Fayette County Schools

Stu Johnson

Fayette school officials are exploring a social media ‘listening technology’ as a way to watch for warning signs about potential school violence.  That was just one aspect of a presentation offered this week to members of a Lexington city council committee. 


Fayette County officials are alerting parents at Crawford Middle school of two guns brought to the campus Wednesday.  It marked the third time in just over two weeks guns had been discovered on Lexington school grounds.

Stu Johnson

As public school students went off to class on their first day of the academic year in Lexington, hundreds entered a brand new building. 

The opening of Frederick Douglass High School brought with it some challenges.

Ribbons Cut for Lexington Schools

Aug 5, 2016
Stu Johnson WEKU News

With the start of school fast approaching in Lexington, proud Fayette administrators and parents celebrated two new elementary school ribbon cuttings today.  Student growth is ongoing in the central Kentucky community.

As the Bryan Station High School  Brass Quintet played the national anthem, the school’s JROTC’s cadets raised the Coventry Oak Elementary Flag for the first time.

Stu Johnson / WEKU News


There’s a great deal to be proud of in the just released student testing results for Fayette County public schools.  

Faron Collins / Lexington Herald Leader

A bottle bomb exploded at a Lexington school Wednesday, chasing band members inside and bringing police to the scene.