Linda J. Johnson, Lexington Herald-Leader http://weku.fm en Most Kentucky Schools Lose Ground http://weku.fm/post/most-kentucky-schools-lose-ground <p><a href="http://www.kentucky.com/2011/09/27/1898746/most-kentucky-schools-lose-ground.html">Pike County elementary schools c</a>ontinued to rack up big scores in statewide results from the 2011 Kentucky Core Content Test, which were released Tuesday. Four Pike County elementary schools put 100 percent of their students in the proficient or distinguished categories in at least one subject. Leading the way was tiny Blackberry Elementary, which put 100 percent of its students in proficient or distinguished in four of five tested subjects: reading, math, science and social studies. Blackberry, which has just 144 students in grades K-5, was the only Kentucky public school of any size to do that.</p><p> Tue, 27 Sep 2011 17:11:29 +0000 Jim Warren, Lexington Herald-Leader & Linda J. Johnson, Lexington Herald-Leader 13224 at http://weku.fm Most Kentucky Schools Lose Ground Census Measures Shifts in Housing Market http://weku.fm/post/census-measures-shifts-housing-market <p>The percentage of people renting a place to live went up far more in Kentucky than those buying a home between 2000 and 2010, according to U.S. Census data. The downturn in jobs during the recession and tighter credit were key reasons, several real estate agents said. Statewide, the percentage of people renting their residence was 16 percent higher than in 2000, while the percentage of owner-occupied housing was up just 5 percent.</p><p> Mon, 25 Jul 2011 13:46:45 +0000 Bill Estep, Lexington Herald-Leader & Linda J. Johnson, Lexington Herald-Leader 9276 at http://weku.fm