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Constance Alexander: Conflict and compromise come alive on Western Kentucky History Day

For the fourth year in a row, students from elementary, middle, and high schools in Western Kentucky made the past come alive on History Day. The annual event, sponsored by the Kentucky Historical Society, brought approximately seventy-five youngsters to Murray State University’s Crisp Center in Paducah last week, where they competed for opportunities to showcase their history projects at a statewide...

Henry Clay, Dunbar seniors named National Youth Leaders of the Year as part of Youth Salute Program

For the first time in the 37-year history of the local Youth Salute program, two Lexington students have received the top two national awards. Henry Clay High School’s Anne Boggess was selected as the 2017 National Female Youth Leader of the Year and Paul Laurence Dunbar’s Zsombor Gal as the National Male Youth Leader of the Year. They accepted congratulations and $1,000 scholarships during an...

State students compete in historical research at Ky. Junior Historical Society conference

Students preparing work for judges at the 2012 Kentucky Junior Historical Society competition. (Photo from KJHS)   Students from around the Commonwealth will compete for recognition of their accomplishments in research and history at the Kentucky Junior Historical Society 2013 Conference and Kentucky History Day at the University of Louisville on Friday, April 26, and Saturday, April 27.   KJHS...

Donations on Kentucky Gives Day to historical society benefit student historians

The Kentucky Historical Society Foundation is a participant in the Kentucky Nonprofit Network’s first Kentucky Gives Day, a 24-hour online fundraising event bringing nonprofits and Kentuckians from across the Commonwealth together for one powerful day of action. Proceeds raised April 24 will benefit the Kentucky Junior Historical Society.   KJHS aims to transform students’ lives through the...