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Education

  • Local Whitefield Academy student named a Governor’s Scholar

    Elk Creek resident Mandy Smith was recently selected for the 2011 Kentucky Governor’s Scholar Program. Smith is a junior at Whitefield Academy in Louisville and has a weighted GPA of 4.5. She is ranked first in her class. Smith plays high school golf and participates in the Musselman-Dunne Summer Golf Tour. She qualified as an individual in the 2010 girls state golf tournament. She plays both piano and organ for Riverview Baptist Church and works in the children’s ministry on Sunday and Wednesday nights. She is the daughter of Mary Ann and Ronnie Smith.

  • Stevenson-Tolle a Mercy graduate
  • Codner recognized as SCHS Student of the Week

    Spencer County High School student Trevor Codner was recently recognized as Student of the Week. He is a freshman at SCHS. Some interesting facts about him include that people refer to him as, “Cod, T-Cod and Tre Cod.” Codner is interested in sports, computers, fishing and boating. He most admires his father and hopes to one day be an engineer.

  • The Far Middle: June 1
  • Devine awarded scholarships to Bellarmine

    Maverick Devine, son of Rick and Connie Devine, has been awarded several scholarships to Bellarmine University.

    Devine has already registered for the computer engineering program and will begin classes in the fall semester.
    He is a senior at Spencer County High School.
    Devine played freshman basketball and baseball, junior varsity baseball, was on the tennis team his junior year, and was a member of the soccer team for four years. He joined the cheerleaders his senior year and will join the Knight’s cheerleading squad.

  • Miller named to BCTC dean’s list

    Deborah Lea Miller of Spencer County was named to the dean’s list at Bluegrass Community & Technical College for the 2011 spring semester.
    The college recognizes academic excellence by naming to the dean’s list full-time students who have earned an overall semester grade point average of 3.5 or better in courses numbered 100 or above.

  • Quiroa named to president’s list

    Amy Quiroa of Taylorsville was recently named to the president’s list in Mid-Continent University’s Advantage program.
    To achieve president’s list status, students must maintain a 4.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale term.

  • Cleland, Thompson graduate from Mid-Continent

    Tamela D. Cleland and Franzine Marie Thompson of Taylorsville recently earned Associate of Science degrees from Mid-Continent University.
    Cleland graduated summa cum laude, and Thompson graduated cum laude.
    Commencement ceremonies were May 14 in Mayfield.

  • Campbellsville University recognizes local teachers

    Campbellsville University presented its 25th anniversary Excellence in Teaching Awards Saturday to 150 teachers from 55 Kentucky school districts. Making the presentation were Dr. Brenda A. Priddy, far left, dean of the School of Education; and Dr. Frank Cheatham, far right, vice president for academic affairs. Those receiving the awards from the Spencer County School System were from, left, Darrell White, Spencer County Middle School assistant principal; and award winners Janet Helms, Spencer County High School, and Shelby Steege, Spencer County Middle School.

  • Brown graduates from Centre College

    Whitney Brown of Taylorsville earned bachelor’s degrees in English and dramatic arts from Centre College on May 22.
    Brown graduated magna cum laude and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa Academic Honor Society.
    She also received the drama production Award.
    Brown is a daughter of Arnold and Melissa Brown of Taylorsville and is a graduate of Spencer County High School.