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In a special session on Thursday, the Madison County Public School Board elected its 2022 board chair and vice chair, while also giving updates on several construction projects in the county and a reading recovery report.

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In the event Governor Beshear's proposed education budget passes, $90 million would be allotted to EKU to build a new Model Laboratory School facility.

With Kentucky being hit with a winter storm, the schools of Madison County have moved to cancel school or hold non-traditional instruction days on Friday, Jan. 7. 

On Thursday, Jan. 6 and Friday, Jan. 7, Berea Independent will hold NTI days in response to the projected snowstorms.

Those with gaps in their education can fill them at the Madison County Public Library, as it has been collaborating with Eastern Kentucky University for several years to offer general education development (GED) classes to the community.

BEREA — The Fire King and the Ice Queen, clad in a red cape and shimmering white mantle, led their subjects from opposing kingdoms through disagreements, crime, illness and recovery in an imaginary world created by Berea Community Middle School students.

Thanks to some dogged-determination, a group of students from Clark-Moores Middle School has donated more than 300 items to the Madison County animal shelter.

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The Eastern Kentucky University Board of Regents reinstated the men's and women's tennis programs during the Dec. 9 meeting after cutting the teams in April 2018.

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On Friday night, Model Laboratory School students presented their first of two performances for their stage adaption of Barbara Lawrence's 1971 novel "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever."

Model Laboratory School held its third free vaccine clinic of the year on Thursday afternoon.

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Of the many symbols of the holiday season, few are more striking than the Poinsettia. The Mexican-native flower made its way to the United States in 1828, since then the plant's bright colors and star shape have helped make it a Christmas tradition.

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American's do things bigger. That's the main takeaway of the United States had by visiting foreign exchange students Ariadna "Ari" Codinach Gilaberte of Spain, Alexander Ruf of Germany, Niklas Grueter of Switzerland, and Lisa Schmidt-Wahl of Germany.

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GEORGETOWN (AP) — The president of Kentucky's Georgetown College has been fired after reports emerged accusing him of sexual assault and sexual misconduct against employees, the small Christian liberal arts school announced Tuesday.

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Due to the declining COVID-19 case numbers in the county, the Madison County School System announced on Wednesday the district will no longer require students, staff, and visitors to wear a mask while in school.

BEREA--Berea College President Lyle Roelofs has announced his decision to retire, effective June 30, 2023. Roelofs arrived in Berea with his wife, Laurie, in 2012 to serve as the institution's ninth president. From the very beginning, the Board of Trustees has been consistently impressed and…

Natasha Parsons, an eighth grade science teacher at Garrard Middle School and a 2007 and 2012 EKU alumna, won the M.K. Dickerson Outstanding Educator Award for Excellence in Environmental Education from the Kentucky Association of Environmental Education (KAEE) during its 45th annual convent…

Eastern Kentucky University has been named a 2020 Tree Campus Higher Education institution by the Arbor Day Foundation, according to a release sent out on Monday.

Dr. Jennifer Fairchild, a professor in the School of Communication at EKU, received two awards at the Kentucky Communication Association (KCA) annual conference in September 2021, according to a press release.

Madison County Schools and WildHealth have partnered to implement a Test to Stay program for students and staff.

The Eastern Kentucky University Board of Regents met for the second time during the 2021-22 academic year and passed a motion to allow the president to approve the acquisition of 300 acres adjacent to Meadowbrook farm on Thursday, Sept. 23.

FRANKFORT (AP) — Kentucky lawmakers voted this year to pump considerably more state money into full-day kindergarten, but the extra spending was limited to just one school year. Now a Republican legislator wants to turn that one-time support into a permanent commitment.

FRANKFORT (AP) — School boards in nearly three-fourths of Kentucky's school districts have extended mask requirements as one district on Wednesday mourned the coronavirus-related death of a teacher.

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With more than 30 of the 171 districts in Kentucky closed due to COVID-19, the state is trying to provide some relief and flexibility to schools.

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FRANKFORT (AP) — An instructional assistant at an eastern Kentucky elementary school died from COVID-19 as the fast-spreading delta variant has sparked outbreaks in several school districts.

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The Madison County Board of Education adopted a resolution to support the Council for Better Education (CBE) in its suit challenging the unconstitutionality of House Bill 563 at the board’s Thursday meeting.

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Since it opened in 2017, Eastern Kentucky University's Scholar House has held a big year-end celebration for the pre-kindergarten students in its Head Start program.

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Students at a pair of Madison County Schools got one last chance to come back on campus last week and goodbye to their teachers.

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Eight students were celebrated in a different kind of graduation Thursday afternoon.

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As part of the celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week (May 4-8), the staff at Model Laboratory wanted to do something special for the families of their students.

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More than anything, local school leaders are most upset about how their schools won't be ending in a traditional fashion following Gov. Andy Beshear's recommendation Monday that schools remain closed for the rest of the academic year.

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The University of Kentucky announced plans Tuesday to lay off and furlough some employees in response to a projected $70 million budget shortfall in the coming year caused by the coronavirus.

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Former EKU softball player Stayce Toups has traded her glove for a mask and gown to help combat COVID-19.

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Morehead State University Theatre students have come together to present its latest production in an unconventional way after the university canceled all public performance by the School of Creative Arts.

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In recent weeks, schools across Madison County have been conducting teacher parades, where staff and facility drive around in a festive procession and visit their students in their neighborhoods -- from a safe distance.

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Eastern Kentucky University is seeking nominations for EKU alumni who are working in critical roles on the front line.

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Interim President David McFaddin announced the plan to refund 33% of housing costs and 33% of dining plan costs in an email sent to students on March 9.

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