Polk County Public Schools has boosted early learning capacity from 1,700 to 2,000; spaces are first-come, first-served.
Author Archives: Kimberly C. Moore
Kimberly C. Moore, who grew up in Lakeland, has been a print, broadcast and multimedia journalist for more than 30 years. Before coming to LkldNow in the spring of 2022, she was a reporter for four years with The Ledger, first covering Lakeland City Hall and then Polk County schools. She is the author of “Star Crossed: The Story of Astronaut Lisa Nowak," published by University Press of Florida. Reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org or 863-272-9250.
City’s Commercial Garbage Customers Can Recycle to Create Fuel
Businesses will pay the same rate to recycle waste as they would to have it dumped at the county landfill.
Polk Schools Celebrate Seven National Merit Scholarship Finalists
The students are among the top 1% of scholars in the country. Five of the seven live in Lakeland.
Sun ‘n Fun 2023 Features the Blue Angels and Parking Improvements
New Sun ‘n Fun Director Gene Conrad has introduced changes aimed at a better experience for visitors, pilots and vendors.
Head of Special-Needs Daycare Centers Charged With $400K Medicaid Fraud
Lakeland parents scramble to find care after abrupt closure of four facilities for medically fragile children.
Polk Plans to Boost Special Ed Funding by $3.1 Million
Massive infusion of resources comes after years of complaints that students were not receiving help.
Consultant Faces 7 Misdemeanor Charges for ‘Ugly’ School Board Campaign Texts
James Dunn is charged with violating Florida election laws regarding disclosing the funding of campaign messages.
Lakeland Residents React to 6-Week Abortion Ban Proposal
Protests came a day after legislation was introduced in the Florida Legislature to ban abortions after six weeks.
School Superintendent Conducting Community Conversation Tour
The feedback tour kicks off at the Dream Center of Lakeland, 635 W. 5th St., on March 20.
Lakeland Regional Health Agrees to Repay $4 Million in Medicaid Funds
The U.S. Justice Department said LRH made “improper donations” in order to receive matching funds from the Medicaid program.