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. Agenda for Jessamine County Board of Education’s Sept. 22 meeting — September 19, 2014
  2. Warner Elementary School grandparents join students in cafeteria for lunch — September 19, 2014
  3. High Attendance Day: Warner Elementary fills with superheroes to fight bad attendance — September 19, 2014
  4. High Attendance Day: Jessamine Early Learning Village has ‘surprise dance party’ — September 19, 2014
  5. Red Oak Elementary School plays with BubbleBalls to celebrate High Attendance Day — September 18, 2014

Most commented posts

  1. School council at West Jessamine High School prepares for principal search — 4 comments
  2. Photos: West Jessamine High School marching-band camp — 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

Sep 19

Agenda for Jessamine County Board of Education’s Sept. 22 meeting

Below is a link to the PDF of the agenda for the Jessamine County Board of Education’s regular monthly meeting Monday, Sept. 22. The meeting will start at 7 p.m. in the Royse administration building at 871 Wilmore Road in Nicholasville, with a work session preceding at 6 p.m. Agenda items include a contract with …

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Sep 19

Warner Elementary School grandparents join students in cafeteria for lunch

Aiden Bear, center, smiled as he ate lunch with his grandparents, Randy and Jodi Rayburn, at the Warner Elementary School intermediate center on Friday. (Photo by Jonathan Kleppinger)

Warner Elementary School welcomed grandparents of first- and second-graders for lunch on Friday, Sept. 12, and grandparents of third-, fourth- and fifth-graders Friday, Sept. 19. The intermediate students are currently attending school in the unrenovated portion of the Jessamine Early Learning Village building during the comprehensive renovation of the main Warner building.

Sep 19

High Attendance Day: Warner Elementary fills with superheroes to fight bad attendance

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Warner Elementary School students and staff dressed as superheroes Thursday to celebrate High Attendance Day across the district and the state. See photos submitted by Warner staff below.

Sep 19

High Attendance Day: Jessamine Early Learning Village has ‘surprise dance party’

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At Jessamine Early Learning VIllage, one of the ways students and staff celebrated High Attendance Day on Thursday was to play “Happy” by Pharrell Williams throughout the school at one point in the afternoon, spurring on a “surprise dance party.” See photos taken by Journal staff writer Amelia Orwick in Christy Chance’s classroom below.

Sep 18

Red Oak Elementary School plays with BubbleBalls to celebrate High Attendance Day

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Red Oak Elementary School broke out the BubbleBalls inflatable balls Thursday to celebrate High Attendance Day as staff and students knocked each other over and played soccer in the gym. See video above and photos below.

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