Thursday, June 30, 2016

Sheriff's Junior Deputy Academy - Big Hit with Area Youth

The Winston County Sheriff's "Junior Deputy Academy" has been a big hit this week with area youngsters. The program held at South Louisville Baptist Church and sponsored by the Sheriff's Department has provided an opportunity for kids 6-12 to learn more - not only about law enforcement, but safety, fitness, nutrition and a number of issues.

Participants were entertained and educated by Ms. Highway Patrol Motorcycle Officers, watched drone flights and learned about gun and wildlife safety. Also planned this week is a visit by an emergency service helcopter, an ambulance and more instructions on bullying prevention and nutrition. A graduation ceremony for the participants is scheduled for Friday evening at the Winston County Courthouse.