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Va. Student Dies From Staph Infection

Posted: 10/16/2007 - Virginia school officials say they are shutting down 21 schools for cleaning after an antibiotic-resistant staph infection killed a high school student.

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Board Names New Schools After War Hero

Updated: 10/16/2007 - A new middle and high school in Warren County aren't scheduled to be open for three more years, but the schools now have a name.

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Senate Leaders Speak at U of L

Posted: 10/16/2007 - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell both gave speeches at the school in a rare joint appearance.

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Book Author Speaks to Young Audiences

Posted: 10/15/2007 - Kirby Larson is visiting five Warren County middle schools on Oct. 15 and 16. Her book Hattie Big Sky was chosen by for this year's "One Read" program.

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Warren County Schools Receive Grant

Posted: 10/09/2007 - Warren County Schools receive money to participate in an "Early Reading First" program. A total of five districts will receive a portion of a $4.5-million grant.

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International Walk to School Day

Posted: 10/07/2007 - On Oct. 5, students at Natcher Elementary walked to school to promote healthy living, safer and improved streets, and conserving the environment.

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Hometown Hero: Kate Tichenor

Posted: 10/07/2007 - A team's coach leads them on the court and a manager deals with the details. One high school volleyball manager goes the distance and leads her team off the court, making her the Oct. 5 Hometown Hero.

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Schools Putting Too Much Emphasis on Tests?

Updated: 10/02/2007 - Last April had students and teachers sweating in preparation for the annual "CATS" test. On Oct. 2, the scores were released, with 72-percent of Kentucky schools scoring "proficient" and "distinguished" ratings.

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Another E.coli Case Reported in Ky. School

Updated: 10/02/2007 - WBKO has learned a seven-year-old student at Clarkson Elementary in Grayson County has contracted the E.coli bacteria. The student has not been at school since Sept. 27.

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Most Ky. Student Proficient or Distinguished in Reading

Posted: 10/02/2007 - Most of the students who took the reading portion of government-mandated achievement tests in April scored either "proficient" or "distinguished." That's good news in a state that's on a push to improve its academic standings.

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Univ. of Memphis Athlete Shot and Killed

Posted: 10/01/2007 - Authorities say a University of Memphis football player was fatally shot overnight on campus. Officials say the victim was 21-year-old Taylor Bradford.

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School Says "No Child Left Behind" Should be Revised

Updated: 09/27/2007 - President Bush pushes for the renewal of the "No Child Left Behind Act." The president says numbers prove the measure is working. We spoke with one local school that disagrees.

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Hospital Releases Auburn Student Who Suffered from E.coli

Updated: 09/24/2007 - One of two Auburn Elementary students battling E.coli has been released from the hospital. Officials with Vanderbilt Children's Hospital say one of the girls was released on Sept. 18 and the other one remains in stable condition.

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Becoming All Pro Dads

Updated: 09/21/2007 - Facilitating good father-child relationships is a priority for any family. But good parenting doesn't happen overnight. A Simpson County school is incorporating a program to turn ordinary dads into All Pro Dads.

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Public Universities Set Record for Awarding Degrees

Posted: 09/17/2007 - State officials say 43,902 degrees and credentials were issued during the 2006-2007 school year. The Kentucky Community and Technical College System accounted for more than half of what was awarded.

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WKU Steps Up Fundraising Efforts

Updated: 09/17/2007 - Western Kentucky University has its eyes on the future. The university hopes a new $200-million campaign will make WKU a leading American university with international reach by the year 2012.

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Driver's Safety Fair

Posted: 09/14/2007 - Young drivers are always reminded to buckle-up, but some Warren East High School students are seeing firsthand what can happen if they don't!

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Most Ky. Children Above Federal Guidelines

Updated: 09/12/2007 - The majority of children in Kentucky's public schools perform above federal guidelines. A report from the Kentucky Department of Education says 75-percent of public schools met the requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind Act.

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Backpacks Hurt Backs

Updated: 08/30/2007 - Heavy backpacks are becoming more than just a burden, in some cases, they can cause major problems for our children.

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