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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). Read this story and more for just $.99 cents...
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

No injuries after car strikes empty 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 the crash, said that “by the grace of God” nobody was...
Posted On 17 Apr 2017

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...
Posted On 29 Mar 2017

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...
Posted On 15 Mar 2017

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...
Posted On 23 Feb 2017