Three Bourbon County Teachers were honored at Campbellsville University. 190 teachers throughout 69 Kentucky school districts were honored for excellence in teaching at the 31th annual ceremony. Lydia Austin, North Middletown Elementary School; Tiffany Bagley, Bourbon County Middle School; and Amy Hynes, Bourbon County High School. Dr. Donna Hedgepath, vice president for academic affairs, and Dr. Beverly Ennis, dean of the School of Education presented the certificates to the teachers before a luncheon in Winters Dining Hall. Hedgepath, who has taught in the public-school system, told the teachers, "We celebrate you today. You can’t pay enough money for wonderful teachers. We applaud the best of the best of teachers today.".
Austin teaches art and physical education at North Middletown Elementary School, where she has been working since 2005. Austin graduated from George Rogers Clark High School in 1999. Then, she attended University of Kentucky, where she obtained her bachelor of arts degree in 2004 and her master of science degree in 2009.
Bagley teaches eighth grade language arts at Bourbon County Middle School, where she has worked since 2008. She graduated in 2000 from Barren County High School. In 2005, Bagley obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Corporate Communication from Western Kentucky University. In 2010, she obtained a master in education from Morehead State University.
Hynes is an English teacher at Bourbon County High School, where she has taught since 2015. She graduated in 2006 from Napoleon High School in Napoleon, Mich. In 2014, Hynes obtained a bachelor of arts degree from Midway College.