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Fayette Co. Kindergarten Registration Opens Jan. 25

(FCPS)–Online kindergarten registration for 2021-22 opens Monday, Jan. 25. A child must be 5 years old on or before Aug. 1 to start kindergarten this fall in Fayette County Public Schools. Please review the other requirements and instructions before proceeding. Registration/enrollment requirements, including household documents and health forms Online registration instructions Questions for Pupil Personnel staff:…

KY Unemployment Up Slightly in Dec.

(KYSTATS)–Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary December 2020 unemployment rate was 6 percent, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency within the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet (EWDC). The preliminary December 2020 jobless rate was up 0.3 percentage points from November 2020 and up 1.7 percentage points from the 4.3 percent recorded for the…

In Brief–TL;DR News

On this first full day of Joe Biden has President of the United States — many newspapers around the world seemed focused on one particular message from his inauguration speech.The headline on Thursday’s The Guardian read: “Democracy has prevailed.”The New York Times echoed the same words: “Democracy has prevailed”: Biden Vows To Mend Nation.The Financial Times: “Democracy has prevailed.”The front…

Daycare Workers Charged

(LFUCG)–Three Lexington daycare workers have been charged with causing physical harm to toddlers. The Lexington Police Department today arrested 32-year-old Samantha Ayers, 24-year-old Maurisa Sweat, and 20-year-old Jazzmine Webb. Each is charged with Criminal Abuse 1st. A fourth woman, 40-year-old Terri Thompson, was arrested for Criminal Abuse 2nd and Failure to Report Known Abuse. Ayers, Sweat, and Webb were teachers in…

Good For You!

Congratulations to: These first place winners in the Middle School 2021 Governor’s Cup competition: Winburn, first place in District 53 and these winners from Winburn:  Arimitsu Horikawa-Strakovsky, math; Shayaan Shahnaz, science; Winston Fugate social studies and arts and humanities; Siddhi Viswanath, language arts; Lucia Moncayo, composition. These District 54 winners from Edythe J. Hayes:  August…

Arrest Made in November Murder

  (LEX 18) — A man has been arrested and charged with murder in connection to the shooting death of 24-year-old Akeem Lyvers back in November 2020. The Lexington Police Department announced that Raekwon Burse was apprehended on Thursday in Lexington. Burse was served warrant for murder in the November shooting death of Lyvers. Police say that…

Scholarships for Civil Engineering Students

(KYTC)–For more than 70 years, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) has paved the way for Kentucky’s youth to pursue rewarding careers in engineering by offering two scholarship programs that help pay for tuition and guarantee a job. KYTC will award up to 30 new scholarships for the 2021-2022 school year to prospective and current college…

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