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Tonya Faulkner has been tapped as the new principal at Oak Grove Elementary School, according to a press release issued by the district.
Faulkner was chosen by the school’s site based decision making council during a meeting Wednesday. She fills the vacancy left by former principal Regina Paul, who was transferred July 1 to the Whitley County Board of Education as the gifted and talented coordinator and director of public relations.
Faulkner, who was named interim principal after Paul’s transfer, has served as assistant principal at the school for six years. She is a Whitley County graduate and began her career as a kindergarten teacher at Oak Grove in 2000.
Another press release announced that Steve Powers, who had been principal at the Whitley Alternative School, has been transferred to Oak Grove as the new assistant principal. For the past 14 years, Powers has served as principal at the Whitley County Alternative School. His professional background includes 23 years of teaching special education and administrative roles.
Both Faulkner and Powers assumed their new roles Thursday.
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Hunter Hills holding pet supply drive
Eleven-year-old Savannah Litton believed she had found of an abused and abandoned kitten, but didn’t know what to do about it.
Area teachers get national certification
Two teachers from the Tri-County are among 268 teachers statewide awarded National Board Certification in the class of 2012.
Student faces felony gun charges
A student who brought a gun onto Whitley County High School’s campus Jan. 3 will face felony gun charges in juvenile court, according to Williamsburg Police Chief Wayne Bird.
Repairs to leaky roof at W’burg Independent to be complete soon
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Student safety committee formed in Williamsburg
Getting on the same page — that’s the goal of a newly-formed committee concerning safety in the schools, according to Williamsburg Police Chief Wayne Bird.
Corbin Independent Schools named District of Distinction
For one Tri County school district, the Kentucky School Report Card had high marks. For another district, the state classified them as “Proficient.” For the other districts, that same report card showed their school systems needing improvement.
CMS instructor in running for Ky. Teacher of the Year award
A Corbin Middle School teacher has joined some smart company, after being named as a semifinalist for the Kentucky Teacher of the Year award.
Tri-County college enrollment holds steady
College enrollment is holding steady in the Tri-County area, with some area colleges showing increases and others showing decreases in the number of students attending classes this year, according to local college officials.
11 schools getting healthier choices
Eleven elementary schools in the Tri-County will give their students a taste of fresh produce when classes start in August, thanks to a federal program aimed at giving schoolchildren healthy snack options.
St. Camillus presents a Day of Science
Do you know how to create your own light bulb? Why does a can of coke sink when a can of diet coke floats?
That and more was exactly what the students in grades Montessori through third were learning May 18 at the first-ever St. Camillus Academy Science Museum (SCASM).
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