Grayson County Family and Consumer Sciences Agent Natalie Taul recently addressed the Caneyville City Commission about whether there would be an interest in her holding educational programs in Caneyville.
During the regularly scheduled, Monday, June 8 Caneyville City Commission meeting, Taul, who works with the Grayson County Extension Office, discussed what services the Extension Office can offer and also posed nine questions to the City Commission to gauge interest in programs that could be held in Caneyville.
“We provide research-based education,” said Taul, who explained that the Extension Office serves as an “extension cord” between the University of Kentucky and Grayson County.
Previously, Taul said, she has hosted a number of educational programs in Leitchfield to help improve the health and family life of local residents, such as the Get It Off Grayson County weight-loss program, “Loving Life as You Age,” and a diabetes series.
Taul said she is now looking to branch out into Caneyville and is open to offering new classes, as well, based on community interest.
“You guys tell me what you want, and I can formulate a program,” said Taul, who added that there are no restrictions on participation, and most programs are free.
“I never profit from classes,” she said.
Taul said Caneyville officials need only provide a facility/location to host the programs for them to be held in the city.
Caneyville Mayor James Embry said Taul’s programs fall “right in line” with what is being planned for the old Caneyville Graded and High School, which is currently being restored for use as a local community center.
To help determine what classes might be most appropriate for Caneyville, Taul asked the City Commission what they love most about their community; the types of educational programs they would like to see implemented; the best time of day to host programs; three things they would like to see addressed in their community by Extension programming; whether having a program in their community would engage community members who would not otherwise attend an educational program; who in the community would be interested in attending a program; what programs city officials would be interested in attending; the best location to conduct programs; and the best time of year to conduct programs.
In other business:
*The City Commission accepted a $400 check from Marilyn Templeman, of the Friends of Caneyville High School.
The $400 was raised during a recent painting party and will go toward funding the restoration of the old Caneyville Graded and High School.
*The City Commission approved renewing the City of Caneyville’s insurance policy with the Kentucky League of Cities for the 2015-2016 fiscal year.