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139 requests approved for Whitley ‘do over’ year

The Whitley County Board of Education unanimously approved 139 parent requests for the supplemental year provided under Senate Bill 128 during its regular meeting Tuesday evening. Requests had to be made in writing by May 1, stated John Siler, the superintendent of Whitley County...

Declaring a weather day

Should in-person classes be canceled during an ice storm? Most people would agree that the answer is yes. While cancelling in-person classes during an ice storm seems like an obvious decision, superintendents are often faced with weather situations where the decisions are far...

John Siler

John Siler, age 84, of Blossom Ridge, Corbin, Kentucky, departed this life on February 12, 2021 at his home.  He was born on August 11, 1936 in Whitley County, Kentucky to Marshall and Dosha Siler. He was a member of the Church of God International. He is survived by a brother,...

Students return to some in-person class

Students at Corbin Independent and Whitley County Schools returned to in-person classes last week for the first time using a hybrid model of instruction. Meanwhile, Williamsburg Independent schools returned to targeted instruction for small groups of students last week. Students...

Overbey steps down as head basketball coach at Whitley County

Whitley County schools officials have announced the resignation of Boys’ Basketball Coach Jerry Overbey . Overbey’s resignation came Monday after nine seasons of leading the Colonels, who finished the season on Feb. 25 with a 67-52 loss to South Laurel in the first round of the...

Siler officially signs contract to become next Whitley County schools superintendent

John Siler has officially been hired as the next superintendent of the Whitley County School District. The board of education voted unanimously during its regular meeting Thursday to offer Siler a four-year contract, which begins July 1, and he signed the new contract during the...
Posted On 16 May 2018

Siler picked to be Whitley County’s next superintendent

The Whitley County Board of Education has selected its next superintendent and he is someone with lifelong ties to the school district. John Siler has been selected to replace outgoing Whitley County Superintendent Scott Paul. During a special called meeting Tuesday, the board...
Posted On 09 May 2018