Search begins for board member

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By Becky Barnes

The search has begun for a school board replacement for long-time board member Lucy Vanhook.

Vanhook submitted her letter of resignation in November, however, it was not effective until Dec. 31.

“We appreciate the efforts Lucy put forward on behalf of the students,” said Superintendent Andy Dotson.

Vanhook served Division 2 for the last 11 years and resigned last month citing work schedule conflicts.

School board members serve four-year terms. Vanhook last ran in 2006 when she defeated opposition Mike Fisher by 38 votes.

According to Dotson, applications for candidates to fill the unexpired term must be postmarked by Jan. 19, 2010, and mailed to the Kentucky Commissioner of Education. The commissioner will have 90 days from Vanhook’s resignation acceptance to fill the spot.

For more on this story, see this week's Cynthiana Democrat.