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. Wilmore Elementary School gets more energy upgrades in second LEED volunteer day — July 23, 2014
  2. Providence School alumni raise money for family of former student killed in crash — July 23, 2014
  3. East Jessamine Middle School schedules bus tour, other events gearing up for 2014-2015 school year — July 21, 2014
  4. Jessamine County students complete 2014 Governor’s School for the Arts — July 18, 2014
  5. Reading program keeps East-track Jessamine County elementary students involved with fun learning in summer — July 17, 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. 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

Jul 23

Wilmore Elementary School gets more energy upgrades in second LEED volunteer day

Thermal Eqiupment Sales employees Philip Lowry, left, and Kevin Linville worked to install a heat pump on the roof of Wilmore Elementary School on July 16. (Photo by Jonathan Kleppinger)

The trek to make Wilmore Elementary the first existing school in Kentucky to be LEED certified took another step forward last week as 20 volunteers descended on the building to make energy improvements. The main work performed July 16 at the school was to remove lamps from fixtures as well as some entire fixtures in …

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Jul 23

Providence School alumni raise money for family of former student killed in crash

The family of The Providence School in Jessamine County banded together in memory of a former student this month, raising money to help with funeral expenses and get toys to needy children this winter. Steven Hibbard died along with his wife and three children June 26 when their station wagon collided head-on with a van …

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Jul 21

East Jessamine Middle School schedules bus tour, other events gearing up for 2014-2015 school year

Bus tour East Jessamine Middle School will host its annual bus tour July 30. Students will be able to meet their teachers, get their schedules and get a bag with more information about the next school year. Stops on the bus tour will be at Lowe’s from 9-9:45 a.m., at Lake Mingo from 10-10:45 a.m. …

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Jul 18

Jessamine County students complete 2014 Governor’s School for the Arts

The seven Governor's School for the Arts participants from Jessamine County posed for a photo at Centre College. From left are Jill Felkins, Joo-Eun Jun, Caleb Long, Bridget Ravenscraft, Alexander Slade, Margaret Terry and Janna Young. (Photo submitted)

Seven students from Jessamine County completed The Kentucky Center’s Governor’s School for the Arts (GSA). The program took place at Danville’s Centre College from June 22 to July 12. During their three-week stay, 223 student artists from 42 counties were immersed in a rigorous schedule of daily seminars, master-classes, lectures, hands-on workshops and field trips …

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Jul 17

Reading program keeps East-track Jessamine County elementary students involved with fun learning in summer

Liam Dziki, a 7-year-old student at Warner Elementary School, stretched blue slime he made with glue, water and Borax on Wednesday morning in the East Jessamine Middle School library. Dziki was participating in the "Weekly Wednesdays on Eastside" program that has promoted reading and offered other educational activities for the past four weeks. (Photo by Jonathan Kleppinger)

A one-morning-a-week reading program this summer has been helping some children on the east side of Jessamine County stay in the books even when they’re not in class. In the “Weekly Wednesdays on Eastside” program, about 20 to 25 kids have spent two hours on Wednesday mornings reading together and doing other educational activities. In …

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