HAZARD — A former Perry County schools board member has filled his papers to run for a spot on the District 3 in the general election this November.
Lloyd Engle had previously served as school board member for District 3 from 1985-1992.
District 3 precincts include: Rowdy, Ary, Dwarf, Dice, Bulan, Hardburly and Lotts Creek communities.
Engle, 68, of Lotts Creek decided not to run for reelection because of his job at the post office and he knew that the school board position deserved his full attention because of how important it was.
“I just felt like I couldn’t give it the time I really needed to give to justify to be a board member. It’s a very important position, probably one of the most important positions in the county,” said Engle.
Since becoming retired from the post office, Engle said he has plenty enough time to give the school board position his fullest attention.
Engle said his whole reason for running again for the District 3 was because of the students and how important they are for the future of this region.
“I have three grandchildren in the school system. One at Perry Central and two at Robinson,” Engle said.
He wants to make sure his grandkids are well prepared for the future.
He said the other reason why he wanted to run again for school board member is because he felt the call to serve the district.
“I’ve spent my life serving people,” said Engle.
He served in the military for two years and also served in the Kentucky National Guard for eight years.
Engle served five years as the post master at Dwarf and 29 years as the post master of Bulan. He spent 40 years working for the post office.
If elected, Engle said he would help create better facilities for students and improve on the success the school systems have had in their academic scores.
“I think the academic has improve a lot the last several years,” said Engle.
Engle had these parting words for voters of District 3, ” I would just like to say that, if I am fortunate enough to be elected that I would be a hard worker, be dedicated, be honest and I will not have no other interest than serving the children.”
TJ Caudill is a reporter with The Hazard Herald and he can be reached at 606-629-3245.