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Fmr. Louisville Mayor, Obama appointee Jerry Abramson takes role with Bellarmine University

01/18/2017 03:25 PM

Jerry Abramson, Kentucky’s 55th Lt. Gov. and Louisville’s “Mayor for Life,” is returning to Louisville after serving in the Obama administration to join Bellarmine University. Abramson will join Bellarmine University next week as an Executive in Residence. Abramson returns to Kentucky from Washington D.C. where he served as President Obama’s director of intergovernmental relations the past two years. The former local, state and federal official will teach courses on leadership and civics and be available as a guest lecturer in... Read more 

Martin Luther King Jr Day events around the Commonwealth

01/14/2017 07:00 AM

The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights is sharing a list of different events taking place around the Commonwealth and Cincinnati, Ohio on Monday in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Ashland Monday, January 16 events 10 a.m. The Annual Ashland-Boyd County Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. March, Service and Lunch at the St. James AME Church. Located at 333 MLK Jr. Blvd, Ashland, Ky, 41101 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Lunch at First Presbyterian Church located at 1600 Winchester Av Ashland,... Read more 

SACS details issues with Bevin's UofL board of trustees reorganization in letter sent Wednesday

01/12/2017 12:15 AM

UPDATED: The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges has sent a formal letter to the University of Louisville after placing the public university on one-year accreditation probation in December. The letter from SACS follows the June reorganizing of the UofL board by Republican Gov. Matt Bevin; a move that was essentially codified by the General Assembly in their first week back in Frankfort. On Wednesday, SACS informed the university that they placed the institution on probation... Read more 

Schedule for week one of U.S. Senate confirmation hearings

01/10/2017 10:36 AM

Confirmation hearings for President-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet picks start Tuesday in Washington, D.C. Below is the schedule for the first week of confirmation hearings, including updates on the proceedings. Tuesday, January 10 9:30 a.m. Senate Judiciary Committee: Attorney General nominee, U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions, R-Alabama. 3:30 p.m. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee: Secretary of Homeland Security nominee, retired General John F. Kelly, USMC. Wednesday, January 11 9 a.m. Senate Foreign Relations Committee: Secretary of State nominee, Rex Tillerson. 9:30 a.m. Senate... Read more 

Nate Haney, former deputy secretary of Bevin's cabinet, joining McCarthy Strategic Solutions

01/02/2017 07:53 PM

Nate Haney, a high-level member of Gov. Matt Bevin’s team, is leaving his post in the executive cabinet to join the private-sector lobbying firm of McCarthy Strategic Solutions. The Louisville Republican will join McCarthy Strategic Solutions as a principal. Haney is the highest-level Bevin administration policy staffer to depart the administration for the government affairs sector. Bevin tapped Haney, the former head of the Jefferson County Republican Party, to serve as deputy secretary of the Executive Cabinet on Jan. 19 of... Read more 

Latest KIDS COUNT report reveals 'discomforting truths' for Kentucky kids

12/08/2016 02:21 PM

Kentucky’s kids are deeply impacted by their race, income, and where they live, according to a recent report which drilled into all 120 counties in the state. The headline is not new, but Kentucky Youth Advocates, the force behind the information found in the 2016 Kentucky KIDS COUNT data book, is trying to drive leaders and individuals to think about confronting those truths. “Our real push is that no kid’s outcome should be determined by the color of their skin, their... Read more 

Voters flock to Susan B. Anthony grave site on Election Day

11/08/2016 04:40 PM

ROCHESTER, NY (TWC News Rochester) – Visiting Susan B. Anthony’s grave site has become a long-standing tradition and the lines began forming early as many voters already cast their ballot in a presidential election that holds significant history. “This is the first opportunity that we’ve been able to vote for a woman for President of the United States and that’s just so profound.” It was a special moment for this mother and daughter who not only voted together but also have... Read more 

Coming home: The educational ally raising scores, and keeping kids in eastern Ky.

10/25/2016 12:19 PM

Editor’s Note: This is part two in a series of two overview articles on education in Kentucky, and unlikely ally in eastern Kentucky’s push for a path towards more positive outcomes. Part 1 focused on how the program was filling the gaps in eastern Kentucky schools. Test scores are up in school districts across eastern Kentucky. And while some districts are still classified as “needs improvement,” others, such as Floyd County, are setting the standard for the state ranking... Read more 

Filling the gaps: How a national education group is seeking to help eastern Kentucky schools

10/24/2016 03:22 PM

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of two overview articles on education in Kentucky, and unlikely ally in eastern Kentucky’s push for a path towards more positive outcomes. A controversial education program has been operating in eastern Kentucky for five years in an effort to change the narrative in the historically impoverished area. Teach for America has been around for nearly three decades, but when the program, aimed at creating education equality, came to eastern Kentucky... Read more 

Madison Co. science teacher wins national award as she looks to make learning fun through exploration

09/22/2016 05:23 PM

RICHMOND – Vivian Bowles, a 4th-grade science teacher at Kit Carson Elementary in Richmond was one of 213 science and math teachers around the country to receive the honor of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching on September 8 in Washington, D.C. Bowles initially was a social worker in Eastern Kentucky working with Head Start when she noticed many of the mothers of the children that she worked with were drop outs, because of bad experiences in... Read more 

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