Tuesday, April 20, 2021
A man stands in front of a small table with two women at it, one of whom is on a computer.

Ground zero for first COVID-19 case in Kentucky, Harrison County closes in on return...

Harrison County was the first Kentucky school district to be impacted by COVID-19. Now, the district is one step closer to a return to in-person instruction.
Prisha Hedau, a student at Lowe Elementary (Jefferson County), writes her daily activities on notecards.

Jefferson County student provides a child’s perspective on pandemic

When the COVID-19 pandemic began, Prisha Hedau had no plans of writing a book. Through Gov. Andy Beshear’s daily press conferences, she felt inspired to tell her own story.
Janet Throgmorton, principal at Fancy Farm Elementary (Graves County), takes a photo with her students before driving them home from school.

Kentucky principal goes the extra mile to ensure continued learning

Three years ago, Principal Janet Throgmorton of Fancy Farm Elementary (Graves County) was looking for a way to save her district some money while addressing one of its most pressing needs.
A picture of a woman on stilts, a girl sitting on a bouncing ball and a boy playing with a baseball bat in a gym.

Kentucky shines in Healthy Schools awards

Forty-one of 45 Kentucky schools recognized by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation are part of the Baptist Health School Wellness Initiative, offered by the Delta Rural Network Center at Baptist Health Madisonville.
A woman sits in front of a computer, holding up a small sign with a math problem written on it.

Jefferson County teacher achieves National Board certification while reaching out to families

Alisa Keller was one of 82 educators recognized by the Kentucky Department of Education and the Kentucky National Board Certified Teachers Network for obtaining National Board certification during a Feb. 11 virtual ceremony.
A woman sits on the floor talking to a young girl, while another girl colors nearby.

Jamie Bowling brings continuity, experience in education to KBE

Gov. Andy Beshear appointed Jamie Bowling to the Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) on March 12 to serve the remainder of her late husband Mike Bowling’s term.
Picture of three women and one man, wearing facemasks and purple jackets, standing outside of a building with their arms around each other.

James Academy, a new girls’ STEAM school, does everything differently

The Grace M. James Academy for Excellence in Jefferson County is an Afrocentric, single-gender STEAM school designed to give middle school students from historically marginalized groups a different educational and social experience.
Two women sit in chairs with their sleeves rolled up, while two nurses give them a shot in their arms.

Ballard County school nurses help health department give COVID-19 shots

Two nurses from the Ballard County school district are helping the local health department administer COVID-19 vaccinations.