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70% of American Parents say Distance Learning is Here to Stay

By Aleksandra Vayntraub/SWNS–Almost seven in 10 parents think their kid focuses better while learning remotely, new research indicates. According to a recent survey of 2,000 American parents with school-aged children, which also gathered responses from the children of those polled, found one in three kids are excited by a remote system of learning. And 72%…MORE

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Congratulations to: Frank Shoop of Lexington, appointed to the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees. Dr. Martha Peterson, named Acting Associate Provost of Graduate and Professional Education and Actin Dean of the Graduate School at the University of Kentucky. These new leaders in Fayette County Public Schools: Catherine Vannatter, principal at Locust Trace AgriScience Center…MORE

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Congratulations to: These winners of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Poster Contest: Ashleigh McDonald and Jason McDonald, Waco Elementary Ryan Duffy of Kentucky Sports Video, named winner of the 2020-21 SVG College Outstanding Special Feature Collegiate Student Award for his video recap of Kentucky Softball’s extra inning win over Alabama. EKU’s Rylea Marcum, winner of…MORE

Auditor Releases Report on COVID Relief Funds

Auditor Mike Harmon’s office released a data bulletin that focuses on how the Commonwealth of Kentucky spent Coronavirus Relief Funds (CRF) provided through the federal CARES Act. The data bulletin details information provided by the Office of the State Budget Director (OSBD) on how $1.732 billion in CRF allotted to Kentucky has been used through…MORE

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Congratulations to: These University of Kentucky professors recognized with the Great Teacher Award: Christopher Crawford, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy Joseph Hammer, Dept. of Educational, School and Counseling Psychology Clark Kebodeaux, Dept. of Pharmacy Practice and Science Chad Risko, Dept. of Chemistry Wayne Sanderson, Dept. of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Kathy Swan, Dept. of Curriculum…MORE

Video: The Doc is In by Stanton-MD

With all of the steps being taken to keep us safe from COVID-19, we saw hardly any of the common fall and winter infections that we typically see, especially in children. This includes RSV, human metapneumovirus, and the flu. In this The Doc Is In segment, Emergency Physician, Dr. Ryan Stanton looks at the return…MORE

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Congratulations to: These University of Kentucky athletes named “Mr. and Miss Wildcat” at the UK ESPY Awards: Josh Paschal and Landon Young–football Madison Lilley and Avery Skinner–volleyball Akvile Parazinskaite–women’s tennis Abby Steiner–women’s track and field David Franklin of Versailles, named to the Kentucky Boxing & Wrestling Commission. Marc Cormier, director of the University of Kentucky’s…MORE

Part of Clays Mill Road to Close May 23 for Widening

(LFUCG)–A portion of Clays Mill Road will be closed to through traffic beginning Sunday, May 23. The closure is part of the ongoing work to widen and improve Clays Mill Road, which began in 2011.             “We are excited to focus our energy on the completion of this large section of Clays Mill Road,” Mayor…MORE

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Congratulations to: Toa Green of Lexington, appointed to the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board. UK College of Medicine Dean Bob DiPaola, named to serve as acting provost for the university until June 30, 2022. Reese Lile of the Liberal Arts Academy at Henry Clay High School, who took first place in the McConnell Center’s Civic Education…MORE

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Congratulations to: Amanda Hurley, library media specialist at Henry Clay High School, given the American Association of School Librarians’ 2021 Collaborative School Library Award. These UK students and recent graduates who have received National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships: Rosemary Alden, from Nicholasville,who will pursue research in electrical and electronic engineering and a doctorate at…MORE