Russell County,

Carson steps down as RCHS Basketball coach

Russell County High School Boys Basketball Coach Billy Carson has resigned from his coaching position, according to Athletic Director Michael Carpenter. The KHSAA dead period begins Friday, June 25, so Carson had a meeting with Carpenter and the team on Thursday informing them of his resignation. Carpenter told WJRS that...
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Pickett County,

Pickett K-8 Summer Learning Camp Combined Education And Fun

Pickett County K-8 summer learning camp ends Thursday after four weeks of education and fun. Principal Julia Barber said school staff used a combination of field trips and online and classroom learning to close the learning loss gap. “We took our reading post test yesterday, and I am very pleased...
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Adair County,

Burton resigns as school board chair

Adair School Board Chairman Lisa Burton surprised those in attendance Thursday night when she closed out the board’s June meeting with the announcement that she was resigning, effective immediately. “This will be my last board meeting,” Burton said. “I have been honored to have worked with this group, (but) the...
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Russell County,

8th grade students planning to go to Washington D.C.

Russell County Middle School 8th graders typically take a trip to Washington D.C. each spring as a history lesson to visit monuments and other historic attractions. The last few years, due to COVID-19, students haven’t been able to go on the trip. However, it seems like 2022 will bring back...
Russell County,

School District moving forward with SB 128 implementation

The Russell County Board of Education is moving forward with implementation of Senate Bill 128, which provides students with a supplemental year to make up for learning loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The board approved the SB 128 applications last month, and Ford said since then, multiple students who...
Russell County,

RCHS seeking input on criteria for new principal

Russell County High School is seeking input from faculty, staff, parents, and community members as the school’s SBDM council searches for the school’s next principal. A survey can be found here that people can access to provide their input. The school based decision making council will use the information gathered...
Pickett County,

Pickett Co. Schools Receive One Bid For HVAC Work

Pickett County Schools has received one bid for system-wide HVAC replacements. Director of Schools Diane Elder said the price for work came in over the TVA Grant supplying the funds. “The entire bid was over the 400 k grant,” Elder said. “But, you got to remember it has all those...
Russell County,

Local teacher appointed to state board

Russell County Schools Gifted and Talented Coordinator Hannah England has been appointed to a state board. England was appointed to the Kentucky Advisory Council for Gifted and Talented Education. England will serve a two-year term on the board. The council was created to make recommendations regarding the provision of educational...
Russell County,

RC Board of Education to meet today

The Russell County Board of Education will meet in regular session this evening at 5 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Russell County Auditorium. The board is expected to discuss the implementation of Senate Bill 128 at the meeting. We’ll have more from the meeting on Tuesday’s local...
Russell County,

RC Schools personnel report from June board meeting

Several personnel changes were announced at the Russell County Board of Education meeting. Darren Gossage – retiring as RCHS Principal effective July 31. Bethany Baird – retiring as Director of Curriculum/Instruction and State Programs effective July 1. Melissa McFall hired as Director of Curriculum/Instruction and State Programs. Jera Dunbar hired...
Russell County,

Ford provides update on RCHS Principal search

The Russell County School District is searching for the next principal of Russell County High School. Superintendent Michael Ford spoke to WJRS News about the steps involved in hiring a new principal following the retirement of Darren Gossage, and how the process is going so far.
Metcalfe County,

Masks no longer required for summer events at schools

EDMONTON, Ky. – Governor Andy Beshear predicted that masks will not be mandated for schools in the fall. Several school districts are ready to leave masks behind for the summer. As of now, some area school districts have made the announcement that masks are no longer required for summer programs...

Jamestown Elementary SBDM council to meet Tuesday

The Jamestown Elementary School Site-Base Decision Making Council will meet on Tuesday, June 15 at 3 p.m. in the JES Conference Room. JES CONFERENCE ROOM, SOCIAL DISTANCING AND MASKING STRICTLY OBSERVED. CALL TO ORDER. OPENING BUSINESS. Approve Agenda. Reading and Approval of Minutes from May 17, 2021. FINANCIAL REPORT. SEEK...
Metcalfe County,

Metcalfe County High School Names New Volleyball Coach

Metcalfe County High School announced June 7 that Mielle DiStefano would be the school’s new head volleyball coach. She takes over for Whitney Estes, who stepped down last season. DiStefano was the assistant coach under Estes and previously served as head coach from 2015 until 2017. DiStefano also coached volleyball...
Russell County,

Committee to begin search for new RCHS Principal

The Russell County High School Site Base Decision-Making Council will hold its first meeting of the RCHS Principal selection process today. RCHS Principal Darren Gossage is retiring, and the SBDM council is tasked with finding a new principal. The council will meet today at 4:30 p.m. in the RCHS Library.
Adair County,

Adair County Schools: No Longer Require Masks

From Superintendent Dr. Pamela Stephens: Beginning Monday morning, June 14th, 2021, Adair County Schools will NOT be requiring the wearing of MASKS. This information has just been released by Dr. Jason Glass, Commissioner of Education for the Kentucky Department of Education. (See below.) This includes while riding buses. Dr. Pamela...