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. Providence School students put high-school struggles on stage in ‘Breakfast Club’ — December 19, 2014
  2. The Providence School hosts eighth ‘Empty Bowls’ luncheon — December 19, 2014
  3. Hammond caps Scouting experience with Eagle Scout project at Centennial Park — December 19, 2014
  4. Photos of The Providence School’s production of ‘The Breakfast Club’ — December 18, 2014
  5. Warner Elementary School presents holiday musical ‘A Storybook Christmas’ — December 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

Dec 19

Providence School students put high-school struggles on stage in ‘Breakfast Club’

The conversation on stage at The Providence School was filled with exactly the kinds of things you wouldn’t expect to be put on stage at a high-school play: drugs, sex, violence and mild profanity. While some might be shocked at the content, the students and teacher who shaped the production say there could not have …

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Dec 19

The Providence School hosts eighth ‘Empty Bowls’ luncheon

Layla Clem ate some chili at The Providence School’s Empty Bowls luncheon on Wednesday, Dec. 10, in Wilmore. (Photo by Amelia Orwick)

The Providence School celebrated its eighth annual “Empty Bowls” luncheon last week, raising $2,300 for Bluegrass Iron Men. The event features unique bowls crafted by Providence students; attendees select their own bowl and then eat from a selection of soups. The bowls are washed and then taken home. Art teacher Liz Spurlock said that this year …

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Dec 19

Hammond caps Scouting experience with Eagle Scout project at Centennial Park

An exercise sign on the Centennial Park fitness trail was part of the Eagle Scout project for Kyle Hammond. Hammond will have an Eagle Court of Honor on Jan. 10. (Photo by Amelia Orwick)

By Amelia Orwick aorwick@jessaminejournal.com Kyle Hammond has attended the meetings of Troop 707 every Monday night since joining the Boy Scouts of America in second grade. Now, after completing a final service project over the course of the past year, he will celebrate his achievement of scouting’s highest rank in the same gathering place where …

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Dec 18

Photos of The Providence School’s production of ‘The Breakfast Club’

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Below are photos from the Wednesday afternoon school performance of “The Breakfast Club” at Providence. A free public performance is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday. Check back for a full story about the making of the production.

Dec 17

Warner Elementary School presents holiday musical ‘A Storybook Christmas’

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Warner Elementary students Aubrey White, left, and Baylee Moberly played the Clauses in the school’s fourth-grade holiday musical production, “A Storybook Christmas,” on Tuesday night. See more pho-os from the performance below.

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