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Student buy-in a key element in Dayton Independent Schools improvement

03/22/2017 09:34 PM

DAYTON – Six years ago, the Dayton Independent School district was failing after previous superintendent Gary Rye was sentenced to two years in federal prison for embezzling nearly $200,000 from the school district he led for more than a decade which prompted an audit of school system finances by former auditor Adam Edelen. To make matters worse, the district was ranked 171 of the 174 school districts in the state and morale was at an all time low for students and... Read more 

NKU hoping first NCAA appearance pays dividends off the court as well

03/13/2017 09:50 PM

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS – The Northern Kentucky University men’s basketball squad has made history this season in making the NCAA Division I tournament for the first time in school history, the first season that they were eligible to do so. While the team has been making a splash and impact on the court, the impact the appearance in the tourney could make for the university off the court could last long after the games are over. History has shown that there are positive... Read more 

Kentucky Museum has been educating students, adults and children for nearly 80 years on the WKU campus

02/28/2017 02:25 PM

BOWLING GREEN – The Kentucky Museum, located in the Kentucky Building on the campus of Western Kentucky University, houses six major permanent exhibits and several changing exhibits. There are a variety of partnerships, services, opportunities, workshops, camps and other outreach provided to the public each year. In addition, the museum works closely with WKU students and faculty to enhance instruction through a variety of tours, activities and programs. The museum also works with area K-12 teachers offering both tours and other... Read more 

WKU President Gary Ransdell satisfied with his 20-year tenure leading his alma mater

02/28/2017 02:22 PM

BOWLING GREEN – After 20 years, Dr. Gary Ransdell is retiring as president of Western Kentucky University, and admits that it has been a special experience leading his alma mater for the past two decades. Ransdell, a 1973 WKU grad, says one of the things that he’s most proud of during his tenure, is the unprecedented growth that WKU has seen. “When I started in 1997, I think we were at 14,500 students,” Ransdell said. “We’ve grown to something over 21,000... Read more 

Quarles named chair of GOP national agriculture organization

02/15/2017 07:40 PM

Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles has been named the chairman of Ag America, the national organization that represents Republican Commissioners and Secretaries of Agriculture. “Ryan Quarles exemplifies the future of agriculture, and the future of the Republican Party,” said Ag America President Tim Barnes in a press release. “When he was elected Commissioner in 2015 he was the youngest statewide elected official, of any party, in the country. He’s the face of our ag future and we look forward to his... Read more 

Amazon air hub in northern Kentucky will provide residual economic benefits for the region, judge-executive says

02/05/2017 08:08 AM

HEBRON – Earlier this week Amazon announced plans to build a primary air hub at the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport in Hebron, and politicians in the area expect the business will have additional positive aspects in the future. Boone County Judge Executive Gary Moore says that the project all came together within a few months because the area has so much to offer. “We find that our area can compete very well nationally, internationally in some cases, with what a client... Read more 

Connecting federal health law with Obamacare nickname "a lost cause" in Powell County, local Democratic chair says

01/31/2017 07:00 PM

STANTON — More than once a week, Josie Hollon will run into someone in her community who depends on health coverage obtained through the Affordable Care Act and voted for President Donald Trump. “They will come into the office and say, ‘I don’t want the Obamacare, but I would like the affordable health care,’” said Hollon, an insurance agent and chairwoman of the Powell County Democratic Party. “But you try to explain it and they are so against that president that... Read more 

Powell County residents both hopeful and worried about repeal of the Affordable Care Act

01/31/2017 02:38 PM

STANTON – Powell County, located in the eastern Kentucky foothills of the Appalachians, has been part of a growing number of counties in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, with a large number of registered Democrats who tend to vote for Republican candidates. The latest census shows the population at 12,269 of which 9,933 are registered voters, and according to the latest State Board of Elections statistics, 6,678 are registered Democrats, 2,695 Republican, and 467 registered as independent. But recent elections show the county... Read more 

Dr. Timothy C. Caboni named 10th president of Western Kentucky University

01/27/2017 04:59 PM

BOWLING GREEN – Western Kentucky University has named Dr. Timothy C. Caboni as the schools 10th president. The 47-year-old Caboni, currently Vice Chancellor of Public Affairs at the University of Kansas, will replace current president Dr. Gary Ransdell, who will retire this summer after 20 years as WKU’s president. Caboni officially takes over as president on July 1. WKU Board of Regents Chair Frederick A. Higdon said in a released statement, “The Presidential Search Committee and the WKU Board of Regents spent... Read more 

Life Learning Center looks to guide "at risk" individuals

01/26/2017 09:20 AM

COVINGTON – Three years ago, northern Kentucky native Kerstina Caggiano was struggling with alcohol and drug addiction and was looking to find a way out of her predicament. Caggiano, found help in the Life Learning Center, a non-profit organization founded in 2006, which delivers a holistic, integrated continuum of learning and care to help ‘at-risk’ individuals to reach their highest potential through a 12-week series of classes and one-on-one counseling from a “life coach.” “It’s compassion that you’re met with, instead of... Read more 


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