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Keeneland sponsor’s Blue Grass Trust for Historic Preservation virtual tour of Lexington’s East End

Keeneland on Thursday announced sponsorship of the Blue Grass Trust for Historic Preservation’s (BGT) virtual tour of the historic East End of Lexington, the site of the old Kentucky Association Race Track and an area rich in the history of African American horsemen such as Isaac Murphy, Ed Brown and Jimmy Winkfield. “Lexington’s East End Walking Tour” may be taken either physically or virtually...

Fayette County Public Schools selects new principals for three district elementary schools

Fayette County Public Schools Superintendent Manny Caulk has announced new principals have been selected for three elementary schools, leaving just one school leadership post open in the district. The new principals are: · John Moore, new principal of Ashland Elementary School · Michael Jones, new principal of Mary Todd Elementary School · Ebony Hutchinson, new principal...

‘Stache Tank’ yields bright ideas from Bryan Station, Crawford Middle, Brown Elementary students

An Opening Night event plan and hype video, a new specialty food item, and a promotional giveaway for fans will be part of the Lexington Legends’ 2017 season, thanks to the second annual “Stache Tank.” Students from Bryan Station High School, Crawford Middle School, and William Wells Brown Elementary competed this year. Stache Tank is based on the television show “Shark Tank,” in which...

William Wells Brown Elementary STEM teacher Sword honored by Teacher of Year award

Kim Sword, the STEM lab teacher at William Wells Brown Elementary, has been selected a 2016 Elementary School Science Teacher of the Year. She will be honored at the Kentucky Science Teachers Association’s annual conference Nov. 11 at the Hyatt Regency in Lexington, and will receive a plaque, a $100 grant, and a one-year KSTA membership with complimentary conference registration. Kim Sword (Photo...

Christmas comes early as anonymous benefactor donates computers to elementary school

By Tammy L. Lane Special to KyForward William Wells Brown Elementary received a technology windfall when an interested bystander donated 18 iPads valued at about $5,000. The businessman, who prefers to remain anonymous, saw a group of students and mentors on a Dec. 8 field trip to the Apple Store in Fayette Mall and approached family/community liaison Butch Emerson about helping. “He took out his...