A nonprofit publication of the Kentucky Center for Public Service Journalism

Northern Elementary welcomes K-2 students back to campus after nearly a year of remote learning

Almost 150 youngsters – some excited and eager, others subdued and a tad sleepy – returned to Northern Elementary’s campus early Monday after nearly a year of remote learning amid the COVID-19 pandemic. A half-dozen buses unloaded students at Northern Elementary, where a couple of volunteers from Bryan Station High School helped out on Day 1. (Photo from FCPS) “They’re thrilled for the kids...

FCPS acting superintendent Marlene Helm provides update on plan for return to in-person learning

Fayette County Public Schools Acting Superintendent Marlene Helm clarified the district’s plan for a return to in-person learning and assured the community that the district is committed to welcoming all students back to campus as soon as safely possible. “We’re closer than we’ve ever been, but it’s just not an easy proposition,” Helm said during a virtual news conference Wednesday. “We...

Gov. Beshear reports 4th-highest number of cases — 825; roundup of COVID-related news

Gov. Andy Beshear on Saturday reported the fourth-highest number of COVID cases since March — 825 new cases and three deaths. This brings the state’s totals to 45,577 cases and 921 deaths. There were 145 new cases of children 18 and under and of those 15 were 5 and under. Two were just eight months old. There were 52 new cases in Fayette County. “Unfortunately, today, I’m reporting...