Archive for July, 2013

Check KEES accounts

Monday, July 29th, 2013

URL       : http://kentucky.gov/Newsroom/kheaa/checkkees2013.htm

Date      : Monday, July 29, 2013
Issued By : Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority
Summary   : Students should check their KEES account for accuracy

FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 29, 2013) – Kentucky high school students and 2013
graduates should check their Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES)
accounts for accuracy.

KEES allows students to earn money for college by getting good grades in high
school and for qualifying scores on the ACT or SAT. Students eligible for free
or reduced lunches may also earn awards for good scores on Advanced Placement
and International Baccalaureate exams. KEES is administered by the Kentucky
Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).

To check awards and personal information, students need to use the MyKHEAA
function on www.kheaa.com. If they do not already have a MyKHEAA account, they
can easily set one up from the KHEAA home page.

Students may verify their KEES GPA is correct by taking the letter grade for
each course taken during the year and converting it to a 4.0 scale on which an A
= 4.0, B = 3.0, C = 2.0, D = 1.0, and F = 0. AP and IB course grades receive one
extra point of weight in the calculation, making an A = 5.0, B = 4.0, etc. The
GPA is calculated by adding all the points together and dividing the total by
the number of credits earned during the year.

Students who need to have GPAs or other information corrected should contact
their high school’s counselor.

If students experience problems with their MyKHEAA account or cannot see their
KEES information, they should call the KHEAA College Access Team at
800-928-8926.

Students do not have to apply to receive their KEES awards. If they attend an
eligible college or university, KHEAA will send their award to their college
once the college verifies enrollment.

To learn how to plan and prepare for higher education, go to
www.gotocollege.ky.gov. For more information about Kentucky scholarships and
grants, visit www.kheaa.com; write KHEAA, P.O. Box 798, Frankfort, KY 40602; or
call 800-928-8926, ext. 6-7372.

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FLASH (Flood Info)

Thursday, July 4th, 2013

With heavy rains and potential flooding predicted for the coming days, the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH)® reminds residents to Turn Around, Don’t Drown®.  Just six inches of flowing water can knock a person off of their feet.  Eighteen to 24 inches of moving water can wash an SUV off of the road.  More deaths occur due to flooding each year than from any other thunderstorm or hurricane related hazard. Many of these casualties are a result of careless or unsuspecting motorists who attempt to navigate flooded roads.  FLASH and the National Weather Service warns anyone who comes to a flooded roadway, “Turn Around…Don’t Drown”!

Follow these safety rules when flooding occurs in your area:

  • Get to higher ground. Stay away from flood-prone areas, including dips, low spots, valleys, ditches, washes, etc.
  • Avoid flooded areas or those with rapid water flow. Do not attempt to cross a flowing stream. It takes only six inches of fast flowing water to sweep you off your feet.
  • Don’t allow children to play near high water, storm drains or ditches. Hidden dangers could lie beneath the water.
  • Flooded roads could have significant damage hidden by floodwaters. NEVER drive through floodwaters or on flooded roads.  Water only one foot deep can float most automobiles.
  • Do not camp or park your vehicle along streams and washes, particularly when threatening conditions exist.
  • Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize flood dangers.
  • Monitor NOAA All Hazards Weather Radio or your local media for vital weather related information.

For more information on protecting your home from flooding, visit www.flash.org. For mobile flood warnings, flash flood warnings and mitigation tips, download FLASH Weather Alerts at www.flashweatheralerts.org.

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