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Education

  • NCHS students celebrate AP success
  • Students learn lesson in philanthropy

    Area kids are learning how to make an impact in the world by helping others in need, and their efforts are taking place at school.

    Friday morning, third-graders at Cox’s Creek Elementary helped load dozens of boxes into the back of a truck that will make its way to Texas over fall break. The boxes, which included clothing, water, school supplies and more, will be hand-delivered to five different elementary schools in Texas whose students have been affected by the devastation of Hurricane Harvey.

  • State assessment data changes

    Last year, some schools celebrated their proficient or distinguished designations when it came to state assessments, but changes brought on by a new accountability system in transition mean rankings and labels are things of the past.

  • Hampton cuts ribbon on The Lift at ECTC

    Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton attended the ribbon cutting of The Lift, a new lounge area at Elizabethtown Community Technical College, that will be utilized as part of the First Year Experience initiative. Pictured are Hampton with FYE Success Coaches Amber Phillips, far left, and Susan Cooper, far right, and FYE student ambassadors.

  • NCELC students get creative on ‘Dot Day’

    Nelson County Early Learning Center student Trent Sinclair shows off his dot portrait. Sawyer Gerage concentrates on assembling her own dot project during International Dot Day, Friday, Sept. 15. On that day NCELC students joined their counterparts from all over the world to “make their mark” and get creative with dots. Trent and Sawyer are students in Krista Wasson’s 4-year-olds class.

  • Time to start repaying student loans

    If you finished college in May and have federal student loans, it’s almost time to start repaying them. These tips from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority may help.

    One of the smartest things you can do is pay more than your scheduled payment amount. If you ask your lender to apply the extra to the principal, you will pay less interest over the life of your loan.

  • Shain named Sen. Jeff Green Scholar

    Natalie Shain, a 2017 graduate of Bethlehem High School, has been named a Senator Jeff Green Scholar by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority. To earn this honor, a student must have a 4.0 grade-point average each year of high school and at least a 28 composite on the ACT.

    Shain has also earned $2,500 a year in Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship awards. If she keeps her grades up in college, she will have $10,000 to use toward a four-year degree.

  • TNHS hosts regional college fair
  • Foster Heights celebrates International Dot Day
  • Cox’s Creek students think about community, global impact through projects

    Third-graders at Cox’s Creek Elementary were presented with one question: How can they, as good citizens, become heroes in their community? The assignment is part of a project-based learning experience and is the first of its kind for the school year.

    “They got to choose which direction they went in,” said third-grade teacher Kelsey Berryman. “We were a little nervous at first, but they’ve embraced it, and we are very proud of them.”