A Louisville high school coach and English teacher has died in a car wreck in Spencer County. Kentucky State Police say Brian Walters of Fisherville dropped off the right shoulder of Kentucky 1319 shortly before 7 a.m. EDT Monday, overcorrected, crossed back over the highway and was hit by a pickup truck.
A public figure with extensive state and local government experience is among those people who will help Eastern Kentucky University find a new president. EKU President Doug Whitlock announced in August he would retire next summer.
The results of Kentucky's new tests for public school students will be delayed until possibly November. Officials at the state Board of Education meeting in Frankfort on Tuesday said results may not be released until Oct. 30 or Oct. 31, and possibly into the first week of November.
Just one in four children in the state is prepared for kindergarten, according to preliminary data presented to the Kentucky Board of Education on Tuesday. The preliminary data is showing that 24 percent to 28 percent of children are considered prepared for kindergarten, said Karen Dodd, director of strategic planning for the education department.
Universities throughout the U.S. are trying to increase their international student population, and WKU is no different. For years at WKU, Indian and Chinese students made up the largest international student groups, but that has since changed. There are now more students from Saudi Arabia on WKU’s campus than from any other country outside the U.S.
The state Board of Education on Monday approved some changes to a new statewide policy regarding when and how students may be restrained in public schools. Board members unanimously backed the amended proposal in Frankfort during a regular meeting.
The University of Kentucky Senate Council says UK President Eli Capilouto has created a budget crisis. The Lexington Herald-Leader reported the faculty group sent a memo to Capilouto on Thursday in which members said they recognized dwindling state financial support was part of a cutback, but said the current budget crisis is largely due to presidential priorities that include more than $50 million in new spending.
Gatton Academy seniors Charvinia Neblett of Russellville and Henry Uradu of Russell have been recognized as semifinalists in the National Achievement Scholarship Program, an honor that potentially opens the door to college scholarship opportunities.
Alex Downing, the President and Treasurer of the College Heights Foundation at Western Kentucky University, is accepting a new position with Franklin Bank and Trust Company. Mr. Downing will officially leave the University on December 31, 2012.
A school bus full of middle school students overturned when it was hit by a car in southwest Louisville Friday morning, but no students were seriously injured. Louisville police says the bus was headed to Frost Middle School around 7:00 am when a Mustang skidded on the wet road and struck the bus at an intersection. There were 48 children on board the bus and all were transported to Louisville hospitals with what were described as "minor injuries."