Nominations open for Kentucky teacher of the year award

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — If you know a Kentucky educator worthy of being named teacher of the year, then now is the time to say so. The Kentucky Department of Education said on Wednesday that it would begin accepting nominations for the award. Any full-time public school teacher with at least three years of experience is eligible. The deadline for nominations is Feb. 15. The teacher of the year is announced in the spring in Frankfort. The winner receives a $10,000 cash prize and will represent the state in the National Teacher of the Year competition.