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Citing COVID-19, University of Kentucky to have online commencement for December grads

This year’s University of Kentucky graduates will not get an in-person commencement ceremony any time soon thanks to worries over the potential spread of the COVID-19 virus at an event, … Click to Continue »

Keeneland’s track announcer tests positive for COVID-19, misses Fall Meet’s last day

Keeneland’s track announcer Kurt Becker will miss closing day of the Fall Meet Saturday after testing positive for COVID-19, racetrack officials said. “Kurt is experiencing only mild symptoms and he … Click to Continue »

Beshear calls Saturday’s nearly 1,800 new Kentucky coronavirus cases ‘frightening’

The same day Gov. Andy Beshear was excited to be out of quarantine, he later revealed that the state had a “frightening” increase in COVID-19 cases Saturday. Beshear said Saturday’s … Click to Continue »

Friday night lost: Two Lexington football games postponed after COVID-19 positive

A Lexington high school football player’s positive COVID-19 test has led to two Friday night games bring postponed, Fayette district spokeswoman Lisa Deffendall said. The Friday night matchups between Tates … Click to Continue »

Some love it. Others want to leave it. How is Fayette’s Virtual Learning Academy working?

Misti Meece and her son on Thursday joined hundreds at a drive-through open house for Fayette County School’s Virtual Learning Academy, an online program separate from the at-home learning most … Click to Continue »

Fayette County Public Schools virtual learning open house

The FCPS Virtual Learning Academy Open House outside the FCPS warehouse … Click to Continue »

Should UK release sexual harassment records? Decision now rests with Ky. Supreme Court

The long-running open records dispute between the University of Kentucky and its student newspaper reached its largest stage Friday with dueling arguments between the university and the Kentucky Kernel’s attorneys … Click to Continue »

Kentucky Kernel, UK opening arguments on records request case

Opening oral arguments from attorneys representing University of Kentucky and Kentucky Kernel to KY’s supreme court over an open records request on a sexual assault case. … Click to Continue »

BCTC partners with fast food giant to offer tuition help to nearly 2,000 Ky. students

Lexington-area McDonald’s operators are hoping to hire over 2,000 new employees in the coming months by offering tuition assistance to new hires who also attend community college locally. As part … Click to Continue »

Kentucky superintendent apologizes, keeps his job after blackface photo emerges

The superintendent of Paducah Public Schools in Western Kentucky apologized after a photo emerged of him in blackface, wearing a gold chain and a do-rag. Superintendent Donald Shively acknowledged the … Click to Continue »

The best teacher in Kentucky and the top high school teacher are from Lexington

An educator at Lexington’s Stonewall Elementary has been named Kentucky Teacher of the Year and a Lafayette High School teacher was named the state’s high school teacher of the year. … Click to Continue »

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