Jonathan Kleppinger

Author's details

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. Jessamine County Board of Education changes course, won’t consider eliminating school choice for employees at Monday’s meeting — April 24, 2014
  2. East Jessamine, West Jessamine high schools earn top-20 state rankings from US News and World Report — April 23, 2014
  3. Jessamine County students place in SkillsUSA state competition with Lexington technical centers — April 23, 2014
  4. Jesssamine County Schools’ 2013-2014 teachers of the year — April 23, 2014
  5. Tilapia, plants grow together in The Providence School’s new aquaponics system — April 23, 2014

Most commented posts

  1. 2014 high-school graduations for East Jessamine, West Jessamine tentatively set for June 6; tickets will be distributed — 4 comments
  2. School council at West Jessamine High School prepares for principal search — 4 comments
  3. Photos: West Jessamine High School marching-band camp — 4 comments
  4. Jessamine County Board of Education elections — 3 comments
  5. Senior classes from East Jessamine High School, West Jessamine High School ask school board to move graduation to Rupp Arena — 3 comments

Author's posts listings

Apr 24

Jessamine County Board of Education changes course, won’t consider eliminating school choice for employees at Monday’s meeting

The Jessamine County Board of Education will not consider eliminating employees’ choice of school for their children at Monday’s monthly meeting. The school board had discussed the change and spoke in favor of it during an April work session, but the item will not be on the agenda Monday. Chair Eugene Peel said Thursday that …

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Apr 23

East Jessamine, West Jessamine high schools earn top-20 state rankings from US News and World Report

Jessamine County’s two traditional high schools were both in the top 20 in the state when U.S. News and World Report released its 2014 rankings of high schools yesterday. West Jessamine High School was ranked 16th in Kentucky, and East Jessamine High School was ranked 19th. Both schools earned silver medals in the rankings. The …

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Apr 23

Jessamine County students place in SkillsUSA state competition with Lexington technical centers

Three Jessamine County students placed in competitions at the state SkillsUSA conference in Louisville from April 16-19. The three were among 49 students from Eastside and Southside technical centers in Lexington. Cory Townsend, whose home school is East Jessamine High School, won first place in the power-equipment competition while competing with Eastside. It was the …

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Apr 23

Jesssamine County Schools’ 2013-2014 teachers of the year

Jessamine Journal (Page 3)

Each school in Jessamine County has chosen its teacher of the year for the 2013-2014 school year. They are: • Susan Strait, Jessamine Early Learning Village • April Berry, Brookside Elementary School • Cindy Kearns, Nicholasville Elementary School • P.J. Burns, Red Oak Elementary School • Amy Harrod, Rosenwald-Dunbar Elementary School • Meagan Willhite, Warner …

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Apr 23

Tilapia, plants grow together in The Providence School’s new aquaponics system

A tilapia swam in the large tank in The Providence School’s aquaponics lab last week. (Photo by Jonathan Kleppinger)

Eight large tilapia flutter around a large tank in the aquaponics lab at The Providence School. On top of the tank floats a tray of small mustard-green, kale and basil plants. The proximity of the growth in water and in soil is no accident — it’s a carefully designed relationship that benefits both parties, and …

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