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Carter Caves State Resort Park raises $8,000 for school backpack program to help feed hungry children

Carter Caves State Resort Park has raised $8,000 to support a backpack program in Carter County schools that helps feed hungry children. The park accepted cash and food donations during its recent Halloween Haunted Trail. Besides the money, about 700 food items were donated. Carter Caves Park Manager Chris Perry (left) stands with Vicki and Doug Boster, who donated food to the park’s food drive.The...

Teaching by Example: Carter school custodian is ‘all about doing things for other people’

Though Marvin McHenry’s title is school custodian, teachers, staff and students at Carter County’s Heritage Elementary say he’s much more than that. He was recently given the Fred Award from the Kentucky Association of School Administrators, which recognizes non-administrative staff, students or volunteers whose extraordinary effort creates a positive learning atmosphere at their...

Teaching by Example: Carter school custodian is 'all about doing things for other people'

Though Marvin McHenry’s title is school custodian, teachers, staff and students at Carter County’s Heritage Elementary say he’s much more than that. He was recently given the Fred Award from the Kentucky Association of School Administrators, which recognizes non-administrative staff, students or volunteers whose extraordinary effort creates a positive learning atmosphere at their...