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Madison County schools lead the way in preparing students for in-demand careers

12/09/2016 10:55 AM

More than 2,000 students in all five Madison County middle schools are doing their part in building Kentucky’s highly skilled workforce in one of the most sought after career fields, computer science. This week the students took part in the Hour of Code, a nationwide effort to expose students early to computer coding. Madison County’s principals and teachers say exposing their students early to coding will spark their interest and prompt them to learn even more in high school and... Read more 

Politics, money and bowl selection: What factors bowl committees will consider in picking UofL, UK

12/04/2016 08:00 AM

After the University of Kentucky upset in-state rival University of Louisville on a last-minute field goal last week, both teams are on different trajectories heading into Selection Sunday. The 41-38 win has given the Wildcats a bit of momentum heading into their first bowl game since the 2010 season while the Cardinals had their hopes of making the college football playoffs dashed, although a bigger bowl is in their future. So what will help determine where each team lands? A passionate fan... Read more 

Reforming the tax code, where the experts see the discussion ahead of 2017

12/01/2016 09:13 AM

Details are scant on what exactly a GOP tax reform package would consist of or even when a proposal could come, but tax insiders are speculating on which way the discussions could play out based on previous comments from the governor and others. Charles George, the government affairs director for the Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants, and Mark Loyd, a partner and chair of the Bingham, Greenbaum, Doll’s tax and employee benefits practice group, broke down the need for... Read more 

Gov. Bevin on Saturday's UK/UofL game: "That is Kentucky football"

11/26/2016 05:12 PM

LOUISVILLE – Gov. Matt Bevin awarded his first Governor’s Cup trophy after the University of Kentucky’s 41-38 win over the University of Louisville on a last-minute field goal on Saturday, and he said the rivalry game represented the best of “Kentucky football.” The first-term Republican said Saturday’s game was a “great thing to be a part of.” “Let me just tell you this, that is Kentucky football, and I mean UK Kentucky, but Kentucky period,” he told cn|2 while walking off the... Read more 

Livingston County teacher hopes that after school coding program will open doors for students

11/24/2016 10:30 AM

SMITHLAND – A Livingston County elementary school teacher is hoping that an after-school computer coding program will allow students, at an early age, to learn the basics of computer programming in an effort to bolster rewarding careers for students. Cindy Kennedy is a special education teacher at South Livingston Elementary, who got the idea a year ago to begin an after-school coding program one day a week for students in grades 3 thru 5, since there was little time to teach... Read more 

Former lawmaker Joe Meyer elected mayor of Covington; reflects back on issues in General Assembly which led to eventual GOP takeover

11/11/2016 12:59 PM

COVINGTON – Former Democratic 65th district representative and 23rd district state senator Joe Meyer defeated incumbent Sherry Carran in the Covington mayoral race on Tuesday, earning his first elected office since he left the state Senate in 1996. Meyer served in the House from 1982-88 before being elected to two terms in the Senate where he served as chair of the Senate State and Local Government Committee and as chair of the Senate Education Committee. After leaving the Senate, Meyer served in... Read more 

Mock polling location helps prepare new citizens for Election Day

11/07/2016 03:18 PM

As millions of voters head to the polls on Tuesday, there will be a new group of Americans casting their votes for the first time ever. Crescent Hill Baptist Church in Louisville hosted a mock polling location on Sunday as part of its New Citizens Vote initiative. The effort helps to educate new citizens on the voting process to ensure they feel as comfortable as possible on Election Day. Volunteers walked participants through the voting experience, explaining everything from what to bring... 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 

Hack-a-thon looks to curtail health issues affecting the Appalachian region of the state

09/30/2016 05:58 PM

An event focusing on creating effective solutions to the health challenges faced by Kentuckians living in Appalachia is coming to southeast Kentucky. The first ever Appalachia Health Hack-a-thon, sponsored by Shaping Our Appalachian Region will take place Oct. 6-8 at the Center for Rural Development in Somerset. The three-day event, modeled after MIT’s Hacking Medicine program that has helped develop solutions to some of the toughest problems in medicine, will bring together people with different backgrounds and expertise to form teams, collaborate... Read more 

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