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Education

  • Local students graduate WKU

    The following Western Kentucky University students earned degrees at the May 2016 commencement ceremonies:

    Bardstown

    Benjamin D. Beam- Bachelor of Arts

    Lauren B. Bryan-Bachelor of Arts

    Riley D. Coots-Bachelor of Science

    Madison M. Correro-Bachelor of Science

    Barrett J. Greenwell-Bachelor of Arts

    Michael Q. Kelley-Bachelor of Science

    Katelyn R. Luckett-Bachelor of Science in Nursing

    Patrick C. McDowell-Bachelor of Arts

    Matthew S. Price-Bachelor of Science

  • Zabrecky is national skills award winner
  • Private loans bridge gap between college costs, other student aid

    Most college-bound students qualify for financial aid to help pay for their education, such as federal and state grants, scholarships and Federal Stafford and PLUS Loans. In addition, local scholarships are often available, according to the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA). A parent can also borrow a federal loan to help pay their child’s college costs.

    Those programs make it easier to pay for college. However, they may not cover all the costs. When that happens, many people turn to private student loans, also called alternative loans.

  • Students should check their KEES accounts for accuracy

    Kentucky high school students and 2016 graduates should check their Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) accounts for accuracy.

    KEES allows students to earn money for college by getting good grades in high school and for qualifying scores on the ACT or SAT. Students eligible for free or reduced lunches may also earn awards for good scores on Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Cambridge Advanced International exams. KEES is administered by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority.

  • Students should set up, follow a budget

    One financial goal for students is to have money at the end of every month. These tips from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) may help you set up a budget to track the money you make versus the money you spend.

    Knowing how and when you get your money and where you spend it is the foundation of financial planning. You create a budget by estimating how much money you’ll make each month and how much you’ll spend. It’s a great way to avoid running out of money when you need it most.

  • Kentucky residents have chance to win an iPad in KHEAA drawing

    Kentucky residents have another chance to win a new iPad from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) in a sweepstakes being held through Facebook in August. The contest runs from midnight Aug.1 through midnight on Sept. 1.

    To enter, a Kentuckian must visit the KHEAA Facebook page, click on the orange graduate icon on the KHEAA Facebook page and answer one question about college. KHEAA will not share or sell any personal information to a third party.

  • Gann, Amshoff are Excellence in Teaching awardees

    Emily-Ann Gann, The New Haven School, and Martina Amshoff, Boston School, were Excellence in Teaching Award recipients at the 30th annual Excellence in Teaching Awards Ceremony, May 21, at Campbellsville University.

    CU recognized 199 teachers from 70 school districts. Over the years, 3,390 teachers have been recognized for their teaching excellence. The awards program is in partnership with Lexington’s CBS-affiliate, WKYT-TV.

  • Savannah Ballard recognized by Sigma Alpha Lambda

    Savannah E. Ballard, of Bardstown, was recognized as a member of Sigma Alpha Lambda, National Leadership and Honors Organization at the University of Louisville. Sigma Alpha Lambda is a national leadership and honors organization dedicated to promoting and rewarding academic achievement and providing members with opportunities for community service, personal development and lifelong professional fulfillment.

  • Local students named to spring 2016 president’s list at Campbellsville

    The academic honors’ dean’s list for the spring 2016 semester has been announced by Dr. Donna Hedgepath, Campbellsville University’s vice president for academic affairs.

    The following local students have been named to Campbellsville University’s dean’s list for spring 2016:

    Kevin Charles Adams, a senior, of Bardstown.

    Jonah Laurence Bradley, a senior, of Bardstown.

    Clayton Drake Brooks, a senior, of Bardstown.

    Adam Christopher Hicks, a senior, of Bardstown.

  • Students named to Campbellsville spring dean’s list

    The academic honors’ dean’s list for the spring 2016 semester has been announced by Dr. Donna Hedgepath, Campbellsville University’s vice president for academic affairs.

    The following local students have been named to Campbellsville University’s dean’s list for spring 2016:

    Austin Alexander Willett, a senior, of New Haven.

    Dana Raynelle Phillips, a senior, of Bardstown.

    Julianna Louise Bradley, a sophomore, of Bardstown.

    Krista Lynn Brady, a senior of New Haven.