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Campbellsville University honors 169 teachers from 60 districts in Excellence in Teaching Ceremony

By Kasey Ricketts Special to KyForward At the annual 32nd Excellence in Teaching Ceremony, Campbellsville University recognized 169 teachers from 60 school districts. A total of 3,749 teachers have been recognized for their teaching excellence throughout the years. Kentucky Sen. Max Wise, R-Campbellsiville, shared his appreciation for the teachers across the commonwealth during the program at Campbellsville...

Legislative leaders name members of a bi-partisan School Safety Working Group

Legislative leaders have named the 10 members of a bi-partisan panel on school safety. The School Safety Working Group was decided upon by House and Senate leadership, in the wake of the shooting at Marshall County High School earlier this year, in which two students were killed and 18 others injured, 14 by bullets and four others while trying to flee. 
Senate President Robert Stivers, R-Manchester...

Gov. Bevin’s comments that school closures led to sexual assault, poisoning of children, draw ire

KyForward staff Reaction was swift and critical to comments made late Friday by Gov. Matt Bevin that protests in Frankfort by Kentucky teachers, which resulted in the closure of more than 30 school districts, led to sexual assault and poisoning of children. Gov. Bevin (LRC photo) Thousands of teachers were on hand Friday as the Kentucky General Assembly began the last two days of its regular session. Bevin...

Legislature sends governor Medicaid drug measures to help independent pharmacies and consumers

By Melissa Patrick Kentucky Health News A bill to allow pharmacists to tell their patients the least expensive way to pay for their medications and one to put the state back in direct charge of its Medicaid drug program have received final passage and are on the desk of Gov. Matt Bevin. Sen. Wise A revised version of Senate Bill 5, sponsored by Sen. Max Wise, R-Campbellsville, would put the Medicaid...

Campbellsville University grants diplomas to record number of 558 May graduates

“Through Christian education, lives are changed.” Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of Campbellsville University, told a record number of graduates in four ceremonies as 558 students received their degrees Friday and Saturday, May 12 and 13. For the 2016-17 academic year, 760 students will have graduated, upon completion of all academic requirements. Jessica Blakeman of Campbellsville, with...

Kentucky Boys State emphasized leadership, integrity for many state leaders

Around the Kentucky Boys State logo is a sentence that reads: “A week that shapes a lifetime.” Campbellsville University hosted the group of 115 young men June 4-10. “The program has had a long rich tradition nationally and throughout the Commonwealth for preparing young men for civic participation and military service,” said Max Wise, Kentucky State Senator and associate professor...