District donates hot meals to keep students fed
BALLARD COUNTY, Ky. - Bitter cold temperatures and ice may have kept school buses off the roads all week in Ballard County, but they couldn't stop a handful of church vans from shuttling to the high school Friday night.
Hayes was asked about hosting a community meal Thursday morning and by the same afternoon had figured out that they needed approval from USDA.
"We had the food on hand, but it's your tax dollars and it's my tax dollars at work, so with anything it has to be approved through the powers at be," she said. The food is paid for by federal money for the kids who receive free and reduced meals. In Ballard County, about 650 kids qualify for the program.