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Billy Reed: Proud of military service, however miniscule, where life lessons were learned

On the Fourth of July weekend in 1967, I was in U.S. Army basic training at Fort Ord, CA, a picturesque place hard by the Pacific Ocean just south of Monterey, home of a famed music festival. I didn’t know why I was there instead of Fort Knox near my home in Kentucky, and when I asked an officer, the only response I got was, “Reed, you have a bad attitude.” I’ve been thinking a lot about that...

CPE wins $200,000 Lumina Foundation grant to advance employability outcomes of graduates

The Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE) has been awarded a $200,000 Lumina Foundation grant to help prepare graduates with essential employability skills that enhance employment, earnings and equity outcomes, and to develop a data system to track the progress. Kentucky is one of nine states chosen from a pool of 23 states to participate in Lumina’s new national grant program to help develop...

Kentucky Association of Manufacturers announces 2019 Manufacturers of the Year, Employee of the Year

The Kentucky Association of Manufacturers (KAM) have announced the winners of its 19th Annual Manufacturer of the Year Awards and Employee of the Year awards. The awards were presented at KAM’s Excellence in Manufacturing Summit in Lexington. The Manufacturer of the Year Awards were made possible by Brown-Forman, and the Employee of the Year Award was made possible by the Kentucky Community and Technical...

Outstanding state employees honored during 2019 Governor’s Ambassador Award ceremony

Fifteen employees of the Commonwealth were awarded the 2019 Governor’s Ambassador Award (GAA) in a ceremony held at the Governor’s Mansion on Thursday. State employees who have positively influenced the lives of co-workers, customers, or the community are recognized through the award program. This year, the Personnel Cabinet received more than 160 nominations. Gov. Matt Bevin (left) presents David...

Kate Fryar: Helping students learn to be part of team, learning and working together to make progress

By Kate Fryar Boyle County Schools Earlier this year, a student in one of my 9th-grade English classes was passing back graded work. Halfway through the stack, she flipped her ponytail, held a paper up to my face and asked, “WHO IS THIS?” in a voice louder than I would have liked her to use. I tried to discreetly point across the room to a quiet boy in the corner, but it was too late – he had...