Photo submitted Russellville schools superintendent Bart Flener (left) and Logan County schools superintendent Paul Mullins (right) show off their new tobacco free campus signs with Kathy Thweatt from the Barren River District Health Department.

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Russellville schools superintendent Bart Flener (left) and Logan County schools superintendent Paul Mullins (right) show off their new tobacco free campus signs with Kathy Thweatt from the Barren River District Health Department.

The Barren River District Health Department recently received a grant to purchase signage to support the new House Bill #318 100 percent Tobacco Free Campus law.

Kathy Thweatt began applying for the grant in April. Once it was awarded she worked alongside Danny Perry to develop the design for the signs depicting Tobacco Free Campus. As the signs were finished, Kathy Thweatt presented them to Russellville Independent Superintendent Bart Flener and Logan County Superintendent Paul Mullins at the Russellville Independent Schools Central Office on Wed., Aug. 28.

Both gentlemen stated they were very appreciative of the partnership our schools have with the Health Department and are grateful to Kathy Thweatt for all she does. She stated an organization in Louisville, the "Foundation for a Healthy KY", has heard about Kathy's grant and wants to adopt this idea for other districts. Mrs. Thweatt will also be distributing her signs to Butler County Schools on Friday and Edmonson County Schools on Tuesday.