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North Carolina native Barry Richburg selected as next principal of Yates Elementary School

A seasoned educator with experience in two of the nation’s top-rated school districts will be the next principal of Yates Elementary School, Fayette County Public Schools Superintendent Manny Caulk has announced. With the selection of Barry Richburg, a North Carolina native who coincidentally served as principal of Yates Mill Elementary School in Raleigh, all of the leadership openings in the district...

New study shows Kentucky ranks 45th nationally in ability to shape health care flexibility

Kentucky ranks 45th in the nation in terms of how much flexibility patients and providers have in shaping health care, according to a new project produced by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. The Healthcare Openness and Access Project (HOAP) is a toolkit that allows each state to compare its laws, regulations, and markets with those of other states. It is intended to spur conversation...

Climate change forum to focus on shared values, will ‘resonate with many Kentuckians’

The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture will host a free public forum, “Climate Change: Values, National Security and Free Enterprise,” at 7 p.m. April 4 in the UK Student Center ballroom.   The forum will include climate change experts with viewpoints that will resonate with many Kentuckians, said Paul Vincelli, extension professor in the UK Department of Plant Pathology...