National Guard seeks help to honor those who have served

The Kentucky National Guard is asking for schools across the state to help with fundraising for the construction of its National Guard Memorial in Frankfort. The memorial will create a sacred space for families, friends and comrades to reflect and remember and also will serve as a classroom for those wishing to learn about the National Guard’s service to the [...]

By |2014-04-10T15:07:19-04:00April 10, 2014|

A quilt to remember

When Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday looks up from his desk, before him hangs a custom-made quilt expertly designed, sewn and quilted by his sister-in-law, Libby Holliday, who lives in Belton, S.C. Based on the craftsmanship, it is clear she does this work professionally.

By |2019-03-25T09:54:24-04:00April 18, 2013|

Kentucky Teacher has Kentucky covered Part III

By Amy Wallot In the final installment of one photo from every school district, I share Nelson County through Woodford County. (Please click here for the first installment and here for the second.) The photo from Newport Independent is one of my favorites and hangs in my office. And I’ll never forget hanging out with Nurse Nellie in Trimble [...]

By |2013-01-03T00:00:09-05:00January 3, 2013|

Kentucky Board of Nursing public comment notice

The Kentucky Board of Nursing will be holding public meetings to receive comments related to medication administration by unlicensed personnel, particularly the administration of insulin to school children by unlicensed school personnel. Comments may be submitted via e-mail at, in writing at each public meeting or by mail to: Sharon Eli Mercer, MSN,RN Nursing Practice Consultant Kentucky Board of [...]

By |2012-08-08T15:30:46-04:00August 9, 2012|

KYSPRA summer institute set for July 19-20

The summer institute of the Kentucky School Public Relations Association (KYSPRA) is designed to provide high-quality professional development for school district personnel engaged in any aspect of nurturing positive relationships with its stakeholders. This is also the time of year to renew KYSPRA membership. This event will be July 19-20 in Louisville. This year’s institute will focus on the leadership [...]

By |2012-07-03T13:48:45-04:00July 5, 2012|

Promoting healthy food for students school visits

Agriculture Commissioner James Comer visited six Kentucky schools recently to encourage child nutrition and healthier school lunches. Commissioner Comer said fresh produce from local farms should be on the menu in Kentucky’s schools. “Children who are overweight and obese are at greater risk of chronic ailments that can damage their quality of life and even shorten their lives,” he said. [...]

By |2012-05-23T13:37:53-04:00May 24, 2012|

Kentucky Teacher looking for outstanding leaders

Even though the school year is winding down, Kentucky Teacher is still looking to profile outstanding leaders in Kentucky’s public school districts. From superintendents to classroom teachers and aides and everyone in between, these profiles are intended to offer insight into what it takes to be a strong leader and to say “well done” to those who excel at it. [...]

By |2012-04-17T15:35:00-04:00April 19, 2012|
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