Thursday, July 9, 2020
Agriculture teacher Coye Elliott, left, looks over poinsettias with seniors Drew Rodgers and Ruth Wooten at Lone Oak High School (McCracken County) Jan. 7, 2011. They sold 600 poinsettias during the holidays and saved some to grow into much larger plants for next year. Photo by Amy Wallot

Lone Oak ag program ‘isn’t just about cows, sows and plows’

McCracken County's agriculture program ensures that "students are able to apply what they learn in careers and in life."

Graduation Day

A total of 19 students received their diplomas this year at the Kentucky School for the Blind and the Kentucky School for the Deaf.
Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles assisted Harrison County School Superintendent Harry Burchett and other school officials with meal distribution due to school closures caused by the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak.

How Harrison County handled being the first Kentucky school district impacted by COVID-19

Harry Burchett, superintendent of Harrison County schools, explains how he and his staff handled being the first Kentucky school district to cease in-person classes because of COVID-19.
Virginia Moore, an American Sign Language interpreter, signs “We Go Together,” as the video that the McCracken County High School drama students made plays during Gov. Andy Beshear's COVID-19 address.

The show goes on in McCracken County, seniors honor teacher on closing night

COVID-19 has canceled plans for students throughout Kentucky. When a performance was postponed for the drama class at McCracken County High School, the students decided that the show must go on.
Cameron McPherson (55) puts his arms around Kentucky School for the Deaf teammates Jaser Alfred (34) and John Collins (33) following the Colonels’ loss to South Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind.

The intersection of competition and culture

A conference basketball tournament hosted by Kentucky School for the Deaf gives participants not only the opportunity to play for a championship, but also the chance to immerse themselves in Deaf culture.
Kindergarten teacher Erin Donnerman works with a group of students during a class at Brandenburg Primary School (Meade County).

A special education success story

Meade County has enjoyed success in novice reduction since it began an overhaul of its special education structure in 2014.
Spotlight

Kentucky Teacher has Kentucky covered

I’ve finally done it. It took five years, but I have photographed all of Kentucky’s 174 school districts, plus the Kentucky School for the Deaf and the Kentucky School for the Blind. 
Kristi Whittaker, left, and Jalina Wheeler stand in front of a sign for the Kids Rising Up through Support and Healing (KRUSH) program.

Erasing the stigma of incarceration

KRUSH is a weekly support group for students that are coping with family members or guardians that are or have been incarcerated.
Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman, center, meets with social studies teacher Mary Shouse of the Stewart Home and School and members of the school's student council to discuss civic engagement and community service.

KBE SPOTLIGHT | Time and situation right for Coleman to champion public education

Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman, an ex officio member of the Kentucky Board of Education, has made Kentucky’s public education system a top priority since being elected and named secretary of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
Kentucky School for the Deaf culinary arts teacher Mandy Byrne helps Burgin Independent senior Jeremiah Holsinger and KSD junior Bruce Gemmer figure out how to thicken their cupcake batter. Photo by Amy Wallot, Aug. 24 , 2015

KSD opens doors, career pathways for more students

A new program at Kentucky School for the Deaf is opening career pathways for students from nearby Burgin and Danville high schools, as well as its own students.