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AppHarvest places container farm at Carter G. Woodson Academy

AppHarvest placed its first container farm in a metro area at Lexington’s Carter G. Woodson Academy on Friday, Sept. 17, 2021. … Click to Continue »

UK passes 85 percent vaccination rate. What to know about COVID data on campus.

The University of Kentucky will now begin updating its COVID-19 data dashboard twice a week, President Eli Capilouto said in his weekly update on Thursday. As of Sept. 15, 85.4% … Click to Continue »

Can a shipping container encourage Lexington kids to ‘feed the world’? AppHarvest hopes so.

The Applied technology company AppHarvest on Friday placed its first container farm in a metro area at Lexington’s Carter G. Woodson Academy. Each retrofitted shipping container serves as a hands-on … Click to Continue »

School districts in Central Kentucky county ease or lift student mask requirements

Starting Friday, Mercer County Schools in Harrodsburg are no longer requiring masks inside school buildings. Mercer Superintendent Jason Booher told families in a letter Thursday night that the school board … Click to Continue »

Fayette schools warn of expulsions and legal action over TikTok-driven theft and damage

“Nearly all” of Lexington’s middle and high schools are seeing instances — primarily in boy’s bathrooms — of students taking part in social media challenges that encourage damage or theft … Click to Continue »

At least 33 Kentucky K-12 school employees have reportedly died of COVID since 2020.

A Warren County school bus driver, a Carroll County High School teacher and a Jefferson County counselor are among the latest of at least 33 Kentucky K-12 educators who have … Click to Continue »

School bus cancellations still upending Fayette families. Is help on the way?

With as many as 20 bus cancellations and multiple delays announced every day for weeks, Fayette Superintendent Demetrus Liggins said three new bus drivers and one new substitute driver have … Click to Continue »

‘Devastating loss.’ KY county’s 2020 Teacher of the Year dies of COVID complications.

A Caverna Independent High School teacher has died of complications from COVID-19, district officials announced Wednesday “We at the Caverna Independent School District, have suffered a devastating loss, and we … Click to Continue »

KY universities shut during COVID. Should they refund $729 million to students?

In March 2020, Kentucky’s public universities shut down their campuses to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and switched their 121,000 students to online classes for the rest of the spring … Click to Continue »

Ky. school warns parents that kids are barking like dogs and it’s a TikTok trend

Camp Ernst Middle School officials in the Boone County School District told parents in a letter this week that kids are barking at each other, which is a trend on … Click to Continue »

COVID-stricken Kentucky high school football player hospitalized. Coach improving.

In addition to coach Jim Matney, a Johnson Central football player has been hospitalized with COVID, the school’s principal confirmed Wednesday. Student Cameron Law had been on a ventilator at … Click to Continue »

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