JCPS Classes Resume

After a week off because of the September 15 windstorm, Jefferson County Public Schools students head back to class today. The hurricane force winds knocked out power to more than 100 schools, forcing JCPS officials to cancel classes district-wide. Superintendent Dr. Sheldon Berman says all buses will be running. “I would encourage parents of students… Continue reading JCPS Classes Resume

JCPS Classes To Resume Monday; Beshear Asks For Federal Assistance

Jefferson County Public Schools students will return to class Monday. The system has been shut down this week in the wake of last Sunday’s windstorm, which knocked out power to more than 100 schools. Superintendent Sheldon Berman says a few schools were still without service Friday. “I’m confident that we will have those up on… Continue reading JCPS Classes To Resume Monday; Beshear Asks For Federal Assistance

More Workers Join Power Restoration Effort

Louisville Gas and Electric Company says it has nearly 1,900 people working to restore power to homes and businesses left without service in Sunday’s windstorm. It’s the largest power restoration effort in company history. As of late Thursday afternoon, about 121,000 customers in LG and E’s service area were without power, down from more than… Continue reading More Workers Join Power Restoration Effort

Windstorm Leaves Widespread Damage, Outages

Louisville Gas and Electric Company crews continue working to restore power to the more than 200,000 customers left without service following Sunday’s windstorm. Wind gusts in excess of 70 miles per hour brought down numerous trees and tree limbs across the region, and hundreds of power lines. LG and E Vice-President Chris Herman says it… Continue reading Windstorm Leaves Widespread Damage, Outages

YOU Center Moves To New Location

A local program that offers career and educational services for young people who have dropped out of school has a new headquarters. The Youth Opportunities Unlimited Center, or YOU Center, was established three years ago, focusing mainly on 16 to 21 year olds who have left school. It was first housed at a facility on… Continue reading YOU Center Moves To New Location

JCPS Classes Resume

Jefferson County Public Schools officials say Tuesday’s start of the school year has been relatively smooth for the system’s students, faculty and staff. Nearly 100,000 youngsters are enrolled for the new academic year. A new student assignment plan for elementary school students approved by the school board in May won’t go into effect until the… Continue reading JCPS Classes Resume

JCPS Students Resume Classes This Week

It’s back to school this week for thousands of Jefferson County Public Schools students. JCPS spokesperson Lauren Roberts says classes begin Tuesday for most schools in the district. “We are anticipating over 99,000 students returning to school this year. That is an increase of over 650 students from last year,” Roberts said. Roberts say parents… Continue reading JCPS Students Resume Classes This Week

School Performance Data Released

Jefferson County Public Schools officials say they’re both pleased and concerned with the latest school performance data released Tuesday The test results are used to measure schools’ progress under the federal No Child Left Behind law. Dr. Robert Rodosky, executive director of Accountabililty, Research and Planning for the school system says while 74 of the… Continue reading School Performance Data Released

Two Schools To Share DOE Grant

Two Louisville high schools will share a three-year $1.5 million dollar federal grant.    The money is intended to help students become better connected with their schools.  The grant from the U.S. Department of Education will support the concept called Smaller Learning Communities, which reduces class size, and offers more personal attention from teachers and advisors.                                                                … Continue reading Two Schools To Share DOE Grant