Darren Doyle, story:
Edmonson County Schools has received a grant from the Steele-Reese Foundation for the purpose of purchasing social studies textbooks for grades 5-12 in the amount of $39,000, according to Supervisor of State and Federal Programs for Edmonson County Schools, Jamie Carnes.
"As a result of the grant award, our Board of Education has graciously agreed to purchase social studies textbooks for grade 4 as well," Carnes said. "This means that the grant will have a direct impact on every school in the district.
According to The Steele-Reese Foundation, they are a charitable trust committed to supporting rural communities and the tax-exempt entities that serve them in Idaho, Montana, in the Native nations that share the geography, and in Appalachian Kentucky. The organization says they have maintained a focus on the unique challenges of rural living and on helping people build healthy, successful, and sustainable communities.