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Woman’s reason for allegedly taking school bus unclear

It is unclear why a Henry County woman ended up in Whitley County either late Saturday night or early Sunday morning and why she allegedly stole a Whitley County school bus that was recovered in Barbourville early Sunday afternoon. “That’s two questions that I can not answer,”...
Posted On 13 May 2019

Whitley Co. School District finalizing school facilities wish list

A 20-person committee composed of teachers, parents, and administrators have identified $41,434,445 worth of building projects that they would like to see done in the Whitley County School District. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us
Posted On 27 Feb 2019

WCHS moving graduation ceremony to The Arena in Corbin

If you’re dreading the thought of having to cram into a hot packed Whitley County Middle School Gym in late May or early June to see high school seniors graduate, or worse having to go into the middle school cafeteria to watch it on television because there isn’t enough room for...
Posted On 20 Feb 2019

Whitley Co. getting closer to finding its next superintendent

The Whitley County school district moved one step closer to finding its next superintendent Tuesday evening. The Whitley County Board of Education Superintendent Search Committee met in executive session for about an hour Tuesday evening to review the applications of all five...
Posted On 25 Apr 2018

Area schools reset calendars after latest snow days

With the winter weather finally over, area school districts have been able to finalize their calendars. Whitley County Schools have been hit the hardest as the weather and resulting snow days have forced the cancellation of spring break and the Memorial Day holiday. The school...

Whitley County school security measures get high marks

Even though the Whitley County school district isn’t adding any more staff, it is doubling the number of armed law enforcement officers at its schools. This is among other changes that the district is making in light of recent school shootings, Assistant Superintendent John Siler...
Posted On 16 Mar 2018

Security expert says always teach behind locked doors

Not long after the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting where 20 school children and six adult staff members were shot and killed, Kentucky Center for School Safety Executive Director Jon R. Akers was at a meeting with the Sandy Hook superintendent. Kentucky Center for...
Posted On 16 Mar 2018

Whitley County Superintendent Scott Paul announces pending retirement

The Whitley County school district is looking for a new superintendent. At the close of a special called Whitley County Board of Education meeting late Tuesday afternoon, Superintendent Scott Paul announced plans to retire effective July 1 at the end of his current contract. “The...
Posted On 07 Mar 2018

Update: 17-year-old arrested for social media threat against Whitley Co. schools

A 17-year-old male Whitley County High School student was taken into police custody Sunday after allegedly threatening violence against the Whitley County school district. The Whitley County Sheriff’s Department took the teenager into custody about 8 p.m. Sunday for allegedly...
Posted On 19 Feb 2018

Burke pleads guilty to stealing from school district, KASBO

Rather than stand trial, a former chief financial officer for the Whitley County Board of Education pleaded guilty Monday morning to stealing from the school district and the Kentucky Association of School Business Officials (KASBO). You need to login to view the rest of the...
Posted On 26 Jan 2018