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Lexington students come through with much-needed donations to God’s Pantry Food Bank

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Thousands of students in Lexington’s public and private schools came through this fall with a much-needed donation of more than 67,000 pounds of nonperishables in the 2014 Kids Can Fight Hunger Food Drive. The donation has an estimated retail value …

Simmons Elementary in Versailles earns ENERGY STAR for role in saving energy

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Simmons Elementary School in Versailles was recognized by the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet and the Kentucky School Boards Association for earning the prestigious U. S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR certification, a national symbol for protecting the environment through …

Casey County Board of Education approves tobacco-free policy beginning next year

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  Schools in another longtime tobacco county in Southern Kentucky are going tobacco-free.   With only one member in opposition, the Casey County Board of Education enacted a tobacco-free school policy beginning with the 2015-16 academic year, Abigail Whitehouse reports …

STEAM Academy students use day out of school to sample new technology program

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  For about three dozen students, this particular day out of school meant fun and games of a whole new variety. Teams from host Bryan Station High, the STEAM Academy and The Learning Center at Linlee (TLC) tackled the “solar …

Talented Mercer County Senior High School students featured in Arts Council exhibition

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  The Arts Council of Mercer County presents “Budding: A Group Exhibit by Up and Coming Mercer County Senior High School Art Students” and the show will run from through Dec. 19, 2014. The exhibit is free and open to …

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky Inc., Partners for Youth award 13 scholarships

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Partners for Youth and Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky Inc. (TMMK) awarded 13 scholarships during a November reception at the Hilary J. Boone Center on the University of Kentucky’s campus.    Destiny Calhoun of Henry Clay High School received $1,500 for the A.J. Newcomb …

KyForward‘s ‘Science Guy’ one of only seven educators to become STEM certified trainer

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Jason Lindsey, KyForward‘s Science Guy and the creator of Hooked on Science, has become one of only seven STEM certified master trainers in the country.   STEM subjects – science, technology, engineering and mathematics – is an approach to education …

Six Kentuckians tapped for 2015 U.S.
Army All-American Marching Band

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Two musicians from Lafayette High School have been tapped for the 2015 U.S. Army All-American Marching Band, as well as three others from Western Kentucky and one from Southeastern Kentucky.   Trumpet player Ryan Booth and baritone player Chase Teachey …

Johnathan Gay: All roads lead to success when young people learn to be ‘kidpreneurs’

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The old joke has it that when you grew up in Eastern Kentucky in the old days you needed to master the “three R’s” to have a good living: Readin’, Ritin’ and Route 23 (if you lived farther west, just …

FCPS board hopes to have interim before Shelton leaves, new chief in place July 1

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The Fayette County Board of Education met last night for the first time since Superintendent Tom Shelton announced his resignation last Thursday (see KyForward story). Following the meeting, board chair John Price sent a letter updating employees, families and community …