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Education

  • 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.

  • PHOTO: Leber twins to attend EKU

    Amanda and Meagan Leber, 2012 graduates of Spencer County High School, were invited to participate in the First Steps program at Eastern Kentucky University over the Summer. The program will give them a jump start toward their academic goals. The Leber twins will begin the fall semester at EKU on Aug. 20. Amanda will pursue a degree in the nursing field. Meagan will explore her options before choosing a field.

  • COLUMN: From 55th to slam dunk for Jeremy Evans

    This week’s “America, I love this place” exclamation is devoted to Jeremy Evans.
    Who?
    Three summers since Evans left Western Kentucky University as a 22-year-old with 190-something pounds stretched over 6-feet-9-inches. NBA Draft? Get serious.
    Media buzz for the 2010 Draft was ga-ga for John Wall at number one and Kentucky one-and-doners. Long after David Stern’s bed-time and just before they turned out television’s stage lights at Madison Square Garden, the Utah Jazz chose, with its 55th pick, Jeremy Evans.

  • Mobley earns GED

    Kelly LeeAnn Mobley of Taylorsville received her GED on June 29.
    Mobley, a member of the Spencer County High School Class of 2012, plans on attending college.
    She is a daughter of Prentice and Tonya Mobley.

  • Hardin hired as professor

    Larry Ray Hardin, who recently retired from the Department of Justice, has been hired as an adjunct professor at the University of Phoenix, National University of Phoenix and National University to teach criminal justice.

    Hardin has also opened his own private investigation business in California.
    He is the son of Ray and Elizabeth J. Hardin of Bardstown and the grandson of the late Edward and Mattie Johnson of Nelson County and Ray Sr. and Sarah E. Hardin of Spencer County. Hardin has many friends and relatives in Spencer and Nelson counties.

  • Stout named to provost’s list

    Taylorsville student Megan Stout was named to the provost’s list at Lipscomb University for the 2012 spring semester.
    This honor means that Stout, an Academy of Our Lady of Mercy graduate and biology major, made perfect grades for the semester.

  • Vierling named to UK dean’s list

    David E. Vierling, of Louisville, was recently named to the dean’s list at the University of Kentucky’s College of Engineering.
    He is a son of Vanessa Whitaker of Taylorsville and David A. Vierling of Louisville.
    A 2009 graduate of Trinity High School, he is a junior at UK.

  • Students named to dean’s list at OCTC

    The following students were named to the dean’s list at Owensboro Community and Technical College for the spring 2012 semester:
    Cynthia G. Cameron
    Chelsea Janes
    Sadie Ann Masterson
    Nicole Breanne Rogier
    Adam David Werkmeister-Meeker
    Michele Rene Winstead