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Youth

  • Washington field trip

    The eighth-grade students at Cornerstone Christian Academy took a class field trip to Washington, D.C. with stops at Mount Vernon, Gettysburg and Hershey, Pa. A highlight of the trip was the honor of participating in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington Cemetery. 

  • On campus: June 22, 2012

    Matthews on dean’s list at Vanderbilt

    David Baxter Matthews made the dean’s list at Vanderbilt University. Matthews, a junior who attends the college of arts and science and has a major in political science and economics, received a grade-point average of 3.75. Students must have a 3.5 to make the dean’s list. He is a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity and is the son of Melissa and Charlie Matthews, both of Shelbyville, and grandson of Betty Matthews and Josie Moffett.

     

  • 2012 Shelby County Fair

    Claire Schaefer was crowned the 2012 Shelby County Fair teen.

  • 2012 Shelby County Fair

    Contestants for the Little Miss and Mister will be judged at 6:30 p.m. Monday in Floral Hall. They should be at the show ring no later than 6 p.m. County winners will be eligible for the state contest at the Kentucky State Fair. First-place winners will receive $30, roses and a crown, plus a $100 savings bond. Second-place winners will receive $20, roses and a ribbon. Third-place winners will receive $15, roses and a ribbon. The pageant is sponsored by Danielle Dixon with Re/Max Performance Realty.

     

    Little Miss contestants:

  • 2012 Shelby County Fair

    The Tiny Tot pageant will be held in Floral Hall at 6 p.m. Friday. All 2-year-olds can check in at 5:45 p.m., 3-year-olds by 6:30 p.m. and 4-year-olds can check in at 6:45 p.m. The pageant is sponsored by Danielle Dixon with Re/Max Performance Realty.

     

    The participants are:

    2-year old boys:

  • 16 to compete for Miss Shelby County Fair

    Sixteen Shelby County girls will compete Tuesday in the Miss Shelby County Fair pageant.

    A contestant must have reached her 16th birthday by Oct. 31 and shall not have reached her 22nd birthday by Oct. 31 of the year when the contest is held. Contestants will be judged from the standpoint of beauty, poise and personality.

    At 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, they will compete in casual attire, followed by formal attire at 7:30. There is also a private showing in bathing attire for judges only.

  • Ellis wins dance competition

    Megan Ellis competed in the Rainbow Regional dance competition in Franklin, Ind. She performed a jazz solo to "Someone Like You" by Adelle. She not only won double platinum and first in her age division but also won first overall in the competition among all solo categories. The choreographer of this routine is Micca Watts-Gordon, who, with assistant Amber Burgin, run thru Dazzlers studio in Shelbyville.

  • Governor’s School for Arts students

    Three students from Shelby County have been selected for to participate in the Governor’s School for the Arts, which for 25 years has provided hands-on arts opportunities for the state’s talented high school students who are dancers, actors, instrumental and vocal musicians, creative writers, future architects or visual artists.

     

  • Amos attends summer orientation

    Heather Amos of Shelby County High School attended a recent summer orientation session for incoming freshmen at Eastern Kentucky University. Amos plans to major in music education.

  • Shelby County fair 2012

    The Miss Shelby County Preteen Contest is at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Shelby County Fairgrounds.

    Contestants must be 8 years old by July 1 and not have reached their 13th birthdays by Oct. 31. Five finalists will be chosen, from which a winner and first runner-up will be chosen from the standpoint of beauty, poise and personality.