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Education

  • Bus collision results in no serious injuries

    It wasn’t the ideal way to wrap up the last day of school before the holiday break for 32 students traveling home Tuesday afternoon.

    Traveling along Scott Pike in Waddy, Heritage bus No. 1763 collided with a UPS truck when the two met at in a tight curve in the road.

    With the safety of children at stake, emergency responders from across the county rushed to the scene.

    Crewmembers were relieved to arrive to a situation with no serious injuries.  However, some students were overtaken by the shock of the overwhelming scene.

  • Beauty beyond the bell

    As vice principal of Painted Stone Elementary, Emily Campanell influences the young lives she touches each day.

    But her newest title as Modern Miss Kentucky is helping her expand that influential reach beyond the walls of her school and across the state.

  • Help for the holidays

      In the season of listening to kids beg and cry for more and more toys, it’s refreshing to see young adults thinking of others. 

    That is certainly the case with at West Middle School where teacher Shannon Pugh said two of her students have taken a classroom project and ran with it.

    “The kids had to create an action plan of how they could positively change their community,” she said.

    And two sixth grade girls, Meg Barnett and Bristol Wallace, really took charge of their project.  

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Board accepts annual audit

    On Thursday members of the Shelby County school board accepted the 2016/17 audit report, which ultimately declared the district clear of any necessary modifications.

    “Your financial statements are in really good shape,” auditor Denise Keene said.

    Keene also touched on the district’s net pension liability noting they have $15.6 million of unfunded liability in just classified employees.

    “The liability doesn’t concern me,” she said, noting what does concern her, however, are future increases to the contributions.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Board to consider annual audit

    Board members will hear the annual audit report for the 2016/17 school year when the Shelby County Board of Education convenes for its regularly scheduled meeting Thursday at 7 p.m. at the district’s central office 1155 West Main Street.

    “It’s just a standard procedure that we have to do per the Kentucky Department of Education and federal regulations,” SCPS public relations coordinator Ryan Allan said.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Board enjoys the arts

    The halls of Heritage Elementary school were lined with brightly colored works of art and overflowing with proud family and friends for the school’s annual Art Night Thursday evening. 

    Hundreds of paintings, drawings, colorings and 3-D works of art hung from the ceiling, filled the windows and covered nearly every inch of the school’s walls while family members and friends filled the cafeteria, library and art rooms learning from students how to make their own works of art. 

  • Shelby County School Board - Heritage to give school board taste of the arts

    Shelby County Board of Education members will convene at 7 p.m. Thursday at Heritage Elementary School for their regularly scheduled monthly meeting.  But before the meeting kicks-off, board members will have the opportunity to take in some school culture.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Board approves P-8 center design

     Board members got a taste of the future Thursday evening with a look at the schematic design for a new preschool-8th grade facility proposed for the property adjacent to Collins High School.

    Jeremy Adams with Studio Kremer Architects presented plans that included moveable glass walls, maker spaces and hubs –giving the design a very 21-century feel.

  • Teachers helping future teachers

    In recognition of a need for an education foundation in the community Citizens Union Bank and the Shelby County Board of Education Thursday approved authorizing the establishment of the Shelby County Education Foundation as a component fund of the Shelby County Community Foundation.

    The mission of the foundation is to improve opportunities for academic success by providing equitable access to funding for student projects and academic pursuits for both potential and current Shelby County teachers.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - New school board reps to be installed

    Board members will meet their new student counterparts when the Shelby County Board of Education convenes at 7 p.m. Thursday at the district office, 1155 West Main Street.

    Taking their seats as the new student board reps for the district’s two high schools will be Rachel Everage and Jacqueline Romo Munoz.

    Everage, a senior at Collins, is a member of the Beta Club, National Honor Society, Titan Nation and Y-Club.  Everage is also a member of the school’s varsity soccer team and theater department.