Jonathan Kleppinger

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Name: Jonathan Kleppinger
Date registered: July 24, 2012

Biography

I grew up in Berea, Ky., and was home-schooled throughout my K-12 career before attending Eastern Kentucky University. I majored in psychology and minored in religion at EKU while also becoming involved with the school newspaper, The Eastern Progress, as a photographer, photo editor, copy editor, writer and columnist. I started work at The Jessamine Journal as a staff writer in October 2009 with the specific beat of covering education. I got married in January 2010 and graduated from EKU in May 2010 with a bachelor's degree in psychology. At The Journal, I added the responsibilities of features editor in April 2010 and of news designer in April 2012.

Latest posts

  1. Annual Hispanic Heritage Night showcases culture at Brookside Elementary — October 21, 2014
  2. Jessamine County ‘Educhasers’ complete relay, raise more than $5,000 for fellow teacher — October 15, 2014
  3. Jessamine County Schools approved for non-traditional instruction on snow days — October 15, 2014
  4. United Way ‘Back on Track’ program provides guidance, rewards for young Jessamine County GED students — October 15, 2014
  5. Settle resigns position on Jessamine County Board of Education — October 15, 2014

Most commented posts

  1. School council at West Jessamine High School prepares for principal search — 4 comments
  2. 2014 high-school graduations for East Jessamine, West Jessamine tentatively set for June 6; tickets will be distributed — 4 comments
  3. Photos: West Jessamine High School marching-band camp — 4 comments
  4. Jessamine County Board of Education elections — 3 comments
  5. Athletic director asks Jessamine County Board of Education to wait on proposal for wrestling until next year — 3 comments

Author's posts listings

Oct 21

Annual Hispanic Heritage Night showcases culture at Brookside Elementary

From left, Kalani Estrada and Angie Reyes read a book in the Brookside Elementary library on Hispanic Heritage Night last Thursday. (Photo by Amelia Orwick)

By Amelia Orwick aorwick@jessaminejournal.com At least 200 people attended Hispanic Heritage Night on Thursday, Oct. 9, at Brookside Elementary, where food, art, music and dance represented Hispanic cultures from Honduras to Mexico. Students and parents from Brookside, Nicholasville, Red Oak, Rosenwald-Dunbar, Warner and Wilmore elementary schools were present at the event, which rotates among the …

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Oct 15

Jessamine County ‘Educhasers’ complete relay, raise more than $5,000 for fellow teacher

The Educhasers posed with Carlstedt and her friends and family at the end of the Bourbon Chase relay in Lexington on Saturday. From left in front are Jenny Lockridge, Kelsey Carlstedt, Shawn Carlstedt and Jamie Bradford. In the second row from left are Christina Thomas, Andi O’Bryan, Jason Price, Judy Shearer, Shelly Hilton, Tracy Devney. In back from left are Wanda Knight, Delaney Carlstedt, Dave Carlstedt, Ryan Thomas, Dexter Knight, Bart Flener, Joey Mau, Derek Knight and Brad Hilton. (Photo submitted)

The “Educhasers” team that includes current and former teachers and administrators from Jessamine County Schools completed the Bourbon Chase relay over the weekend, with the focus of their running there at the start and the finish. The group has raised money this year for Shawn Carlstedt, a Rosenwald-Dunbar Elementary School teacher who lost her hands and …

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Oct 15

Jessamine County Schools approved for non-traditional instruction on snow days

Jessamine County is one of 13 public-school districts that will be able to count snow days as instructional time this winter as students learn from home. The Kentucky Department of Education approved waivers last week that allow the districts’ use of virtual or other non-traditional means of instruction when school is cancelled because of weather …

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Oct 15

United Way ‘Back on Track’ program provides guidance, rewards for young Jessamine County GED students

Jackson Seale, the youth coordinator for the United Way of the Bluegrass’s “Back on Track” program, spoke to Jessamine County Adult Education stu- dents during an informational luncheon Wednesday, Oct. 1, at the center off Computrex Drive in Nicholasville. (Photo by Jonathan Kleppinger)

A new partnership between the United Way of the Bluegrass and Jessamine County Adult Education aims to incentivize the GED and help young adults get a financial jump-start. The “Back on Track” program combines monetary bonuses for gains on the GED with a United Way matching program. GED students in Jessamine County between 18 and …

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Oct 15

Settle resigns position on Jessamine County Board of Education

A school-board member has resigned just months before her term expired after she moved out of the county. Fran Settle submitted her resignation Monday, Oct. 6, superintendent Kathy Fields said last week. Settle had moved to Mercer County, Fields said. Settle occupied the seat representing the 5th District on the Jessamine County Board of Education. …

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