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New report indicates retirement security is critical for Commonwealth to hire quality teachers

By Nadia Ramlagan Public News Service Defined benefit pensions are a major factor for recruiting and retaining new teachers in the Commonwealth, and according to new research by the National Institute on Retirement Security, more than 96% of teachers say whittling away pensions would drastically affect the state’s ability to attract new teachers to the profession. Laura Adams is a fourth-generation...

Keith Taylor: Kentucky’s improved recruiting and talent showing as Wildcats open 2019 season

Kentucky’s football team hasn’t reached the same level as Southeastern Conference power and national title contender Alabama, but the Wildcats are enjoying similar success when it comes to winning football games. During the past 14 encounters, the Wildcats have recorded 11 victories and have lost just three times. Among Southeastern Conference foes, only the Crimson Tide has a better record than...

School bus drivers are often ‘unsung heroes’ in K-12 schools; Many Ky. districts struggling to find drivers

By Ron Daley Special to KyForward Kentucky K-12 bus drivers face many responsibilities being the first school official to warmly greet students and deliver them to their school for the day and return them home safely around eight hours later. Districts across the state are having difficulty recruiting bus drivers for this critical task in the education process. Most of the bus routes in rural districts...

Kentucky signs record-setting football class, including top talent from Kentucky and Ohio

Kentucky coach Mark Stoops, in his first full recruiting class, oversaw perhaps the best in school history. (Photo by James Pennington)   It felt real when Matt Elam committed to Kentucky last week, the five-star defensive tackle from Elizabethtown who chose to build something with Mark Stoops and the Wildcats instead of fall in to the destruction assembly line at Alabama. That’s the day...

UK football recruiting class ranked No. 1
after most recent verbal commitment

UK tops Texas, Tennessee, Texas A&M and Alabama in the Rivals ranking as of June 18. (Image from Rivals.com)   Staff report   A commitment from two-star offensive lineman Derrick Kelly has vaulted the UK football 2014 recruiting class to No. 1 in Rivals.com’s national ranking.   The ranking, which rewards teams points based on individual commitment’s rating and placement...

UK football recruiting class ranked No. 1 after most recent verbal commitment

UK tops Texas, Tennessee, Texas A&M and Alabama in the Rivals ranking as of June 18. (Image from Rivals.com)   Staff report   A commitment from two-star offensive lineman Derrick Kelly has vaulted the UK football 2014 recruiting class to No. 1 in Rivals.com’s national ranking.   The ranking, which rewards teams points based on individual commitment’s rating and placement...