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Board approves largest budget in UK history; includes 1% tuition increase

A 1% bump in the University of Kentucky’s tuition and student fees, an increase in the hourly minimum wage, a $1,000 bonus for some UK employees and paid family leave … Click to Continue »

District cites ‘significant budget shortfalls’ as Fayette Schools CFO loses job.

Citing failure to inform her about “projected significant budget shortfalls”, acting Fayette Superintendent Marlene Helm is not renewing the contract of the school district’s chief financial officer. In response, John … Click to Continue »…

Rising construction costs add $6.6 million to price for new Lexington middle school.

The projected costs of Lexington’s long awaited new middle school, set to open in 2023 on Polo Club Boulevard, have increased from $40.6 million to $47.2 million. “Based on current … Click to Continue »

Tenured UK professor accused of research misconduct resigns before termination hearing

A tenured professor at the University of Kentucky has tendered his resignation, just days before the UK Board of Trustees was scheduled to hold a hearing on whether to terminate … Click to Continue »

Vaccinated University of Kentucky students, staff freed from these COVID restrictions

Vaccinated students will be able to do away with masks and mandatory COVID-19 testing at the University of Kentucky, officials announced Thursday. In a letter to the campus community published … Click to Continue »

KY bills ban racism theory from being taught in schools. Topic ‘exploded’ nationwide.

Kentucky is joining several states where Republican lawmakers have introduced bills to limit how race is discussed in the classroom. A Republican lawmaker from Nicholasville on Friday pre-filed the second … Click to Continue »

Missing Milestones: Just in time for senior prom, ‘it was like there was no COVID’

Editor’s Note: This is the fifth story in an occasional series on how COVID-19 is changing life for one Kentucky High School senior. In a white sequined dress paired with … Click to Continue »

Missing Milestones: An in-person senior prom

Frankfort High School held an outdoor, in-person prom in May after last year’s prom had been cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. … Click to Continue »

Fayette special education student didn’t get enough help during pandemic, lawsuit alleges

A disabled child and their parents on Monday filed a federal lawsuit against the Fayette County Public Schools board alleging they didn’t get the special education help they needed while … Click to Continue »

In what could be a first, UK board of trustees will vote on firing tenured faculty member

For what is thought to be the first time, the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees will vote next week on whether to end the appointment of a tenured UK … Click to Continue »

New FCPS superintendent: ‘I am excited to get to work’

Demetrus Liggins speaks at a press conference after being named the new superintendent of Fayette County Public Schools on Friday, June 4, 2021 at the FCPS John D. Price Building in Lexington, Ky. … Click to Continue »

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