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Shelby County's new secondary school will be named for after former Kentucky Gov. Martha Layne Collins.
The school board on Thursday night approved this honor for Collins, the only woman to be governor. She is a Bagdad native who graduated from Shelbyville and a former teacher.
Collins became governor in 1983, serving one term, before getting involved in education reform and economic development by serving in various education-based roles. Since 1998, she has been executive scholar-in-residence at Georgetown College.
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