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School Choice Week Begins in Kentucky
Monday, January 23, 2017 7:57 AM
National School Choice Week begins today in Kentucky and across the country. There are 371 events planned in the Bluegrass State to raise awareness about K-12 school choice, and 21,392 events nationwide. The events in Kentucky, which are independently planned and independently funded, include everything from information sessions and open houses at schools to rallies, policy discussions, ...
UofL Board Appoints New Interim School President
Saturday, January 21, 2017 9:09 PM
The University of Louisville's board of trustees has elected a new chairman and appointed an interim school president in its first meeting since being formed by Gov. Matt Bevin. Media reports say the board appointed Dr. Greg Postel, who has been with the university for 23 years and has been serving as the interim executive vice president of health affairs, as interim president during a meeting ...
Friends of Library Prepare for Winter Book Sale
Saturday, January 21, 2017 5:55 PM
Friends of the Library's two day winter used book sale opens Friday, Jan. 27 at 9 am. The sale collection includes more than 20,000 books sorted by subject, a collection of local and special interest books, and hundreds of media titles sorted by format. Once again, Paducah's St Paul Lutheran Church Gym is the site of this annual fundraising event. The sale hours are Friday, Jan. 27, 9 ...
Rally Friday for National School Choice Week
Thursday, January 19, 2017 10:51 AM
Supporters of school choice from every side – public, online, private, homeschooling, and everything in between – will gather in an unprecedented demonstration of support for increasing opportunity in education throughout Kentucky. On Friday, January 27, at 10 a.m., more than 500 supporters are expected to gather on the state capitol steps for a celebration including student ...
Abramson Heads to Louisville to Work at Bellarmine
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 8:25 PM
Former longtime Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson, who also served a stint as Kentucky's lieutenant governor, is returning home to take a job at Bellarmine University after working in President Barack Obama's administration. The Louisville school said Wednesday that Abramson will teach courses on leadership and civics. He'll also develop and direct a new institute for local government leadership ...
David Hoy Awarded DAR Youth Citizenship Medal
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 6:47 AM
David Hoy, Paducah Tilghman High School sophomore, has been awarded the Daughters of the American Revolution Youth Citizenship Medal for his demonstration of outstanding patriotism, honor, service, courage, and leadership. Nominated by Paducah Tilghman, Hoy received a medal and certificate from Cindy Byrd, member of the Paducah chapter of the DAR, for his contributions to his community. He ...
MSU Names New Director of Faculty Development
Saturday, January 14, 2017 3:00 PM
Murray State University has named Firm Faith Watson the new director of the Faculty Development Center. Watson’s faculty development experience includes serving as the instructional designer in the University Center for Excellence in Teaching at Indiana University South Bend for over five years. While serving in that capacity, she developed various professional development opportunities ...
PTHS Senior Nominated by KY for Scholars Program
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 4:00 PM
Jose Roberto dos Remedios, senior at Paducah Tilghman High School, has been named one of ten outstanding high school males nominated by the state of Kentucky for the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. Ten males and ten females from each state are chosen to advance to the national recognition program. Dos Remedios is a National Merit Semifinalist, an AP Scholar with Distinction, an alumnus ...
WKCTC Sponsors One Book Video Trailer Contest
Sunday, January 08, 2017 12:07 AM
Movie and book trailers are one of the most effective ways to entice audiences to go see a film or read a book. With this in mind, West Kentucky Community and Technical College is sponsoring a student video trailer contest to attract readers for this year's One Book Read. The contest, which is open to all WKCTC students, online and on-campus, as well as WKCTC dual credit and area high school ...
Company Pays Off Overdue School Lunches in Lyon Co
Monday, December 26, 2016 2:27 AM
A company in western Kentucky has paid off about $7,300 in past due lunch accounts at the Lyon County School District. Thomas Enterprises in Eddyville wrote the check that cleared the outstanding balance accrued by unpaid student lunches at the school. Thompson president Daniel Thompson told The Paducah Sun his company's donation was inspired by similar acts of generosity in New Mexico and ...
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