8 Western Kentucky Schools Receive Funding for Kindergarten Readiness Programs

by ALLISON CRAWFORD – Eight western Kentucky elementary schools are among 63 schools across the state receiving funding for kindergarten readiness programs. United Way Born Learning Academies will be available at schools in McCracken, McLean, Christian, Daviess, Graves, Union, and Webster counties this fall. The program began in 2012 with a $1 million grant from Toyota and…

Bevin appoints new judge-executive for Webster County

by The Associated Press –  FRANKFORT, KY. — Gov. Matt Bevin has appointed a new judge-executive for Webster County in western Kentucky. Bevin selected Stephen Henry of Providence to replace the county’s longtime judge-executive, James Townsend, who resigned. Bevin’s office says Henry is a lifelong Webster County resident who became the county’s first 911 coordinator while…