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The search for Western Kentucky University's next president is narrowing with the current number of candidates under consideration dropping to four. 

J. Tyler Franklin

With the University of Louisville’s accreditation in the balance, the state legislature voted on Saturday to abolish the school’s board of trustees and create a new, smaller board, much like Gov. Matt Bevin tried to do last summer.

School Closings & Delays - January 6, 2017

Jan 5, 2017
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Here is a list of school closings and delays for Friday, January 6, 2017. We'll keep this list updated and will have further updates in the morning.

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Kentucky’s Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence is calling for General Assembly action in 2017 on goals for a new school accountability system.

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  Public schools in Daviess County are getting two-hundred-fifty new security cameras. Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Operations, Matt Robbins, said the installation of the 250 cameras at 18 Daviess County schools is not in response to any threat or issue. Robbins said it’s a proactive measure to upgrade an eight-year-old system.

 

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Although David Dunn left the University of Louisville earlier this month under the cloud of an FBI investigation, his boss offered him a positive reference letter along with a $1.15 million buyout.

We all experience stress at work, no matter the job. But for teachers, the work seems to be getting harder and the stress harder to shake.

A new report out this month pulls together some stark numbers on this:

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A Franklin Circuit Court order has approved the distribution of about $2 million to almost 200 Kentucky schools, colleges, education groups, and the Kentucky League of Cities Insurance Services Association.

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A company in western Kentucky has paid off about $7,300 in past due lunch accounts at the Lyon County School District.

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Hal Heiner, the secretary of Kentucky’s Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, says a new free community college tuition program will help put people who have exited the labor force back to work.

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