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Department of Justice providing $1.7 million to bolster school security in Eastern Kentucky

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today The U.S. Department of Justice announced on Monday $85.3 million to bolster school security, with $1.7 million earmarked for the Eastern District of Kentucky. The grants will go to the Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative, which serves 15 school districts with 155,000 students in north-central Kentucky; as well as the Campbell County Board of Education, Rowan County Schools,...

iLEAD Academies get Ky. School Board Association Public Education Achieves in Kentucky award

The Kentucky School Boards Association will present Carroll, Gallatin, Henry, Owen and Trimble county school district officials with the Public Education Achieves in Kentucky (PEAK) Award at 9 a.m. today, at the iLEAD Academy in Carrollton. The award ceremony will be preceded by a tour of iLEAD Academy. The PEAK Award, given twice yearly, was established in 1997 to focus statewide attention on outstanding...

What can be done about child obesity? Health care, education leaders discuss critical issue

By Al Cross Kentucky Health News   Children who are physically active are likely to be better learners, but not enough Kentucky schools seem to put that knowledge into practice, speakers suggested at the recent Kentucky Summit on Childhood Obesity and Physical Activity at the University of Kentucky.   Kentucky ranks eighth in child obesity, and nationally, adult obesity is expected to grow...