Kirsten Clark, The Courier-Journal

Kirsten Clark

The Courier-Journal

Louisville, KY, United States

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Past articles by Kirsten:

Charlestown mayor: Residents of low-rent neighborhood 'not contributing to society'

Charlestown Mayor Bob Hall and other officials are accused of colluding with developers in an "illegal scheme" to redevelop Pleasant Ridge. → Read More

Heavy rains from Hurricane Harvey hit Louisville area

More than four inches of rain are on the way for Louisvillians, thanks to Hurricane Harvey. → Read More

Judge to hear evidence in Pleasant Ridge property rights case

Friday's hearing will likely include cross-examination of both city officials and Pleasant Ridge residents. → Read More

JCPS principal 'persistently' broke laws regarding decision-making, investigation finds

The principal of Smyrna Elementary failed to ensure parent and staff involvement in decision-making — and “persistently” broke the law, report says. → Read More

City and developer had secret talks to raze low-income neighborhood, court records show

Lawyers for Pleasant Ridge residents released dozens of documents related to city officials' efforts to redevelop the low-income neighborhood. → Read More

Kentucky schools will soon be 'graded' on their quality through 5-star system

Starting next school year, Kentucky schools and districts will be "graded" on a five-star scale. → Read More

JCPS is lowering its property tax rate. Here's what it means for you.

Despite the lowered tax rate, JCPS expects to increase revenue. → Read More

Blind students 'touch' the eclipse with help of technology

New technology makes it possible for blind people to “view” a cosmic phenomenon, said Larry Skutchan of the American Printing House for the Blind. → Read More

Eclipse day school schedules: What Kentuckiana parents need to know

To ensure students can view the "Great American Eclipse" safely, schools are switching up their dismissal times. → Read More

JCPS board to vote on lowered tax rates; public can weigh in Tuesday

The public can weigh in on the proposal during a hearing Tuesday night. → Read More

Former Norton Elementary Principal Ken Stites' firing rescinded and he'll get new JCPS job

JCPS and fired Norton Elementary principal Ken Stites have reached a settlement in the longtime school leader's controversial termination case. → Read More

JCPS, Stites working toward settlement agreement in termination case

The former Norton Elementary principal was fired in May. → Read More

JCPS' top curriculum official, Karen Branham, resigns

Karen Branham, the assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction, submitted her resignation to acting Superintendent Marty Pollio on Monday → Read More

Getting ready for the first day of school? Here are 6 helpful tips from JCPS

The first day of school doesn't need to be chaotic. Here are some tips to make sure you and your student are off to a smooth start. → Read More

School board hears comment on New Albany-Floyd superintendent search

The New Albany-Floyd County School Board is asking the public what they want to see in the district's next superintendent. → Read More

Hargens a finalist for Arizona superintendent position

Donna Hargens is a finalist for a superintendent position at the Tucson Unified School District, the Tucson Star reports. → Read More

Corporal punishment still allowed in Kentucky schools

Kentucky is one of 15 states that expressly allow students to be paddled or spanked as punishment. → Read More

Kentucky still allows students to be paddled, and this Louisville kid wants to stop it

An 8th grader was appalled to learn students were still being paddled as punishment in some Kentucky schools. So, he's out to change the law. → Read More

Can Gov. Bevin make changes to governing boards? Courts still deciding

A lawsuit filed by Attorney General Andy Beshear challenging Gov. Matt Bevin's restructuring of state education boards will move forward. → Read More

City of Charlestown doesn't even own the wells it wants to lease, Indiana says

The DNR has confirmed that the agency has a deed from the federal government saying it owns the well fields. → Read More