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Pioneering journalist Dorothy Gilliam: ‘It was important to succeed so I could open door for others’

By John Gregory Special to KyForward Sometimes one coincidence is all it takes. Like the day that Dorothy Gilliam went to her part-time secretarial job at Louisville’s African-American newspaper, and the editor asked if she could fill in for an ailing co-worker. Dorothy Gilliam Gilliam admits that the stories she wrote for the paper’s society page weren’t War and Peace, but there was something...

Addressing Fayette Co. schools’ challenges a ‘moral imperative,’ new superintendent says

  By John Gregory Special to KyForward   On the first day of classes last month, the new superintendent of Fayette County Public Schools rode a bus with students, read stories to them, and even explained how he’s the person who cancels school when it snows.   Unfortunately, that’s the easy part of the job.   Emmanuel “Manny” Caulk must also shepherd a district that contains...

Addressing Fayette Co. schools' challenges a 'moral imperative,' new superintendent says

  By John Gregory Special to KyForward   On the first day of classes last month, the new superintendent of Fayette County Public Schools rode a bus with students, read stories to them, and even explained how he’s the person who cancels school when it snows.   Unfortunately, that’s the easy part of the job.   Emmanuel “Manny” Caulk must also shepherd a district that contains...