• 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

  • Band plays on

    Marcuse Moorman (left) holds a French horn, and Sami Monarch shows off a trumpet – donations to the school system through a Partners In Education program at First Presbyterian Church. Accepting the donation from Gary Steinhilber are Maree Collins, a music teacher, and Christian Carrasco. If you have an instrument to donate, contact First Presbyterian at 633-2693. Steinhilber said 45 have been given since the program started in 2003.

  • Local riders participate in Special Olympics

    Nine riders, three horses and seven volunteers from Therapeutic Riding Association Inc. of Louisville participated in the 2012 Special Olympics Kentucky State Equestrian Competition in September at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.

    TRAIL riders competed in four events: Dressage, English and Western Equitation and Working Trail. They brought home 15 medals (five gold, six silver, five bronze and one ribbons).

  • Chapter 3: Zipping toward better health

    “May I have another apple?” I asked Mom as we traveled down the Mountain Parkway.

    “You’ve eaten two, son,” Mom said. “I’m afraid more will hurt your belly.”

    “The oatmeal and grapefruit were good, but they aren’t sticking to my ribs like a bacon-egg biscuit does,” I replied.

    “My oatmeal was yummy,” Chloe said, “especially topped with honey. Besides, remember what Doc said about co-letter-straw?”

  • Multiplication duo

    Miranda Robacker and Morgan Kehrer put their heads together to figure out a multiplication assignment in their fifth-grade class at Simpsonville Elementary. Some chose “10 times,” to which students explained, “it’s like adding it 10 times” or “the answer should be 10 times greater.”

  • Focus on the frog

  • EKU expands online graduate degree in education

    The Master of Arts in Education degree program at Eastern Kentucky University will be fully online with multiple options in Spring 2013.

    Available areas of advanced study will include Elementary Education, Learning and Behavior Disorders, Educational Leadership, and Safety and Facilities Management.

    Those who enroll in an online degree program will take the same courses as EKU's on-campus students and from the same professors, which means they will earn the same accredited Eastern Kentucky University degree.