“This QZAB (Qualified Zone Academy Bonds) funding is extremely important to allow us to do renovation work to Livingston County Middle School. I feel it will definitely extend the life of the building and make it a serviceable structure for the Livingston County school system for years to come.” Livingston County Schools Superintendent Darryl Chittenden upon learning that his district had been approved for a second round of federal low-interest construction bonding. From the Smithland Livingston Ledger.
“We’ll have young, passionate, energetic students working in the building. We are trying to build a teacher quality career program. We want to keep our best and brightest in the classroom.” Simpson County Schools Superintendent Jim Flynn on his district’s participation in a Western Kentucky University program in which teachers and professors will expand regular student teacher training through extended mentoring. From the Bowling Green Daily News.
“The tomatoes produced during the school year will be bought by the schools. In the state of Kentucky they will get a 20 percent rebate for buying a Kentucky Proud product. I think it’s a program changer. It’s something state of the art for the kids to work on. This is the trend as far as vegetables are concerned. This process wasn’t even taught when I was in college and that was 12 years ago.” Clinton County High School agriculture teacher Matt Johnson on the benefits of a hydroponic tomato production course being added at his school. From the Albany Clinton County News.
“Ever since we’ve both lived here, I’ve been at Auburn, and he’s been at Olmstead. We’re used to that rivalry. That’s just a part of it and we just have fun with it. Ultimately we want everybody to be successful, but you always want to be just a little bit more successful than everyone else.” Katina Kemplin, an assistant principal at one Logan County elementary school on being chosen as principal of another elementary school in the system. Her husband, Ben, is principal of another of the district’s elementaries. From the Russellville News Democrat Leader.
“He was the first president to ride in a submarine, the first to have his own car, and the first to fly in a plane. He kept over 40 pets in the White House. I was watching Blue Bloods (the CBS television police drama) and his photo was on the wall.” Shepherdsville Elementary School fifth-grader Chase Hood on what he learned about (and how he selected) President Theodore Roosevelt to portray in a living history museum at his school. From the Shepherdsville Pioneer News.