Eight local students were honored by the Martin Luther King Jr. State Commission and Kentucky Heritage Council on Monday for expressing themselves creatively through essays, visual art and poetry.
Mallory Anderson is a big asset to Franklin County High School teacher Shawn Stacy, and her work as a peer tutor has made her the WesBanco Student of the Week.
Franklin County Schools Superintendent Mark Kopp took to Facebook on Tuesday night to say FCS will continue with virtual instruction for the next two weeks, Jan. 19-29.
Several years ago, when I turned 50, two friends made a DVD for me, recording birthday wishes from people around the community.
The Martin Luther King Jr. State Commission recently announced winners for its poetry, art, and essay contests for elementary, middle and high school students in Kentucky.
Franklin County Schools leaders don’t know when they will begin receiving the coronavirus vaccine, but the district is making plans for when it arrives.
While public school remains online in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, students and teachers at Peaks Mill Elementary got the chance to spend a couple hours after school on Friday celebrating the holiday season.
The 40th annual Central Kentucky Council on Youth Leadership “Youth Salute” awards ceremony was held online Oct. 10 hosted by Asbury University. There were 863 leaders from 58 high schools in Central Kentucky that were recognized, including several from Frankfort area schools.
Frankfort Independent Schools Superintendent Houston Barber and Franklin County Schools Superintendent Mark Kopp said Thursday that their districts will continue with virtual instruction through December.
Western Hills High School senior Ginny Lyle was recently named a winner in the Kentucky Farm Bureau 2020 Outstanding Farm Bureau Youth Contest.
When Gov. Andy Beshear issued an executive order about education on Nov. 18, he said all schools had to go to virtual instruction beginning Nov. 23, but elementary school students could return to in-person instruction on Dec. 7 if two criteria are met.
Three local folks are involved in a new website designed to increase awareness, education and access to African American history.
At the start of each month, students at Peaks Mill Elementary School are given a word highlighting a character trait that teachers and staff expect to see in each of them. It’s called the Patriot word.
A set of data recently released from Kentucky Youth Advocates (KYA) shows that Franklin County has trended upward in some key data points related to education, health, economic security and family.
Western Hills wrestling coach Sean Wilkins had gone through a COVID-altered football season, so he had a good idea what was coming when the KHSAA Board of Control met Wednesday.
Franklin County sophomore Arantza Valladares-Valles is passionate about climate change, leading her to work with the Frankfort chapter of the Kentucky Youth Climate Strike.
COVID-19 and its rising local numbers were a topic of discussion Monday as the Franklin County Schools’ Board of Education met for a working meeting.
With the number of COVID-19 cases continuing to rise, Franklin County Schools has decided to continue with virtual instruction through the Thanksgiving holiday.
Franklin County’s incidence rate for COVID-19 cases hasn’t dropped much, and both local school districts are staying with their current instruction plan for the coming week.
Bianca Menjivar, a fourth-grader at Peaks Mill Elementary School, hasn’t just been doing her own school work. She’s been helping out family members, too.
Franklin County Schools released a video on its Facebook page Thursday announcing that the district will stay with virtual learning through at least next week.
Western Hills senior Olivia Onodu is a busy person, and she took it upon herself to complete an art project left unfinished at the school.
Earlier this year, staff with Franklin County Schools was anticipating good news when the Kentucky Department of Education released its School Report Card.
The Franklin County High School Band has been an integral part of the community since Franklin County High’s founding in 1958. The Flyer Band is a staple of football and basketball games, local parades, and concerts, and students and alumni alike stand for their traditional rendition of the …
With eight new COVID-19 cases reported Thursday by the Franklin County Health Department, Franklin County has over 40 new cases this week, and the week isn’t over.
Austin Jent’s high school career got off to a slow start, but since transferring to William Cofield High School this year he’s blossomed academically.
Emily Reed hasn’t been a scout for long, having joined BSA Scouts in February 2019 when the organization began admitting girls, but she’s made the most of her time with the organization.
Franklin County Schools officials are asking parents and guardians to select in-person or virtual learning for their students by the end of the week.
Last year, in her first year as Hearn’s library media specialist and school technology coordinator, Jordon Worley put on an event on Sept. 11 to introduce her students to first responders.
Nakshatra Vemula likes to write and draw, and she put those talents to good use in Meet the Helpers, the inaugural KET summer story contest that celebrates the everyday helpers and heroes during the COVID-19 pandemic.