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Fayette County Board of Education elects Tyler Murphy as chair, Amy Green as vice chair

The Fayette County Board of Education has chosen its next leaders. By unanimous votes during their Jan. 5 virtual meeting, the members elected Tyler Murphy as chair and Amy Green as vice chair. Both positions are two-year terms. Tyler Murphy Stephanie Aschmann Spires of District 4, who was board chair since August 2018, chose not to seek another term. She remains on the board through 2022. Ray Daniels...

Kentucky Governor’s Scholars celebrate unique, successful 2020 summer program despite COVID-19

The Kentucky Governor’s Scholars Program (GSP) recognized 1,020 outstanding Kentucky high school seniors, representing all 120 counties, for completing the 38th summer program. The modified GSP summer program had a mixture of virtual and in-person experiences to keep students and staffers safe from COVID-19. Calling them his fellow scholars, Gov. Andy Beshear, a GSP alum from 1995, congratulated...

Kentucky Governor’s Scholars Program adapts classes to promote health, well-being in COVID-19 era

The 38th annual Kentucky Governor’s Scholars Program (GSP) is underway at two college campuses this summer, but with a mixture of virtual and in-person experiences and other modifications to keep students and staff safe from COVID-19. “I personally know how amazing and life-changing this program is for participants,” said Gov. Andy Beshear. “Not only am I an alum from 1995, I am the first Governor’s...