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UofL professor receives first David Karem Award

October 5, 2017 by The Lane Report

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 4, 2017) – The Kentucky Board of Education named Dr. W. Blake Haselton, superintendent-in- residence and associate clinical professor in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Louisville, as the first ...

In Appalachia, a public broadband project hits snags

October 1, 2017 by Brown County Democrat

Brown County DemocratFRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky's plan to build one of the country's largest publicly owned broadband networks was touted as a cornerstone of the effort to save the Appalachian economy by bringing high-speed internet to some of the poorest counties in ...

Region's schools making progress on test scores

October 1, 2017 by The Independent

FRANKFORT Kentucky high schools are showing improvement in three key areas — high school graduation, advanced placement performance and college-readiness benchmarks, according to the Kentucky Department of Education. Northeast Kentucky ...

More Ky. students graduate as achievement gaps persist

September 29, 2017 by Murray Ledger and Times

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — More Kentucky students graduated from high school and earned qualifying scores on Advanced Placement tests according to newly released state assessment data. Overall achievement increased slightly for elementary and middle ...

Lt. Gov. completes 25-county tour to promote entrepreneurship with high schoolers

September 25, 2017 by The Lane Report

The Lane ReportFRANKFORT, Ky. (Sep. 25, 2017) — Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton completed a tour of 25 counties across Kentucky last week to meet with high school students and promote the 2018 Lt. Gov.'s Entrepreneurship Challenge (LGEC). The LGEC is a pitch ...

Quarles Proclaims Sept. 17-23 Farm Safety, Health Week

September 14, 2017 by SurfKY News (registration) (blog)

SurfKY News (registration) (blog)FRANKFORT, Ky. (9/17/17) — Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles has proclaimed the week of Sept. 17-23 as Farm Safety and Health Week in Kentucky to call attention to the hazards unique to farming and encourage all Kentuckians to put safety first ...

Lt. Gov. Hampton Kicks Off 2018 Entrepreneurship Challenge

September 7, 2017 by UKNow (press release)

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 7, 2017) – Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton recently announced the kickoff of the 2018 Lieutenant Governor's Entrepreneurship Challenge (LGEC) at a reception hosted by Daviess County High School, which was home to the first-place team ...

National Awards Program Seeking Kentucky's Top Youth Volunteers Of 2018

September 5, 2017 by PR Newswire (press release)

FRANKFORT, Ky., Sept. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Today through November 7, 2017, The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards is looking for Kentucky's top youth volunteers of the year. Students in grades 5-12 are invited to apply for 2018 Prudential Spirit ...

Mary Byron's family fights parole for ex-boyfriend who ambushed, killed her at mall

August 14, 2017 by The Courier-Journal

The Courier-JournalFRANKFORT, Ky. — In a high-profile case, family and friends of Mary Byron pleaded with the Kentucky Parole Board on Monday to keep Donovan Harris — the man convicted of raping her and then killing her in an ambush — behind bars. "I fear for other ...

Gov. Bevin makes appointments to Kentucky boards and commissions

August 11, 2017 by The Lane Report

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 11, 2017) – Gov. Matt Bevin today made the following appointments to Kentucky Boards and Commissions: David Michael Gallagher and Matthew Monteiro have been appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Kentucky Retirement ...

Frankfort Independent Schools aeronautics teacher Mike Wagers resigns after arrest for meth possession

August 9, 2017 by

State-Journal.comThe program, which prepared students to receive their pilot's license and also taught them the basics of drone technology and aerospace engineering, drew students from both Frankfort High School and outside the district. The Kentucky Department of ...

Frankfort students help classmate overcome stage fright and perform

August 9, 2017 by WKYT

WKYTFRANKFORT, Ky. (WKYT) - Everyone who walks the halls at Frankfort High School knows Danielle Wilhoite. "She's very bright for sure. She has a big personality. She loves anybody and everybody," her fellow students said of her. "In the lunchroom or the ...

Officials: Former High School employee arrested for having meth

August 9, 2017 by WTVQ

WTVQFRANKFORT, Ky (WTVQ) – A former employee at Frankfort High School was arrested for having meth, according to officials. Frankfort Police say on August 4th Paul Michael Wagers was pulled over for not having tail lights and failing to use his turn signal.

Frankfort Independent Teacher Arrested For Possession Of Meth

August 9, 2017 by LEX18 Lexington KY News

LEX18 Lexington KY NewsFRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) - A Frankfort Independent teacher has been arrested for possession of a controlled substance after a traffic stop. 38-year-old Paul Michael Wagers was arrested early Saturday morning. He taught Aerospace studies at Frankfort ...

New state charter school director hired

August 2, 2017 by Kentucky Today (registration)

Kentucky Today (registration)The General Assembly approved public charter schools in Kentucky for the first time earlier this year when Gov. Matt Bevin signed House Bill 520. The state law calls for local school boards and the mayors of Lexington and Louisville to approve and ...

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