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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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Middle school baseball, softball up for vote

    Shelby County’s middle school students are ready to tackle the diamond as the district looks to establish middle school baseball and softball teams for the spring season.

    “We have it on the agenda for the board to consider Thursday night,” said Mike Clark, director of student services. “Our process will be to have one softball team and one baseball team for the district. Then we will establish teams at each middle school [as] our programs grow to where it’s practical to do so.”

  • Kids embracing SnoGo

     Kids across many states this week have been treated to an extended winter break.  But inclement weather and closed school doors haven’t slowed the learning at Shelby County Public Schools.

    Thanks to SnoGo, the district’s non-traditional instruction program, students across the district have faced little educational interruption.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD Board to vote on 2018-19 calendar

    The Shelby County Board of Education will have the final vote on the 2018-19 school year calendar when it convenes Thursday for its regularly scheduled meeting at 7 p.m. at the district offices, 1155 West Main Street, Shelbyville.

    Last month, Mike Clark, the district’s director of student services, presented two calendar options to the board for their vote.

    While the board will consider just two options, Clark said the process of narrowing down the options was a diligent process that spanned across four calendar committee meetings. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 - Accountability scores top agenda

    Shelby County Board of Education members will hear an Accountability Transition Report from Chief Academic Officer Susan Dugle when they convene for the regularly scheduled October board meeting Thursday at 7 p.m. at the district’s central office, 1155 West Main Street.

    “We’re preparing for the individual school reports that are coming up in November,” SCPS public relations coordinator Ryan Allan said, noting that this report would cover the scores of the district, as a whole.