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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  • by Joe Location: Stanton on Jan 16, 2008 at 10:53 AM
    Nothing is considered a sin as long and its done by a so-called Christian.. Don't matter if other schools do it a Christian school shouldn't!! You need to practice what the whole Bible says not just the part you want to alter. I have 5 sons. They all get good grades in school. They don't do drugs. They have respect for everyone and they don't have to be a Fake(edited) hypocrite to do it! You so-called christians try to tell people how to live their lives then you get upset when someone points out something you are doing wrong.
  • by Note to J in Frankfort on Jan 16, 2008 at 03:53 AM
    What a ridiculous statement from you. You are going to judge people by the way they act on a softball field? Nothing wrong with getting fired up during a competition like softball. I guess you never get upset or angry when somebody cuts you off in traffic? I'm guessing you are probably a saint...yeah right!
  • by Steve Location: KY. on Jan 15, 2008 at 05:10 PM
    Doesn't sound like a very "Christian" school to me.
  • by BOB Location: NEXT DOOR on Jan 15, 2008 at 05:49 AM
    Its kinda funny that all the good athletes just happen to be Catholic or Christian. Wonder what percent actually attend services.
  • by J Location: Frankfort on Jan 15, 2008 at 05:27 AM
    Churches are a bunch of hyprocites. Preach fellowship and moral values. Go to a church softball game and all of that preaching goes right out the window.
  • by YOU ARE RIGHT Location: KY on Jan 14, 2008 at 06:32 PM
    To Coach down the Pike.....all schools "recruit" the best they can, but you are right, schools with more money, more clout are able to do a better job at snagging kids who are talented. It does set a poor example, I agree.
  • by Public School Dad Location: Lex on Jan 14, 2008 at 06:20 PM
    Coach down the pike is just mad because his teams probably suck. Jerry got it right on the discipline part and parental involvement. I've been to both ends of the spectrum with my four kids. Two went to private Catholic and two went to public. Big difference in the type of kids you see in both schools. In public school, the only time you see a parent is if their kid is in trouble and then they try to defend the actions of their hoodlum. Not saying all are bad, but compared to private, there is no comparison. If I had to do it all over again, the two who went to public school would have gone to private even if I had to work three jobs. Greg...your comment (edited). I'll put the education my two received from private school over any public education anyday. I'm ticked my other two didn't have that opportunity.
  • by Shamar Location: Lex Town on Jan 14, 2008 at 01:44 PM
    Dont even go there! Public schools do it all the time. Just go around the Louisville area and Lexington schools. They all recruit in some way or another weirdo!
  • by Greg Location: Lexington on Jan 14, 2008 at 12:55 PM
    Typical for the "Christian" school to put sports above religion and academics, albeit what is right and wrong.
  • by Jerry Location: KY on Jan 14, 2008 at 11:50 AM
    Note to Coach down the pike; Private schools have performed better than public schools in more ways than sports. Discipline is the key if you haven't figured it out yet. When you instill discipline and have parental involvement (something sorely missing in public schools), children generally will perform better in not only sports, but in class as well. Quit your belly aching. The only thing you hate is the fact that your school might actually lose to a game to shall we say...a bunch of Catholics? OH THE HORROR!
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