Warren County's newest school is named in honor of career educator and long-serving state representative former Speaker of the House Jody Richards. The $12 million school on Elrod Road in south Warren County features state of the art energy efficient systems and a healthy cafeteria kitchen with no deep fried food.
Warren County Board of Education chairman Mike Wilson says the school was designed from the very beginning to be energy efficient. He told WKU Public Radio "you build a school once but you have to heat it, cool it and light it for the next 30 or 40 years."
Warren County's 23rd school can also help attract top flight students, teachers and staff, Wilson said, as well as new businesses and industries looking to relocate. There are more than 13,000 students in the Warren County school district.