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Whitley County BOE extends superintendent’s contract four more years

The Whitley County Board of Education is apparently pretty pleased with the job that Superintendent John Siler has done since he was first hired as superintendent in 2018. During its monthly meeting Thursday, the board voted to give Siler a new four-year contract starting on July...
Posted On 25 Jan 2021

Whitley County High School, Middle School getting high tech security camera upgrades

If an escaped criminal were on the loose near Whitley County High School or Whitley County Middle School, then officials could upload his picture to a new high tech security camera system that is going to be installed at both schools. Through a facial recognition system, if the...
Posted On 21 Jan 2021

Technology Department receives Whitley County Board of Education’s Above and Beyond Award

Since the start of the current school year nearly every Whitley County school district student has been learning virtually from home using school district issued Chromebooks for their instruction, and their instructors have been teaching virtually. On Dec. 10, the Whitley County...
Posted On 18 Dec 2020

Whitley County school board votes to begin process of building on-campus career and technical building

Students at Whitley County High School enrolled in vocational classes may soon have their classrooms in their backyard as the Whitley County Board of Education voted during a special called meeting last Thursday to reconvene the local planning committee for the purpose of...

Rose elected to Ky. School Board Association group

A Whitley County Board of Education member was elected Monday night by her school board peers as the Upper Cumberland Region Chairperson of the Kentucky School Board Association. Brenda Sears Rose will represent the Upper Cumberland Region of school boards. The board is composed...
Posted On 06 Nov 2020

Corbin City Commission getting two new members; W’burg City Council remains unchanged

The Corbin City Commission was assured of, at least two new members when the campaign began, and that is what it will see as Allison Moore and Seth Reeves will join incumbents Trent Knuckles and Brandon Shepherd on the commission. Read this story and more for just $.99 cents...

WCHS students improve ACT scores shows preliminary data

If preliminary data remains unchanged, then Whitley County High School juniors, as a whole, have improved their ACT scores significantly between 2019 and 2020. While the numbers aren’t official and could still change, preliminary data indicates that composite scores improved...
Posted On 16 Oct 2020

Whitley County schools work to find alternatives for students without home Internet service

The Whitley County School District is looking to utilize cellphone networks for data streaming in order to provide Internet access for the more than 550 students, who are currently learning from home with no Internet access. During its monthly meeting Sept. 10, the Whitley County...
Posted On 17 Sep 2020

Nearly every Whitley County School District student will soon have a Chromebook

Soon nearly every student in the Whitley County School District will have access to a Chromebook. The Whitley County Board of Education approved the purchase of 350 new Chromebooks during its monthly meeting Thursday. Previously the board purchased enough Chromebooks to provide...
Posted On 19 Aug 2020

Whitley Co. Superintendent John Siler gets high marks during annual review

For the first time since February, the Whitley County Board of Education held an in-person meeting on July 9, which took place in the lobby of the Whitley County Board of Education Building in Williamsburg. Social distancing was enforced, and masks were in use when social...
Posted On 18 Jul 2020