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Education

  • Rocket Games Blast Off!

    Three hundred and fifty special needs students from seven school districts converged on the Shelby County High School football field Thursday for the 13th annual Shelby County Rocket Games.

    Students from Spencer, Oldham, Anderson, Owen, Franklin, Henry and Shelby counties smiled and celebrated and cheered one another on under partly cloudy skies.

  • Board gets first look at Moorman School interior

    The Shelby County Board of Education Thursday got the first peek, albeit a virtual one, inside the still being completed Marnel C. Moorman K-8 school during the regular board meeting at Painted Stone Elementary School.

    Board members were treated to a presentation from Studio Threesixty designer Julie McAfee, the primary designer for the school set to open this fall.

    McAfee presented renderings of the school’s interior and a detailed explanation of her design choices for color and contemporary furnishings.

  • Moorman School's interior to be discussed

    With walls and roofs going up, it’s time for the Shelby County Board of Education to take a look inside the new Marnel C. Moorman School on Discovery Boulevard.

    The board will hear a presentation from the interior design firm Studio Threesixty, which is working in tandem with Studio Kremer Architects to oversee construction of the new K-8 school, at Thursday’s regular meeting at 7 p.m. at Painted Stone Elementary School, 150 Warriors Way in Shelbyville.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD: Redistricting proposal approved

    The Shelby County School Board Thursday approved a proposal from the redistricting committee to set the new school boundary lines for the 2019-20 school year.

    The boundary lines were not changed from the previous proposals.

  • Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet Highlights ATC

     A release last week from the Commonwealth of Kentucky Education & Workforce Development Cabinet provides a clear picture of the work that has been taking place at the Shelby County Area Technology Center recently thanks to a $3.2 million Work Ready Skills Initiative grant.

    Funded by the Kentucky General Assembly, the grant is administered by the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet under the leadership of Secretary Derrick K. Ramsey.

  • Just stop

    Social media has been abuzz this fall in light of recent school bus related tragedies across the nation.

    Last month there were six bus stop accidents in Indiana, Mississippi, Florida and Pennsylvania, resulting in the death of five children over the course of just three days.

  • Collins graduate earns LG&E KU scholarship

    LG&E and KU Energy announced last week the awarding of scholarships to ten students across the state. Among the selected winners was Shelbyville’s Grant Early.

    The award grants Early with $1,200 in financial assistance for up to four years, and is intended to be used toward tuition, books, fees, supplies and classroom equipment.

    Early, who is currently attending his first semester at Temple University where he is majoring in actuarial science and math, said he is honored to be selected for the scholarship.

  • Idle threats are real threats

     Two Kentucky school districts, including Shelby County, made national headlines last week after it was discovered a former student was planning a possible attack.

    Tragically, school-related violence continues to be on the rise.

    According to the Educator’s School Safety Network, there were at least 3,380 threats recorded in the 2017-18 school year, a 62 percent increase from 2,085 threats in the 2016-17 school year.

    And the current number incidents is even more alarming, with a 113 percent increase this past school year.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - 2019-2020 calendar up for vote

    When the Shelby County Public Schools Board of Education meets Thursday, a decision will be made on the 2019-2020 calendar.

    Last month, Michael Clark, the district’s director of student services, presented an update on the calendar committee’s work and said parents, students, teachers and others involved with the district voted on two calendars that both included 175 days of instruction, four holidays, six professional development days, a starting date and a closing date.

  • Redistricting forums Monday and Tuesday

    Shelby County Public Schools has responded to the growing population with a much-needed new school, breaking ground in July on the Marnel C Moorman School off Discovery Boulevard, near Collins High School.

    The new school, which will serve students K-8, is set to open next fall, and to fill the seats at Marnel C Moorman, some rearranging is necessary.