Tag Archives: Kentucky
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Advertise Your Bunless Sandwich with a Pair of Buns

Advertise Your Bunless Sandwich with a Pair of Buns

Are you an attractive, college co-ed without pride looking to make $500 this semester? This isn’t a Craigslist ad, but a pitch from KFC (formerly known as Kentucky Fried Chicken) to co-op the backsides of young women to promote their Double Down sandwich. On select college campuses (UofL was the first, by the way), young […]

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Kentucky Reads Fall 2010 Reading List

Kentucky Reads Fall 2010 Reading List

As part of her initiative Kentucky Reads, First Lady Jane Beshear has released her fall reading list for students.  There’s a lot of literary goodness to be found in the list below.  I remember a few summers ago coming across Where the Red Fern Grows at Barnes and Noble, so I bought a copy and […]

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A Chance at a Better Education

Much has been made about charter schools in Kentucky as of late. Groups like the conservative Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions found unlikely allies in the Obama administration toward finally allowing for charters in Kentucky.  As part of the multi-billion dollar package of Race to the Top, charters were an important component, worth about 32 out […]

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Gifted “Rock Star”

The above commercial aired during today’s Battle of the Bluegrass–more commonly known as the University of Kentucky/University of Louisville college football opener. Monica Marks hails from the small Appalachian town of Rush, Kentucky in the state’s northeastern corner.  In many ways, it’s a surprise that Marks even had the opportunity to attend college. UofL Today […]

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Nothing Says Running for Office in Kentucky Like UK Blue and a Basketball in Your Campaign Logo

Nothing Says Running for Office in Kentucky Like UK Blue and a Basketball in Your Campaign Logo

This from Ryan Alessi at cn|2 Politics and the http://williamsfarmer.com website. I guess that makes it pretty clear what’s going down tomorrow morning at 11 a.m. for the two Kentucky Republicans. Alessi makes some nice observations about the logo and the reasons behind it: But the new website clearly shows what their intentions are. It […]

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RT @ksbanews: Report: Kentucky one of the worst job markets in the U.S. with five jobless competing for every opening posted online

That makes a person glad to be employed…for now. I tried to find a clip from “It’s a Black President, Huey Freeman,” the season 3, episode 1 episode of The Boondocks, in which Riley screams “Saaaaaave us, Obamaaaaaaa!.” My search–much like those seeking gainful employment–was in vain.

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Kentucky Loses It’s Educational Heart with the Passing of Bob Sexton

Kentucky Loses It’s Educational Heart with the Passing of Bob Sexton

The touching cartoon above is by Courier-Journal cartoonist Marc Murphy. The C-J also has this to say in a nicely-written editorial about the late Executive Director of the Prichard Committee. By any calculation, Robert F. Sexton was the most significant figure in public education in Kentucky in the last half century. In his 27 years […]

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Kentucky’s Class of 2010 by the Numbers

Readers should consider how they would feel if they had a child or relative in the Class of 2010 who recently graduated from a Kentucky high school.
Dr. Terry Holliday, Kentucky Education Commissioner

How should we feel?  Really, really poorly about the state of education in the Commonwealth…  Here’s why: For every 1,000 9th graders who entered high school in the 2006-07 school year, only 740 actually graduated in 2010. Of the 740 who graduated, 670 indicated they would attend two- or four-year postsecondary institutions; however, only 592 […]