More non-traditional students are taking advanced placement courses compared to previous years in Christian County.
According to latest data released by Christian County Public School officials, 96 students took AP tests in 2006, compared to 515 students this year, with the percentage of students passing the exams decreasing slightly from this year to last year.
Latest data indicates that 122 students received scores of 3 to 5 this year, while 160 students received those scores last year. A score of 3 or higher is passing.
Chief Instructional Officer Amy Wilcox explains why the number of students who qualified for college credit through their AP classes decreased, while the number of test takers increased.
Ms. Wilcox says even when a student doesn’t qualify to receive college credit for their AP course, school officials believe it’s important for those students to be challenged academically.
This is Responsible Gaming Education Week in Kentucky and one official says there are some tell-tale signs that indicate if you have a gambling problem.
Kentucky Council on Problem Gambling spokesman Mike Stone says if you have a hard time stopping yourself from gambling after losing, you likely have a problem.
Stone says if you have ever lied about how much you gamble, it’s a sign you have a problem.
There’s no particular method of gambling that creates addiction faster, according to Stone, who compares it to alcoholics who prefer different types of drinks.
A 2008 survey by the University of Kentucky found there were 9,000 addicted gamblers and 50,000 problem gamblers in the state.
Many of Kentucky’s top politicians were absent from Saturday’s Fancy Farm Picnic in Graves County, but the show still went on with a rowdy crowd.
U.S. Senate minority Leader Mitch McConnell did attend and talked about this year’s presidential election, saying it’s time for a change.
Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo, who recently made an unannounced visit to Todd County, took a shot back at Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney regarding his foreign cash investments.
Governor Steve Beshear, Lieutenant Governor Jerry Abramson and Senator Rand Paul were not in attendance, while Secretary of State Alison Grimes and House Minority Leader Jeff Hoover did make an appearance.
Austin Peay State University recently received national recognition.
APSU was named one of the best colleges in the nation to work for according to a survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education.
APSU was the only public university in Tennessee to make the list.
The results from the annual survey are based on information gathered from 46,000 employees at 294 colleges and universities.
In addition, APSU won honors in five categories this year, including collaborative governance, professional/ career development programs, teaching environment, confidence in senior leadership and tenure clarity and process.
APSU President Tim Hall was quoted as saying the survey results is a very satisfying affirmation of APSU, but the real goal of the university is not recognition-it’s being a community that values the needs and contributions of every individual.
The public is invited to attend an annual ball with money raised from the event to go towards preserving a local landmark.
Officials with the Green River Academy Preservation Society will be hosting the 2nd annual Blue Moon Ball on Saturday, September 8th from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m. at 202 North Second Street in Guthrie.
Green River Academy President, Matthew Bailey says it’s is a charity event that showcases the unique culture and heritage of the southern United States.
Bailey says it’s important to preserve the academy to its former glory because it’s a part of local history.
This year’s ball will feature entertainment from Nashville’s live southern rock band Stretta, which has opened for Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi and Daughtry.
For more information about the historic ball, contact 270-847-1488.