Bob Flynn,The Winchester Sun http://weku.fm en New Clark Hospital Opens http://weku.fm/post/new-clark-hospital-opens <p><a href="http://www.centralkynews.com/winchestersun/news/ws-the-new-clark-regional-medical-center-now-open-for-business-20120402,0,4567739.story">After months of preparation and anticipation</a>, Saturday&rsquo;s move of the last patients from the old Clark Regional Medical Center into the new hospital on Winchester&#39;s Lexington Road went off without a hitch. Ambulance crews from Winchester Fire-EMS, Estill and Powell counties began moving the 16 patients to the new facility at 5 a.m., and less than two hours later, the move was completed and the lights were turned out for the final time at the old hospital. Mon, 02 Apr 2012 20:24:00 +0000 Bob Flynn,The Winchester Sun 24270 at http://weku.fm Hewlett-Packard to Close Winchester Center http://weku.fm/post/hewlett-packard-close-winchester-center <p><a href="http://www.centralkynews.com/winchestersun/news/ws-hp-to-close-call-center-this-year-20120105,0,7968860.story">Winchester is losing a company</a> that at one time was one of its largest employers. Officials with the Hewlett-Packard company in early December informed employees at its Winchester call center, located on Bypass Road, that it would be closing the center sometime this year. The closure affects about 150 employees. Fri, 06 Jan 2012 15:44:57 +0000 Bob Flynn,The Winchester Sun 19277 at http://weku.fm Second Chance for Drug Court Graduates http://weku.fm/post/second-chance-drug-court-graduates <p><a href="http://www.centralkynews.com/winchestersun/news/ws-clark-drug-court-graduates-get-new-start-20111114,0,4747044.story">An appearance in a courtroom</a> is not something most people look forward to. But for the eight individuals seated in the jury box in Clark Circuit Court Thursday, it was a court appearance they had anticipated for a very long time. The eight were gathered to celebrate their graduation from Clark County Drug Court and to celebrate a hard-earned second chance on life, free from addiction. Tue, 15 Nov 2011 19:51:58 +0000 Bob Flynn,The Winchester Sun 16298 at http://weku.fm Second Chance for Drug Court Graduates Homework Club Helps Students Succeed http://weku.fm/post/homework-club-helps-students-succeed-0 <p><a href="http://www.centralkynews.com/winchestersun/news/ws-homework-club-helps-students-succeed-20110926,0,3239864.story">For most kids, having to stay after school to study is not a good thing</a>. But for the students in Winchester&#39;s Hannah McClure Elementary School Homework Club, staying after school and studying is actually something they enjoy and look forward to. The Homework Club, which began last spring and is voluntary, meets every Wednesday after school, and community volunteers and teachers are there to help the third-fifth grade students with their homework, or to hone their math or reading skills. Mon, 26 Sep 2011 17:09:10 +0000 Bob Flynn,The Winchester Sun 13151 at http://weku.fm Homework Club Helps Students Succeed High School Equivalency Exams Change http://weku.fm/post/high-school-equivalency-exams-change <p><a href="http://www.centralkynews.com/winchestersun/news/ws-high-school-equivalency-exams-changing-20110912,0,6914417.story">The new common core state standards </a>implemented in schools across Kentucky and 42 other states at the beginning of the school year have changed the academic landscape for all students. The new standards were designed to provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn in a way that is relevant to the real world. The new standards have also changed the expectations and rigor for those students who have dropped out of school and are looking to get a General Education Diploma (GED) at one of the 120 adult education centers across the state.</p><p> Tue, 13 Sep 2011 17:04:41 +0000 Bob Flynn,The Winchester Sun 12356 at http://weku.fm Army Depot is More Than Storage http://weku.fm/post/army-depot-more-storage <p><a href="http://www.centralkynews.com/winchestersun/news/ws-blue-grass-army-depot-more-than-a-chemical-weapons-stockpile-20110907,0,4059501.story">For most people, the Blue Grass Army Depot in Richmond</a> is known mainly for its chemical weapons storage facility. But the 15,000-acre military installation is much more than that, and depot commander Col. Brian Rogers is trying to get the word out to communities surrounding the facility about what else goes on behind its guarded fences. While the depot does store chemical weapons, only 5 percent of the 902 storage igloos on the facility contain chemical weapons. And though it is an important part of the depot&rsquo;s responsibilities, Rogers said, the weapons storage represents a small portion of what occurs at the facility. Wed, 07 Sep 2011 17:14:22 +0000 Bob Flynn,The Winchester Sun 11997 at http://weku.fm Army Depot is More Than Storage Kentucky's Obesity Rates Rising http://weku.fm/post/kentuckys-obesity-rates-rising <p><a href="http://www.centralkynews.com/winchestersun/news/ws-state-obesity-rates-rising-20110715,0,3558575.story">Kentuckians are getting fatter.</a> That&rsquo;s not an opinion, it&rsquo;s a fact, according to the latest study of obesity rates in the United States by the Trust for America&rsquo;s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Kentucky ranked sixth in the nation in the 2010 study with 31.5 percent of all adults being obese, up from 29 percent from a similar study conducted in 2009. The obesity rate for Kentucky high school students also rose, going up 2 percent, to 17.6 percent from 15.6 in 2009.</p><p> Fri, 15 Jul 2011 17:32:29 +0000 Bob Flynn,The Winchester Sun 8663 at http://weku.fm Land Owners Could Pay for Overgrown Trees http://weku.fm/post/land-owners-could-pay-overgrown-trees <p><a href="http://www.centralkynews.com/winchestersun/news/ws-clark-land-owners-may-be-charged-for-removing-tree-limbs-20110526,0,125314.story">Property owners in Clark County</a> living along county roads might want to take heed if they have trees with limbs hanging out into the roadways. After receiving several complaints about tree limbs obstructing drivers&rsquo; views along some county roadways, Clark Fiscal Court is considering clearing the limbs and then billing property owners. Fri, 27 May 2011 16:37:53 +0000 Bob Flynn,The Winchester Sun 4849 at http://weku.fm Clark County HS Keeps its Name http://weku.fm/post/clark-county-hs-keeps-its-name <p><a href="http://www.centralkynews.com/winchestersun/news/ws-new-high-school-name-unveiled-george-rogers-clark-high-school-20110518,0,1894423.story"><strong>The Clark County Board of Education asked </strong></a>community members for their opinions on a name for its new high school, and they responded loudly and clearly: It should be George Rogers Clark High School. More than 5,000 people submitted suggestions to the board, with the vast majority wanting to keep the current name of the existing high school, and the board listened. Wed, 18 May 2011 17:45:55 +0000 Bob Flynn,The Winchester Sun 4120 at http://weku.fm