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Education

  • Kuhl named WKU Homecoming King

     Carson Kuhlof Shelbyville was crowned WKU’s 2018 Homecoming King last week during the halftime of Hilltopper Basketball’s victory against Charlotte.

    The son of Tony Kuhl and Teresa Hulette, Kuhl is an International Business major and was sponsored by Alpha Delta Pi and Pi Kappa Alpha.

    In addition, Kuhl is a member ofSpirit Masters (an official student body ambassador of WKU), President of Order of Omega honors society, Omicron Delta Kappa honors society, and on the executive council of this year's Greek Week at WKU.

  • Collins Culinary team earns region title

     The Shelby County High School Culinary Arts Team has once again snagged the FCCLA regional title and will advance to state next month.

    Their win marks the third year as Region 6 title holders and their teacher and coach Erica Roberts is hoping for a second state win in a row.

    Comprised of all first year team members, the team of juniors Isaac Holland and Skyler McClusky along with senior Bianca Saucedo, has worked hard to get to this point, Roberts said.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Board to review civics exam

     Board members will hear a report on the new civics exam requirements and hear an overview on the why behind the new exam when they meet Thursday for their regularly scheduled meeting.

    Shelby County Public Schools Public Relations Coordinator Ryan Allan said the exam is part of a new state requirement.

  • Officers more involved at schools

     Parents encountered a bit of a delay Friday picking up students at West Middle School where a student was taken into police custody after a behavioral incident in a classroom.  While the matter was handled quickly and involved no threat to the general student body, parents were instantly on high alert at the sight of emergency vehicles blocking the car rider lane.  And in light of recent school-related tragedies, that response was justified.

    But that is a reaction the district is looking to eradicate in Shelby County.

  • New building, new name

     In response to a rapidly growing student population, a new educational facility is in the works for Shelby County.

    A preschool through eighth grade center is under development adjacent to Collins High School, but the facility will initially house middle school students with preschool and elementary students to follow.

    With the new educational facility on the way, Shelby County Public Schools is now tasked with coming up with a name for the building, and they are reaching out to the community for ideas.

  • Southside students raise money for charities

    Southside Elementary School hosted its annual art night Thursday, raising more than $2,000 for local, state and national charities.

    Art teacher Michelle Thomas said a total of about 450 students participated, each grade level creating a different heart themed project for the “For the Love of Art” show.

    Each grade level also selected a charity to support.

  • Board reviews budget committee recommendations

    The Shelby County Board of Education took on the task of meeting new budget requirements and a slight budget deficit with recommendations from the board’s budget committee during Thursday’s meeting at East Middle School.

    “The 2018-19 Budget Committee was tasked with several objectives, one to recommend initiatives necessary to maintain progress with our strategic plan, to recommend ways to fund new initiatives and to recommend reductions to existing budget items which were no longer effective,” Susan Barkley, director of finance told the board.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Board approves unmet needs

    On Thursday, the Shelby County Board of Education reviewed the district’s unmet needs for 2018.

    Some of the requested items include:

  • Shelby County Public Schools - Proposed bills and their impact on school funding

     Several bills are in the works that could impact the state’s public education funding.

    Last month, Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin presented his budget proposal for the next two years.

    His proposal included fully funding state pensions alongside cuts to state agencies and the removal of various programs.

    While these cuts have been a major concern for public school districts across the commonwealth, several bills have been introduced to the house that could put money back into those districts’ pockets.

  • SCHS’ Bentley named Teacher of the Year

     After nearly three decades in the classroom, Eva Bentley said Thursday night’s honor was the pinnacle of her career.

    “It was a good feeling to be appreciated,” Bentley said of the honor of being named Shelby County Public School’s 2017-18 Teacher of the Year. “I was pretty surprised.”

    In a video dedication Margo Whisman, principal at Shelby County High School, shared why her teacher was highly deserving of the honor.