- Associated Press - Thursday, September 10, 2015

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Two dozen Kentucky educators have been chosen to receive awards and compete for the 2016 Kentucky Teacher of the Year Award, to be announced next month.

The Kentucky Department of Education and Ashland Inc. selected the 24 recipients of the 2016 Ashland Inc. Teacher Achievement Awards. They will be honored at a ceremony in Frankfort on Oct. 20.

The Teacher of the Year will represent the state in the national Teacher of the Year competition.

Ashland will present the 24 recipients with cash awards and certificates, and they will be honored at a luncheon after the ceremony.

Ashland has recognized outstanding teachers with the awards since 1988, with approximately $776,000 awarded to 524 teachers of grades K through 12.

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