Sheriff's Department Is Helping Kids Get Ready For School

By: Peter O'Connor
By: Peter O'Connor

Harlan County students are getting ready to go back to school and they're getting some help from the sheriff's department.

Chaplain Corps sponsored the first back to school bash at the Harlan Civic Center Wednesday night.

It's time for many to start thinking about going back to school.

They may not want to think about it, but police say they also need to think about something else.

To get the kids moving on the right track, the Harlan County Sheriffs Department sponsored their first back to school bash.

They want to make sure the kids have everything they need before school starts.

Kids and their parents waited in long lines and through a heavy downpour to get a package of supplies.

Once the supplies were in hand, kids took aim at balloons, rode a train, and became familiar with the sheriffs department while learning about the dangers of drugs.

The Harlan County Sheriff's Department raised enough money to provide one thousand packages of school supplies for local students.


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  • by Mary Location: Spokane, WA on Jul 21, 2007 at 11:06 PM
    Alright Peter. Nice job. I thought you got a good variety of clips to make this story interesting. I recognized your laugh too. Your fan from Spokane
  • by Carol Location: KY on Jul 19, 2007 at 03:18 PM
    What a great way to get law enforcement and the community (both adults and kids) to mix in a positive and helpful way! Great job!!
  • by Michelle Location: Corbin on Jul 19, 2007 at 12:44 PM
    Hats off to the Harlan County Sheriff's Department!
  • by Tammy Location: Wallins on Jul 19, 2007 at 07:10 AM
    This event was really awesome, The kids really loved it and were actually excited about school starting in a few days because they now have the supplies they will need. Great job, Thanks for thinking of our children. My kids love the K-9 unit performance. I hope this is a annual event. Once again Thank you from a mother of 3.

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