News release: New board, reform-minded commissioner offer optimism for closing gaps, improving Ky’s education performance

(FRANKFORT, Ky.) – The Kentucky Board of Education named Wayne D. Lewis Jr., executive director of Education Policy and Programs in the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, as the commonwealth’s interim education commissioner today. Lewis, Ph.D., replaces Stephen Pruitt, who in September 2015 was unanimously approved as the sixth education commissioner in Kentucky’s history.…

BIPPS Board chair addresses the debt ceiling Monday on ‘Kentucky Tonight’

Kathy Gornik, president of Lexington-based THIEL Loudspeakers and chairman of the Bluegrass Institute Board of Directors, addresses the debt-ceiling controversy Monday on KET’s Kentucky Tonight at 8 p.m. (EDT) Gornik, who will talk about the possible impact of raising the debt ceiling on her business, will be joined on the program by Andy Hightower, executive…