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. The Providence School wrestles with temperature, maintenance issues in old buildings as staff hope for full-scale renovation — August 20, 2014
  2. East Jessamine High School senior’s antibullying video makes top 15 in national contest — August 20, 2014
  3. Nicholasville’s Jasper represents Kentucky at national Angus conference in Philadelphia — August 15, 2014
  4. Brookside Elementary School teachers welcome students back for first day of school — August 15, 2014
  5. Jessamine County Board of Education approves bonds for Warner renovation — August 13, 2014

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

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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Aug 20

East Jessamine High School senior’s antibullying video makes top 15 in national contest

East Jessamine High School senior Taylor Tomlin, right, was interviewed during the No Bull Challenge Teen Video Awards in Los Angeles earlier in August. Tomlin's video, "Live Saver," was one of the top 15 nationwide. (Photo submitted)

Taylor Tomlin was just doing classwork when she made an anti-bullying video last year. But her dramatic portrayal of bullying that hit close to home carried her farther than a grade in the classroom this month; it took her all the way to a red carpet in Los Angeles. Now a 17-year-old senior at East …

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Aug 15

Nicholasville’s Jasper represents Kentucky at national Angus conference in Philadelphia

Pictured in front is Kyle Jeffriesfrom Horse Cave. In the second row from left are Maggie Jasper from Versailles, Kendra Kostbade from Henderson, Bradshaw Smoot from Campbellsville, Makayla Jeffries from Horse Cave, Leslie Craig from Harrodsburg, and Kelby Burks from Park City. In the back row from left are Jesse Kostbade from Henderson, Josh Jasper from Nicholasville, Corbin Cowles and Caroline Cowles from Rockfield, and Jonathan McGinnis from Shelbyville. (Photo by Carrie Horsley/American Angus Association)

Nicholasville’s Josh Jasper was one of 12 junior Angus members representing Kentucky at the 2014 Leaders Engaged in Angus Development (LEAD) conference July 31 to Aug. 3 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A total of 138 juniors from 26 states and Canada attended the conference, “Forefathers & Farmers,” where they enhanced leadership and interpersonal skills while learning more …

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Aug 15

Brookside Elementary School teachers welcome students back for first day of school

Brookside Elementary teachers awaited the arrival of students on the first day of school Wednesday. (photo submitted)

Teachers at Brookside Elementary School stood outside to wave, cheer and greet students on the first day of school Wednesday. See photos submitted by school staff of the first day of school and the back-to-school bash below..

Aug 13

Jessamine County Board of Education approves bonds for Warner renovation

The Jessamine County Board of Education approved a bond sale for the Warner Elementary School renovation during a special meeting Monday. The approved construction bid for the project was $10,146,000, with a total project cost estimated at almost $12.3 million. The board had been moving forward with the project anticipating the use of bonds for …

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