• EKU offers nursing degrees online

    Health-care professionals interested in advancing their careers can now choose from a variety of fully-online degree programs from Eastern Kentucky University.

    Applications are now being accepted for Master of Science (MSN) programs in Public Health Nursing and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, as well as a new Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program. Certificate programs are also available. The new offerings continue EKU’s efforts to make education accessible to all through EKU Online.

  • Parlez-vous, Français?

    John Blair, a former student at Heritage Elementary, has returned to his roots to teach French to Talented And Gifted students. A 2008 graduate of Shelby County High School, Blair is in the master’s program at the University of Kentucky, pursuing a degree in teaching world languages. Blair was a guest reader at Heritage last week when he read fables in English and then in French to students like 10-year-old Landon Crafton. To close the session, Blair also taught them introductory phrases in French – as Landon practiced saying bonjour.

  • Writing and reading

  • Chapter 5: Back in the saddle again

    “Maybe we’ll jump out of an airplane,” I said, as we drove down Highway 15. Now that I’d zip-lined, I was a fitness expert.

    “Maybe we’ll jump rope instead,” Chloe suggested.

    “We’ll know soon,” Dad said, turning onto Tunnel Ridge Road. We saw a man leaning up against an Army Jeep. Dad rolled down the window. “You must be Pete.”

    Pete smiled, shook Dad’s hand and said, “Follow me, folks.”

    Seconds later we pulled into our destination.

  • Student/Citizen of Month

    The following students enrolled at the Shelby County Area Technology Center have received the Student of the Month for October, which honors a student who is exemplary in the academic areas of the classroom. They are Michael Way, industrial maintenance; Noelle Wise, health science; Richard Brumbaugh, office technology; Hunter Wright, office technology; Eduardo Sandoval Ruiz, information technology.

  • Principal’s conference

    Wright Elementary principal Tracey Cline (right) talked with Cassidy French and Alivia McKinley about the books they were reading in Evelyn Giesin’s third-grade class while Brooklyn Patton and Ben Colvin read independently.

  • 2 Shelby students national merit semifinalists

    Two students from Shelby County were among 16,000 who earned the semifinal round of the in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship program.

    Sam Saarinen from Shelby County High School, who is attending the Gatton Academy at Western Kentucky University, and Liam Stanton-Baker of Collins High School scored among the best in the state from among the 1.5 million who took the test.

    In February 15,000 finalists will be selected, followed by 13,000 special scholarship recipients. The 8,300 Merit Scholarship winners will be notified in March.

  • Journalism under way

    Jacob Phillips, Bryce Jackson and Nick Fort worked together on their article for the West Middle School enrichment journalism class, being taught by teacher Stephanie Walker – who was a television reporter under her maiden name, Stephanie Segretto.

  • Math lesson

    Campbell Stahl, Ethan Perry and Jaci Brown sat side-by-side while playing the Magic Tree cards math game in Scott Patton’s second-grade class at Heritage Elementary. The numerical cards were stacked “like a mountain,” said Campbell as Ethan replaced cards to keep the pattern of 1, followed by 2, then 3, and finally 4. The object was to find two cards that equaled 10. Jaci found 9 and 1; Ethan picked 10 and 0; and Campbell chose 4 and 6 as the game began.

  • On campus: Oct. 26, 2012

    Shelby students in NOVA program at EKU

    Students from Shelby County were among the 206 participants in Eastern Kentucky University's NOVA program, which serves students with academic potential who are the first in their family to pursue a 4-year degree. They are Krystal Carroll of Bagdad, a sophomore elementary education major; Stacey Neat of Shelbyville, a sophomore pre-occupational science major; and Taylor Best of Waddy, a sophomore pre-nursing major.


    Shelby students in EKU honors program