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. Thirteen students from Jessamine County named Sen. Jeff Green Scholars — August 25, 2014
  2. Jessamine County Schools opens online tip line to report bullying, safety concerns anonymously — August 25, 2014
  3. Eight Jessamine County students complete Governor’s Scholars Program — August 25, 2014
  4. Agenda for Jessamine County Board of Education’s Aug. 25 meeting — August 22, 2014
  5. The Providence School wrestles with temperature, maintenance issues in old buildings as staff hope for full-scale renovation — August 20, 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. Athletic director asks Jessamine County Board of Education to wait on proposal for wrestling until next year — 3 comments
  5. Jessamine County Board of Education elections — 3 comments

Author's posts listings

Aug 25

Thirteen students from Jessamine County named Sen. Jeff Green Scholars

Thirteen students from Jessamine County have been named Sen. Jeff Green Scholars by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA). To earn this honor, a student must have a 4.0 grade point average each year of high school and at least a 28 composite on the ACT. These students have also earned $2,500 a year …

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Aug 25

Jessamine County Schools opens online tip line to report bullying, safety concerns anonymously

The Jessamine County school district has implemented a tip line in an effort to help reduce bullying and other behaviors in the schools. The Safety Tipline Online Prevention (STOP) line is designed as an online reporting and prevention tool, provided free by the Kentucky Center for School Safety. If students, parents or community members know …

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Aug 25

Eight Jessamine County students complete Governor’s Scholars Program

Eight students from Jessamine County — including seven from local high schools and one resident who attends school in Lexington — participated in this year’s Governor’s Scholars Program. Scholars spent five weeks on a college campus during the program, which this year was held at Morehead State University from June 15 to July 19, at Murray …

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Aug 22

Agenda for Jessamine County Board of Education’s Aug. 25 meeting

The Jessamine County Board of Education will have its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 25, with a work session to precede at 6 p.m. Below is a link to the agenda for the meeting, which will take place at the Royse administration building at 871 Wilmore Road in Nicholasville. Agenda August 25, …

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Aug 20

The Providence School wrestles with temperature, maintenance issues in old buildings as staff hope for full-scale renovation

The stone Roberts Wing of The Providence School in Wilmore held students for class Tuesday with new windows installed over the summer. The 1938 building is the oldest still in use as a public school in Jessamine County and had problems with temperature control last year before the window work and replacement of heating and air-conditioning units. (Photo by Jonathan Kleppinger)

A lot has changed over the years at 210 S. Lexington Ave. in Wilmore. A school that once housed all of the city’s students from youngest to oldest has seen buildings, names and student populations come and go over eight decades. The campus has once again housed students of all different ages at separate times …

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