Karen Mallonee, a Spanish language teacher at College View Middle School, was named Kentucky’s 2016 middle school teacher of the year Tuesday in Frankfort. Mallonee received $3,000 and a customized, art-glass vase from Ashland Inc. for her achievement. She said she plans to celebrate with her Spanish I students by hosting a fiesta on Wednesday. Twenty-one other teachers from across the state were also honored with 2016 Ashland Inc. Teacher Achievement Awards. Ms Mellonee is in her 41st year as a teacher.