Area school systems are moving to fill some recent departures.
At Pikeville High School, Brandon Blackburn has been named the school’s new principal, after former principal Jason Booher left to become superintendent of Mercer County Schools.
Blackburn has degrees from Pikeville College, Eastern Kentucky University and Georgetown College, and has spent his entire career at Pikeville High School.
Over in Floyd County, Anna Whitaker Shepherd has been named interim superintendent, after former Supt. Danny Adkins accepted a position as superintendent of Woodford County Schools.
Shepherd is a 29-year educational veteran, mostly in Floyd County Schools, with degrees from Morehead State University and the University of Kentucky. She most recently has served as chief early childhood officer.