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Whitley County students fair well on state assessments

Students across the Whitley County school district exceeded state averages in nearly every subject area of assessment on state proficiency tests last school year, according to Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) assessment results that were released statewide Tuesday. Whitley East...
Posted On 02 Oct 2019

Whitley BOE names Oak Grove early learning center in honor of Delmar Mahan

During the nearly 27 years that Delmar Mahan served on the Whitley County Board of Education, his primary focus was always on the students. “He always believed that the kids of Whitley County, the students and the community should have the very best,” Whitley County...
Posted On 04 Sep 2019

Whitley BOE renames early learning center after late board member

The Whitley County Board of Education began Thursday’s monthly meeting with a moment of silence in honor of the late Delmar Mahan, who previously served on the board for over 26 years including several years as board chairman. Then board member Kenneth Carr delivered a prayer for...
Posted On 17 Jul 2019

Update: Woman arrested at Oak Grove Elementary School Tuesday identified

A Keavy woman, who is charged with showing up recently at a Whitley County elementary school while allegedly under the influence of drugs, is being held in the Whitley County Detention Center in lieu of a $7,500 cash bond. Read this story and more for just $.99 cents today, or...
Posted On 26 Dec 2018

Oak Grove Elementary School temporarily placed on lockdown Tuesday

Whitley County authorities have detained a woman, who showed up at an elementary school late Tuesday afternoon while possibly under the influence. About 4 p.m. Tuesday, administrators at Oak Grove Elementary School called police reporting that a woman was in the front office of...
Posted On 19 Dec 2018

Area schools receive ‘Kayaking for Kids’ proceeds

Some local elementary schools and Upward basketball programs received money last week thanks to a recent kayaking and jon boat race near Williamsburg. August’s Second Annual Kayaking for Kids race generated a little over $6,400, and last week those proceeds were distributed to...
Posted On 26 Sep 2018