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Education

  • Taking vocabulary tests to a new height

     NICHOLS - When the older students at Nichols Elementary had a fun time during a learning event, the "word" got out.

    Nichols celebrated its second annual Vocabulary Day, originally created by 4th/5th grade instructor Amy Ferrell to make students think about word meanings by implying them into creative costumes.

    This time all students and staff members participated in the event, using words ranging from 'wet' and 'zany' to 'short-sighted' and 'miscellaneous'.

  • Kentucky rising junior may win scholarship, photo shoot

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 19, 2014) A rising junior at one of Kentucky's public or private high schools will win a $500 scholarship and a photo shoot at his or her school through the "Promote Your School" scholarship contest, sponsored by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).

  • Parts of state's college planning guide now available in audio

     FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 17, 2014) Parts of two chapters of ‚"Getting In," the state's college planning guide, are now available in audio on the website of the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).

  • Math, science academy sought for middle schoolers

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - It would be a BAMS on a young scale.

  • Lemons honored for her work to perserve history at Nichols

     Thanks to Wilma Lemons, the history of Nichols can be accessed via technology.

    She invested countless hours scanning documents and images to a digital format and converting files from 100 old 3½ inch floppy disks and old-format CD’s to modern format.

    Computer users can visit Ridgway Memorial Library or the Bullitt County History Museum in Shepherdsville to download her exhaustive efforts.

    During a ceremony at Nichols Elementary School last month, Lemons was awarded a special honor.

  • KIDS COUNT: Bullitt does well in statewide analysis

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - While much has been made over the improvements in the educational levels for Bullitt County students, little has been discussed about the overall well-being of children in this area.

    But, according to the 2013 KIDS COUNT data, Bullitt County is doing very well in providing overall care for their children.

    In fact, of the 120 counties in the commonwealth, Bullitt County ranks 10th in the entire state.

  • Lauren Smith takes passion for education to Kenyan children

    MOUNT WASHINGTON--Some may say molding young minds is the key to a civilization's future. Bullitt East graduate Lauren Smith is hoping to expand on that idea with her organization Pink Elephant.

  • Future appears to be bright in higher education

     In this month’s Lane Report, there is a special section titled, Research Kentucky 2014.  If you are interested in looking at it yourself, it can be found digitally at www.lanereport.com.   

    The section highlights several institutions of higher education and the work they are doing with important research initiatives.  

  • School helps to make Wishes come true

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Every person has their own form of a wish they’d like to fulfill.

    Makenzie Robinson, an 8-year-old Shepherdsville resident, will fulfill a wish to visit Disney Island with her family.

    Her parents, Fredie and Tiffiny, are fulfilling their own wish - having Makenzie, happy and healthy in their lives.

    And Makenzie’s school, Shepherdsville Elementary, is celebrating their special classmate by raising funds to make someone else’s wish come true.

  • Students IN session Friday, next Monday

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt County Public School students better forget about that four-day weekend.

    With 13 days missed already due to inclement weather, the Bullitt County Public School Board was faced with a no-win situation Monday evening.

    Not knowing the direction of the state General Assembly in terms of granting grace days due to weather, the school board unanimously voted to use Friday, Feb. 14, and Monday, Feb. 17, as two make-up days.

    March 28 had already been designated as a school day.