Shane Romines posted a Facebook video Friday pledging money for metal detectors in Corbin schools and challenging other community leaders to step up to similarly help defray expenses for smoke detectors in school districts. Some have joined the fund-raising drive which has expanded to about four counties.
A Tates Creek High School teacher and parent this week told Fayette County Board of Education members that mold and poor air quality in the school are affecting the health of students and staff, and making it harder for students to learn.
Alyssa Elswick credits the Robinson Scholars Program with giving her a chance to go to college at the University of Kentucky and return to Eastern Kentucky for medical school. Gov. Matt Bevin’s proposed budget would eliminate funding for the scholarship.
Beaumont Middle School teacher Brooke Powers was surprised with a $25,000 Milken Educator Award during an assembly on Tuesday, one of 44 awards given out to teachers across the country and the first in Kentucky to receive the award since 2015.
Martha Tillson, now a social work and psychology graduate of University of Kentucky, spoke to at graduation Friday about her years of hitchhiking across the United States before coming back to finish her degree.
Heather Estes says her son, fifth-grader Devin Estes, has been bullied at Stanton Elementary in Powell County because he doesn’t believe in God and doesn’t attend a morning religious service at the school. This video shows the morning program where a religious song is played and students recite the Pledge of Allegiance to the American flag.
Students of Bryan Station High School explain how the Academies of Lexington program educates students relevant to their career paths at Bryan Station and well as other Fayette County public high schools.
Crawford Middle School Principal Mike Jones, middle, praised students for alerting staff about the two weapons taken to the school Wednesday. Fayette schools spokeswoman Lisa Deffendall, left, and Lawrence Weathers, director of district law enforcement, were with Jones.