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WCPS superintendent earns ‘exemplary’ evaluation

Warren County Public Schools Superintendent Rob Clayton earned high marks on his annual evaluation after the district’s board of education rated his performance as “exemplary,” the highest grade he could earn. Emerging from a closed session during a special meeting Thursday, board members determined Clayton “exceeds the standard” on the...
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Butler County Schools open enrollment for 2021-22 school year

BUTLER CO., Ky. (WBKO) - The Butler County school district has announced enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year. Parents can head to their website for the application. They say that this is for any student who did not attend the school in the district last year. All enrollments must be fully completed online.
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Owensboro’s Pappas to continue athletic career at Utica College

After an impressive career at Owensboro High School, Krystell Pappas will continue her volleyball career and study physical therapy at Utica College in New York. “It feels amazing to finally be committed, it feels like a lot of weight lifted off your shoulders from all the hard work put in on the court and in the process of recruitment,” Pappas said. “This is something I have worked for since I started playing in 5th grade and knew I wanted to take this sport as far as I could. I guess you could say it really is a dream come true.”
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Jefferson claims crown

Warren Central sophomore Malik Jefferson wasn’t sure what it would take to win a Class 2A state championship in the triple jump. He’s only been competing in the event a few months, and Friday’s meet in Lexington was his first state competition. In Jefferson’s mind, a jump of maybe 45 might be needed to take the state title.
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Perfect finish for Tooley

Warren Central senior Jaida Tooley expected to contend for a state championship – last year. The coronavirus pandemic delayed those plans when Tooley’s junior season was wiped out due to the season’s cancellation. Tooley got her state championship Friday in the Class 2A state meet in Lexington, jumping 5 feet,...

Crews start work on turn lane for Southern Elementary School

OHIO CO., Ky. (WFIE) - Crews will begin installing a turn lane for Southern Elementary School in Ohio County Wednesday. Once that project is complete, the right lane will be used by those on US 231 southbound, turning right into the school. Officials say that work is expected to wrap...
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BGISD's Fields earns 'exemplary' evaluation

The Bowling Green Independent School District Board of Education awarded Superintendent Gary Fields with an “exemplary” annual performance review Monday and praised his leadership during the coronavirus pandemic – during which Fields contracted and then recovered from COVID-19. Board Vice Chairman Frank “Hamp” Moore Jr. said the group had “nothing...
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Cougars split two at South Warren

The Grayson County Cougars split a pair of games Monday in games played at South Warren High School. In the first game, the Cougars gave up a seven-point lead with a little over two minutes left to play, then lost in a sudden-death overtime 43-42 to Taylor County. In the...
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Cougars beat Barren, fall to Greenwood

The Cougars beat Barren County before falling to Greenwood. Grayson County 57, Barren County 51: River Blanton scored 18 points and hauled in eight rebounds to lead Grayson County over Barren County 57-51 in a summer boys’ high school basketball game on Monday, June 7. The Cougars led 32-24 at...
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Masking, social distancing no longer mandated in schools

After Gov. Andy Beshear issued an executive order Friday that all but ended pandemic restrictions – except in a few high-risk settings – Kentucky’s Department of Education pulled its Healthy At School guidance, meaning that masks and social distancing will no longer be mandated in schools. The department said school...

OCHS to hold special-called SBDM meeting today

HARTFORD, Ky. — Ohio County High School will hold a special-called SBDM Council meeting for the principal selection interview process at 6 p.m. this evening, June 16, at Ohio County High School Media Center. Support Our Journalism. Please consider subscribing today and support our work in the community. If you...

UK dean’s list honors 10 Grayson County residents

The University of Kentucky has released its Dean’s List for the spring 2021 semester. A total of 8,374 students were recognized for their outstanding academic performance. To make a Dean’s List in one of the UK colleges, a student must earn a grade-point average of 3.6 or higher and must have earned 12 credits or more in that semester, excluding credits earned in pass-fail classes. Some UK colleges require a 3.5 GPA to make the Dean’s List.

BSMS continues principal selection process

The Browning Springs Middle School Site Based Council will meet on Wednesday, June 16, at 9 a.m. to continue the principal selection process. The committee will review stakeholder input, approve criteria, develop interview questions and review current applicant information. The position became vacant when Jason Clark, the former principal, accepted...

Turn lane installation for Southern Elementary School to begin June 16

MADISONVILLE, Ky. — A contractor will begin the process of installing a turn lane for the Southern Elementary School in Ohio County. Once complete, the right turn lane will be utilized by U.S. 231 southbound motorists turning right into the school. The work is scheduled to begin Wednesday, June 16,...

Ky. community, technical college system freezes tuition

Officials with the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) said its board of regents voted to freeze tuition at its current rate across the state. Officials said one major factor behind the move is the financial hardships many families are facing due to the pandemic. “The board wanted to...

GCHS sophomore awarded Minton scholarship

A Grayson County High School sophomore has been named as the winner of the 2021 Phyllis Minton Endowed Memorial Fund Scholarship to attend a residential camp at Western Kentucky University designed for gifted students. Maggie Cox was awarded the scholarship to attend VAMPY, a three-week residential camp held in June...

Warren County Public Schools feeding families as part of USDA summer feeding program

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — Warren County Public Schools (WCPS) is providing meals to families as part of the USDA's summer feeding program. According to Feeding America 1 in 5 kids across the commonwealth don't know where their next meal will come from. Director of nutrition and dining for WCPS Kelly Holt knows access to meals is a crucial part of food insecurity.
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Cougars split pair of summer games at Greenwood

The Grayson County Cougars began summer basketball play at Greenwood high school and split a pair of games on Monday. In the first game, junior River Blanton scored 18 points and pulled down eight rebounds as the Cougars defeated Barren County 57-51. In the second game, the Cougars lost to the host Greenwood Gators 53-41.
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Several Warren County students will attend Governor's School for the Arts

The Governor's School for the Arts will return to in-person classes June 27-July 17 at the University of Kentucky. During the three-week program, students from 43 counties will participate in seminars, creative projects, master classes and lectures. The program will maintain COVID-19 safety protocols to ensure the safety and protection of all participating students and faculty.
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Warren Central's Tooley, Jefferson win state titles

Warren Central senior Jaida Tooley was competing in the final meet of her prep career at the KHSAA Class 2A state track and field meet in Lexington. Warren Central sophomore Malik Jefferson competed in the state meet for the first time. Both came away with state titles, with Tooley winning...