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Former Boone County Schools superintendent Randy Poe continuing education journey with the KBE

By Jacob Perkins
 Kentucky Teacher Randy Poe’s journey with Boone County schools began as a bus driver for the district. Now, after serving the northern Kentucky community for nearly 40 years, Poe’s journey continues with the Kentucky Board of Education (KBE). “I consider it a great honor to be nominated and recognized to sit on the board so that I can continue working for children in Kentucky,”...

Power in Numbers symposium shines spotlight on opportunity identified in Transfer of Wealth study

By Mark Hansel NKyTribune managing editor The Power in Numbers symposium at the St. Elizabeth Healthcare Training and Education Center in Erlanger Tuesday focused on philanthropy and how a collaborative community effort can capitalize on an emerging opportunity. Joseph Clabes, president of the Kentucky Philanthropy Initiative, explains the opportunity identified in the organization’s Transfer...

Boone County native James Alex Fields faces charges for driving car into crowd of protestors

James Alex Fields, 20, who grew up in Union, has been jailed in Charlottesvile, Va., and charged with second degree murder for plowing his silver Dodge Challenger into a crowd of peaceful protestors at a rally there. Charlottesville resident Heather D. Heyer, 32, a paralegal, died, and 19 others were injured. Protests started in Charlottesville on Friday night and escalated to violence among opposing...

Ready to Learn: Districts taking collaborative approach to ensuring kindergarten readiness

Preschool student Sarissa Bowman makes her way across balancing blocks on her way to centers in Felechia Wainscott’s class in Owen County. (Photo by Amy Wallot)   By Brenna R. Kelly Special to KyForward   As her teacher placed alternating large and small plastic stepping stones across the floor of her preschool classroom, student Khloe Dempsey called out “Ok, we’re doing a pattern.”   “We’re...

Master Provisions provides service learning experience to Boone County students

Master Provisions’ President Roger Babik explains about bicycle refurbishment to Boone County students. The organization ships donated bikes to Africa for transportation and providing bike repair jobs in the various African communities. (Photo provided)   Student Advisory Council members from all Boone County schools came together at Master Provisions for a service learning experience. Master...