• Orchestras receive honors

    The Shelby County High School Orchestra received an overall score of Proficient for KMEA Large Ensemble Festival. This includes a Distinguished rating in sight-reading. Members are Samantha Beavers, Sarah Connor, Mason Daugherty, Chris Downing, Shae Gregg, Blake Hamilton, Kelsey Hargadon, Lindsey Hill, Kristina Hutchins, Madalynn Hyman, AJ Jordan, Eric Lewis, Gerald Tegarden, Austin Woodcock, Sierra Woulfe, Zach Yates, Andrew Hensley.

  • On campus: Tripp

    Among the 128 veterinary student honorees at Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences was Holt Tripp of Shelbyville.

    Tripp, class of 2015, received a Dr. Harvey and Corinne Price Endowed Scholarship for his interest in food animal veterinary medicine.

    He is the son of veterinarian Dr. Phil and Beth Tripp of Shelbyville.

  • Dirty learning

    Josh Marr uses a magnifying glass to get up close and personal with some soil. The experiment in Rachel Metzger’s fourth-grade class at Wright Elementary prompted the class to study three different types of soil and reach a conclusion about the soils’ connections to plants that would or would not grow. Working with him were Tarryn Stone and Chloe Durham. Observations included pebbles, mulch, little rocks, minerals, crumbly, soft texture, mushy after adding water.

  • Eighth-grader among state’s best

    SCHS eighth-grader River Fuchs (left) placed fifth in social studies at the Kentucky Academic Teams Competition. Marc Johnson is River’s U.S. history teacher, and when he found out that River had scored high enough to compete at the state level, he found materials for River to read and helped him to prepare for his test. As a fifth-place finalist, his history acumen places him at the top of the state’s best talent.

  • SCHS students at conference

    Twenty-five of SCHS’s Talented and Gifted leaders attended the Girls Lead the Way Conference in Louisville on March 20. The girls selected a variety of sessions to attend. Other sessions included classes in financial planning, dressing for success and emotional intelligence. The keynote speaker was Dominique Dawes, who was the first African-American girl to medal in gymnastics at the Olympics. Students participating were (from left) Lauren Dale, Claire Dale, Kim Tharpe-Barrie and Rachel Dove.

  • Stories and songs

    Cassie Wells, Andrew Bates and Trenton Davis listen to a song performed by Mitch Barrett at Shelby County High School. The Kentucky storyteller and musician was the guest attraction for lunch and learn, when students sign up to eat pizza and enjoy a guest speaker in the library. These students, however, were part of an advanced-placement class who came to hear how stories lead to songs.

  • Tipton accepted to Governor’s Scholar program

    Cornerstone Christian Academy junior Jacob Tipton  has been accepted to the 2013 Governor’s Scholar program.

    Governor’s Scholar students are selected on the basis of outstanding academic performance, honors and awards, leadership and service, essay and recommendations.

  • Youth menus: May 13-17

    May 13 through 17


  • Engineering expo

    Students from Shelby County High School, Collins High School and West and East Middle schools took part in the University of Louisville Engineering Expo in March. Students entered competition in bridge building, water bottle rockets, and Rube Goldberg machines. The Rube Goldberg machine competition required students to build a machine to pop a balloon that used at least two simple machines and at least five steps. The team from Collins High School won the best construction award for their balsa wood bridge in the high school competition.

  • Kick Butts day

    Kick Butts day is celebrated across the country in March.  Thousands of youth are standing out, speaking up and seizing control against big tobacco, which spends nearly $1 million an hour marketing its products. The Tobacco Industry Graveyard at Collins High School, constructed by Shelby Prevention Youth Council, is a visible reminder of the lives lost due to tobacco use in Kentucky