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  • Friction thinking

    At West Middle School, science teacher Kerri Holder was up to her temples with students thinking about friction. Her bell-ringer to start the class asked whether applying soap to an already wet slip-and-slide would reduce friction. Billy Gene Tennill (left) said no; Sarah McDowell and Brittany Roberts said yes as they debated their thinking in small group.

  • Partners on problem

    Todd Pickett (front) and Christian Angel Rivera work on Order of Operations to agree on an answer in a worksheet activity in Denise Stewart’s math class at West Middle School.

  • 3 SCHS students are interns for Montell

    Three Shelby County High School students have been chosen for an internship program created by state Rep. Brad Montell(R-Shelbyville) and will serve during the ongoing legislative session.

    Those chosen are:

    •  Zach Brown, the son of David and Belinda Brown, who said he wants to gain “more knowledge about our country’s political system and experience by participating in certain aspects of it.” He wants to major in political science after graduation and become involved in politics in some fashion.

  • Eagle Scout

    Patrick Hargadon of Troop 470 was awarded his Eagle Scout on Dec. 17 at his Court of Review. His board consisted of retired Army Col. Walter Herd, John Jennings and John Bader. For his community project, Hargadon built a rosary garden at Church of Annunciation in Shelbyville.

  • Earns Eagle Scout

    Christopher B. Carroll has earned his Eagle Scout reward. His certification project was building a permanent marquee sign for the Bagdad Ruritan Club. He is a member of Boy Scout Venture Crew 470 of Simpsonville. He is the son of B.J. and Ginger Carroll, graduated from Shelby County High School in 2012 and is a freshman at the University of Kentucky majoring in business management.

  • SCATC January student/citizen of month

    The following students enrolled at the Shelby County Area Technology Center have received the Student of the Month for January, which goes to a student who is exemplary in the academic areas of the classroom: Ebenezer Alvarez, automotive technology; Dalton Jenkins, machine tool; Shawn Carriss, industrial maintenance; Kennedy Ramey, health science; Chad Bruner, office technology; Madeline Armao, office technology; and Jalin Roberts, information technology.

  • Collins in ROTC meet

    Eastern Kentucky University Army ROTC and its national champion Pershing rifles R-1 drill team will host the seventh annual Pershing Rifles’ Junior ROTC Drill Classic on Saturday on the Richmond campus.

    Collins High School is one of the 21 high schools competing, with junior ROTC cadets competing in several events, including infantry drill regulation; platoon inspection; team, dual and individual exhibition; and knockout, beginning at 9 a.m. in Weaver Gym.

  • On campus: Feb. 8, 2013

    Bluegrass CTC dean’s list

    Samantha McDowell, Mary Robinson, Sabrina Shouse and Rose Whitaker were named to the dean’s list at Bluegrass Community & Technical College. The college recognizes students who have earned an overall semester grade-point average of 3.5 or better in courses numbered 100 or above.

  • Youth menus: Feb. 11-15, 2013


    Elementary schools – Breakfast: mini pancakes, WG blueberry muffin, variety of cereal, juice, fresh fruit and, milk; Entrées: WG pretzel w/cheese sauce, WG mini corn dogs, uncrustable and cheese stick; sides: carrots, green beans, Orange smiles/pineapple tidbits, milk; condiments: ketchup, mustard