Cost of gasoline putting pressure on high school teams

The wheels on the bus go round and round.

And the prices at the pump go up and up, which is causing several area school administrators to say "shorten your trips."

The rising cost of gasoline is fueling mandatory travel restrictions for sports teams in Kentucky school districts.

Franklin County has a new policy limiting road games to counties within a 50-mile radius on weeknights and a 75-mile radius on weekends. That limits teams at Franklin County and Western Hills to about 39 counties to which they may travel on weekends.

"We have made adjustments and changes that help with the cost of diesel fuel as well as keeping these players from being out so late on school nights," said Wayne Dominick, a district spokesman

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