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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

Area schools receiving coal severance funds

Whitley County’s three school systems will each receive $10,000 in coal severance funds. At Tuesday’s regular meeting of the Whitley County Fiscal Court the magistrates approved a resolution authorizing and transferring the coal severance funds to Corbin, Whitley County and...

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

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 involving a school bus Monday morning and at the scene...
Posted On 19 Apr 2017

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...
Posted On 19 Apr 2017
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