Most Schools Swine Flu Free

Mayfield, KY – Most schools districts in the region say their attendance is strong, despite the threat of swine flu in Kentucky. Graves County Schools Spokesman Paul Schaumburg says just a handful of students are out at each school. In Ballard County attendance is up following fall break. Community Education and Public Relations Director Julie Thomas says the district was down to 90-percent before the break. Calloway County officials report similar numbers. The district is at 94-percent attendance and officials say not all the absences are due to flu. So far, Christian and Todd Counties and Clarksville area schools are the only regional districts to temporarily close due to flu-absences.