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Walker, Thomas named recipients of inaugural Education Support Staff Professional Award

By Jim Gaines Kentucky Teacher Two Kentucky classified school employees – one from Barren County and one from Harrison County – became the first recipients of the new Kentucky Education Support Staff Professional (KESSP) Award. Shelly Thomas, youth service center coordinator for the Barren County School District, and Robert Walker, school safety and wellness coordinator for Harrison County Schools,...

Harrison and Barren County teachers to represent Kentucky for 2020 national RISE Awards

By Jacob Perkins
 Kentucky Teacher Robert Walker, a school safety and wellness coordinator in Harrison County, and Shelly Thomas, a family resource center coordinator in Barren County, have been selected to represent Kentucky for the national 2020 Recognizing Inspirational School Employees (RISE) Award. Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman made the announcement during Gov. Andy Beshear’s media briefing...

Lt. Gov. Coleman announces education pioneer Nettie Depp to be first woman to have statue in Capitol

Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman on Wednesday announced plans to unveil the first monument honoring a woman in the state Capitol. The new monument will be placed in the West Wing of the Capitol, as planned. “In honor of the United States Women’s Suffrage Centennial August 18 and Women’s Equality Day on August 26th, today I’m announcing the first monument honoring a woman, Nettie Depp, in the state...

Quarles urges Kentuckians to grill ‘locally-sourced burgers’ in honor of Beef Month in May

With more than a million beef cows, Kentucky boasts largest beef cattle inventory east of the Mississippi River and the eighth-most in the nation as the state celebrates Beef Month. “With the weather warming, I urge Kentuckians to join me by throwing some locally-sourced burgers on their backyard grills in honor of May as beef month,” Agriculture Commissioner Dr. Ryan Quarles said. “Beef is not...

Electrical and software engineering company Alliant Technologies announces new Glasgow facility

Alliant Technologies LLC, an electrical and software engineering company, will invest nearly $1.19 million in Glasgow to establish a 30-job electrical panel fabrication facility. “We are growing at an aggressive rate, opening offices in Texas and California,” said Lee Seward, president of Alliant. “We are proud of our roots in Kentucky, where we are headquartered and excited to locate...