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Former Franklin County Schools Finance Director Lesley Wade pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court to money laundering and filing a materially false tax return in connection with the theft of $1.6 million from the school district.
The Frankfort Independent School District and the Franklin County Community Early Childhood Council is partnering to host a free online Kindergarten Readiness Summit for parents and early care and education providers from June 1-6.
The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) will honor its high school seniors with a one-hour program that will be streamed on the department's special YouTube channel at 7 p.m. Saturday.
Both Franklin County and Western Hills should have new synthetic turf football fields just in time for their first Friday night home games of the season.
As Kentucky school districts attempt to plan for the start of the next school year without knowing how the COVID-19 pandemic will evolve, the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) will provide guidance for several possibilities for reopening schools.
Four years ago, a group of seniors helped lead Franklin County’s girls basketball team to the state tournament championship game for the first time in 36 years.
Graduation night was bittersweet for 10-year-old Gene Allison. On one hand, the Peaks Mill fifth grader said a final goodbye to teachers and staff who have taught and supported him for the past five years. On the other hand, Gene is also looking forward to joining the band in middle school.
Western Hills senior Maddie LeCompte recently wrote a poem about all the things her older sister did as a senior, things she would miss because they were canceled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Franklin County Schools has opened online registration for the 2020-21 school year to new and returning students. All students must enroll online prior to the start of each academic year.
The projected cost of installing synthetic turf fields at both Franklin County Schools high schools has decreased by $200,000, but district officials hope when actual bids for the project begin to come in the total price tag will be even lower.
The Franklin County Board of Education took the second of a three-step process by unanimously approving Superintendent Mark Kopp’s fiscal year 2020-21 tentative budget.
Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, seniors at two Franklin County high schools will participate in both a virtual and in-person graduation.
Franklin County Schools announced Wednesday that its emergency feeding program will continue through May even though students’ last day for Nontraditional Instruction (NTI) is Tuesday, May 12.
When Western Hills High School senior Maddie LeCompte found out that in-person classes were not going to resume this academic year, she wrote about it.
Seventeen Franklin County Schools students have been accepted as 2020 Governor’s Scholars, a summer residential program for gifted high schoolers.
Bins have been placed outside the entrance to Hearn Elementary School for Franklin County Schools students to return school library books.
For the Class of 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has erased or postponed many of the in-person traditions that previous graduates have participated in. And while officials at both local school districts are looking at a variety of options for graduation ceremonies, a Frankfort radio station is u…
Students haven’t been in school buildings for over a month because of the coronavirus pandemic, and while there are Zoom meetings and other ways to connect on the internet, it’s not the same as seeing someone in person.
Editor's note: This story was updated at 12:34 p.m. April 22 to add that Robert Thompson was fired from his job in Hardin County. It was also updated at 3:58 p.m. on April 23 to confirm he bonded out of jail.
The Friends of the Paul Sawyier Public Library is offering two $1,000 scholarships to students who reside in Franklin County.
One day after the announcement of the recommended closure of all schools to in-person instruction for the rest of the school year, the KHSAA has officially canceled the spring sports season and the resumption of the state basketball tournaments.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all in-person classes at Kentucky public schools have been canceled for the remainder of the school year.