Kentucky College Application Week is coming to a close. Friday is the last day for this year's weeklong program that helps Kentucky high school seniors navigate the sometimes tricky college application process.
Connie Foster has been selected as Dean of the University Libraries at WKU. Foster, who served as interim Dean since March of last year, has been working at the institution since 1978. Provost Gordon Emslie says Foster has demonstrated her ability to lead the libraries during a period of significant change. Foster was selected as Dean after a comprehensive national search was conducted.
A parent has filed an ethical complaint against a teacher who allegedly wrote a condescending remark about Democrats on her classroom whiteboard. The parent, Mary Gilbert, told the Lexington Herald-Leader that she thinks the teacher wrote the comments "You can't be a Democrat & go to heaven" to bully her daughter.
Jefferson County Public Schools are going tobacco free. The policy will keep cigarettes and tobacco off school property. Designated smoking areas outside of the schools will be gone. Employees will have to go off campus to smoke.
It was a brazen and surprisingly long-lived scheme, authorities said, to help aspiring public school teachers cheat on the tests they must pass to prove they are qualified to lead their classrooms. For 15 years, teachers in three southern states paid Clarence Mumford Sr. — himself a longtime educator — to send someone else to take the tests in their place, authorities said.