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Education
12:05 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

How Much Notice is 'Ample' Ahead of MSU Presidential Candidates' Visits?

Wells Hall is the home of Murray State's "Office of the President"

Murray State’s faculty and staff would like ample time to review the presidential candidates before the Board of Regents selects the next president. At present, planned visits from three finalists are scheduled March 11-13.  The board would likely select MSU’s next president on Friday, March 14 during its quarterly meeting.

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Education
3:32 pm
Mon February 10, 2014

WKCTC Among Top Community Colleges for 3rd Consecutive Year

Once again, the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program has placed Paducah's West Kentucky Community and Technical College among the nation's best community colleges. The top 150 will compete for a $1 million grand prize awarded in early 2015. Kate speaks with Dr. Renae Akin, WKCTC Interim Vice President of Enrollment Management and Associate VP of Learning Initiatives about the honor.

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Education
3:27 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

Murray State University Presidential Search Committee Narrows Candidates to Three

Credit nse.org

Murray State University’s presidential search committee narrowed its search to three finalists in a unanimous decision at today’s closed meeting.

Committee Chairman Steve Williams says the finalists’ names likely won’t be released until next month and that Board of Regents Chairman Constantine Curris will make that decision.

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Education
12:31 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

"Putt" Children First Fundraiser for Youth Mentors, Feb. 15

West Kentucky Mentoring provides one-to-one site-based mentoring services to youth between the ages of 5 to 18. They match caring adults with youth in various sites like schools libraries and homes; spending time helping with homework, sports and talking about life. Director Suzy Crook joins Kate on Sounds Good to talk about the first annual "Putt" Children First Fundraiser, February 15 at Treasure  Golf in Murray.

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Speaker's Corner
6:28 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

Speaker's Corner: Holly Bloodworth, 2014's Teacher of the Year

Holly Bloodworth, 2014 Kentucky Teacher of the Year
Credit Rob Canning

You can listen to Bloodworth's speech here

27-year teaching veteran and 2014's Kentucky Teacher of the Year Holly Bloodworth spoke to members of the public and faculty at Murray State University's Freed Curd Auditorium. 

Bloodworth spoke about the inspiration that begin her career in public education, how the lessons learned from her students changed her life, and her journey towards Teacher of the Year. 

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Closings
12:01 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

School Closings & Delays - Friday, Feb 7

We'll keep this post updated as we become notified of closings and delays for Friday, Feb. 7th due to winter weather. Updated: 11:53 p.m. 

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Education
8:02 am
Thu February 6, 2014

Murray Teacher Honored At Capitol Today

Debra Burgess of Murray is being honored today  in Frankfort as she is inducted into the Governor Louie B. Nunn Kentucky Teacher Hall of Fame.

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Education
7:53 am
Thu February 6, 2014

Trigg County, Owensboro Independent Named Districts Of Innovation

Credit Kentucky Department of Education

At its February meeting, the Kentucky Board of Education approved Trigg County and Owensboro Schools as Districts of Innovation.

The status relieves districts of certain administrative regulations and statutory provisions as well as the ability to waive local board policy in an effort to improve student learning and educational performance.

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Education
5:28 pm
Wed February 5, 2014

School Closings & Delays - Thursday

We'll keep this post updated as we become notified of closings and delays for Thursday, Feb. 6, due to winter weather. Updated: 11:04 a.m. 

Related: North Winds, Ice-Coated Trees and Power Lines May Increase Outages

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Higher Education
4:52 pm
Wed February 5, 2014

Narrowing The Field-MSU Presidential Search Committee Meets Friday

The Murray State Presidential Search Committee meets Friday to narrow the list of candidates from 10 to a short list of finalists. The closed session discussions, which begin shortly after 10 a.m., will be in MSU’s Alexander Hall.  

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