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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

In-person learning, or remote instruction, parents will decide in Whitley County this fall

Students in the Whitley County School District are now slated to begin learning again on Wednesday, Aug. 26, but whether they will be doing that in-person in a classroom at school or through remote instruction from home will be a decision left up to parents. If parents opt for...
Posted On 10 Jul 2020

Update: Whitley County BOE approves 1 percent employee pay raise districtwide

Pay raises for all school district employees and possible start dates for the new school year were topics of discussion during Thursday’s monthly Whitley County Board of Education meeting. During its monthly meeting, the Whitley County Board of Education approved a 1 percent pay...
Posted On 11 Jun 2020

Two locally contested school board races set for this fall

There will be two contested races for seats on the Whitley County Board of Education this fall. The filing deadline was 4 p.m. Tuesday to file to run for local school board races that will appear on the ballot in the November General Election. Two-term incumbent Malorie Cooper...
Posted On 06 Jun 2020