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Former local educators honored by UK

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By Bryan Marshall

Four former local educators were recognized recently at a Teacher Who Made a Difference program ceremony hosted by the University of Kentucky.

The breakfast and recognition ceremony honored 200 teachers who were nominated by students.

Among those recognized were Gene Wynn, Joyce Doyle, Dorothy Ballard and Ron Livingood.

Wynn, of Dry Ridge, was a former science teacher and principal at Grant County High School for a total of 32 years.

Doyle, of Williamstown, spent 38 years in the Grant County School District as a teacher, director of pupil personnel and principal of Grant County Middle School and Grant County High School.

Ballard, of Williamstown, retired as a teacher at Williamstown Independent Schools.

Livingood, of Crittenden, was a former band director at Grant County High School and served as principal of Grant County Middle School. He currently is principal of Pendleton County High School.

The Teachers Who Made a Difference program began in 1998 and is not limited to Kentucky.