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Kentucky State Police seeks candidates; Academy Class 101 to include innovative training format

Law enforcement agencies around the country have worked to adapt to a changing environment in response to the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) and civil unrest. The Kentucky State Police (KSP) is seeking individuals who want to make a difference by being responsive to the unique needs currently faced by our communities. KSP is calling for certified law enforcement officers who want to increase their...

Solid foundation in place, Sayre prepares for first full season of varsity football since 1976

By Chad Hensley Special to KyForward Building a high school football program is like building a house in that it needs to start with a good, solid foundation. Heading into their first full varsity season with a strong foundation will be the Sayre Spartans. Many people are familiar with Chad Pennington because he threw for more than 13,000 yards and 115 touchdowns while at Marshall University. He also...

Despite key losses on offense, Scott County looks to challenge Frederick Douglass for district title

(KyForward is previewing the upcoming prep football season for many programs in Central Kentucky. The season is scheduled to begin Sept. 11.) By Chad Hensley Special to KyForward When looking up the word consistency in the Kentucky high school football dictionary, one program that will always be listed is Scott County. Each season, the Cardinals of head coach Jim McKee are tabbed as a serious challenger...

Congressman Barr announces Congressional Art Competition for high school students

Congressman Andy Barr announced the Congressional Art Competition which is open to all high school students in the Sixth District.   The overall winner will have his or her work displayed in the United States Capitol for the next year. It will represent the Sixth Congressional District of Kentucky among hundreds of pieces from other congressional districts throughout the country.   The winner...

Kentucky Board of Education moves to close achievement gaps through renewed support

The Kentucky Board of Education renewed its commitment to educating ALL students and emphasized closing achievement gaps as one of its top priorities.   “This is not only about compliance but is an ethical imperative about reaching each child,” Kentucky Department of Education Chief of Staff Tommy Floyd told the board. “By focusing on the individual needs of students we will not only reduce...

Deadline fast approaching for freshmen interested in Robinson Leaders Program

  By Jeff Spradling UKNow     The Robinson Scholars Program at the University of Kentucky is currently accepting applications for its high school leadership program through 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20.   To be eligible, applicants must be in the freshman year of high school, reside in one of the 29 Eastern Kentucky counties in the Robinson Scholars service area, and be first generation...