Education

St. Catharine College To Close At End Of July

Jun 1, 2016
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Officials from St. Catharine College announced Wednesday that the school will shutter its doors next month.

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A new jobs-training program is aimed at helping young Kentucky adults with the transition out of foster care. Governor Matt Bevin unveiled the Fostering Success program this week.

What made Mozart great? Or Bobby Fischer? Or Serena Williams?

The answer sits somewhere on the scales of human achievement. On one side: natural talent. On the other: hard work. Many would argue that success hangs in some delicate balance between them. But not Anders Ericsson.

Gilbert Sargent is a jolly, loquacious 74-year-old. For nearly everybody in the small suburb of Versailles, Ky., he goes by "Sarge."

For 25 years, Sarge has been working on and off as a school bus driver. Today he drives for Woodford County Public Schools, a district just outside Lexington. Sarge was meant to drive a school bus, he says, because of his love for children.

He drives bus No. 7.

2:35 p.m. Sarge heads out for his first afternoon pickup at Simmons Elementary School.

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Kentucky State University's Board of Regents have appointed an interim president.

Aaron Thompson fills the role one week after president Raymond Burse announced his resignation

Christian County Public Schools

  Hopkinsville High School principal Curtis Higgins announced on Tuesday that he has accepted a position with the Kentucky Department of Education as an Educational Resource Leader.

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A new report from a non-profit early education advocacy group shows that Kentucky is among states improving in the number of state dollars spent for Pre-Kindergarten education programs.

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The University of Kentucky says it will lay off up to 75 people as part of a reorganization plan to cut $6 million in spending.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS - courtesy of Pogue Library

Decades before the construction of Murray State in Calloway County, there existed a college farther west in Hickman County, called Marvin College, and later Marvin University School. Vice President Alben Barkley is perhaps the most notable alumni. The Marvin special collection at Pogue Library, albeit small, may very well be the most substantial about this largely forgotten turn-of-the-last-century higher ed institution.

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A west Kentucky man has been appointed by Gov. Matt Bevin to serve on the state Board of Education. 

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