• 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.

  • ‘Much Ado About Nothing’
  • Corpus Christi posts top test results

    Students at Corpus Christi Academy in Simpsonville posted top scores in recently tabulated 2012 standardized testing conducted by TerraNova.

    The results showed that 100 percent of eighth-graders scored at the 12th-grade level or above, 100 percent of seventh- graders averaged two grades above their current grade level and all students scored at or above grade level compared to students across the country. 

  • Shelby takes highest bill honors at KYA

    About 1,100 students, including sixth, seventh and eighth-graders from Shelby County, convened at the Kentucky Youth Assembly Nov. 15-17 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Louisville. KYA is a three-day, hands-on state government experience where students assume the role of representatives, senators and governor and present bills on issues they have researched in hopes of getting the bills passed into law.

  • Operation Christmas Child

  • Community assistance

    Sophomores involved in the Young Leaders Institute took part in Health and Social Services Day on Nov. 16. They visited associates in Pediatric Therapy and Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency. The Masonic Home of Shelbyville offered a tour and then lunch with the residents before an afternoon panel informed the students of services being provided in the community for terminally ill, abuse and homeless.