Education

Education
3:01 pm
Wed June 10, 2015

Alltech and WKU Partnering to Create Craft Beer Production Line in Bowling Green

The WKU Center for Research and Development
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  A Lexington brewing and distilling company is setting up a beer production line in Bowling Green.

Alltech, which produces Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, delivered a production-level brewing system Wednesday to WKU’s Center for Research and Development. No date has been set as to when the production line will begin operating, though it could start sometime this fall.

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Education
1:03 pm
Wed June 10, 2015

Bidding Process Set to Begin on New Murray Calloway Career and Technical Center

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The Murray Independent and Calloway County school districts will begin taking bids later this month on a new career and technical center that will be jointly owned by both districts.

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Education
1:51 pm
Mon June 8, 2015

WKMS' Todd Hatton Presents "I Am John Scopes" at McCracken Co. Library, Thursday

Event Flyer
Credit McCracken County Public Library

John T. Scopes was born and raised in Paducah and is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery. A school teacher, Scopes garnered national recognition as the defendant in the famous "Monkey Trial" in Dayton, Tennessee, for teaching evolution and popularizing the conversation regarding Darwin's theory of evolution. WKMS News Producer and local Morning Edition host Todd Hatton joins Tracy Ross on Sounds Good to talk about his "Evenings Upstairs" presentation about Scopes this Thursday at McCracken County Public Library.

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Education
7:14 am
Mon June 8, 2015

Why 85 Percent Fewer Kentucky GED Diplomas Were Earned This Year Than 2 Years Ago

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  The Anderson County Adult Education Center is empty on a Thursday afternoon, except for a receptionist.

Two years ago, every table in the small classroom might be filled, said Jerry Shaw, the center’s director and a teacher.

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Higher Education
4:32 pm
Fri June 5, 2015

Murray State Regents Approve Budget and Strategic Plan

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Murray State’s Board of Regents has endorsed the university’s strategic plan with some commentary regarding university marketing and branding. The development process of the seven-year plan has been ongoing since the fall of 2014.

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Education
2:32 pm
Wed June 3, 2015

Survey: Kentucky Teachers More Positive About Their Schools Than Two Years Ago

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  The results are in from a biennial survey that asks Kentucky teachers about the state of teaching and learning in the commonwealth.

A record 89.3 percent of certified educators responded to the voluntary Teaching, Empowering, Leading and Learning (TELL) Survey, administered by the New Teacher Center.

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Education
6:56 am
Tue June 2, 2015

KSU Budget Proposal Includes Cuts to Faculty, Staff

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 Kentucky State University president Raymond Burse has outlined plans for next year's $45.8 million operating budget.

The proposal includes cuts to faculty and staff jobs. Burse announced the plans Friday, calling for the elimination of 31 additional campus positions. According to the Lexington Herald Leader, that includes 17 faculty and 14 to 15 staff jobs.

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Education
1:29 pm
Mon June 1, 2015

McWherter Museum in Dresden Memorializes Life and Career of Late Governor

The Ned Ray McWherter Weakley County Library
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The Weakley County Library in Dresden is celebrating the official opening of the McWherter Museum this Thursday, June 4.

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Education
12:23 pm
Mon June 1, 2015

Calloway Names New Superintendent

Tres Settle
Credit McLean County Schools

 

McLean County Schools Superintendent Tres Settle is leaving the district to assume the same post in Calloway County. Settle has been with McLean County since 2008 and is a member of the Kentucky Association of School Superintendents.

 

Settle is a Calhoun, Kentucky native with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Kentucky and a Master's and Rank 1 in Educational Administration at Western Kentucky University. He later added a superintendent endorsement from Murray State University.   

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Education
11:05 am
Wed May 27, 2015

Murray State Graduate Establishes Scholarship for Students on the Autism Spectrum

Ray Chumbler IV passes on a check for the establishment the Ray IV Autism Scholarship Endowment at Murray State to Jennie Rottinghaus in the office of development.
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Tall, dark-haired and slender, Ray Chumbler IV is a recent magna cum laude graduate of Murray State University in Non-Profit Leadership Studies. He's also been a student ambassador for the Office of Student Disability Services, working to increase an awareness about people who are on the autism spectrum, like he is. He shares his experience living with autism, being diagnosed as a teenager and his hopes for the Ray Chumbler IV Autism Scholarship Endowment scholarship with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good.

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