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Youth

  • New at preschool employee

    Saylor Aylmer said he knew when he was young that as an adult he wanted a job that had something to do with helping people. Aylmer, a 2003 graduate of Shelby County High School, has found his niche: the Family Resource Center coordinator for the preschool classes at Painted Stone Elementary. “This is a dream job!” he said with a big grin. A recent visit to the classroom prompted “Hi Mr. Saylor!” from a number of children, one who even asked him to tie his shoes.

  • Partners lead the way

    Representatives from the engineering and medical fields in the community attended an informational dinner about becoming partners with the Project Lead The Way programs at both high schools. Individuals are needed to work with the instructors and/or to engage the students in shadowing or hands-on learning opportunities. Contact Terri Henry at Collins High School about engineering or Tonya Burns at Shelby County High School about biomedical. Other teachers involved are Stephen Drawbaugh at Collins and Heather McCall at the Area Technology Center.

  • On campus: December 28, 2012

    Hamilton makes dean’s list at EKU

    Sophomore Justin Hamilton of Finchville is on the dean’s list for the fall 2012 semester at Eastern Kentucky University. His major is recreation and park administration and a concentration in natural resources and park management.

  • Santa Claus at Collins

    St. Nicholas (in the form of bus driver Randall Stivers) visited students during lunch at Collins High School the last day before winter break. He spent time with students like Cheyenne McCarthy, Gina Paliafito, Adrienne Holtzworth and Brooke Singleton while giving out candy canes.

  • Gingerbread competition

    Family Consumer Science students – Aaliyah Wells, K’Sha Stoner and Cheyann Triplett – were proud of their completed gingerbread house. The projects were displayed in the school library, and the staff selected an winner. The girls said the project took about three days to complete and that they also made the icing.

  • Academic winners

  • Collins’ Ruff elected state Beta president

    Ryan Ruff, who sometimes is hidden behind the Titans mascot costume at Collins High School, recently was elected president at Kentucky Beta Convention.

    Ryan, the son of Dan and Liz Ruff, was part of a skit for fellow Collins student Leslie Hobbs last year, and he said he knew then he wanted to try his hand at the position.

    His platform theme was Twitter. “I tweeted constantly,” he said.

  • Gingerbread gathering

  • Southside hosts nutritional class

    Southside hosted an interactive nutritional class. The family event was to encourage families to eat vegetables and fruits by making it fun. Healthy ingredients were provided, and the families were able to make their own healthy butterflies, bugs on a log and delicious dippers. A healthy program was also presented by the Shelby County Cooperative Extensive Service. Then families were able to create their own healthy fruit and yogurt parfaits.

  • Chapter 8: Developing a nose for nature

    I’d lost my breakfast over Red River Gorge, fallen off my horse in the Daniel Boone National Forest, and now I was 65 feet in the air with my nose stuck in a woodpecker hole.

    Chloe was the first to notice. “Woody, look at this.” When I didn’t respond, Chloe looked at me.

    “Are you OK, Woody?” Chloe asked.

    Wag, wag.

    “Are you stuck?”

    Wag, wag.

    “Should I get Mom and Dad?”

    Wag, wag, wag.