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As Non-Traditional Instruction days increase, schools work to get new assignments, food to students

With the recent announcement of more NTI days ahead, area school superintendents are making sure that plans are in place for their students to receive the resources needed to keep up during the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis. Williamsburg Independent Schools Superintendent Tim...
Posted On 25 Mar 2020
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Local schools still working to educate, feed children during crisis

Schools across Corbin, Williamsburg and Whitley County, as well as the rest of the state, have all canceled in-seat classes through at least March 27, leaving educators with a whole host of issues ranging from preparing non-traditional instruction packets for students during the...
Posted On 18 Mar 2020

Whitley, Williamsburg school districts cancelling in-seat classes starting Monday

Following the recommendation of Gov. Andy Beshear, Whitley County School District officials and Williamsburg Independent School District officials are canceling in-seat classes for at least the next two weeks starting on Monday, March 16, and will offer non-traditional...
Posted On 12 Mar 2020

Williamsburg schools receive 30 new laptops, 10 new Chromebooks

The Williamsburg Independent School District received 30 new laptops and 10 new Chromebooks Tuesday morning that the district received courtesy of Spectrum and Kentucky Senate President Robert Stivers. “One of the things we are going to use the laptops for is for our bio medical...
Posted On 22 Aug 2019

Melton selected as next Williamsburg Independent School Superintendent

The Williamsburg Independent School District has selected its replacement for outgoing superintendent Dr. Amon Couch, and he is a familiar face. The board of education unanimously voted during a special called meeting Thursday evening to hire current Principal Tim Melton to...
Posted On 22 May 2019

Little known legal conflict forces Caddell’s resignation from W’burg BOE

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Posted On 26 Apr 2018

Area schools reset calendars after latest snow days

With the winter weather finally over, area school districts have been able to finalize their calendars. Whitley County Schools have been hit the hardest as the weather and resulting snow days have forced the cancellation of spring break and the Memorial Day holiday. The school...

W’burg STOP tip line activated to report school safety threats

Williamsburg Superintendent Dr. Amon Couch has one set of eyes and one set of ears. He is limited in terms of what he can see and hear. There are 800 students at Williamsburg Independent Schools, about 100 staff members and a whole town of people, who also see and hear things. If...
Posted On 28 Feb 2018

W’burg school security public forum set for Thursday evening

Williamsburg residents will have the chance Thursday evening to find out what changes the Williamsburg Independent School District is making or planning to make in order to improve safety. Williamsburg school leaders are hosting a parent question and answer session at 6 p.m....
Posted On 28 Feb 2018

Area schools receiving coal severance funds

Whitley County’s three school systems will each receive $10,000 in coal severance funds. At Tuesday’s regular meeting of the Whitley County Fiscal Court the magistrates approved a resolution authorizing and transferring the coal severance funds to Corbin, Whitley County and...