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. Proposed budget would give Jessamine County teachers 1.5-percent raise — April 15, 2014
  2. East Jessamine High School band celebrates 2013 marching season with banquet — April 15, 2014
  3. Employees in Jessamine County Schools learning about new code of conduct — April 15, 2014
  4. Jessamine County students, staff, parents prepare to leave on New York City senior trip — April 15, 2014
  5. Jessamine County Board of Education may take away employees’ exclusive school choice for their children — April 15, 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

Apr 15

Proposed budget would give Jessamine County teachers 1.5-percent raise

Teachers in Jessamine County would get a 1.5-percent raise next year if the superintendent’s proposed budget is approved by the school board. Kathy Fields presented the proposed 2014-2015 budget to the Jessamine County Board of Education during its Monday work session; the board will vote on the budget at its regular April 28 meeting. The …

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Apr 15

East Jessamine High School band celebrates 2013 marching season with banquet

East Jessamine High School band director Tim Johnson spoke to band members and their families at the group’s banquet Friday to celebrate the 2013 marching season and the band’s show, “Field of Dreams,” at Brookside Baptist Church in Nicholasville. (Photo by Cassandra Simpson)

The East Jessamine High School band held its marching-band banquet Friday, April 11, at Brookside Baptist Church. The focus was on celebrating the success of the 2013 show titled “Field of Dreams.” The largest production thus far under the direction of director Tim Johnson involved multiple uniforms, over 100 feet of hand-painted canvas backdrops and …

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Apr 15

Employees in Jessamine County Schools learning about new code of conduct

Paul Hamann, a human-resource consultant with the school district, talked to the staff at Rosenwald-Dunbar Elementary School on Tuesday about the new employee code of conduct that goes into effect next year. (Photo by Jonathan Kleppinger)

Jessamine County school-district officials hope employee discipline will be meted out more fairly and more consistently than ever next year as a new employee code of conduct goes into place. A team of 15 central-office personnel, school administrators and teachers worked for four days to develop the new code, which relies entirely on existing policy. …

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Apr 15

Jessamine County students, staff, parents prepare to leave on New York City senior trip

Dozens of local high-school seniors will be roaming the Big Apple next week in Jessamine County’s first senior trip in decades. Fifty students from West Jessamine High School and three from East Jessamine High School will leave by bus Wednesday, April 23, after school and arrive in New York City early Thursday morning. They are …

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Apr 15

Jessamine County Board of Education may take away employees’ exclusive school choice for their children

The school board is on track to change a longstanding policy that has allowed district employees to send their children to any school in Jessamine County. The current policy allows regular employees who live in the county to request before the beginning of the school year that their children attend any school of the parents’ …

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