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As of March 1st,2013, I retired from Advocate Healthcare System. I am now living in Wisconsin,new address is: 1452 Meadow Lane,Burlington,Wisconsin,53105. The location is 5 miles this side of Lake Geneva,Wisconsin.i have a place that is out in the country. A wonderful place to enjoy the outdoors,gardening,bird watching,ect.A great golf course very close .My family (mother and sister ) still live in brother lives in the East end of Louisville. I still follow the KY wildcats and Louisville Cardinals. I do come and visit family.

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Students Rise to the Challenge to Help Solve Critical Issues  Spectrum News 1

20 Jefferson County schools are participating in this year's Aspen Challenge in an effort to engage students to find solutions.

AAA, Fairdale High School team up for Teen Driving Expo  WAVE 3

It's an exciting time for families when teenagers start driving, but safety is always a concern.

Fairdale High students dismantle a trapped car  WAVE 3

Fairdale High School students dismantled and removed a car trapped inside the Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana building.

Fairdale poster project promotes diversity, unity

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – It's a simple concept making a big difference. Fairdale High School in Jefferson County is incredibly diverse and home to more ...

ESL students create websites to showcase Hispanic heritage in Louisville  WAVE 3

Students said the project allows them to give back to the community.

Fairdale High School latest to join Academies of Louisville program  WDRB

Fairdale students will be placed in one of four academies – one for freshmen and others for civil *service*, public *service* and global *service* – throughout their high ...

Academies of Louisville expands, aims to give students work experience  WLKY Louisville

Preparing students with real work experience before they graduate. That's the approach JCPS is taking as its Academies of Louisville Program which connects ...

Check out the King of the Bluegrass boys basketball tournament bracket  Courier Journal

The King of the Bluegrass tournament will feature 10 teams ranked in the top 25 in a Courier Journal preseason poll, including Trinity and Ballard.

A Q&A with Lloyd Gardner, the man in charge of the King of the Bluegrass  Courier Journal

For tournament director Lloyd Gardner, the King of the Bluegrass Holiday Classic is a labor of love. The 38th annual boys basketball tournament at Fairdale High ...

King of the Bluegrass basketball tournament returns for 38th year  WLKY Louisville

The King of the Bluegrass boys basketball tournament returns Wednesday and will once again feature some of the top teams in the state and quality out-of-state ...

South Shore downs Collins to win King of the Bluegrass title  WLKY Louisville

Brooklyn's South Shore defeated Collins 62-59 to take home the 2018 King of the Bluegrass title.

This JCPS partnership can help your kid land one of 17,000 open jobs  Courier Journal

JCPS' Academies of Louisville program is seeking to equip thousands of high school students with on-the-job experience this school year.

South Shore takes 'Brooklyn swagger' to King of the Bluegrass semifinals  Courier Journal

South Shore High School's journey from Brooklyn to Louisville had a slow start, but the Vikings are on cruise control now in the Gardner Law King of the ...

Person killed in hit-and-run at National Turnpike and Outer Loop  WAVE 3

A man was killed by a driver who fled the scene in south Louisville near Fairdale High School.

Student accepted to Harvard is a first for Fairdale High School  WLKY Louisville

Shan'Taya Cowan is the first student ever at Fairdale High School to be accepted into Harvard University. She's also the first in her family to go to college.

Turnaround efforts at Fairdale High School applauded by state officials  WDRB

Three years after being named one of the state's lowest-performing schools, Fairdale High is making great strides in its efforts to turn around student ...

Fairdale High School senior creates perfect "prom-posal"  WLKY Louisville

With the help of his friends, Travis Krages created a moment the two will never forget.

CommUNITY Champion: Fairdale teacher gives students different path to success  WLKY Louisville

One local school teacher has made an impact on his students for nearly 30 years. However, it's the way he's doing it and success these students attain that ...

Give A Day Impact: Love The Hungry

LOUISVILLE (WHAS11) -- The Mayor's Give A Day Week of *Service* started eight years ago. Love The Hungry followed closely behind, launching in 2012.

Despite threat of takeover, these 10 people are running for JCPS board  Courier Journal

The threat of a state takeover hasn't scared off school board candidates, with 10 people running for four seats up for reelection this fall.

Reed: Scotty Davenport, Pinky Gardner embody service, basketball in Louisville  WAVE 3

LOUISVILLE (WAVE) – This is a story about Pinky and Scotty, a couple of guys from Louisville's South End whose giving isn't limited to the holiday season.

Kentucky communities show they are Marshall Strong  WHAS (subscription)

Communities across the state are showing tons of support for Marshall County, Ky. after the fatal school shooting Jan. 23.

U of L signee David Johnson injured in Trinity's KOB loss to Collins  Courier Journal

The Trinity High School basketball team suffered its first defeat of the season Saturday but may have lost even more.

Tandy, Hollowell lift University Heights over Male in KOB tournament  Courier Journal

Taquan Hollowell scored at the buzzer to give the University Heights Academy boys basketball team a 67-65 victory over Male on Saturday in a ...

Vail, McKnight lead Collins into King of the Bluegrass semifinals  Courier Journal

Collins High School's junior guard tandem of Marcellus Vail and Dayvion McKnight continued to put on a show in the Gardner Law King of the Bluegrass Holiday ...

Fairdale senior gets accepted to Harvard  The Courier-Journal

Shan'Taya Cowan, a senior at Fairdale High School, has been accepted to Harvard University for the fall of 2017.

The Gatton Academy selects 96 students for class of 2021 – Lane Report | Kentucky Business & Economic News  The Lane Report

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky has selected 96 Kentucky sophomores for the class of 2021. “We are ...

From class sizes to test scores, 6 things JCPS parents should know for the new school year  The Courier-Journal

From smaller kindergarten classes to the preparation for charter schools, here are some things to watch for this school year.

Family of Fairdale teen killed in hit and run finds support from community  WAVE 3

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) -The community is rallying around the family of a teen killed in a hit-and-run in a quiet Fairdale neighborhood. It happened one week ...

Juniors lead Madisonville-North Hopkins over Lincoln County in Sweet 16  Courier Journal

LEXINGTON – Led by a tall and talented junior duo, the Madisonville-North Hopkins High School boys basketball team extended the state's longest current ...

BOZICH | Kentucky's nobodies punish Indiana's 4-stars, 100-89 | News  WDRB

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — It was the first of 160 shots taken in the Kentucky-Indiana all-star game Friday at Bellarmine's Knights Hall. But it was launched by ...

Kiyaunta Goodwin began his high school career taller and slimmer  Courier Journal

Now 6-foot-8 and 315 pounds, 14-year-old Kiyaunta Goodwin made his high school debut for the Holy Cross High School Cougars on Saturday.

Fairdale High student arrested for bringing gun to school  WDRB

In a letter sent home to parents Friday, Fairdale principal Brad Weston said a school administrator acted quickly after hearing a report of a student with a ...

Fairdale High School student arrested for carrying gun at school  WAVE

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A Fairdale High School student was arrested in the school cafeteria on Friday after he was found to be carrying a handgun, according ...

15 Louisville teens honored for commitment to strengthening community  Courier Journal

Fifteen local students from the Louisville area were named 2018 Youth Character Award honorees by the YMCA of Greater Louisville.

LMPD officer struck by Fairdale High School employee  WDRB

JCPS officials confirm Adkins works at Fairdale High School, where he is a softball coach, assistant athletic director, and security guard.

Mark your calendars, class of 2018. Here's a list of JCPS graduation dates  The Courier-Journal

Here's when and where graduation ceremonies will take place.

JCPS student discipline policies may ease | News  WDRB

JCPS is considering loosening its student code of conduct policies to reduce punishments for some offenses. The school board will hear recommendations on ...

Here's the updated graduation calendar for JCPS' class of 2018  The Courier-Journal

Thanks to Friday's school closure, high school graduation dates were pushed back for the class of 2018.

Multiple students injured in JCPS school bus accident  WHAS (subscription)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11)--Multiple students have sustained minor injuries during a JCPS school bus involved accident Tuesday morning, March 13. The bus ...

BOYS' PREP BASKETBALL: Trinity rocks Hawks | Sports  Elizabethtown News Enterprise

LOUISVILLE — The LaRue County Hawks waited more than three decades to return to the King of the Bluegrass at Louisville Fairdale, but it didn't take long for ...

JCPS test scores show little progress, achievement gap widens among student groups  WDRB

JCPS student test scores for the 2015-16 year have bounced back from the plateau the district saw the previous year, but a grim fact remains: less than half of ...

#NotADisaster: JCPS teachers respond to Bevin |

In response to Gov. Matt Bevin labeling Jefferson County Public Schools an "unmitigated disaster," teachers and administrators on Thursday started a social ...

Bill Could Upend Cross-County Busing In Louisville  NPR

To address racial segregation, students in Louisville, Ky. have long been bused to schools across the city. A bill advancing in the state legislature would end that ...

Parents Divided Over A Return To Neighborhood Schools : NPR Ed  NPR

Nearly every year a decades-old school busing program is threatened by the Kentucky legislature in one of the state's largest — and most segregated — cities.

4 Fairdale HS students injured after car crashes into tree

Four students from Fairdale High School were injured, three of them seriously after the car they were riding in struck a tree on Fox Avenue on their way home ...

Does your school have a new principal? Here's a list of new faces as JCPS gets ready for another year  The Courier-Journal

More than a dozen schools in JCPS will start their first day of classes with a new principal in charge. Here's who will be leading new campuses.

Remember when Jeff Brohm coached an arena football team in Louisville?  Courier Journal

Like so many in Louisville, Leland Taylor knew Jeff Brohm when. Before Taylor played on Brohm the coach's first football team, he played against Brohm the ...

Andrew Bailey: Teacher & Candidate for KY Senate  Wortfm

Hot on the heels of similar victories in Oklahoma and West Virginia, striking teachers in Kentucky celebrated last week's override of Governor Matt Bevin's veto of ...

Cell Phones In JCPS Classrooms: ‘A Step That We Have To Make’  WFPL

Principals at eight Jefferson County high schools say they want to give their teachers the option to let students use cell phones in class and the school board ...

Businessman, teacher get MSD board nod  The Courier-Journal

Mayor Greg Fischer has appointed a businessman and a Fairdale High School teacher to the board of the Louisville Metropolitan Sewer District.

Penn Station Athlete of the Year finalist for January announced  WLKY Louisville

January's Penn Station Athlete of the Year finalist is Fairdale High School senior cheerleader Kelsey McCoy!

Doss High School principal to be replaced after poor leadership assessment  WDRB

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The principal of Doss High will no longer be able to lead the school after a state leadership assessment has determined he does not ...

Prep school tries to gain footing in a basketball town ravaged by scandal  WAVE 3

DeSales' President Doug Strothman said Aspire pays the full $13000 tuition for each athlete, and he intends to continue this arrangement, though he said it took ...

For David Johnson, relationship with Chris Mack sealed deal for U of L  Courier Journal

Trinity star David Johnson made it official Wednesday by signing with the Cardinals.

Gulf Breeze's Ottensmeyer joins fellow alums with success at school  Pensacola News Journal

The Gulf Breeze athletic department is making the most of its ability to lure graduates back to their old stomping grounds.

Kentucky Department of Education 'report card' shows steady improvement for Jefferson County Public Schools - Louisville  Louisville Business First

Jefferson County Public Schools is making steady improvements, boosting its overall graduation rate and making sure more students are college- and ...

With Moreno, Johnson injured, Scott County-Trinity clash missing stars  Courier Journal

It still may be a matchup of Kentucky's two best boys basketball teams, but Saturday's clash between Scott County High School and Trinity has lost some luster.

Substitute teachers are in short supply at JCPS  The Courier-Journal

Requests for fill-in instructors can sometimes go unanswered at JCPS, particularly at schools with poor children.

Uncle of Fairdale teenager killed in hit-and-run: 'Turn yourself in'  WDRB

Countless pictures have captured the life of Trey Royse-Monroe. Clutching one of those photos, Jesse Monroe describes his nephew as a jokester, an athlete, ...

Trainer Brad Cox grew up at Churchill Downs. Now he's got his first shot at Kentucky Oaks  The Courier-Journal

Trainer Brad Cox, a Louisville native, used to sit in his high school classes trying to figure out his bets. Now, he has two fillies in Kentucky Oaks.

JCPS battling inequity 40 years after busing  The Courier-Journal

For thousands of people in Jefferson County, the public school system was desegregated 40 years ago simply to fulfill a court order. But for supporters, it was a ...

45.5% of JCPS students in classes after threat  The Courier-Journal

Fewer than half of Jefferson County Public Schools students went to class Friday after an anonymous threat Wednesday prompted school officials to increase ...

KONZ | Remembering Jenny Pruett and her passion for students  WDRB

Jenny Pruett had a great sense of humor and had such a passion for teaching and her students. It's evident that Jenny's students were very much Jenny's "kids" ...

Area students clean post-Derby trash for school funds  WHAS (subscription)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – Students from across Metro Louisville spent Sunday morning at Churchill Downs cleaning up one day after the 143rd Kentucky ...

JCPS names Waggener High principal Katy Zeitz new assistant superintendent  WDRB

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- JCPS Superintendent Donna Hargens has named Waggener High principal Katy Zeitz as the district's new Achievement Area ...

Ex-Moore high coach accused of raping student  The Courier-Journal

A former Jefferson County Public Schools assistant football coach at Moore Traditional High School is accused of raping a 14-year-old student about two years ...

‘ReImage’ Looks To Help Louisville Youth Stay Out Of Trouble  89.3 WFPL

Getting other young people to adopt that mindset is the goal of a new program announced this week by Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer.

Meet Louisville's outstanding high school seniors  The Courier-Journal

Public, private and Catholic students who have excelled in and out of the classroom were honored Tuesday night by Mayor Greg Fischer as recipients of the ...

JCPS teachers: 1% salary increase not enough  The Courier-Journal

Salary negotiations between Jefferson County Public Schools and its teachers have stalled because the district has refused to offer more than a state-mandated ...

Trinity High School's David Johnson is still 'strongly considering' Louisville basketball  The Courier-Journal

Kentucky's top recruit in the 2019 class, David Johnson, decommitted from Louisville basketball in the wake of the FBI investigation.

10 students honored as Black History Makers of Tomorrow by McDonald's  WAVE 3

McDonald's of Kentuckiana is celebrating Black History Month by honoring ten local high school students.

Louisville shows this week: Chris D’Elia, Ja Rule, Jazz Jam and more  Courier Journal

From Chris D'Elia to Ja Rule, there's something for everyone in Louisville Jan. 6-13.

Kentucky by Heart: Mike and Wilma Wilson foster spirit of community involvement through theatre  User-generated content

By Steve Flairty KyForward columnist. For nearly three decades, Mike and Wilma Wilson carried on busy careers as music teachers in the Jefferson County ...

See who’s headed to the KHSAA Hall of Fame in 2018  Lexington Herald Leader

The Kentucky High School Athletic Association announced its latest Hall of Fame class at its offices on Sunday, November 19, 2017.

How Many Students Showed Up Friday at Your Child’s JCPS School  89.3 WFPL

Attendance at Jefferson County Public Schools plummeted Friday, the result of a "vague" threat called into Louisville Metro Police the day before.

Louisville and Kentucky basketball royalty will reign over the 2018 Pegasus Parade  The Courier-Journal

Two of Kentucky's favorite basketball coaches will share Grand Marshal duty in the Kentucky Derby Festival's 2018 Republic Bank Pegasus Parade.

16-year-old boy charged in slaying of teen girl  WLKY Louisville

A 16-year-old boy turned himself in to police on Tuesday night in connection with the slaying of 16-year-old Shavon Ross.

16-year-old suspect arrested in teen's death | News  WDRB

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - Police have arrested a 16-year-old male in connection with the death of 16-year-old Shavonna Ross. Ross was shot Saturday night ...

Penn Station 'Athlete of the Month' for March: Bradlee Sanford  WLKY Louisville

The sixth of this school year's eight Penn Station "Athletes of the Month" is Bradlee Sanford.

Roundup: U of L commit Schmeltz stars for PRP  The Courier-Journal

Garrett Schmeltz showed again why he was so coveted by the University of Louisville and Dan McDonnell's coaching staff.

Fairdale HS graduate Army bound after losing 85 lbs  WAVE

A Fairdale High School graduate is headed to basic training next month after losing the 85 pounds needed to join the military.

Family of murdered 16-year-old says they know who killed her  WDRB

The family of a 16-year-old girl who was fatally shot in west Louisville is pleading for her killer to surrender.

From Bevin to angry teachers: 5 things to know about Fancy Farm  Courier Journal

The 138th Fancy Farm event is expected to be a continuation of the pension reform fight and a preview of next year's race for Kentucky governor.

Slaying victim identified as search continues for suspect  WLKY Louisville

Detectives said Quenton Huddleston, 22, shot his ex-girlfriend's brother before turning the gun on her.

Family of slain 16-year-old 'thankful' alleged shooter will be tried as an adult  WLKY Louisville

A teen who police say killed one teen and injured another will be tried as an adult.

Missing man's mother discovers body behind abandoned house  WLKY Louisville

A missing man's family found him shot to death on a west Louisville property over the weekend.

88 students graduate in the WKU Gatton Academy's 11th class – Lane Report | Kentucky Business & Economic News  The Lane Report

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (May 14, 2018) — On Saturday, May 12, eighty-eight students representing forty-eight counties from across the Commonwealth of ...

Check out the Courier Journal photos that won big at the KNPA awards  Courier Journal

The Courier Journal photo staff won numerous awards from the Kentucky News Photographers Association this year. The entire staff was honored with the ...

Longest-held POW from Ky., Dewey Smith, dies  The Courier-Journal

Dewey Lee Smith of Fairdale, believed to have been held in captivity as a prisoner of war longer than any other Kentuckian, died Monday while on vacation in ...

Cooper Jaguars basketball team is once again facing adversity, but just keeps on winning  WCPO Cincinnati

The Cooper Jaguars have grown used to adversity and keep winning despite it.

Smackdown: Kentucky politicians weren't short on zingers at Fancy Farm  Courier Journal

Kentucky officeholders and candidates use the annual Fancy Farm picnic to mock and ridicule their opponents for past flubs ahead of the fall election.

Gatton Academy Students Awarded NSLI-Y Scholarships for 8th Consecutive Year  WKU News

BOWLING GREEN - Four students at the Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky at WKU have received nationally-competitive ...

Moberly Greyhounds sign four prep standouts to 2018-19 team  Moberly Monitor Index

Raeqwon Drake from Chicago, Markelo Sullivan from Louisville, Kent., Leon Perry of St. Louis and DeMarcus Sharp of Charleston are all high school seniors ...

North Hardin Boys' Basketball - Mike Cofer | Basketball Preview  Elizabethtown News Enterprise

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What you may have missed at Fancy Farm: Jokes, food, photos and more  Courier Journal

Let's just say it was another memorable weekend out at the annual Fancy Farm picnic. Here's a roundup of our coverage at the Courier Journal.

Three area men who shaped the girls' game  Elizabethtown News Enterprise

Ask anyone of a certain age and they'll try to pinpoint when things started to change for their careers.

Jonathan Shell tapped by Mitch McConnell to serve as campaign chairman  Courier Journal

Jonathan Shell will lead Mitch McConnell's 2020 reelection campaign's grassroots efforts. Shell, the House Republican leader, was upset in May.

Lawmaker defends HB 151 | Comment  The Courier-Journal

40 years of playing with other people's futures is long enough; HB 151 will put an end to the nonsense.

Grimes dismisses GOP complaints about her Rand Paul 'beaten' joke  Courier Journal

Democratic Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes said Monday that Kentucky Republicans need to get a tougher hide after some of them criticized one of ...

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