Fayette County's public schools and Lexington Catholic have reached an agreement that will allow them to schedule regular-season sports contests with each other in the 2010-11 school year.
It includes rules dealing with transfers, and formation of an oversight panel that will review transfer cases.
Fayette County's public schools have rarely scheduled Lexington Catholic in boys' basketball over the last 20 years, or in any of the minor sports for the last decade.
Lexington Catholic President Steve Angelucci credited Fayette County Schools Superintendent Stu Silberman, Athletics Director Don Adkins, and director of high schools Mike McKenzie for their cooperation in negotiating an agreement.
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"We're very excited," Angelucci said. "It's going to have our kids playing their friends and neighbors the way they've wanted to for years.
"It's a safety issue as well. We'll all do less traveling to play very good competition, and it will create exciting rivalries in the county."
The agreement is all but official, with only a few details yet to be worked out.