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Bright and shiny, Fayette County’s Brenda Cowan Elementary full of anticipation on opening day

Students got right to work on the first day of school at Brenda Cowan Elementary. (Photo from FCPS) At Brenda Cowan Elementary, excitement was the buzzword for Day 1 of the 2019-20 school year. As teachers welcomed their classes, staffers tied bus/car tags onto backpacks, and students practiced carrying imaginary trays through the lunch line, everyone seemed in high spirits at the newest facility in...

Fayette County Public Schools celebrates official opening of Brenda Cowan Elementary

(Photo from FCPS) Family, colleagues, and local officials agreed at the Aug. 12 ribbon-cutting ceremony that naming the newest elementary in Fayette County Public Schools after the late Brenda Cowan was an easy call. “She was a hard worker with a great attitude and an unmatched sense of humor,” Lexington Fire Chief Kristin Chilton said during the outdoor program. “She was the type of person you’d...