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2012 Review: Our environment, wise use
of resources – important story themes

Awareness of the fragility of our environment, the importance of making the most of our available resources, and appreciating the incredible natural beauty of the place we call home – all these were consistent themes in stories you read here in 2012. Thanks to the good folks at Bluegrass PRIDE whose team, led by Amy Sohner, wrote a regular weekly column aimed at raising our collective awareness....

Bryan Station seniors use College & Career Center, get tips from panel of graduates

The Q&A panel was part of the kickoff for Bryan Station's new College & Career Center. The group also included Lance Cpl. Shelby Lambert, a 2011 BSHS graduate (far left) and Arielle Donelan of Michigan, a senior at Centre College. (Photos from FCPS)   By Tammy Lane Fayette County Public Schools   When students at Bryan Station High want to investigate options for their future,...

Bryan Station Spanish Immersion students translate Santa reply letters for post office

Freshmen Alejandra Rojas (left), Esteban Astudillo and Sandy Alvarado practiced PSA’s they translated for Radio Vida 1440 AM. Their Spanish teacher, Maria Ayub, is in the background. (Photo from FCPS) Students in the Spanish Immersion Program at Bryan Station High School recently lent their expertise to help Santa Claus and the Lexington Post Office make the holidays special for Spanish-speaking...

Bryan Station journalism student cited for editorial by American Society of News Editors

The American Society of News Editors’ High School Journalism Initiative has recognized a ninth-grade staff writer at Bryan Station High School for producing a thoughtful, well-rounded article.   Nadria Lavizzio’s editorial “Battle of the Super Sexes”, which appeared in the Defender News soon after Thanksgiving, was included last week in The National Edition, which presents teen-generated...

Ladies Leading Tomorrow college prep and mentoring program gains foothold at BSHS

In an etiquette exercise, Bryan Station students use paper products to practice formal place settings. (Photo from FCPS)   By Tammy Lane Fayette County Public Schools   For several dozen students at Bryan Station High School, Ladies Leading Tomorrow is the ideal avenue for pursuing who they want to be. The college prep and mentoring program, which launched in the spring of 2009 with about...

Students from Fayette County, BCTC receive Partners For Youth/Toyota scholarships

The Partners For Youth/Toyota Scholarship Program recognized a dozen outstanding students at a recent reception at The Hilary J. Boone Center on the University of Kentucky campus.   Laura Benrey of Henry Clay High School received $2,000 for the A.J. Newcomb Scholarship, named in honor of a Lafayette High recipient who died of heart transplant complications soon after graduating in 2001. As this...

Bryan Station wins boys' track championship

The Bryan Station High boys’ team won the Class 3A state track-and-field meet, edging Male 66-65 after a decisive 4×400 relay in Louisville. Even though the Defenders finished second in that final event, it was good enough to secure the overall team title.   The Defenders were coached by Kathy Broadnax. It was Bryan Station’s first championship since 1983.   Henry Clay’s boys finished...

UK show features high school art

On the the curved walls of The Hub in the bottom of the University of Kentucky’s William T. Young Library, local high schoolers’ artwork flashes on screens for a handful of seconds before flickering and shifting to another student’s work.   Art in the Hub, which opened Wednesday, is an exhibit featuring young artists in the library’s high-tech research area. The display — a...

UK show features high school art

On the the curved walls of The Hub in the bottom of the University of Kentucky’s William T. Young Library, local high schoolers’ artwork flashes on screens for a handful of seconds before flickering and shifting to another student’s work.   Art in the Hub, which opened Wednesday, is an exhibit featuring young artists in the library’s high-tech research area. The display —...

Madison Central is No. 1 in KHSBCA top 25

The Kentucky High School Baseball Coaches Association has released its weekly top 25 poll. Check out the rankings below: Madison Central St. Xavier Eastern Central Hardin Lafayette Lexington Catholic Paul Laurence Dunbar Male Apollo Pleasure Ridge Park Covington Catholic Tates Creek Hopkinsville Ballard Bryan Station Harrison County Allen County Scottsville Woodford County Lawrence County Danville Ryle Pikeville Trinity Henderson...

Cowgill named PCL player of week; Soloman named OVC player of week

Alex Meyer; BluGrass Baseball photo Latest links from around Kentucky baseball: Lexington native and former UK outfielder Collin Cowgill was named the player of the week in the Pacific Coast League after batting .640 with 2 HR, 7 RBI and 8 runs last week. Eastern Kentucky University freshman infielder Bryan Soloman was named the co-Ohio Valley Conference player of the week. Madison Central High...