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The Ballard County School district has been classified as a District of Distinction for the first time under Kentucky’s K-PREP accountability assessments – a designation that means it is in the top 15 of the state’s 173 school districts – and all three of Ballard’s K-12 schools have earned distinguished status for the first time.
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Posted Thursday, September 29, 2016
After six annual bike rides, the Ballard County Wheels and Wings committee is ready to accept proposals for its first fitness grants. Up to $4,000 will be granted this year, with no minimum and a maximum of $2,000 per grant. The money is meant to be used on projects, events or venues in Ballard County that would improve fitness opportunities for the county’s citizens. [ for more]

Posted Tuesday, September 20, 2016
The Ballard Memorial High School freshman volleyball team won their division’s silver bracket at Spikefest competition on Sept. 17 at the Paducah Regional SportsPlex. A dozen teams participated, from Ballard and Carlisle in the west up to Logan and Hancock counties in the east.  [ for more]

Posted Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Ballard County Elementary School recently announced its Student Council officers for 2016-17. Shown from left are President Boden Lovelace, Vice President Lance Scott, Secretary Kori Martin, and Treasurer Tyler Chandler. [ for more]

Posted Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Several members of the Ballard Memorial High School FFA chapter recently competed in events at the Kentucky State Fair. The meats team took first place in the region and fifth place in the state; the agronomy and welding teams took first place in the region, and sixth place in the state. [ for more]

Posted Thursday, September 8, 2016
Shown from left are BMHS alumnus Colby Foster, Ballard County Career and Technical Center welding instructor Kevin Chatellier, Gerdau Engineering Manager Wayne Armbruster, Gerdau 33-year employee John Wampler. Shipping coordinator Rhonda Morgan is not pictured. The Calvert City site had sponsored BCCTC welding classes for about 6,000 pounds of steel a year for the last 12 years. Armbruster has served on the welding program’s advisory board. The plant employs 130 people, and announced plans Aug. 17 to idle by the end of November. [ for more]

Posted Thursday, September 8, 2016
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