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Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis and the changing story of her meeting with Pope Francis

10/02/2015 12:53 PM

Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, who is now a Republican, made national headlines this week after visiting with Pope Francis during the Pontiff’s inaugural trip to the United States. Davis’ lawyer, Mat Staver, first broke news of the meeting with Francis in an interview this week with USA Today. According to Staver, Davis and her husband Joe were snuck into the Vatican Embassy in Washington, D.C. Staver tells the newspaper and online outlet that Davis met with Francis for about... Read more 

Ft. Thomas and Beechwood school districts a source of community pride

10/01/2015 05:30 PM

Two independent school districts in northern Kentucky, Ft. Thomas and Beechwood, were ranked as the overall top 2 school districts in the state in the just released 2014-15 state assessment rankings. Both school districts have become valuable assets in their communities and contribute to some of the highest real estate property values in the region. Ft. Thomas Independent Schools Superintendent Gene Kirchner says one of the key factors in his districts success is hiring the best faculty. “We try to get the... Read more 

Small independent school districts face enrollment challenges, but have the support of communities

09/30/2015 05:44 PM

As the number continues to dwindle due to consolidation, schools in independent school districts tend to give their students a different experience than their county counterparts. Dayton Independent Schools Superintendent Jay Brewer has spent his life in independent school districts having been a student and teacher at Ludlow; he spent 8 years as an educator in Ft. Thomas and has spent the last 4 years as superintendent at Dayton. Brewer says that one of the biggest challenges for his district,... Read more 

The Chatter: McConnell targeted by tea party; Paul vows to say in hunt for the White House

09/28/2015 04:47 PM

With House Speaker John Boehner stepping down some members of the GOP are calling on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to do the same. On Saturday Roger Villere, the chairman of the Louisiana GOP used a Facebook post to push for McConnell to hand in his resignation. Villere posted this article from The Hill and said “McConnell needs to Resign!!” Then in an interview with the Washington Times , Villere said that McConnell is hurting the Republican Party.... Read more 

Florida Gov. Rick Scott travels 643 miles to gloat over 40 poached Kentucky jobs

09/22/2015 10:33 PM

UPDATED — LEXINGTON — Gov. Rick Scott, R-Florida, traveled all the way from Tallahassee, Fla., to Lexington on Tuesday to tell gathered media that he’d successfully enticed 40 jobs to the sunshine state. The announcement was sold to Kentucky media by Scott as a “choice” to either expand in the commonwealth or in Florida. Touting right-to-work, less regulations and lower taxes Scott said the choice was simple 1st Choice Aerospace which has businesses in both Florida and Kentucky. “They... Read more 

Time Warner Cable stockholders approve merger with Charter Communications

09/21/2015 05:44 PM

Monday Time Warner Cable announced its stockholders have approved its merger with Charter Communications. In a press release the cable company, which is also cn|2’s parent company, said more than 99 percent of votes cast were in favor of the deal. “Today’s approval is an important milestone in our merger with Charter,” said Rob Marcus, TWC Chairman and CEO. “The merger will maximize value for our stockholders while creating a company dedicated to delivering great customer experiences.” The closing of the transaction... Read more 

Craft Academy aims to duplicate the success of Gatton Academy in eastern Ky.

08/31/2015 03:30 PM

MOREHEAD – The Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics opened their doors this month to 60 Kentucky high school students in an effort to better meet the educational needs of gifted and talented high school juniors and seniors in the commonwealth. The academy, patterned after the highly successful Gatton Academy on the campus of Western Kentucky University, received an appropriation of $ 2.3 million from state lawmakers, in an effort led by Senate President Robert Stivers and House Majority... Read more 

New academy provides career-ready education in engineering, technology and advanced manufacturing fields

08/24/2015 11:50 AM

CARROLLTON – As Kentucky high school students settle in for another year at their respective schools, 42 freshmen from Gallatin, Owen, Carroll, Trimble and Henry Counties are getting accustomed to a brand new school where there are no books or chalkboards. The iLead Academy, which opened in a renovated strip mall this month in Carrollton, is not your traditional high school. It’s Kentucky’s first regional academy for students who are interested in engineering, software technology, and advanced manufacturing fields. House Appropriations... Read more 

Eighty percent of Jefferson County public school students receiving free meals

08/19/2015 01:45 PM

LOUISVILLE – All students in 127 of the 146 schools in the Jefferson County School District will receive free breakfast and lunch during the 2015 – 2016 school year. The free meals are part of the “Community Eligibility Program” provision which was part of the Congressional Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 which has been slowly rolled out in all 50 states. Every state had access for the first time during the 2014/15 school year. In order to qualify for... Read more 

Data released to help Kentucky school districts break down college barriers for students

08/17/2015 05:33 PM

A new online tool aimed at removing barriers for high school and college students to allow them to achieve academic success was unveiled Monday. The Strategic Data Project — an initiative of the Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard University in partnership with the Kentucky Department of Education, the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence, 55,000 Degrees and Jefferson County Public Schools that was announced at a news conference at the Gheens Academy in Louisville Monday — includes data on... Read more 


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