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Education

  • UNLEASHED: Chapter 1

    Chapter 1

    Go to www.kypress.com to hear Woody read each chapter and try the interactive chapter activities. Thanks to Kentucky Utilities/LG&E, Kentucky Office for Adventure Tourism, Kentucky Press Association and Newspaper in Education for helping to make this statewide literacy project possible.

    “Well, Woody, it looks as if all your numbers are higher than last year,” the doctor said as he went over my test results.
    “That’s awesome!” I exclaimed, puffing out my chest.

  • Photo: Keeping the community safe

    Lt. Rick Jewell of the Taylorsville Police Department stands next to a highway safety trailer from the state. The trailer is one-of-a-kind in Kentucky and contains lights, signs and other safety equipment useful in setting up the traffic checkpoints. The equipment was in Taylorsville over the Labor Day weekend.

  • Four students named Sen. Jeff Green Scholars

    Four students from Spencer County have been named Senator Jeff Green Scholars by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority for their outstanding academic performance in high school. Students earn this designation by achieving a 4.0 grade point average each year of high school and scoring at least a 28 composite on the ACT.

  • Martin named to dean’s list at Centre

    Amber Martin of Taylorsville was recently named to the spring dean’s list at Centre College.
    Martin is the daughter of Kyle and Catherine Martin and is a graduate of Spencer County High School.
    Students named to the dean’s list at Centre maintain at least a 3.6 grade point average.

  • Robinson earns $3,000 scholarship

    The CWA Joe Beirne Foundation recently announced that Chelsey Joan Robinson has been selected to receive a $3,000 scholarship award to help meet her expenses for the 2012-13 school year.

  • PHOTO: Adams receives KASA award

    Spencer County Schools Superintendent Chuck Adams, right, was named Administrator of the Year by the Kentucky Association of School Administrators. Presenting Adams with the award is Wayne Young, KASA executive secretary.

  • PHOTO: Second-grader wins Kohl’s scholarship

    Avery Burkhardt, a son of Tiffany Burkhardt and grandson of Mike and Linda Dudukovich, recently won his second Kohl’s Cares Scholarship, ‘in recognition of his outstanding volunteer efforts and contributions within his community.’ Avery will be entering the third grade at Spencer County Elementary School this fall.

  • SCHS students participate in professional education prep program

    Kentucky high school students from 20 counties across the region recently completed the annual Professional Education Preparation Program at the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine. This two-week residential program provides high school students with an opportunity to learn about the medical profession. More than 700 students have participated in the university’s program since its inception in 1999.

  • Kovacs named to ECTC dean’s list

    Terra Kovacs of Taylorsville was recently named to the full-time dean’s list at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College for the spring 2012 semester.
    The dean’s list recognizes academic excellence in students who achieve a minimum of a 3.5 grade point average overall for the semester.

  • Two local homeschool students attend GSA

    This summer, the Kentucky Center welcomed over 200 eager young artists from every region of the Commonwealth to the heart of the Bluegrass, as The Kentucky Center Governor’s School for the Arts celebrated its 25th anniversary at Lexington’s Transylvania University from June 17 to July 7.