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Youth

  • Task at the table

    Natalie Ernst, (from left) Gabriel Smith and Isaak Lloyd work on writing vocabulary words that describe the parts of a plant. Flower. Leaf. Stem. Root. They are students in Brittany Biermann’s preschool class at Painted Stone Elementary.

  • Eagles at SCHS

    Shelby County High School boasted that three of its graduating seniors had earned the Eagle Scout Award from the Lincoln Heritage Council of the Boy Scouts of America. They were (from left, at an Eagle Scout ceremony) Austin Blocker, Nathan Hayes and Patrick Hargadon. All three of these scouts came up the ranks in some of the same troops and completed Eagle Scout requirements while in Troop 470 in Simpsonville.

  • Cooking their hearts out

    Agriculture Commissioner James Comer invited all of Kentucky’s future culinary champions to enter the first Kentucky Farm to School Junior Chef competition. The competition was open to students in grades 9-12 representing their high schools in teams of three to five members. Recipes had to contain at least five local ingredients. The district winner with Hearty Harvest Chicken Soup was Shelby County High School’s team, coached by Vickie Coleman. Members of the team are Meagan Nethery, Ashley Davidson, Rachel Guenot, Nikiya Shively and Dakota Kaler.

  • On campus: Caroline Watts

    Caroline Biagi Watts graduated magna cum laude from the University of Kentucky School of Architecture, where she received the excellence in design award for a third-year student in 2012.

    She studied abroad in Berlin from May through August of 2012. She visited architectural significant sites in several European cities including London, Paris, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Helsinki and Stuttgart.

  • ‘Sprout’ learners
  • Signs for math

    Jessica Buckler (left) and Sulmi Gomez worked on parallelograms in Jolie Carwile’s class at West Middle School. Sulmi received assistance with sign language from Amy Windhurst (center). The students were charged with figuring out the square footage of a rug whose angles changed to a rectangle. Sulmi was also happy to share, through her interpreter, that she had been to Washington, D.C., thanks to a school fund-raiser.

  • ‘Oh my gosh!’

    Sloan Burroughs incorporated drama during music class at Painted Stone Elementary, where she taught emotion, expression and voice projection. She asked for faces that showed anger or being creepy. She received this reaction from Emma Allison whose prompt was “Mr. [Damon] Stefanic is wearing a dress!!” Since he is the assistant principal at the school, the reaction was perfect, witnessed by Hunter Parisek, Ellie Shelton, Jose Mendez-Hernandez and Tyler Harrell.

  • Washington visits Cornerstone

    Cornerstone Christian Academy third grader Elliot Cable brings George Washington to school for an assignment in teacher April Lumbatis’ history class that tasked students with portraying a famous American historical figure.

  • Using their heads to hear
  • Crumpton receive scholarship

    Chloe Crumpton of Shelbyville was awarded the Gerald F. Healy Kentucky Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation Scholarship.

    Crumpton, a student at the University of Kentucky, was one of 25 recipients of the $1,000 scholarship. She is the daughter of Kentucky State Police Capt. Phillip Crumpton.