Mason County Board of Education (copy)

Motorists will see a new entrance sign for Straub Elementary School sometime this spring.

Mason County Schools Superintendent Rick Ross recently announced People's Bank in Maysville approached the school district and offered to assist in purchasing the new sign for the school.

Ross said officials with the district had been discussing a new electronic sign for Straub Elementary for some time and were looking for partners.

"We had been looking for someone to partner with on this," he said. "We wanted to put up a new sign after we upgraded the ones at (Mason County Intermediate School) and (Mason County High School). Those were in 2014, so it's been coming a long time."

Ross said the sign will be electronic, with scrolling messages, similar to the other schools. The messages can be changed by school officials.

It will also be placed at the entrance to Straub Elementary on Maple Leaf Road.

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"Motorists will be able to see it as they're coming up on the stop," Ross said. "I'm glad we're finally getting this done. We've worked for awhile to make it happen, and of course, with the construction on Maple Leaf, it didn't make sense to move on it until that was complete, but we expect to have the sign around March or April."

Ross said he was pleased to have People's Bank assisting with the sign.

"We always appreciate community partnerships," Ross said. "We are so thankful People's Bank stepped up to help us. Without them, this sign wouldn't be possible."

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Christy Howell-Hoots is a reporter for The Ledger Independent newspaper, covering Bracken County

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