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Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College announced that Upward Bound Math Science has been funded by the U.S. Department of Education for $1,319,690 over the next five years. According to director Amanda Creech, this funding will allow the project, which has been in effect since 2012, to continue serving 60 students each year from Harlan County and Bell County High Schools.
Upward Bound Math Science participants receive counseling and career advising in STEM-related fields—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Creech says that advisors visit the schools monthly to meet with students and help with choosing high school courses and other related issues. Students visit Southeast campuses for ACT preparation workshops, hoping to increase their scores as well as the likelihood of scholarship offers. During their senior years, students take two one-credit hour college classes.
For more information on Upward Bound Math Science, contact Amanda Creech at 606-589-3115.
WYMT News reports
Three people are behind bars Thursday after police allegedly found drugs in their car.
Police arrested Johnny Arthur, 43 and Amara Creech, 30, after finding them in a vehicle in the parking lot of motel off West Cumberland Parkway, ten miles south of London.
In a search of the vehicle police found crystal methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and a BB gun.
In a nearby motel room police found Damas Osborne, 41, with cash, drugs and paraphernalia. Police said Osborne resisted arrest and was charged with trafficking, possession of drugs and resisting arrest among other things.
Arthur was charged with DUI, trafficking and possession of drugs among other things.
Creech was charged with public intoxication, possession of drugs, trafficking and giving officers a false name.
All three were taken to the Laurel County Detention Center.
The Harlan Daily Enterprise reports
An inmate who walked off a work release detail on Wednesday is back in custody after an off-duty jail officer came upon the inmate as he was headed home from work.
Grover Botkin, 53, was placed back into custody by Harlan County Jailer’s Chief Deputy Derick Moore at approximately 6 p.m. on Wednesday.
According to Moore, Botkin was part of a work release crew in the Platts Creek area of Wallins.
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