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Winter weather wreaking havoc on local school system calendars

The bouts with winter weather are, or close to, wreaking havoc on the local schools systems calendars. Icy roads forced Corbin, Whitley County and Williamsburg school systems to cancel classes Monday. While several periods of rain are forecast into the weekend, the National...

The unlikely scoring machine from Phelps High School

Ervin Stepp from little Phelps High School in Pike County holds the national prep two-year scoring record with a 50.3 average. In 1979 he averaged 53 points per game. March in Kentucky means its basketball frenzy time. Even for those who don’t eat and breathe the sport, there’s...
Posted On 02 Mar 2017

No school at Williamsburg Friday

Williamsburg Independent School will be closed Friday as emergency repairs to one of the building’s central air conditioning system units is performed. Superintendent Amon Couch said with the warmer weather expected to last several more weeks, the repairs are necessary. Closing...

Whitley schools part of pilot project

The Whitley County school district has agreed to take part in a pilot project, which is designed to help some local low-income residents increase their employment opportunities. During its monthly meeting Thursday, the Whitley County Board of Education approved a memorandum of...
Posted On 16 Mar 2016

Let school districts lengthen days to accommodate tourism

Mark White is Editor of The News Journal. Should Kentucky pass a law that bans school districts from starting classes in early August? This is currently a question that the Kentucky General Assembly is pondering after Sen. Chris Girdler, R-Somerset, introduced Senate Bill 50,...
Posted On 03 Mar 2016