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. East Jessamine Middle School dancers place second at Lexington event — March 3, 2015
  2. Nicholasville EKU student takes ‘Train Jam’ gaming trip to San Francisco — March 3, 2015
  3. Fashion show, pageant at Jessamine Career and Technology Ceneter on March 25 — March 3, 2015
  4. Oral-health workshop scheduled for March 12 at Jessamine Career and Technology Center — March 3, 2015
  5. Brookside, Wilmore academic teams top district competitions in elementary-school Governor’s Cup — March 2, 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. 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

Mar 03

East Jessamine Middle School dancers place second at Lexington event

Photo by jennifer palumbo
The East Jessamine Middle School dance team participated in the Ultimate Battle Dance Competition on Saturday in Lexington. They placed second in the middle-school pom division. Pictured in front from left are Katie Beth Fain, Kaitlyn Palumbo, Morgan Berryman and Megan Picinich; in back from left are Sydney Poor, Lexie Lambert, Makenzie Lunsford, Julia Woolums, Saylor Hansen, Brianna Sayle, Lindsey Rose, Bailey Peel, Emma Miracle and Carleigh Drury. (Photo submitted by Jennifer Palumbo)

Mar 03

Nicholasville EKU student takes ‘Train Jam’ gaming trip to San Francisco

On the California Zephyr train from Chicago to San Francisco were, from left, EKU students Austin Areaux of Nicholasville, Mark Cahalan of Georgetown and Daniel Marifjeren of Richmond. The trio participated in the 2015 Train Jam game-development trip. (Photo submitted)

A Nicholasville student was one of three Eastern Kentucky University students on a cross-country train trip to design and develop games. Austin Areaux of Nicholasville joined fellow students Mark Cahalan of Georgetown and Daniel Marifjeren of Richmond along with 27 other students from around the world on the 2015 Train Jam. The students traveled on …

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Mar 03

Fashion show, pageant at Jessamine Career and Technology Ceneter on March 25

The Jessamine Career and Technology Center fashion-marketing students are presenting the “Under the Mask” prom fashion show and sixth annual Mr. Jessamine County pageant March 25 at 7 p.m. in the JCTC multipurpose room. During this show, models and pageant contestants will display the hottest trends for all things prom 2015, masquerade gear, and self-designed …

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Mar 03

Oral-health workshop scheduled for March 12 at Jessamine Career and Technology Center

There will be a free oral-health workshop for parents and children Thursday, March 12, beginning at 6 p.m. at Jessamine Career and Technology Center. Dinner will be provided, and door prizes will be available, including gift cards to Walmart and Kroger, dental play sets, services from local dentists and dental-health supplies. Those interested can register …

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Mar 02

Brookside, Wilmore academic teams top district competitions in elementary-school Governor’s Cup

The Brookside Elementary School quick-recall team pondered a question during the District 82 semifinal competition Saturday at Warner Elementary. From left are Haylee Stansbury, Jacob Crabtree and Brett Carson. With back to camera is Kennedy Cox. (Photo by Jonathan Kleppinger)

Brookside Elementary School and Wilmore Elementary School came out on top in their district Governor’s Cup competitions over the weekend. Warner Elementary School hosted the District 82 competition in its intermediate center in Nicholasville, with the Warner academic team coming in second behind Brookside. Nicholasville Elementary and Red Oak Elementary also competed in that district. …

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