursday, Aug. 9, Hawkins said, “Our custodial crews have been hard at work getting our buildings ready for students, and many teachers have already been back into the schools preparing their classrooms.”

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