I'm just now hearing about this, but it's no less impressive. Kentucky's public school system was ranked fifth in a study by WalletHub.

This study done by the website compared the quality of education from the public school systems of all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

WalletHub used several components in making its determination.

Among those were dropout rate, math test scores, reading test scores, average SAT scores, student-teacher ratios, school safety, and incidents of bullying.

While Kentucky didn't rank in the top five of any of those specific categories, its aggregate was enough to make it #5 nationally.

Naturally there were some who read about this on the WLEX website who had negative comments about the study and couldn't have disagreed more.

Read the comments below that blog and you'll see what I mean.

In the meantime, I'll focus on the positive and say, "Congratulations, Kentucky!"