District News
Ballard to face Graves in 3rd District basketball finals
Ballard's Bombers and Lady Bombers will face Graves County Eagle teams in the finals of the 3rd District tournament, held this week in the Green Palace at 3561 Paducah Road, Barlow. The girls will play on Thursday and boys on Friday; both games begin at 7 p.m. 
Next BCPS registration date for 2015-16 is Feb. 27
The next spring registration date for new students at Ballard County Preschool/Head Start will be Friday, Feb. 27, for children who are or will be 3 or 4 years old by Aug. 1, 2015.
All registrations are by appointment only, and will be held at the preschool at 455 Olive St. here.
BMHS places second at District Governor's Cup
The Ballard Memorial High School Governor’s Cup team placed second overall in the Jan. 24 district competition at Mayfield High School. They were to compete in the Regional Governor’s Cup on Feb. 14 at McCracken County High School. 
Three BCMS students qualify for state Governor's Cup
The Ballard County Middle School quick recall team finished fourth in the Regional Governor’s Cup tournament, held Jan. 31 at Paducah Middle School. Three individual students placed well enough on their written assessments that they will be going to the state finals in Louisville on March 14-16. 
Myers wins BCES spelling bee, qualifies for state
Isabella Myers (far right) won her second school-wide spelling bee at Ballard County Elementary School on Jan 29. She now is qualified to compete in the state spelling bee, to be held later in Louisville. 
BCMS wins District Governor's Cup
The Ballard County Middle School Governor’s Cup team was named District 1 champion at the Jan. 17 competition at Hickman County High. The team was to compete at regionals on Jan. 31 at Paducah Middle School. The group took first place overall, first place in quick recall, and third place in future problem solving. 
BCMS student's artwork chosen for 2015 Challenger Center calendar
The Challenger Learning Center at Paducah, located on the campus of West Kentucky Community and Technical College, has chosen 12 mission patches created by area students to be featured in a 2013 calendar. The patch for November was drawn by Ballard County Middle School student Jade Artis. 
Baseball standout Chandler signs with Illinois college
Ballard Memorial High School senior Lee Chandler signed an offer to play baseball for Olney (Ill.) Central Community College on Jan. 26 at BMHS.  
Plumbers and Steamfitters make donation to welding program
Local 184 of the Plumbers and Steamfitters Union out of Paducah brought a $2,000 donation to the welding program at Ballard County Career and Technical Center on Jan. 23.  
Four students selected for middle-school All District band
Four students at Ballard County Middle School were selected for the All-District Honor Band on Dec. 4.  
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