- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 25, 2015

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky’s best teachers will be announced later this year, and nominations for the awards are being taken now.

The deadline for nominations is May 15. Any full-time public school teacher in the state with at least three years’ experience is eligible.

Nominations may be submitted at https://kentuckytoy.com .

The awards are sponsored by the Kentucky Department of Education and Ashland Inc., combining Ashland’s Teacher Achievement Awards and the Kentucky Teacher of the Year programs.

Judging will be in August, and up to 24 Teacher Achievement Award winners will be announced in September. The Teacher of the Year will be announced in Frankfort after site visits and personal interviews.

Teacher Achievement Award winners receive $500. Two Teacher of the Year finalists receive $3,000, and the Teacher of the Year receives $10,000.

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