• Students can save money by taking more classes each semester

    Taking more classes each semester may help you cut the cost of college, according to the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA). That’s especially important if, like many people, you’ll need student loans to help pay for your education.


    Congratulations to the St. Catherine Academy Pi Day winners for learning and reciting the most pi digits! Anna K O’Bryan (fifth grade) 168 digits, Emily Snellen (eighth grade) 116 digits, and Amelia Watkins (eighth grade) 99 digits.

  • Two ECTC students invited to present scientific findings at Frankfort event

    Two Elizabethtown Community and Technical College students, Celina Charles and Joshua Ohde, were invited to represent ECTC at the spring 2015 Posters-at-the-Capitol event in Frankfort alongside representatives from two and four-year institutions across the state.

    Unfortunately, due to inclement weather, the Posters at the Capitol event was canceled this year.

    The students presented their research on microbes isolated from Bess beetles at the annual Conference for Student Research on November 7, 2014.



    Foster Height’s Elementary School celebrated the March as Wellness Month. One of the activities that students learned was Zumba! Gigi Moreno Godenzi is a certified Zumba instructor who got students up and moving to Zumba exercise movements and music. This activity was sponsored by Team Up! Family Resource and Youth Service Center and introduced to K-5 grade students on March 18. 


    As a Lenten project, students at St. Gregory School collected 4,744 food items. These items were donated to the St. Vincent de Paul Society in Bardstown to help the needy. Third-grade students, pictured above, coordinated the food drive.


    The original books of seven St. Gregory School students were recently selected as regional first-place entries in the Archdiocese of Louisville’s Young Authors contest. The students are, from left: Madeleine Stoutt, grade 7 illustrated category; Madison Livers, grade 4 illustrated; Zack Winkenhofer, grade 2 illustrated; Lauren Hart, grade 5 how-to/skills; Megan Potter, grade 5 non-illustrated; Logan Ballard, grade 6 illustrated; and Maggie Green, grade 8 illustrated. They will be recognized at a reception in May.   

  • Berry Farming Program students visit with Prince Charles

    Representatives of The Berry Center and the Berry Farming Program attended and hosted an informational booth at the Institute for Healthy Air, Water, and Soil’s Louisville Health and Harmony Initiative Symposium at the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage on Friday, March 20.

    The symposium featured local and global leaders in ecology-based community development, including the Prince of Wales and his wife, the Duchess of Cornwall.

  • Providing opportunity

    The Guthrie Opportunity Center is exploring new ways to add to its services for developmentally disabled adults.

    Some programs the center is looking to possibly add include a food service program, a shredding program to supplement the current recycling program, art services and a landscaping nursery, said Dick Heaton, chairman of the Guthrie Opportunity Center Foundation.

    “At this time, the foundation is focusing on researching the feasibility of these types of programs and putting together business plans,” Heaton said.

  • BCA collects 2,000+ diapers for New Life Center

    Bluegrass Christian Academy has a mission focus for each month of the year and during the month of February the students collected diapers for the New Life Center. Students worked hard to bundle diapers, attaching scriptures and sizes to each bundle. More than 2,000 diapers were collected and students were able to make 200 bundles for the New Life Center. 

  • Students should learn about credit scores and how they are determined

    Students should be familiar with credit scores, according to the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).

    Your credit score is a three-digit number that has a long-lasting effect on your buying power. When you apply for credit, your credit score will be checked. The higher your credit score, the better the chances you will be approved.