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. Youth Salute: Dozens of Jessamine County teens recognized with annual leadership honor — July 30, 2014
  2. Athletic director asks Jessamine County Board of Education to wait on proposal for wrestling until next year — July 30, 2014
  3. Jessamine County schools may be able to send take-home work for up to 10 snow days, count as attendance days — July 30, 2014
  4. Jessamine County Board of Education approves student-data-specialist position for district — July 30, 2014
  5. Jessamine County’s Sallee, York honored at KACTE convention — July 30, 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

Jul 30

Youth Salute: Dozens of Jessamine County teens recognized with annual leadership honor

Alexandria Lowry

Thirty-four rising seniors from two high schools and home school in Jessamine County were among 762 from around Central Kentucky recognized in this year’s “Youth Salute” from the Central Kentucky Council on Youth Leadership and Holifield Photography in Lexington. The 34th annual awards ceremony was held in honor of the students Sunday, May 4, at …

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Jul 30

Athletic director asks Jessamine County Board of Education to wait on proposal for wrestling until next year

Athletic director Ken Cox told Jessamine County Board of Education members Monday that the district would wait to consider a proposal to add high-school wrestling as a sport until next year. Local business owner David Ashford had asked the board to consider the move during at its June meeting. Kentucky High School Athletic Association assistant …

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Jul 30

Jessamine County schools may be able to send take-home work for up to 10 snow days, count as attendance days

The Jessamine County Board of Education approved a request Monday to apply for non-traditional student attendance days in the coming school year that would allow the district to count snow days as instructional days if students complete take-home work. If the request is granted by the Kentucky Department of Education, the district could request the …

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Jul 30

Jessamine County Board of Education approves student-data-specialist position for district

The Jessamine County Board of Education unanimously approved the creation of a student-data-specialist position Monday. The employee will manage the student information system, which director of pupil personnel (DPP) Virginia Simpson said is “growing like a spiderweb” and requires a lot of attention to fill state requirements. Explaining the request, Simpson told board members she …

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Jul 30

Jessamine County’s Sallee, York honored at KACTE convention

Two Jessamine County teachers were honored with awards at the Kentucky Association for Career and Technical Education statewide summer program in Louisville last week. West Jessamine Middle School’s Alesia Sallee received the Carl Perkins Outstanding Service Award, and East Jessamine High School’s Cary York was named the Career and Technical Teacher of the Year. Both …

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