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Education

  • Four local students named to EKU President’s list

    Four local students were named to the president’s list at Eastern Kentucky University for the spring 2013 semester.
    Those students are:
    Marissa Wente of Fisherville, a senior communication disorders major
    Christopher Zoeller of Fisherville, a freshman aviation major
    Ryan Conard of Taylorsville, a junior biology pre-medical science major
    Merritt Oder of Taylorsville, a sophomore aviation major

  • Hodgson earns EKU dean’s award

    Caleb David Hodgson of Fisherville was recently announced as one of 338 dean’s award recipients for the spring 2013 semester at Eastern Kentucky University.
    Hodgson is a junior criminal justice major.
    To earn the dean’s award, students must achieve dean’s list honors at EKU for three semesters, not necessarily consecutive. A lapel pin is presented to students by the dean of their academic college.

  • Clayton graduates from EKU

    Taylor Corinne Clayton of Taylorsville recently graduate from Eastern Kentucky University with a Bachelor of Science in biology, pre-medical science.
    Clayton joined 1,708 graduates at commencement ceremonies May 11.
    The graduates were honored at commencement ceremonies May 11. The keynote speakers that day were U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama, former University of Kentucky President Dr. Charles Wethington and author/educator Silas House.

  • Get ready for READIFEST!

    Spencer County’s annual Healthfair/Readifest is Saturday, July 27, at Spencer County Elementary School from 9 to 11:30 a.m.
    The community’s biggest back-to-school event provides free school supplies from local churches and agencies, as well as safety, health and wellness, dental and vision information and screenings.
    The event will also feature fitness demonstrations.
    Families are asked to allot one hour to attend the event.
    For details contact the Family Resource Center at 477-3202 or the Extension Office at 477-2217.

  • Hesselbrock earns master’s at Georgetown University

    Emily Hesselbrock, formerly of Spencer County, graduated May 17 from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. with a Masters in public relations and corporate communications.
    She is a daughter of Steve and Lynn Hesselbrock of Spencer County. She currently resides in Arlington, Va., and works on Capitol Hill as the deputy press secretary for Sen. Mitch McConnell.

  • EKU announces spring 2013 dean’s list

    The following local students were named to the spring 2013 dean’s list at Eastern Kentucky University.
    Students are listed with name, city of residence, year, high school if available and area of study.
    • Andrea Gabrielle Austin of Fisherville, sophomore, Male Traditional High School graduate majoring in special education teaching
    • Kaitlin Tess Culver of Fisherville, senior, Spencer County High School graduate majoring in agriculture

  • WKU announces spring 2013 graduates

    The following students graduated in spring 2013 from Western Kentucky University. Students are listed by name, city and degree earned.
    Kelley M. Covert, Bloomfield, Bachelor of Science
    Amanda L. Rowlett, Bloomfield, Bachelor of Science
    Susan R. Livers, Coxs Creek, Bachelor of Science
    Clayton A. Chappell, Taylorsville, Interdisciplinary Studies
    Susanne D. Krause, Taylorsville, Master of Science
    Lauren M. Louderback, Taylorsville, Bachelor of Science
    Kathryn E. Minyard, Taylorsville, Bachelor of Arts

  • Spencer County Elementary School SBDM to meet today in media center

    The Spencer County Elementary School site-based, decision making council will have a special-called meeting today at 2 p.m. in the school’s media center.
    Two items are on the agenda. In executive session, the SBDM will have discussions, which could lead to the appointment, discipline or dismissal of an employee, member or student. In open session, the SBDM will set its regular meeting day and time for the 2013-14 school year.
    These meetings are open to the public.

  • Tobbe graduates fourth in class at Saint Xavier

    Joseph R. Tobbe, son of Joseph and Sherry of Little Mount, graduated from Saint Xavier High School fourth in his class of 347 with a 4.0.

  • Students earn academic honors at WKU

    The following Western Kentucky University students were named to the dean’s or president’s lists for the spring 2013 semester:

    Bloomfield
    Amanda L. Rowlett*
    Kelley M. Covert*
    Steven E. King
    Rachel A. Barnett*

    Coxs Creek
    Jessica P. Gies
    Susan R. Livers*
    Patrick D Portman*
    Elizabeth A. Avis*
    Carol-Ann L. Eckenfels*
    Chasity N. Newberry
    Olivia L. Alm
    Lindsey M. Shain

    Fisherville
    Olivia C. Higdon*