Kentucky School for the Blind

6-year-old blinded by gun violence finds community in KSB and Future Healers

Four days before Christmas in December 2020, Cacy Roberts and her sons, Malakai and Kameron, were sleeping in their bed when someone shot several bullets into their Fayette County home. Malakai, now 6-years-old, was taken to the University of Kentucky Hospital to be treated for injuries to his head. A bullet missed his brain by two centimeters and rendered him permanently blind. He also has difficulty with his sense of smell and his ability to taste food like his favorite, cheese pizza.

By |2021-12-02T12:16:40-05:00December 1, 2021|

KDE’s Gretta Hylton and Amy Patterson chosen for top leadership positions in national special education organization

Gretta Hylton, associate commissioner in the Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE’S) Office of Special Education and Early Learning (OSEEL), was elected as president-elect of the National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE) during its annual business meeting on Oct. 18. Hylton has served as secretary-treasurer of the NASDSE Board of Directors since 2017.

By |2021-10-22T15:55:18-04:00October 22, 2021|

KSB Advisory Board discusses ESSER relief funds, White Cane Safety Day

The Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER) will provide the Kentucky School for the Blind (KSB) the opportunity to improve campus building renovations and increase staff size, members of the KSB Advisory Board discussed during their in-person Oct. 12 meeting.

By |2021-10-13T15:27:16-04:00October 13, 2021|
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