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Graves County Schools in Need of Volunteers
Sunday, February 01, 2015 6:58 AM
A conversation about career possibilities between a knowledgeable adult and a Graves County Middle or High school student can make a tremendous difference in the life of that young person! School counselors in Kentucky face an average ratio of 450 students to one counselor. Therefore, volunteers are essential to fill the void. Graves County Middle and High schools are asking for help in talking ...
Marshall Co. Students Working on Report with DOE
Saturday, January 31, 2015 6:18 PM
A group of local high school students is helping the Department of Energy’s Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office provide important information to the public while learning valuable skills and furthering their education and knowledge of the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant. Paducah Site Lead Jennifer Woodard recently discussed plant history with the Marshall County High School students during ...
Governor's Cup Academic Team Results
Saturday, January 31, 2015 3:00 AM
The District 3 2015 Governor’s Cup academic team competition was held January 24 at Paducah Tilghman High School. McCracken County High School was district champion, Paducah Tilghman High School was district runner-up, and St. Mary High School was third. In Quick Recall, MCHS was first, PTHS was second, and SMHS was third. In Future Problem Solving, MCHS was first, and PTHS was ...
Gov. Rauner Wants Cuts in Education, Elsewhere
Thursday, January 29, 2015 8:33 PM
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner continues to hammer away at the unions and government bureaucracies he believes are behind many of state's problems. During a speech Thursday at the University of Illinois he said he'd like to put more money into the university. But he said first the university must make cuts in its own bureaucracy. And Rauner said public-employee unions should be barred from ...
MCHS Senior Wins 'Poetry Out Loud' First Place
Thursday, January 29, 2015 1:00 AM
Bre Stimson, McCracken County High School senior, earned first place in the district’s Poetry Out Loud competition on Monday night in the C-Plant Performing Arts Center. Stimson performed from memory a poem by Nick Flynn titled “Cartoon Physics, Part 1” — an entertaining take on childhood innocence and imagination. Senior Brook Salsman took second place and senior Jordan ...
McConnell Happy College Saving Plans Still Untaxed
Thursday, January 29, 2015 12:10 AM
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor Wednesday regarding the President’s decision to drop his proposal to end tax relief on 529s: "The president was right to retreat on taxing college education savings plans. I’m glad to see the President has dropped his plan to make it harder for middle-class families to save for college ...
Graves Schools to Be in Session Friday, Feb. 13
Saturday, January 24, 2015 6:30 PM
The Graves County Schools will be in session Friday, Feb. 13. On the district’s original calendar, that was to be a day off. However, a day missed earlier this school year due to inclement weather has caused the change and Feb. 13 will be a make-up date for school to be in session. ...
Reidland Elementary Students Place 2nd in KY Tests
Saturday, January 24, 2015 10:00 AM
During the fall 2014 semester, with nearly 100 teams and 300 students competing in Take Stock in Kentucky (TSIK) across the state, students from Karla Lindsey’s class at Reidland Elementary School finished in second place state-wide. Students Jacob Birdsong, Ally Seibert and Marcus O’Nan all finished in 2nd place overall with a final portfolio value of $106,469, which represented a ...
Schools Invited to 2015 DOE Science Bowl
Friday, January 23, 2015 3:10 PM
Registration is open for middle and high school teams to participate in the Department of Energy’s (DOE) annual West Kentucky Regional Science Bowl taking place next month at the University of Kentucky (UK) College of Engineering Paducah Campus. Middle school teams will compete February 6 and high school teams will compete February 20 from 8 am until about 3:30 pm on the second floor of ...
Heath Middle School Wins District Governor's Cup
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 10:15 PM
Heath Middle School competed in the District Governor's Cup Competition at Paducah Middle School on January 17. The team was named Overall Governor's Cup Champion after taking multiple awards in the following individual written assessments and team competitions: Written Composition: 1st Katelyn Woodard, 3rd Alec Ramos, 5th Emma Jones Arts & Humanities: 1st Emma Jones, 2nd Sydney ...
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