Monday accident illustrates need for bus extrication training, fire chief says

This Pontiac Grand Am narrowly avoided hitting a Whitley County School bus Monday afternoon. On the same day that the Whitley County school district transferred an old junked bus to the Goldbug Volunteer Fire Department so it could be used for training purposes, the fire department assisted at the scene of one crash [...]

May 30 will be last day of class for Whitley County students

Despite a mild winter, students in the Whitley County school district won’t be finishing classes this school year until late May. Whitley County Deputy Superintendent Paula Trickett told the Whitley County Board of Education during its monthly meeting Thursday that the district has missed a total of 14 instructional days this school year. The district [...]

No injuries after car strikes empty school bus Monday morning

No one was injured when this Mercedes Benz collided with a school bus Monday morning. No one was injured when a passenger car rear-ended a Whitley County school bus Monday morning in the Goldbug area. There were no children on the bus at the time. Whitley County Sheriff’s Sgt. Todd Shelley, who investigated [...]

Whitley County cancels school rest of week due to illness

Students in the Whitley County school district are getting an extended spring break because of illness. Whitley County Superintendent Scott Paul said Tuesday afternoon that he has canceled classes for the remainder of the week due to about 15 percent of the students being absent Tuesday, and 50 staff members district wide. This will bring [...]

Whitley County schools will start one week later this fall

The Whitley County Board of Education presented the February Above and Beyond Award to Whitley County High School employee Sheila Davis.

Whitley County students and teachers will be getting an extended summer vacation this summer.

During its monthly meeting Thursday, the Whitley County Board of Education unanimously approved the school calendar for the 2017-2018 school year, which pushes the school start date for students to Aug. 22, 2017, which is one week later than the start date this current school year.

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Whitley Co. school district cancels classes Friday, Monday and Tuesday

Due to illness, the Whitley County school district has canceled classes Friday, Monday and Tuesday of next week. Superintendent Scott Paul said that the attendance rate was 89 percent Thursday with 30 teachers out. Whitley County was out Monday and Tuesday of this current week due to illness. Through Thursday, the district had missed eight [...]

Whitley Co. schools forced to turn down tablet computer grant

Connie Patterson was presented with the Above and Beyond Award during the Whitley County Board of Education meeting on Feb. 9. She is pictured with members of her family and the school board.

The Whitley County school district has over $1 million worth of computer devices that need to be replaced, but is being forced to turn down an offer of 90 new tablet computers for students.

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Whitley Co. school district one of two in nation getting tablet computer grant

Kevin Anderson, Chief Information Officer for the Whitley County School District, shows school board members the type of tablet computers the district may be getting thanks to a new grant. Students in three Whitley County school district classrooms will be getting new tablet computers to assist them with their class work thanks to [...]

Leigh Burke indicted for theft, abuse of public trust

Former Whitley County School District Chief Financial Officer Leigh Burke is charged with theft and abuse of the public trust in connection with missing funds from the school district.

Former Whitley County School District Chief Financial Officer Leigh Burke is charged with theft and abuse of the public trust in connection with missing funds from the school district.

A May 24 jury trial has been scheduled for a former chief financial officer for the Whitley County School district, who was indicted Monday for theft and abuse of the public trust.

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Court documents reveal details about Burke’s charges; lawyer denies allegations

Kentucky State Police arrested Leigh Burke Tuesday for theft and abuse of the public trust.

Kentucky State Police arrested Leigh Burke Tuesday for theft and abuse of the public trust.

A former chief financial officer for the Whitley County school district, who was fired in June amid allegations of misappropriation of school funds, has pleaded not guilty to charges of theft and abuse of the public trust.

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