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Bevin administration expects Work Ready scholarship to balloon after Medicaid waiver

A scholarship program started last year to help more people get technical workforce training certificates has been used by fewer than 1,500 students so far, but state officials said Thursday … Click to Continue »

Lexington teachers hold ‘walk-ins’ over pension bill, blast Bevin’s ‘name-calling’

Fayette County teachers on Thursday who participated in “walk-in” rallies to protest the pension bill that cuts teacher retirement benefits took aim at the latest criticism thrown at them by … Click to Continue »

Fired bookkeeper charged after $12,400 missing at Anderson County High

A former Anderson County High School bookkeeper has been charged with theft of more than $10,000 after an audit led to a Kentucky State Police investigation, according to court documents. … Click to Continue »

‘Enough is enough.’ Students in Lexington join walkout to make stand on gun violence

Walking out of their classrooms and into the school parking lot at 10 a.m. Wednesday, students at Lafayette High School joined their peers across the the city, state and the … Click to Continue »

This school’s theatre program has performed in a cemetery. How it got NBC’s attention.

There’s an unlikely connectin between a Kentucky school district’s budget constraints and a new NBC drama that starts March 13. NBC officials said a donation program inspired by the upcoming … Click to Continue »

Will more art help explain UK’s controversial mural? These two artists have a plan.

Two nationally recognized artists will come to the University of Kentucky this month to publicly present their ideas for art that might contextualize a controversial mural in Memorial Hall that … Click to Continue »

How will Lexington schools handle March 14 student walkout? What you need to know.

Lafayette High students Taleah Gipson and Maliya Homer say they feel fortunate to have the backing of their school administrators as they plan to participate in a nationally organized walkout … Click to Continue »

Superintendent: Fixed metal detectors to expand to other Fayette middle, high schools

Fixed metal detectors will expand into more Fayette County middle and high schools, Superintendent Manny Caulk said in a letter to families late Sunday night. “We are moving ahead as … Click to Continue »

After gun incidents, random searches for weapons being considered for Lexington schools

On Monday, the Fayette County School board will be discussing a new policy for random searches by school administrators using metal detector wands, Paul Laurence Dunbar Principal Betsy Rains said … Click to Continue »

Metal detectors, badges, whistles. How gun incidents are changing Lexington schools.

Stationary metal detectors will be placed at Frederick Douglas High School “as soon as possible,” after a student in class accidentally shot himself in the hand Friday, said Fayette Superintendent … Click to Continue »

Lexington teachers plan to hold ‘walk-in’ rallies over pensions next week

Fayette County teachers on March 15 plan to participate in “walk-in” rallies to protest the Senate bill that cuts teacher retirement benefits in an effort to fix Kentucky’s pension systems. … Click to Continue »

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