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Education
4:14 pm
Wed March 21, 2012

Dawson Springs Superintendent Retires

The Dawson Springs Independent School District will be searching for a new superintendent for the upcoming school year. Current Superintendent, Alexis Seymore announced her retirement Monday, effective at the end of the current school year. Seymore served in the post since 2004.

Poetry Out Loud
8:56 am
Mon March 19, 2012

'Poetry Out Loud' Competition This Week

Kentucky high school students will compete this week in the national Poetry Out Loud recitation contest in Frankfort. Champions from 21 high schools across Kentucky will participate in the state finals Wednesday at the Capital Plaza Hotel. The contest was launched in 2006 by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation. The Kentucky Arts Council says it helps students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence and learn about their literary heritage. The state winner receives $200 and a trip to Washington for national finals.

Education
1:32 pm
Tue March 13, 2012

Bullying Bill Heard in House

Parents of children who committed suicide after being bullied at school testified before the Kentucky House Education committee Tuesday, advocating a bill that they say would strengthen the state’s current bullying law. The measure would prohibit harassing behavior and communication based on a student’s race, ethnicity, religion, physical or mental disability, gender, and sexual orientation.  Representative Ben Waide, a Republican from Hopkins County, said he opposed the bill because it would provide special rights to certain people. 

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Operation Preperation
8:50 am
Mon March 12, 2012

Students Prepare for College and Careers

Kentucky students are getting advice this week on how to prepare for college as part of Operation Preparation. Eighth- and 10th-grade students will meet with trained community advisers to review their college and career plans. The sessions will their career aspirations and the required education and training involved. Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday says the goal is to help students maximize their academic preparation and stay on track for success during high school and beyond. The majority of Kentucky school districts will participate in Operation Preparation.

KHSAA Adds Bass Fishing
4:46 pm
Fri March 9, 2012

Kentucky Second State to Add Bass Fishing as a Varsity Sport

Kentucky has been the home of bass fishing for some time, and while the sport is a statewide obsession, not until this year has it been officially incorporated into the high school sports spectrum. The Kentucky High School Sports Association made a decision last month to include bass fishing as a varsity sport across the commonwealth.  Drew Adams has more.

MSU President Evaluation
7:51 am
Mon March 5, 2012

Dunn’s Evaluation Still Ongoing

Murray State University President Dr. Randy Dunn’s five-year performance evaluation will likely be completed by the board of regents’ June meeting. Board Chairman Dr. Constantine Curris says this is the first comprehensive review of any President in the history of the University. He says a new policy the board adopted requires the evaluation after five years with the University. It entails meetings with various university stakeholders including faculty, staff, students and community leaders. The evaluation process has been ongoing since the board’s August meeting.

Murray State News
7:47 am
Mon March 5, 2012

MSU Ceases Library Talks

The Murray State Board of Regents has unexpectedly suspended all internal and external conversations on building a new library. The board voted Friday to cease conversations on its number one agency bond project due to funding limitations and a bleak budget outlook. MSU was prepping to move forward with the building by paying for it with a student fee system. MSU President Dr.

Education
5:12 pm
Fri March 2, 2012

Dr. Ossama Bahloul on "Islam 101" Extended Web Version

On February 21st, reports emerged American soldiers had burned copies of the Koran, the Moslem holy book, at an airbase in Afghanistan. The riots and violence that followed in that country resulted in several deaths, including U.S. military personnel.  This incident and its repercussions highlight the lack of understanding on both sides and the necessity of promoting that understanding.  The same day the Koran-burning story broke, Dr. Ossama Bahloul was at Murray State to address that very issue.  Dr.

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Education
8:32 am
Fri March 2, 2012

OVC Tournament Scores

This year’s OVC tournament continues in Nashville, Tennessee.  In yesterday’s action, Tennessee Tech beat Southeast Missouri 77 to 73, and Morehead defeated Jacksonville State 68 to 54.  The top-ranked Racers will face off against Tennessee Tech tonight at six, and number two-ranked Tennessee State plays Morehead at eight.  The games will be carried on ESPN-U.

Education
8:22 am
Fri March 2, 2012

MSU Board of Regents Meeting

The Murray State University Board of Regents meets in quarterly session this morning.  It’s unclear if the regents have completed a months-long performance evaluation of MSU President Dr.

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