Friday, September 22, 2017
The Bill Roby Track and Field Games at the Kentucky School for the Blind gave intrepid photographer Bobby Ellis an opportunity to spend time with some young athletes.
Earl Gregory, right, puts facepaint on his son, Ashton Gregory. Ashton is a freshman who has helped with the haunted trail since it started. "He's been helping out with it for years," said Earl." Photo by Bobby Ellis, Oct. 14, 2016

A scary good time

The senior class at Lynn Camp High School (Knox County) puts on a haunted trail every year to raise money for the senior class trip.
Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi visited the Maxwell Spanish Immersion Elementary (Fayette County) recently, challenging the students to be kind.
Chloe Stivers has a puppet look over her shoulder as she reviews footage from her groups video assignment. Photo by Bobby Ellis, Sept. 15, 2016

A new kind of library

By Bobby Ellis bobby.ellis@education.ky.gov There aren't many libraries that can claim to have a giant wall of computer monitors, a green screen, an aquaponics lab and a slide going from the second to first floor, but the one at Eminence Independent certainly...
Students at Julius Marks Elementary (Fayette County) got the chance to meet Mercy, a rescued Belgian draft horse, as part of a new service learning program designed to show students the job opportunities in Kentucky's horse industry.
For 10 days, children and young adults from around the state competed in everything from cattle and horse shows, to beauty pageants and photography contests at the Kentucky State Fair in Louisville.
Members of the Johnson Central High School Marching Band entered their first week of band camp with some new instruments, thanks in part to a famous alumnus.
Ashland's Kyova Mall has partnered with the Boyd County Animal Shelter and the local public library to help socialize cats looking for their forever homes and help children sharpen their reading skills.
For two weeks in June, 12 students from the Kentucky School for the Blind got the chance to expand their resumes, get out of the house and make a few dollars.

Graduation Day

A total of 19 students received their diplomas this year at the Kentucky School for the Blind and the Kentucky School for the Deaf.