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Siler gets high marks during first evaluation as superintendent

Thursday evening, Whitley County Superintendent John Siler got his first evaluation as superintendent from the Whitley County Board of Education and he received high marks from the five-member school board. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a...
Posted On 22 Jul 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

Delmar Mahan remembered as a staunch supporter of public education

Former Whitley County Board of Education chairman and long-time local accountant Delmar Mahan died Friday morning following a long illness. Mahan served on the board of education for nearly 27 years, including 19 years as chairman, before announcing his surprise resignation at...
Posted On 05 Jul 2019

Colonel Academy will provide virtual options for non-traditional students

How do you help a student, who dropped out of high school, is already working a full-time job, and only needs a couple of credits to get his diploma? It’s the exact scenario that Whitley County school officials faced last school year, and they now have a plan for this upcoming...
Posted On 24 Jun 2019

Agreement will provide free dental screenings for Whitley County elementary school students

What do dentists and a late self-made multi-millionaire, who grew up dirt poor in Oneida, Tennessee, have to do with Whitley County elementary school children? The short answer is the millionaire grew up having dental pain, but his family couldn’t afford to take him to see a...
Posted On 24 Jun 2019

New graphics eyed for WCHS gym floor

The gym floor at Whitley County High School may be getting a new look in the near future. The Whitley County Board of Education recognized Jacqueline Oliphant, who finished 22nd in the state bowling tournament. During the Whitley County Board of Education’s monthly meeting...
Posted On 15 May 2019

WCHS AG supporters come out to protest proposed program cuts

Dozens of people gathered in front of the old Whitley County Courthouse late Thursday afternoon many of whom were carrying signs saying, “We Support FFA” or “We Support Ag.” Many sported or held up blue shirts with the words “Support Whitley County FFA #WCFFAPROUD.” You need to...
Posted On 19 Apr 2019

Whitley Co. BOE sets June 2 graduation

A June graduation date has been set for Whitley County High School seniors. During the Whitley County Board of Education’s monthly meeting Thursday, the board amended the 2018-2019 school calendar setting the gradation date for June 2 at 2 p.m. at The Arena in Corbin. “That is...
Posted On 19 Apr 2019

Whitley County school districts getting over $100,000 in combined refunds

All three school districts in Whitley County will be getting some unexpected money, which will total over $100,000, thanks in part to a refund of sorts they are getting from worker’s compensation claims. The Kentucky School Boards Insurance Trust Workers’ Compensation Fund...
Posted On 21 Mar 2019

WCHS Vo-Ag proponents argue against cuts

With the pending retirement of longtime Whitley County High School vocational agriculture teacher Glen Croley, it’s no secret that the school district is proposing the elimination of one of its two vocational agriculture teaching positions at the high school in favor of hiring a...
Posted On 20 Mar 2019