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  • Marcum voted in as chair of state board

    Roger Marcum’s 38-year career in education has led him across the state of Kentucky.

    From Corbin to Laurel County to Marion County to St. Catharine College, Marcum has held roles throughout various levels of education. Now, he’s been charged with leading the Kentucky Board of Education for at least the next year.

    With David Karem reaching his third consecutive one-year term as board chair (the maximum allowed), the board voted on Aug. 8 to name Marcum in his place.

  • All four suspects arrested in Barber killing

    All four suspects in the killing of Paul “PJ” Barber, a former student at Washington County High School, in Pleasure Ridge Park in Louisville have been apprehended by police.

  • Washington County fiscal court opposes pipeline with resolution

    The Bluegrass Pipeline was the burning issue at a special-called fiscal court meeting last Wednesday. Washington County followed the example started by Franklin County by approving a resolution expressing the county’s opposition to the Williams Oil Company running a pipeline for toxic liquids through the area.

  • PHOTOS: New high school begins to take form
  • Students should check KEES for accuracy

    Kentucky high school students and 2013 graduates should check their Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) accounts for accuracy.

    KEES allows students to earn money for college by getting good grades in high school and for qualifying scores on the ACT or SAT. Students eligible for free or reduced lunches may also earn awards for good scores on Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate exams. KEES is administered by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).

  • ‘Inspired Hope’ for families suffering with Huntington’s

    Donna Mattingly of Cox’s Creek and her family have faced a struggle for the last 20 years that many of us could never imagine, much less manage on a day-to-day basis.

    Complications with Huntington’s Disease have taken the lives of her first husband, Jimmy Ruley, their son, Cory, and others in the family since 1990.

  • Representatives take action

    U.S. Representative Brett Guthrie, R-Ky, took action recently in opposition of Obamacare in light of recently passed legislation. That legislation, which passed in the House of Representatives, delayed the employer and individual mandates of Obamacare.

    Behind that decision, Guthrie voted on Aug. 2 to support H.R. 2009, better known as the “Keep the IRS off your Health Care Act of 2013.”

  • Dropout age increases

    Gov. Steve Beshear and First Lady Jane Beshear were among those to give recognition to school districts across the state last week for swiftly implementing a policy that will raise the compulsory attendance age from 16 to 18 years old.

    Senate Bill 97, better known as the ‘Graduate Kentucky’ bill, was passed earlier this year in Kentucky, allowing individual school districts to change the dropout age from 16 to 18 years old.

  • Coming home to Mackville

    The seventh annual Mackville School homecoming was held on Saturday at the Mackville Community Center, with five community members being added to the Mackville Hall of Fame.

  • PHOTOS: Back to school in Washington County