Private Lexington HIgh School Fined By KHSAA

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - The Kentucky High School Athletic Association has fined Lexington Christian Academy, saying school officials gave athletes improper financial assistance.

The school was also placed on a one-year probation.

The academy's lawyer, Gregg Thornton, says the school has already paid the $13,000 fine and won't appeal the ruling.

He says the cost of appealing isn't a good use of school resources and a bylaws change by the KSSAA will clarify who can contribute financial aid to students.

The decision also requires students to repay the full amount they received for this school year from Imani Baptist Church, a private foundation or any other unapproved funding source.

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