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Classes beginning at 4pm today on the WKU Bowling Green campus are canceled. ALL Thursday and Friday classes on all campuses are also canceled. Online classes will proceed as scheduled. WKU offices will be closed on Thursday, with essential personnel reporting.

WKU Owensboro closed at noon today (Wed., 3/4).

WKU Glasgow evening classes that begin at 5 pm today will be canceled and the WKU Glasgow campus will close at 7 pm.

WKU Elizabethtown-Fort Knox campus will close today at 3 pm and will remain closed Thurs., Fri, and Sat., March 5-7.

Should inclement weather make travel hazardous, residence halls will remain open until Saturday. Follow WKU Housing & Residence Life for updates.

The high school regional basketball tournament games scheduled for tonight have been canceled. Games will be rescheduled for Friday/Saturday. Follow WKU News for the latest updates. #WKUAlert


Teachers may be nominated and recommended by their individual school districts, fellow educators, or former students. The nomination packets should address the nominee’s impact on students and young people in Kentucky. Page limitations are strictly adhered to by the selection committee.


Helen P. Raby

Helen P. Raby

Kentucky Teacher Hall of Fame Inductee, 2012

A native of Springfield, Tenn., the late Helen Price Raby taught in Logan County schools for 31 years. She retired from full-time teaching in 1977 but continued to serve as substitute teacher until 1991.

Raby entered Western Kentucky University in 1934, continued her education while teaching and raising a family, and received her bachelor’s degree in 1958. She taught in one-room schools for five years then at Adairville, Olmstead and Russellville.

She founded Russellville Christian School at Crittenden Drive Church of Christ and helped establish Russellville Adult Day Care Center and Logan County Retired Teacher’s Association.

Raby received awards for volunteer service in Logan County and was the author of “Story of My Life.” She died July 21, 2010.

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