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Annual Memorial Bowl is set for Friday night; veterans to be honored
The Ballard Bombers will host Trigg County at the annual Memorial Bowl this Friday (Sept. 13) at Bomber Field.  As always, all veterans will receive free admission to the game, and they will be honored before kickoff at 6:40 p.m. The football boosters also will provide a free meal for all veterans in attendance.   
Long hired as varsity baseball coach Long hired as varsity baseball coach
Award-winning veteran coach Jimmy Long has been hired as Ballard Memorial’s new head baseball coach.

Long coached multiple sports at Heath High School, compiling a 193-62 record in baseball from 2002-2008. His teams won the 2nd District championship every one of those years, the 1st Region championship five times, and the All “A” Classic state championship in 2004.  

New ATM installed in BMHS gym New ATM installed in BMHS gym
Citizens Deposit Bank has installed an automatic teller machine in the lobby of Ballard Memorial High School’s gym. Students and staff can access the machine during the day when time permits, and visitors to games and events at the Green Palace also can take advantage of the convenience. Use of CDB cards is free; other cards are accepted, but customer fees from those banks may apply.  
FFA members take honors at Kentucky State Fair FFA members take honors at Kentucky State Fair
Members of the Ballard Memorial High School chapter of Future Farmers of America took top-three honors at the Kentucky State Fair recently.

Junior Tinslee Williams took first place in the wheat crop competition, and junior Zoe Wilson took third place in the student photography competition.

Members Evan Cox, Byron Hack, Williams, and Kylee Bodell also worked in the WAVE River Counties booth in the Pride of the Counties hall.  

O'Connor hired as varsity softball coach O'Connor hired as varsity softball coach
Bobby O’Connor has been hired as Ballard Memorial’s new head softball coach. He also will assist new Ballard County Middle School softball coach Scott Alexander this fall.

O’Connor is no stranger to Ballard sports. He was assistant BCMS football coach under LeToun Bledsoe for the 2014 team that won the divisional championship. O’Connor also was the girls’ basketball coach for three years, boys’ seventh-grade basketball coach for two years, and assistant softball coach for two years, all at BCMS. He was Ballard Rec League coordinator for softball, baseball and T-ball for three years, and currently is finishing up his seventh season as Ballard Bombshells’ summer league coach.  

'Meet the Bombers' set for Friday
Meet the Bombers will be held Friday, Aug. 16, at 7 p.m. at Bomber Field (behind Ballard County Elementary School). Admission is free, and the concession stand will be open. 
Bomber Back-to-School Bash set for Saturday, Aug. 10
     The 12th annual “Bomber Back-to-School Bash” will be held Saturday, Aug. 10, from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. All students in the district will register for class, receive orientation information at all of Ballard’s schools. (A complete schedule of class orientations accompanies this story.) A district-wide safety update will be held at 11 a.m., and all parents are invited.

In addition to students and parents, the public is invited to a health and community resource fair in the Ballard Memorial High School gym at 3561 Paducah Road, Barlow, from 8 to 11 a.m. Family Focus (elementary school) and Teen Focus (middle and high schools) will have school supplies in the gym’s concession area for those who qualify.   

BMHS 2019-20 student schedules available now on Infinite Campus; change sessions set July 29-31
Schedules for BMHS students are ready to view on Infinite Campus. Any student requesting a schedule change may attend change sessions on July 29-31. Any junior or senior planning to take a dual credit course who does not see it on his/her schedule also should attend one of the schedule change sessions. Sessions are as follows:  
FBLA recognized at National Leadership Conference
BMHS FBLA was recognized at the National Leadership Conference (NLC) in early July in San Antonio. The chapter was recognized for Largest Local Chapter-Professional Division in the Southern Region, which is comprised of 12 states. Member Mason Purcell received an Achievement Award for completing over 500 hours of community service while in high school. 
U.S. military to host eight-day public health clinic at Ballard County Middle School, two other regional sites
The U.S. Department of Defense, in partnership with Delta Area Economic Opportunity Corporation and the Purchase Area Development District, will host an eight-day health and wellness clinic for residents of western Kentucky, southern Illinois, and southeast Missouri. Ballard County Middle School will be the site of one of the clinics, from June 14-22.     
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Statement of Non-Discrimination

Students, their families, employees and potential employees of the Ballard County School District are hereby notified that the district does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, marital status, sex, or disability, in employment, vocational programs, or activities as set forth in compliance with federal and state statutes and regulations.

The Ballard County School District offers the following career and technical education programs for all students, regardless of race, color, or national origin, and including those with limited English proficiency, sex or disability, in grades 9-12: Agriculture, business, family and consumer science, health, industrial maintenance, and welding.

Persons seeking further information concerning career and technical education offerings and specific pre-requisite criteria should contact Assistant Superintendent David Meinschein, 3465 Paducah Road, Barlow, KY, 42024; 270-665-8400, ext. 2004. Inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies should be directed to Superintendent Casey Allen, 3465 Paducah Road, Barlow, KY, 42024; 270-665-8400, ext. 2001. The person designated to coordinate Title IX compliance is Athletic Director Stephen Queen, 3565 Paducah Road, Barlow, KY, 42024; 270-665-8400, ext. 2301. The person designated to coordinate Section 504 is Director of Special Education Terri Wehmeyer, 3383 Paducah Road, Barlow, KY, 42024; 270-665-8400, ext. 2101.

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