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Kentucky’s Tyrese Maxey figures to take on bigger role as junior Nick Richards recovers from injury

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Tyrese Maxey didn’t start Kentucky’s exhibition opener against Georgetown College, but that doesn’t mean much moving forward. As Kentucky inches closer to the season-opener against Michigan State set for Tuesday at Madison Square Garden in the State Farm Champions Classic, Maxey figures to play a bigger role as junior Nick Richards recovers from a foot injury he...

Cats lose Nick Richards to ankle injury, but have little trouble with Georgetown College in exhibition opener

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Kentucky had no trouble with Georgetown College in the first of two exhibition games Sunday night. 
Although the Wildcats rolled past the defending NAIA national champions 80-53, the team’s roster dwindled after junior forward Nick Richards suffered a lower leg injury early the second half and didn’t return. Prior to the injury, Richards made all three of his attempts...

Thomas More University athletics program makes official move to NAIA, Mid-South Conference

Thomas More University has made its official move to the NAIA and the Mid-South Conference from NCAA Division III. TMU was a previous member of the NAIA from 1947 to 1990 before joining the NCAA. TMU also joined the Mid-South Conference, an NAIA conference with eight core member institutions in Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, and Georgia. The member institutions include Campbellsville University, Cumberland...

Georgetown College Board of Trustees names William A. Jones as 25th president

After a nationwide search, Georgetown College has announced William A. Jones as its 25th President. Dave Adkisson, Chairman of the Georgetown College Board of Trustees, said, “Will’s unequivocal commitment to Christian higher education, along with his impressive history of fundraising and growing enrollment at institutions like Georgetown, makes him the perfect fit for the College. The Board of...

Bluegrass Tomorrow presents IdeaFestival day for juniors; Astronaut Story Musgrave to speak

Famed NASA Astronaut Story Musgrave, who holds one of his several graduate degrees from the University of Kentucky, returns to Lexington to headline IdeaFestival (IF) Student Day on April 16 for nearly 1,000 Fayette County Public School juniors. Presented by Bluegrass Tomorrow’s Bluegrass Higher Education Consortium, the program is designed for students to focus on the next step into their...

CBS News ‘On the Road’ correspondent Steve Hartman to speak at Georgetown
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Steve Hartman, a CBS News correspondent who brings viewers moving stories from the extraordinary people he meets in his weekly feature segment “On the Road,” will speak on the campus of Georgetown College on March 29. Steve Hartman (Photo by John Paul Filo/CBS) His appearance launches the College’s Scholarship Series, expected to become an annual fundraising event to benefit student scholarships....

Peaks Mill Elementary teacher Angie Beavin earns prestigious $25,000 Milken Educator Award

Fifth-grade teacher Angie Beavin knows how to meet the needs of her students at Peaks Mill Elementary in Frankfort, and it all starts with reading. As the saying goes, reading is fundamental, but in the contemporary classroom you could add that data helps get the job done. Beavin is an enthusiastic proponent of the Public Education and Business Coalition’s “Thinking Strategies” method,...

Georgetown College commits to affordable higher education with ‘Guarantee: Pell Pledge Scholarship’

In keeping with Georgetown College’s commitment to make higher education affordable, the College introduces the “GC Guarantee: Pell Pledge Scholarship.” The new scholarship is available to all Pell Grant-eligible families of academically-accomplished students who value an elite, Christian education. Through the generosity of alumni and other donors who care about the future of Georgetown College...

Georgetown College announces Adkisson, Mills to head 2019 Board of Trustees leadership team

The 2019 leadership team for the Georgetown College Board of Trustees has been announced. Dave Adkinson Dave Adkisson, Class of 1973, becomes Chairman, and Bob Mills, Class of 1967, Vice-Chairman on January 1, 2019. Each will serve a one-year term. Adkisson, a trustee since 2014, is currently President and CEO of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, the Commonwealth’s largest business association. As...

Girls rule young adult literature at 37th annual Kentucky Book Fair on Nov. 17 in Lexington

Fierce females will be the focus of a young adult literature panel at the 37th annual Kentucky Book Fair on Nov. 17 in Lexington at the Kentucky Horse Park Alltech Arena. The Kentucky Book Fair is the anchor event of the Kentucky Book Festival, taking place Nov. 12-17. Authors Mindee Arnett, Geanna Culbertson, Kristina McBride, and Lynn Slaughter will be on stage together, discussing the importance...

Georgetown College’s President M. Dwaine Greene to retire at the end of the academic year in 2019

Dr. Michael Dwaine Greene, president of Georgetown College, announced Thursday that he will be stepping away from his presidency at the close of the 2018-19 academic year. Greene declined the wish of the College’s Board of Trustees to extend his contract, citing a desire to relocate closer to his family. Greene wrote in his letter to the College’s staff: “With every good wish for Georgetown...

Georgetown College introduces new logo, linking proud heritage to an unlimited future

Georgetown College, Kentucky’s oldest Baptist-heritage institution of higher learning, has introduced a new logo. The logo replaces all previous iterations and is to be used exclusively internally and externally in all printed publications as well as media – wherever there is a mention of Georgetown College. (Note: all references to Georgetown College athletics should continue to use the previously-distributed...

Hayes Middle School’s Deener named Kentucky History Teacher of the Year

April Deener of Edythe J. Hayes Middle School has been selected the 2018 History Teacher of the Year for Kentucky by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, a nonprofit organization dedicated to K-12 history education. April DeenerThe award honors one teacher from each state, the District of Columbia, Defense Department schools, and U.S. territories. Deener is now in this pool for National...

Georgetown College accreditation reaffirmed following 2014 sanctions by SACSCOC

Georgetown College’s accreditation has been reaffirmed by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), which is the regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southern states. The College received news of the decision last following the meeting of the SACSCOC Board of Trustees in San Antonio, Texas. Because of...

Bill Straub: Following Tuesday’s primary election, the Republican Party now the party of Trump

WASHINGTON – There can no longer be any doubt that the Republican Party, once known as the party of Lincoln and, later, the party of Reagan, is now the party of Trump. The proof comes in Tuesday night’s primary election results. In South Carolina, state Rep. Katie Arrington toppled incumbent Rep. Mark Sanford to capture the GOP nomination for that state’s 1st Congressional District seat centered...

Kentucky by Heart: What makes your college that ‘special’ school? Kentuckians share their thoughts

Note: Following is the first of a two-part article about individuals sharing comments about their “special college” in Kentucky. It was always a given that I’d go to college after graduating from Campbell County High School back in 1971. The best I could tell, there were few in the Flairty or Fryer lineage who set forth on that path, so I guess I was a bit of a pioneer. Understandably, the particular...

IdeaFestival Student Day for middle, high school students coming to Norton Center on March 29

IdeaFestival Student Day is returning to the Bluegrass Region March 29, highlighted by the unique Career Maker Faire which focuses on helping students with their college and career awareness. IF Bluegrass will take place at the Norton Center for the Arts, presented by the Bluegrass Higher Education Consortium, an initiative of Bluegrass Tomorrow.  IF Bluegrass, a one-day festival, is free to middle...

Kentucky’s Poet Laureate, a Georgetown College graduate, returns to campus for a public reading

Kentucky’s Poet Laureate, Frederick Smock, Ph.D., Georgetown College Class of 1976, returns to campus on Tuesday, Nov. 7 for a reading. It is open to the public. The reading will be held in the Ward Room, first floor of the college’s Ensor Learning Resource Center located near South Mulberry and East College Streets, beginning at 11 a.m. Fred Smock Smock is a Louisville native and is now a Professor...

Campbellsville University names Dr. Eric Carter as dean of regional instruction and services

Dr. Eric Carter is the new dean of regional instruction and services and associate professor of sociology at Campbellsville University. Carter has served as associate professor and chair of the Department of Sociology at Georgetown College, Ky. since 2007. Carter graduated from Carson-Newman College with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology in 1999 and received his Master of Arts in Sociology in 2001 from...

Georgetown College, Kentucky Wesleyan among schools still on regional accreditation probation

Kentucky Wesleyan and Georgetown (Ky.) College are among four small private colleges — along with one community college — that have been placed on probation by the regional accreditor for the southern United States. The probations were announced last week at a meeting of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. At the four private colleges, all of which have struggled in recent...