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Kentucky’s 2020 Superintendent of the Year leads turnaround in Fleming County Schools

By Jacob Perkins
 Kentucky Teacher Sitting on Fleming County Superintendent Brian Creasman’s desk alongside family photos and Georgia Bulldog memorabilia sits a trophy with a yellow note placed upon it that reads, “Kentucky School District of the Year.” Lift this note and you will find that it is the trophy he received for being named Kentucky’s 2020 Superintendent of the Year by the Kentucky...

Children learn about careers, community during UK extension’s Community Passport Adventure Camp

By Katie Pratt University of Kentucky Many parents often look for educational ways to help their children spend those “lazy days of summer,” and for the past several years in Fleming County, the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service and chamber of commerce have helped to fill that void. The Community Passport Adventure Camp is a weeklong, free program for young people ages 9-12....

Fleming County school staff going extra mile to feed kids through Kentucky School Breakfast Challenge

By Nadia Ramlagan Public News Service School staffers in the Commonwealth are being recognized for their creative efforts to feed more kids a nutritious breakfast each school day. Lashonda Cooper, a cafeteria manager at Simons Middle School in Fleming County, received a “Rising Star Award” in the Kentucky School Breakfast Challenge, a statewide contest run by Feeding Kentucky and the Dairy...

Deputy sheriff, third-grade teacher win Kentucky Proud Weddings Contest grand prize of $5,000

Justin and Christa Conley of Ewing won the second Kentucky Proud Weddings Contest, which includes a $5,000 grand prize package, The Kentucky Department of Agriculture has announced. “I want to thank the Conleys for making Kentucky Proud a part of their special day,” said Agricuture Commssioner Ryan Quarles. “We started Kentucky Proud Weddings to give our farm families an easy way to earn a share...

Central Kentucky computer users targeted by phone scammers to steal money, personal information

Central Kentucky computer users are being targeted by a phone scam claiming that they are owed “refunds” by well-known computer technical support companies. The calls are really from scammers trying to steal money and personal information. A Fleming County woman tells Better Business Bureau serving Central & Eastern Kentucky that she received a phone call saying she was being billed $499...

E-Discovery Challenge creates environment
of giving for Fleming County fourth-graders

Through the E-Discovery Challenge, Angel Hilterbrand's fourth-grade class conceived, created and operated a business and then made it profitable. They then turned around and donated the money. (Photo provided)   By Tim Thornberry KyForward contributor   As most teachers will attest, there comes a time when students will surprise and amaze them. Angel Hilterbrand’s fourth grade class at...

E-Discovery Challenge creates environment of giving for Fleming County fourth-graders

Through the E-Discovery Challenge, Angel Hilterbrand's fourth-grade class conceived, created and operated a business and then made it profitable. They then turned around and donated the money. (Photo provided)   By Tim Thornberry KyForward contributor   As most teachers will attest, there comes a time when students will surprise and amaze them. Angel Hilterbrand’s fourth grade class at...