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Education

  • Spencer students benefit from early college program

    By CHRISTINA L. KERN, Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University recently served as host to students from Spencer County participating in an early college program.
    The program was for students who just completed eighth grade and are going into high school this fall, according to Dr. DeWayne Frazier, associate vice president for academic affairs.

  • PHOTO: Stretching into the first day of preschool

    Students in Mrs. Neyhart’s class at Spencer County Preschool do some stretching and dancing during circle time on their first day of preschool on Thursday. Morning students started their school year on Wednesday, and afternoon students followed suit the next day.

  • Cox graduates from nursing school

    Shawna Jewell Cox graduated from the Galen College of Nursing on July 22.
    Cox, now a registered nurse, plans to go back to school to study forensic nursing and hopes to become a nurse practitioner.
    Cox and her husband, Roman, live in Louisville.
    She is a daughter of Glenna Chesser and Roy Dale and Celia Jewell of Taylorsville.
    Her grandparents are Carletta Jewell, the late Kenneth Jewell and the late Ivy and Leon Chesser, all of Taylorsville.

  • Local names in education recognized for outstanding work, dedication

    This year has been quite an honorific one for Spencer County Public Schools.

  • Five students attend 2011 GSP

    Five Spencer County students recently attended the 2011 Governor’s Scholars Program.
    Cameron Mitchell Bishop, Austin Tyler Jaggers, Susan Porter Mann and Corey Matthew Thomas all represented Spencer County High School.
    Amanda Renea Smith represented the Whitefield Academy.
    A total of 1,074 high school juniors participated in this year’s program.

  • The Far Middle: Aug. 24
  • Stidham makes dean’s list

    Wendy Stidham, a daughter of Chuck and Gina Stidham, earned a place as a University of Louisville dean’s scholar for the 2011 spring semester.
    Students must obtain a GPA of a 4.0 for the semester. Stidham is a marketing major and entrepreneurship minor in the College of Business.
    She is also an active member in the U of L Marching Band, Honors Program, Honors Scholars Program, The National Society of Collegiates, and The Golden Key International Honor Society at U of L.

  • The Far Middle: Aug. 10
  • Bleemel attends Governor’s School for the Arts

    This summer, The Kentucky Center hosted more than 200 eager young artists from every region of the Commonwealth at The Kentucky Center Governor’s School for the Arts at Lexington’s Transylvania University from June 19 to July 9.

  • Bus drivers complete training

    Bus drivers for Spencer County Schools completed their annual 8-hour training course July 26.

    The training included bloodborne pathogen, student safety, special needs students, basic first aid, fire extinguisher, accident response and annual updates. This training is required for all employees with a CDL and school bus endorsement. Special trainers were the school nurse team and the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department.