Several Injured After Magoffin County School Bus Crashes

SALYERSVILLE, Ky. (AP) - School officials in eastern Kentucky's
Magoffin County say a school bus carrying about 20 students slid
off an icy road and struck a tree.
Superintendent Joe Hunley says six students and the bus driver
were treated at a local hospital.
Four of the students and the driver have been released. State
Police Trooper Ralph Lockard says none of the injuries are
life-threatening.
Magoffin County Schools were canceled later in the morning due
to the weather.

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  • by tanika Location: miller on Nov 30, 2008 at 05:05 PM
    hey i was one of the students that was one the bus at the time and i was took to the hospital to now that was a very bad day that they had schhol and a stupied day to have school to but now i think they have learned there leason and not have school no more when its a bad time outside
  • by Anonymous on Feb 20, 2008 at 03:26 PM
    darrell, aka part time principal: From your response you seem to be lacking in professionalism. Such hate. Tsk, Tsk. Perhaps the schools' levels improved because the requirements, or expectations for the students dropped? How many students, percentage wise, is listed as special needs or Title I at your schools? I tried to research test scores for the schools you 'oversee' but it seems there needs to be an update. The only years I could find to compare was for 2003-04. If such an improvement occurred as you proclaim, you should be nominated as a write in for presidency as you made your accomplishments sound more qualified to run a country than Obama, Clinton or McCain! DARRELL FOR PRESIDENT! Now, to address your fantasy of me wondering where you are on saturday nights, I would not have guessed you to be at home, that is for sure. *wink* Keep the focus on the children darrell, not you.
  • by billy Location: salyersville on Feb 15, 2008 at 01:25 PM
    to steve, many parents take there children to school because they dont want them to be on a bus for an hour after school ar to have some one they dont trust driving them around, you sound like you dont care that much about your kids but some of us do.
  • by Darrell Location: Salyersville on Feb 2, 2008 at 05:11 PM
    To Anonymass, I’ll have your ignorant rear know that my time is spent equally between my 2 schools and I don’t know what you think a TV has to do with that. You are so informed about NCLB, how has JTA moved from a level 3 school under my part time supervision to meeting its goal for the past 4 years? PBE has also achieved similar achievements. I guess that just happened by accident or maybe everyone took your intelligence and the scores magically improved. You don’t concern yourself with my happiness and we’ll both be better off. I can take care of myself and I’ll do the best I can with what I have to work with in order to continue to see my schools improve. If you’re wondering if I’m replying to you on school time, the answer is NO! It’s 8 PM Saturday night and I just had time to sit down and read some of these terrific ideas. Have a great life you jerk!
  • by Anonymous on Jan 29, 2008 at 01:50 PM
    No Tracy, that thought never occurred to anyone but you-thanks for the brilliant enlightenment! Did it ever occur to you that if your child were the one with head injuries and/or broken bones you may not be as nonchalant about the passion the community is expressing their disconent? Lexington, if that is your true location ;) hardly compares to the mountainous curvy roads and 18-wheelers that our school buses deal with daily here in the eastern part of KY. Add a ''insignificant'' amount of snow and the results can be deadly. If you believe otherwise, you are INSANE!!
  • by Anonymous on Jan 29, 2008 at 06:36 AM
    To part time principal: If you are unhappy with your present situation, find a job elsewhere. You are not doing anyone any good if not able to give your all. You are not physically at JTA providing leadership,except by radio or phone, as you are mostly at the other school.A suggestion? Bring a tv to JTA for your office, you may like coming there then. Fact being, your leadership was and is needed at JTA and the kids were and are failed. No Child Left Behind? JTA has at least 60 being left behind. To Parents: Go to the next board meeting. Demand your school have a full-time principal. Ask who is in charge and what procedures are used in an emergency when the part time principal is not on site. They will tell you due to small size your school does not qualify for a full time principal. Educate yourself on No Child Left Behind Laws. The BOE is mainly focused on sports.Can anyone name a famous sports star from Magoffin? That's right-there isn't any. Stop wasting tax payers money!
  • by Momma Location: H on Jan 26, 2008 at 06:35 PM
    Yes, the roads were treated,Yes, the State Highways snowplow trucks were out most of the night. Yes, the weather did kinda come in fast, Yes, The weather man did tell us And Yes, the Superintendent's were did know...So, why did they not watch the weather??? They were busy snoring and resting, too busy NOT worrying about our children!!
  • by Tracy Location: Lexington on Jan 26, 2008 at 09:56 AM
    Did it occur to those complaining that children in the northern states of this country attend school everyday.....yes, even when it snows. We get an insignicant touch of snow in this state and everyone loses their minds. Accidents happen everyday, snow or not. If you don't feel comfortable sending you kids to school, then don't but the world doesn't stop turning because it snows and neither should the school system. It's INSANE!!
  • by Bill on Jan 25, 2008 at 05:34 PM
    Hey when I was a boy we never missed school over a light snow.The bus drivers used chains.
  • by PARENT Location: MAGOFFIN on Jan 25, 2008 at 12:37 PM
    I DON'T THINK THAT MR.JOE HUNLEY IS DOING A VERY GOOD JOB AT ALL. MAYBE IT WASN'T LEFT UP TO HIM TO BE THE ONE TO CHECK THE WEATHER CONDITIONS. BUT, IT IS LEFT UP TO HIM TO BUT SOMEONE IN THAT POSTION. SO I THINK HE NEEDS TO TAKE ALL THE HEAT. HOPEFULLY, SOMETHING GOOD CAN COME OF THIS. I PRAY THAT THE CHILDREN INVOLVED ARE O.K. AS TO THE PART TIME PRINCIPAL, I UNDERSTAND THAT YOU CAN'T BE IN TWO PLACES AT ONE TIME. YOU WERE JUST DOING YOUR JOB. BUT DON'T YOU THINK THAT AS MUCH SCHOOL TAXES THAT WE PAY THAT MR. JOE HUNELY COULD HIRE A FULL TIME PRINICIPAL FOR BOTH JTA AND PBS? O I FORGOT YOU CAN'T SAY ANYTHING YOU'R AN EMPLOYEE.

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