Monthly Archive: August 2012

Aug 31

Pottery exhibit at Asbury University benefits scholarship

Rudy Medlock explained one of the pieces of his "Overflowing Vessels" exhibit in the Kinlaw Library at Asbury University on Friday. (Photo by Jonathan Kleppinger)

I spent the afternoon with Rudy Medlock, who taught art at Asbury College for 38 years before retiring in 2009. His “Overflowing Vessels” exhibit is open at Asbury University’s Kinlaw Library through Sept. 12, with a few pieces also on display at the Jessamine County Public Library. He also runs a Wilmore bed and breakfast …

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Aug 30

Program gets dads involved at Warner Elementary

Warner Elementary School student Layla Jackson, 7, surveyed the cafeteria Thursday night at the WatchDOGS event with her father, Jesse, and 5-year-old sister, Skylar. (Photo by Jonathan Kleppinger)

I got to visit the information session tonight for the WatchDOGS (Dads of Great Students) program at Warner Elementary. This is the second year the school has put on the national program that gets fathers — and other male role models — in the school with their students. About 75 adults were at the pizza …

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Aug 28

Wilmore Elementary School seeks to be first LEED-certified existing school in Kentucky

Wilmore Elementary could become the first school in the state to receive an internationally recognized green certification for existing buildings. The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) system was developed in 2000 by the U.S. Green Building Council. It was announced at Monday’s Jessamine County Board of Education meeting that the Kentucky chapter of …

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Aug 28

Aug. 27 school-board notes

I’ll have stories soon from last night’s school-board meeting, including one about setting the tax rate (hearing is scheduled for 4 p.m. Thursday) and one about the discussion of expanded drug testing for student drivers and athletes. The board also gave approval to the financing agreement with West Jessamine High School for the purchase of …

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Aug 24

West High junior class as a whole scores highest in school history on ACT

Updated story with quotes from Ed Jones and Lu Young is below. I’ll have another story next week on West High’s iPads and the TCA Prep program (the West High SBDM approved the purchase of the iPads yesterday, but the board of education will have to give its approval Monday for the deal to be …

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