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Graves High Wins KHSJA Broadcast State Title
Monday, May 30, 2016 3:53 PM
Graves County High School's Media Arts Program or GCTV, as it’s known throughout the school, has won its second straight Class AAA state championship in the Kentucky High School Journalism Association's Broadcast Division. Senior Logan Whaley won in the Voiceover or Voiceover/Sound On Tape category, placed second in the Sports Package category, second place in Humorous ...
Graves County Schools Save Energy and Money
Sunday, May 29, 2016 5:41 PM
Harshaw Trane, in conjunction with the Tennessee Valley Authority, at the May 19th school board meeting, recognized the Graves County School District for the district’s efforts to increase energy efficiency. In 2015, the Graves County Schools partnered with Harshaw Trane, an energy services company based in Louisville, on a guaranteed energy savings contract. The project ...
McCracken Teachers Help with Graves Tornado Relief
Sunday, May 29, 2016 10:05 AM
“When the tornado came through Mayfield May 10, the McCracken County Education Association and its classified staff local wanted to help their neighboring county,” said Kentucky Education Association associate Candice Edmonds, based in Paducah. “So, they created ‘Stuff the Bus’ and raised $500 in gift cards for meals and things of that nature. ...
Graves Students Become Apple of Snapple’s Eye
Sunday, May 29, 2016 12:10 AM
Graves County High School marketing students Jake Mills, Jordyn Naranjo, and Hunter Ivey created an original advertising character for the popular juice drink Snapple Apple. For an assignment in teacher Mechelle Gattis’ class, students were required to work in a team to create an original advertising character for a product that did not currently have one. The team was ...
KY School Out $1.75M; Disabled Child's Legs Broken
Saturday, May 28, 2016 1:30 PM
The family of an autistic teenager whose legs were broken when a teaching assistant physically restrained him will be paid $1.75 million by a Kentucky school district. The family did not sue the Jefferson County Public Schools, and an internal investigation found no evidence of excessive force, but the district decided to resolve the case anyway, spokeswoman Jennifer Brislin tells the ...
PTHS Juniors Chosen to Attend Boys State
Saturday, May 28, 2016 1:06 AM
Four Paducah Tilghman High School students have been chosen to attend Kentucky Boys State. Juniors Isaac Humphrey, Travis Myers, Brandon Purefoy and Landon Rutherford have been selected to attend the week-long leadership academy on the campus of Campbellsville University in Campbellsville, June 5-10. Kentucky Boys state is a program sponsored by American Legion that is designed to ...
University of Kentucky to Lay Off up to 75 People
Friday, May 27, 2016 2:09 AM
The University of Kentucky says it will lay off up to 75 people as part of a reorganization plan to cut $6 million in spending. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the $6 million in cuts comes after the state legislature approved $12.6 million in cuts next year. State government has reduced state spending at the University of Kentucky by $60 million since 2008. Many state colleges and ...
Darnall Named Principal at Lone Oak Elementary
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 1:48 PM
Jill Darnall has been named principal of Lone Oak Elementary School. Darnall comes to McCracken County Schools from Marshall County Schools, where she has been the principal at Benton Middle School for the last six years. Prior to that, she was a teacher at Sharpe Elementary School. “I'm honored to have been selected as the new principal of Lone Oak Elementary,” ...
Beshear Asks Court to Hear College Funding Case
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 1:59 AM
Kentucky's Democratic attorney general has asked the Supreme Court to decide whether Gov. Matt Bevin has the authority to cut college and university budgets without the approval of the state legislature. A state judge ruled last week that Bevin does have the authority to order public colleges and universities not to spend all of the money the state legislature gave them. Attorney General Andy ...
Lone Oak Elem. Principal Dan Pope Retiring
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 4:47 PM
After working 31 years in McCracken County Schools, including 10 years as Principal at Lone Oak Elementary School, Dan Pope is retiring. Faculty, staff, and students celebrated his influence and legacy Friday in the school gymnasium, which will now be called the "Dan Pope Gymnasium." Pope addressed the students and was able to give many of them hugs as the celebration ...
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