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Whitley Co. BOE approves 4 percent tax hike

Those living in the Whitley County school district will see their property tax bills going up this year. During its regular monthly meeting Thursday, the Whitley County Board of Education levied a 4 percent tax increase. The increase means that someone owning a $100,000 home will...
Posted On 19 Sep 2018

After 20 years on Whitley BOE, Lambdin opts to not seek another term

The Whitley County Board of Education will be getting one new member and will have to elect a new board chairman next year. The board’s second longest serving member, Larry Lambdin, who is also the board chairman, did not file to run for re-election this year as the filing...
Posted On 15 Aug 2018

Rickett named new Whitley County Deputy Superintendent

The Whitley County school district now has not only a new superintendent, but also a new Deputy Superintendent too. John Siler took over as Whitley County Superintendent on July 1 replacing Scott Paul, who retired after serving 29 years with the school district, including the...
Posted On 18 Jul 2018

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

Whitley Co. superintendent searched narrowed down to two candidates

The search to find the Whitley County Board of Education’s next superintendent is down to two people. The superintendent search screening committee met in executive session for about 25 minutes Tuesday afternoon to finish reviewing applications, and then met jointly with the...
Posted On 03 May 2018

No fall break for Whitley County students next year

Students and staff in the Whitley County school district won’t be getting a fall break next year. The Whitley County Board of Education held it’s monthly meeting Thursday, and approved the 2018-2019 school calendar, which includes a start date of Monday, Aug. 27, and a tentative...
Posted On 19 Apr 2018

Five people vying for Whitley County Superintendent job

There are five people vying to replace Scott Paul as Whitley County Superintendent. Tim Crawford, an attorney for the Whitley County Board of Education, who is overseeing the early stages of the superintendent search, said that a total of five people have applied for the...
Posted On 18 Apr 2018

Leigh Burke gets probation, ordered to pay restitution

A Williamsburg woman, who stole money from the Whitley County Board of Education and the Kentucky Association of School Business Officials (KASBO), resolved her criminal charges with a probated sentence during a sentencing hearing Monday morning, but her legal woes aren’t quite...
Posted On 21 Mar 2018

Whitley County begins search for new superintendent

The search is officially on for a new superintendent for the Whitley County school district, and if all goes according to plan, the Whitley County Board of Education will hire its new superintendent by May 10. At the close of a special called Whitley County Board of Education...
Posted On 17 Mar 2018