Category Archives: Local Schools

COALITION URGES KENTUCKY HOUSE TO PASS CLEAN TOBACCO-FREE SCHOOLS BILL

The tobacco-free schools bill has passed unanimously out of the Kentucky House Committee on Health and Family Services and is now awaiting action by the full House. The bill (House Bill 11) is endorsed by the Coalition for a Smoke-Free Tomorrow, which comprises more than 180 organizations committed to improving health by reducing tobacco use in Kentucky. The bill would prohibit tobacco use on, or in, property that is owned or operated by school boards in Kentucky at all times. Enforcement is to be determined by local school boards. Continue reading COALITION URGES KENTUCKY HOUSE TO PASS CLEAN TOBACCO-FREE SCHOOLS BILL

Public Health Hosts Tickborne Disease Prevention Poster Contest

The Department for Public Health (DPH) is inviting school-age children across the Commonwealth to create and submit original artwork for a chance to win cash prizes in a tickborne disease prevention poster contest sponsored by the Northern Kentucky Independent District Health Department.

“I am excited to announce this poster contest spotlighting tickborne disease because this is a serious health problem facing Kentucky families,” said Jeff Howard, M.D., commissioner of DPH. “I encourage all students to participate in this poster contest on tick bite prevention and I am looking forward to seeing how our students address this important topic creatively with their posters. I also would like to thank the Northern Kentucky Health Department for sponsoring this poster contest.”

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Quilt Show at Berea College

QUILTS BY LAURA CHENEY

Laura Petrovich-Cheney is a sculptor whose work mirrors the human experience, so full of transformation, second chances, reinvention, and resilience. Her work finds meaning within experienced natural disasters and the debris that litters the affected communities. The once organized neighborhoods became Continue reading Quilt Show at Berea College

BEREA NAMED A “BEST VALUE” COLLEGE BY THE PRINCETON REVIEW

Berea College

Berea College, widely known for its no-tuition policy, is one of the nation’s best colleges for students seeking a superb education with great career preparation at an affordable price, according to The Princeton Review®.

The newly-published 2019 edition of The Princeton Review’s annual guide, The Best Value Colleges: 200 Schools with Exceptional ROI for Your Tuition Investment, recommends colleges considered the nation’s best for academics, affordability and career prospects. The Continue reading BEREA NAMED A “BEST VALUE” COLLEGE BY THE PRINCETON REVIEW

Fifth Annual Green Game Next Wednesday

Berea College

The Office of Sustainability, BC Athletics, and Facilities Grounds Crew invite you to our annual Carbon Neutral “Green” Basketball Game Wednesday, February 6.  Come cheer on our Women Mountaineers for one of their last home games at 6:00 PM at Seabury, and enjoy half time surprises!

Dining services will be serving dinner that night at Seabury Center 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM and will be ZERO WASTE to compliment our carbon neutral game. Continue reading Fifth Annual Green Game Next Wednesday