.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Education

  • KIDS COUNT: Bullitt improves in educational ranking

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - In any index for education, Bullitt County officials will tell you that they are not where they want to be.

    But they will also tell you that they are moving in the right direction.

    Despite an overall ranking of 10th best in the state, Bullitt County received its lowest mark in the 2013 Kentucky KIDS COUNT survey in the area of education.

    The county finished at around the middle of the state with its ranking of 64.

    Several categories went into the education domain.

  • Kathy House named Zoneton Middle School principal

    The Zoneton Middle School principal’s office is the new home for Kathy House.

    In her time as an educator, House has served as a special needs teacher at the elementary and middle school levels, a literacy coach, and as an assistant principal in the Oldham County School System.

    “There is never a dull moment in middle school,” she said. “Students are going through a tremendous transformation during this time period.”

  • 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.