Herald-Leader building to house new CTE school
A downtown landmark will become home to a state-of-the-art career and technical center after the Fayette County Board of Education’s unanimous vote to buy the Lexington Herald-Leader building for $7.5 million. “We are excited to acquire and repurpose this tremendous location,” said Fayette County Public Schools Superintendent Manny Caulk.
The district’s plan is to bring its existing career and technical education (CTE) programs – currently split between two campuses at Eastside Technical Center and Southside Technical Center – together under one roof in the newspaper building. “We are looking not just to have the best CTE offerings in the central Kentucky region or the state. We want to make sure that the students who come through our career programs are the best prepared students in the nation,” Caulk said.