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Commission recognizes Ironton boy, Symmes Valley schools

The Lawrence County Commission recognized nine-year-old Braylon Lewis, of Ironton, at its meeting Tuesday for an act of bravery Lewis displayed at a recent Ironton football game.

Lewis saw a female being abused at or near the stadium, and reported the incident to a nearby Lawrence County Sheriff’s deputy. The commission approved a proclamation recognizing  Lewis for his act to help a young woman in need, and displayed him with it at a Lawrence County Domestic Violence Task Force event later Tuesday evening.

Symmes Valley schools were also recognized for their State Report Card and having the best overall score in Lawrence County, and Superintendent Darrell Humphries spoke on the honor at the meeting. The commission approved a proclamation recognizing the district.

In other action, the commission:

• Received and filed the Grand Jury Report dated Sept. 20, 2018.

• Approved three appropriations.

• Approved 39 transfer funds.

• Received and filed the correspondence from Judge David Payne regarding out-of-county secure detention housing costs for juvenile offenders. The estimated cost for calendar year 2019 is $70,000.

• Accepted the following EMS personnel changes: Lee Hanners from part-time paramedic to full-time paramedic, effective Oct. 7, 2018; Chad Bowman new hire as part-time EMT, effective Oct. 15, 2018; and Krista Jenkins new hire as part-time paramedic, effective Oct. 15, 2018.

• Accepted the resignation of Randy Thompson, Lawrence County Humane Agent, and to refer the resolution to Judge David Payne requesting the appointment of the Lawrence County Dog Warden take on all responsibilities of the Humane Agent.

• Met in executive session with Lori Morris, Mac Yates and Chris Kline regarding real estate.

• Met in executive session with Lori Morris, Mac Yates and Chris Kline regarding personnel; hire, fire, reprimand.