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. Jessamine County students among graduates, academic honorees at Eastern Kentucky University — March 13, 2015
  2. Jessamine County DECA students place at state conference — March 13, 2015
  3. Jonathan Kleppinger: Jessamine County has been a home for me — March 13, 2015
  4. West Jessamine High School students return to Frankfort to urge passage of House Bill 236 — March 11, 2015
  5. Jessamine County representatives attend, lead KySTE conference — March 10, 2015

Most commented posts

  1. Photos: West Jessamine High School marching-band camp — 4 comments
  2. School council at West Jessamine High School prepares for principal search — 4 comments
  3. 2014 high-school graduations for East Jessamine, West Jessamine tentatively set for June 6; tickets will be distributed — 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

Mar 13

Jessamine County students among graduates, academic honorees at Eastern Kentucky University

Students from Jessamine County are among those who graduated from Eastern Kentucky University in December 2014 and those who were named to academic honor lists at EKU for the fall 2014 semester. Jessamine County students who graduated from EKU in the fall were Ashley Ball, John Barber, Jennifer Brookins, Aubrey Cage, Nicole Garlin, Glenn Green, …

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Mar 13

Jessamine County DECA students place at state conference

Students from the DECA business and marketing club at Jessamine Career and Technology Center placed at the state DECA conference this week. Below are the Jessamine County results: Hospitality and tourism team decision making: • First — Gabby Rice & Valerie Bender • Third — Lindsay Silva & Dana Lowery Marketing communications team decision making …

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Mar 13

Jonathan Kleppinger: Jessamine County has been a home for me

Jonathan Kleppinger

I stopped to fill up at the Speedway on North Main Street in Nicholasville in September 2009. I had just been interviewed for a staff-writer position at The Jessamine Journal. I remember standing at the gas pump thinking, “Well, that was fun.” There was no way I was getting the job. I was young; I …

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Mar 11

West Jessamine High School students return to Frankfort to urge passage of House Bill 236

Two West Jessamine High School seniors who have been pushing a bill in Frankfort to allow students on superintendent screening committees returned to Frankfort on Wednesday to urge state senators to remove unrelated amendments that could effectively kill the proposal. See the entire statement delivered at the entry to the Senate chamber by Nicole Fielder …

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Mar 10

Jessamine County representatives attend, lead KySTE conference

Jessamine County Schools director of technology and Kentucky Society for Technology in Education president Erin Waggoner spoke during KySTE’s conference last week in Louisville. (Photo by Tony Carr/Kentucky Society for Technology in Education)

Jessamine County was well represented at the Kentucky Society for Technology in Education (KySTE) spring conference last week in Louisville. Jessamine’s district director of technology, Erin Waggoner, serves as president of KySTE. She said the group had 1,500 people registered for the conference — 200 more than last year — and about 1,100 in attendance. …

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