Assistant police chief arrested
1 week ago
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Assistant police chief arrested

State Police arrested the assistant police chief in Providence for failing to report criminal activity or taking enforcement action.
Former Kentucky teacher pleads not guilty to 37 sex charges
3 months ago
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Former Kentucky teacher pleads not guilty to 37 sex charges

The indictment accuses the former Logan County Schools teacher of having sexual contact with a 15-year-old girl between Sept. 1 and Feb. 17.
Ex-Kentucky teacher sentenced in child pornography case
3 months ago
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Ex-Kentucky teacher sentenced in child pornography case

U.S. District Judge Greg N. Stivers sentenced McGaha on Tuesday and ordered a 10-year period of supervised release. McGaha must register as a sex offender.
Former teacher receives $500K from Kentucky school district
4 months ago
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Former teacher receives $500K from Kentucky school district

Wallace alleged that Powell sought to end her employment because he suspected that she was behind an anonymous Title IX complaint filed against the district in 2013 about unequal access to a weight room for boys and girls.
Community upset over teacher being fired
4 months ago
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Community upset over teacher being fired

Some Mt. Sterling community members are upset about a decision the Montgomery County public school board made. They say the board unfairly fired a teacher, and they think it’s because he’s gay. Several community members and students associated with the school district have been out protesting in hopes that they can make a difference. The […]
Ex-teacher accused of kidnapping student jailed in Kentucky
6 months ago
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Ex-teacher accused of kidnapping student jailed in Kentucky

A former Tennessee teacher accused of kidnapping a teenage student and taking her to California has been returned to face charges and is being held in a Kentucky jail.
Parents sue district; authorities say autistic son dragged
6 months ago
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Parents sue district; authorities say autistic son dragged

Parents of a third-grader in Kentucky have sued a school district where authorities say a teacher physically dragged their autistic son out of class.
Ex-Carlisle teacher pleads not guilty to sex charges
6 months ago
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Ex-Carlisle teacher pleads not guilty to sex charges

A former Carlisle County teacher has pleaded not guilty to having an inappropriate relationship with a student.
UPDATE: Chief: 2 adults dead, 2 students hospitalized
7 months ago
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UPDATE: Chief: 2 adults dead, 2 students hospitalized

Four people were shot Monday in an apparent murder-suicide inside an elementary school classroom in San Bernardino, including a teacher and two students, police and school officials said.
KSP: Former teacher accused of relationship with 17-year-old student
7 months ago
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KSP: Former teacher accused of relationship with 17-year-old student

Kentucky State Police say a former teacher at Carlisle County Middle/High School has been arrested, accused of carrying on a months-long relationship with a 17-year-old minor.
High school teacher facing sex charges involving student
7 months ago
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High school teacher facing sex charges involving student

Authorities say a Boyd County High School teacher is accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a female student.
Victim in March 17 multi-vehicle crash dies
7 months ago
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Victim in March 17 multi-vehicle crash dies

The Fayette County Coroner says a woman involved in a multi-vehicle wreck on New Circle Road and Nicholasville Road on March 17th has died.
Teacher suspended after being arrested on drug charges
8 months ago
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Teacher suspended after being arrested on drug charges

Officials say a Knox County teacher has been suspended after being arrested on drug charges.
Update: Harassment charges against Bourbon Co. teacher dropped
8 months ago
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Update: Harassment charges against Bourbon Co. teacher dropped

The Bourbon County Circuit clerk says four counts of harassment against a Bourbon County Middle School teacher were dropped today in court.
Former Substitute Teacher Gets 3 Years for Sex Charges
9 months ago
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Former Substitute Teacher Gets 3 Years for Sex Charges

A former substitute teacher who was accused of having sex with two male students has been sentenced to three years in prison.
High School Teacher Charged with Third-Degree Rape
9 months ago
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High School Teacher Charged with Third-Degree Rape

Police say they have charged a western Kentucky teacher with third-degree rape.
Kentucky teacher goes in labor, delivers baby at school
11 months ago
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Kentucky teacher goes in labor, delivers baby at school

A Kentucky teacher got an unexpected surprise by giving birth during school.
3 current, former educators selected for Hall of Fame
11 months ago
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3 current, former educators selected for Hall of Fame

Three people who have dedicated their lives to educating others have been selected to be inducted into the Kentucky Teacher Hall of Fame.
Florence PD: Former Teacher Had Ongoing Affair With Student
12 months ago
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Florence PD: Former Teacher Had Ongoing Affair With Student

A former teacher at R.A. Jones Middle School is in jail, after an investigation into a reported inappropriate relationship with a 14-year-old girl.
Fayette County Community Leaders Go Homeless to Raise Money for Homeless Children
12 months ago
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Fayette County Community Leaders Go Homeless to Raise Money for Homeless Children

Tuesday night, you may have noticed a few more people sleeping on the streets of Lexington, or maybe you did not. That is exactly why they were out there.
Garrard Co. teacher charged with DUI after collision
12 months ago
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Garrard Co. teacher charged with DUI after collision

Kentucky State Police say a school teacher has been charged with DUI and possession of drug paraphernalia after he ran off the road and hit several trees.
Daycare teachers at Bracktown Learning Academy protest over non-payment
1 year ago
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Daycare teachers at Bracktown Learning Academy protest over non-payment

A group of teachers at Bracktown Learning Academy on Newtown Pike refused to work today, claiming they hadn’t been paid this pay period, and that this isn’t the first time this has happened.
Ex-substitute teacher pleads not guilty to sex charges
1 year ago
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Ex-substitute teacher pleads not guilty to sex charges

A female former substitute teacher in Kentucky accused of having sex with two male students has pleaded not guilty.
Cardinal Valley art teacher, students finish downtown mural
1 year ago
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Cardinal Valley art teacher, students finish downtown mural

Local artist Michelle Armstrong, who teaches at Cardinal Valley Elementary, recently wrapped up a year-long mural project in downtown Lexington.
Ex-substitute teacher gets 10 years in prison for child porn
1 year ago
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Ex-substitute teacher gets 10 years in prison for child porn

A former Kentucky substitute teacher will spend 10 years behind bars after pleading guilty to child pornography charges.
State takes on inappropriate student-teacher relationships
1 year ago
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State takes on inappropriate student-teacher relationships

A task force has released recommendations aimed at preventing inappropriate relationships between teachers and students in Kentucky.
Boyd County High School JROTC instructor accused of rape
1 year ago
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Boyd County High School JROTC instructor accused of rape

A former Boyd County High School teacher and Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps instructor has been accused of raping one of his female students.
App aims to improve literacy at Frankfort Independent Schools
2 years ago
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App aims to improve literacy at Frankfort Independent Schools

A parent-training session will be held on Thursday at Frankfort High School, as Frankfort Independent Schools (FIS) unveil a new app aimed to connect the community and improve literacy among students
Former teacher sentenced to 42 years in child porn case
2 years ago
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Former teacher sentenced to 42 years in child porn case

A former Catholic high school teacher and coach who pleaded guilty to child pornography charges has been sentenced in Louisville to 42 years in prison.
Bullitt County teacher facing meth charge
2 years ago
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Bullitt County teacher facing meth charge

A Bullitt County teacher has been charged with possessing methamphetamine.
Former HS teacher sentenced in sexual exploitation case
2 years ago
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Former HS teacher sentenced in sexual exploitation case

A former high school teacher in Johnson County, Ky., who previously admitted to sexually exploiting a minor student, has been sentenced to 14 years in federal prison.
Montgomery Co. teacher killed in Jeffersonville crash
2 years ago
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Montgomery Co. teacher killed in Jeffersonville crash

A school teacher is dead after an accident in Jeffersonville Friday morning.
Dunbar instructor named Drama Teacher of the Year
2 years ago
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Dunbar instructor named Drama Teacher of the Year

Alicia Henning of Paul Laurence Dunbar High School was named Drama Teacher of the Year during the Kentucky Theatre Association’s 2015 high school festival in Bowling Green
Bullitt Co. teacher acquitted in dragging of young student
2 years ago
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Bullitt Co. teacher acquitted in dragging of young student

A teacher in Bullitt County has been acquitted of assaulting a 6-year-old student who was seen on surveillance video being dragged by the arm.
Ex-teacher sentenced to 5 years in prison after guilty plea
2 years ago
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Ex-teacher sentenced to 5 years in prison after guilty plea

A former Paducah middle school teacher has been sentenced to five years behind bars after having been accused of having an inappropriate sexual relationship with a 14-year-old female student.
State seeks more people to serve on teacher tribunals
2 years ago
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State seeks more people to serve on teacher tribunals

The Kentucky Department of Education is trying to recruit additional educators and non-educators to serve on teacher tribunals.
Lexington teacher wins travel fellowship
2 years ago
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Lexington teacher wins travel fellowship

In early September, Lexington teacher Janet Shedd was studying geography, plants and animals in the Galapagos Islands off the coast of Ecuador. She was named a Grosvenor Teaching Fellow by National Geographic.
Lexington band director is semifinalist for Grammy
2 years ago
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Lexington band director is semifinalist for Grammy

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- A Lexington band director is a semifinalist for a Grammy. Lois Wiggins is a band director at Edythe J. Hayes Middle School. She’s one of 25 semifinalists for the 2016 Grammy Music Educator Award. Wiggins was nominated based on videos, essays and testimonials. The semifinalists will be narrowed down to a group […]
Kentucky Teacher of the Year semifinalists named
2 years ago
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Kentucky Teacher of the Year semifinalists named

Nine semifinalists for the 2016 Kentucky Teacher of the Year Award have been named.
Teacher equity plans approved for 16 states
2 years ago
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Teacher equity plans approved for 16 states

The Obama administration has approved plans by 16 states, including Kentucky, to help give all students - regardless of race, ethnicity or economic background -- access to the best teachers.
Education Department, Ashland select 24 for teacher awards
2 years ago
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Education Department, Ashland select 24 for teacher awards

Two dozen Kentucky educators have been chosen to receive awards and compete for the 2016 Kentucky Teacher of the Year Award, to be announced next month.
Former teacher spearheading new literacy campaign
2 years ago
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Former teacher spearheading new literacy campaign

Elaine Wilson-Reddy of Danville has weaved in and out of education much of her adult life, now spearheading an early literacy campaign for children and families.
Ex-parochial school teacher pleads guilty in child porn case
2 years ago
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Ex-parochial school teacher pleads guilty in child porn case

A former parochial high school teacher and assistant football coach has pleaded guilty to child exploitation in federal court in Louisville.
Panel looks for fixes to Teachers’ Retirement System
2 years ago
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Panel looks for fixes to Teachers’ Retirement System

A work group formed by Gov. Steve Beshear has started trying to craft recommendations to shore up the Kentucky Teachers' Retirement System.
Legislators appointed to teachers’ retirement study panel
2 years ago
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Legislators appointed to teachers’ retirement study panel

The leaders of Kentucky's state Senate and House of Representatives have appointed six people to a committee studying solutions for the state's troubled retirement system for public school teachers.
Students, schools honored for environmental health at summit
3 years ago
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Students, schools honored for environmental health at summit

Students and teachers were honored during the 8th annual Kentucky Green and Healthy Schools and Kentucky National Energy Education Development Youth Summit and Awards Luncheon.
Former teacher sentenced on sex abuse charges
3 years ago
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Former teacher sentenced on sex abuse charges

A former central Kentucky teacher who was charged with sexually abusing students has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.
Grants offered for Land Between The Lakes field trips
3 years ago
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Grants offered for Land Between The Lakes field trips

Teachers who would like to take students on a field trip to Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area can apply for a grant to help with costs.
Lawmakers make little progress in legislature’s final days
3 years ago
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Lawmakers make little progress in legislature’s final days

Kentucky lawmakers appear to be making little progress on proposals affecting teacher pensions and heroin abuse as the legislature reconvenes for the final two days of the 2015 session.
House panel advances $3.3 billion loan for teacher pensions
3 years ago
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House panel advances $3.3 billion loan for teacher pensions

Kentucky taxpayers would take out the biggest loan in state history under a bill approved by the House budget committee on Tuesday.
Clark Co. teacher charged with abuse
3 years ago
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Clark Co. teacher charged with abuse

A Clark Co. preschool teacher has been charged with criminal abuse after police discovered bruising on her daughter.
Teacher and students get their “Uptown Funk” on
3 years ago
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Teacher and students get their “Uptown Funk” on

A drama teacher at A. Maceo Smith New Tech High School in Dallas, Texas took teacher participation to a new level, making a video of the popular tune "Uptown Funk" with his students.
Bullitt Co. teacher charged in dragging of young student
3 years ago
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Bullitt Co. teacher charged in dragging of young student

A teacher in Bullitt County has been charged with assaulting a 6-year-old student who was seen on surveillance video being dragged by the arm.
Archbishop: teacher quarantine request was wrong
3 years ago
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Archbishop: teacher quarantine request was wrong

Louisville Archbishop Joseph Kurtz says the decision by a Catholic school to ask a teacher to quarantine herself after a mission trip to Africa was "not the right judgment."
Teacher pleads guilty to sex with student
3 years ago
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Teacher pleads guilty to sex with student

A central Kentucky teacher has pleaded guilty to having a sexual relationship with a student in Frankfort and resigned her job.
School Won’t Stop on Snow Days
3 years ago
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School Won’t Stop on Snow Days

At some schools throughout the state, learning will go on this winter even if students aren’t in the classroom.
Former High School Football Coach Charged with Sodomy, Sexual Abuse
3 years ago
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Former High School Football Coach Charged with Sodomy, Sexual Abuse

According to deputies in Pulaski County, a former high school football coach has been arrested on charges of sodomy and sexual abuse.
Former Franklin Co. Teacher Sentenced in Sexting Case
3 years ago
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Former Franklin Co. Teacher Sentenced in Sexting Case

A former middle school teacher stood before a judge Friday and heard her punishment for sending sext messages and inappropriate pictures of herself to at least one student in Franklin County.
Teacher’s Aid Charged with Smoking Marijuana Around Elementary School
3 years ago
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Teacher’s Aid Charged with Smoking Marijuana Around Elementary School

The Franklin County Sheriff's Office said they received a tip about someone using drugs around Westridge Elementary School Friday, who reportedly turned out to be a teacher's aid.
Former Knox County Teacher Indicted on Rape Charge
3 years ago
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Former Knox County Teacher Indicted on Rape Charge

A former teacher at Knox Central High School has been indicted on a charge of rape stemming from an accusation that an inappropriate interaction with a student had taken place.
Proposed Cuts in FCPS Budget Released
3 years ago
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Proposed Cuts in FCPS Budget Released

The Fayette County School Board shared where the$20 million in budget cuts could be made.
Scott Co. Teacher Accused of Kissing and Groping Student
3 years ago
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Scott Co. Teacher Accused of Kissing and Groping Student

A high school teacher in Scott County allegedly confessed to groping a 15-year-old boy in a classroom, according to the Georgetown News-Graphic.
Former Teacher Admits She Bit Toddler
4 years ago
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Former Teacher Admits She Bit Toddler

A woman accused of biting and spanking a 15-month-old child in August has pleaded guilty on revised charges of fourth-degree assault, according to the News Journal in Whitley County.
Troopers: Fleming Co. Teacher Gave Students Drugs & Alcohol
4 years ago
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Troopers: Fleming Co. Teacher Gave Students Drugs & Alcohol

State Police accuse a teacher of giving students alcohol and marijuana in exchange for work done on her property.
Kentucky Education Chief Warns Of Possible Layoffs
4 years ago
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Kentucky Education Chief Warns Of Possible Layoffs

Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday is warning that school districts will have to cut up to 2,000 teachers and teaching assistants if lawmakers don't restore school funding cuts.
Grant County Teacher Accused Of Having Child Pornography
4 years ago
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Grant County Teacher Accused Of Having Child Pornography

State Police have arrested a Crittenden County high school teacher in connection with a child pornography investigation.
Kentucky Among 7 States In Teacher Training Pilot
4 years ago
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Kentucky Among 7 States In Teacher Training Pilot

Kentucky and six other states will participate in a pilot program to train teachers.
Berea PTO Treasurer Accused Of Stealing Money From School Programs
4 years ago
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Berea PTO Treasurer Accused Of Stealing Money From School Programs

A treasurer for a Berea elementary school Parent Teacher Organization was arrested Friday and charged with stealing more than $12,000 from school programs.
Former Teacher Accused Of Sexual Abuse To Appear In Court
5 years ago
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Former Teacher Accused Of Sexual Abuse To Appear In Court

A dance instructor and former teacher in the Fayette County School System is accused of sexually abusing a young boy.
Former Lexington Teacher Accused Of Sexual Abuse
5 years ago
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Former Lexington Teacher Accused Of Sexual Abuse

School officials say a former special education teacher is accused of sexually abusing a minor.
Funeral Held For DeWayne Bunch
5 years ago
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Funeral Held For DeWayne Bunch

Former representative, teacher, and member of the National Guard DeWayne Bunch's funeral was held Sunday in Williamsburg.
Update: Funeral Arrangements Set For Dewayne Bunch
5 years ago
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Update: Funeral Arrangements Set For Dewayne Bunch

Funeral arrangements are set for a former state lawmaker who died this week.
Former State Lawmaker, Teacher DeWayne Bunch Dies
5 years ago
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Former State Lawmaker, Teacher DeWayne Bunch Dies

Former state representative and Whitley County High School teacher DeWayne Bunch has died.
Lexington Teacher A Finalist For Microsoft Trip
5 years ago
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Lexington Teacher A Finalist For Microsoft Trip

Meghan Bottom is one of several finalists for the technology trip.