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EKU’s Jackie Alexander: A unique journey from Army officer in Iraq to college basketball coach

Jackie Alexander was raised 30 miles south of Eastern Kentucky University’s campus, along the Dix River in a small, close-knit community called Brodhead. Population at the last census: 1,211. “There’s something special about growing up where everyone knows everyone,” she said. Alexander became a basketball star at nearby Rockcastle County High School. As a senior in 2010, she led...

Retired Rockcastle County educator honored with brick paver at Lindsey Wilson College

Retired Rockcastle County High School guidance counselor Dale Whitaker, center, is presented a paver for the Lindsey Wilson College Alumni & Friends Walkway in honor of his 31-year career in education. (Photo from LWC)   The Lindsey Wilson College community recently honored a retired Kentucky educator for his efforts to promote higher education in his community.   Dale Whitaker recently...