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Ballard softball, baseball teams both to play in All A regional final games tonight
Ballard's softball and baseball teams both won Thursday night in their semi-final rounds of the All A Classic. Both teams will play again tonight (April 17) at 6 p.m. at Carlisle County High School, and both will face teams from Murray High School. 
Ballard students visit Frankfort, meet new senator, witness bill signing
Twenty-six students from this year’s sixth-grade Junior Leadership class at Ballard County Middle School were joined by 4H teens and members of the Ballard Memorial High School Student Ambassadors on a trip to Frankfort on March 25.  
Cooper earns spot on All-Purchase basketball team
Ballard Memorial High School junior Keagan Cooper was selected for the All-Purchase basketball team this year. Only 10 student-athletes from the region can earn this honor. 
BCMS students hear Kentucky Chautauqua speaker
Students at Ballard County Middle School got a chance to hear from Harland “Colonel” Sanders, as portrayed by Nicholasville resident L. Henry Dowell. The presentation was sponsored by Kentucky Chautauqua, through the Kentucky Humanities Council, along with Murray State University’s Office of Regional Outreach and Paducah Bank.  
Seventeen BMHS HOSA members qualify for national competition
Seventeen members of the Ballard Memorial chapter of Health Occupations Students of America qualified to compete at the national level at the March 14 state leadership conference in Louisville. Another seven qualified to be alternates.  
BCMS students design towers
Students in Sue Morris’ seventh-grade science class at Ballard County Middle School have been studying structure, stability, center of gravity, and air currents. Last week, they were challenged to build the tallest possible free-standing tower, using only newspaper and 15 centimeters (about 6 inches) of clear tape. 
BCES science fair winners announced
Ballard County Elementary School held its annual science fair on March 3. Shown in these photos are grade-level first-place winners.  
Community members help celebrate Read Across America Day at BCES
Several members of the community visited Ballard County Elementary School on March 2 to read to students in every kindergarten through second-grade classroom. The day celebrates the birthday of children’s author Theodor Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss. In the first photo, second-graders Chloe Nix, Johnna Riggs and Hannah Myers are shown with Lisa Stinson and Brenda Ashcraft of Citizens Deposit Bank in Wickliffe.  
Sixteen Ballard FBLA students qualify for state competition at Region 1 conference
Members of the Ballard Memorial chapter of Future Business Leaders of America recently attended the Region 1 Conference at Murray State University. Sixteen students qualified for state competition at the event. 
Six from BCES qualify for regional Governor’s Cup competition
Six Ballard County Elementary School students qualified for regional competition at the Feb. 28 district Governor’s Cup meet.  
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