• Fire trucks visit Cornerstone

    Shelby County fire trucks made a visit to Cornerstone Christian Academy.


  • Role play on bullying

    Jacob Pilsen (left) and Marcus Batton work with a classmate on a small group session in the Discovery Program at the Education Center @ Cropper. They had just taken notes and listened to Counselor Jody Kendall discuss the bullying laws and consequences. Now their assignment was to write a script for a role play setting to show their concept and understanding of bullying.

  • Heads or tails

    Predictions and proof were the key words recently in Melissa Hutchins’ room at West Middle School. The science students had to estimate how many water drops would fit on a penny and then actually conduct the experiment to prove their findings. Allison Isaac and Zamara Merida worked diligently on releasing the water from the eye-droppers with final results totaling as many as 70. Classroom discussion prompted calculations to see if the date of the penny mattered, or if it were heads or tails.

  • Cornerstone college prep

    Each year the guidance counselor hosts a college prep seminar for juniors and seniors and their parents at Cornerstone Christian Academy. The 2012 seminar included breakfast; informational presentations; and on-site college and career reps from Morehead, EKU, WKU, Georgetown, Kentucky Christian University, University of Kentucky, KHEAA, UPS and University of the Cumberlands.



  • Chapter 2: A prescription for better health

    “I can’t imagine what’s in the box,” Chloe said as we drove home from our appointment with Doc Albert.

    “Maybe it’s a bottle of pills or vitamins,” I suggested.

    “I thought about that, Woody,” Chloe said, “but Doc has never put our medicine in a big cardboard box and told us to wait until we get home to open it.”

    Chloe had a point. Judging from the way Mom and Dad were looking at each other, I knew they were stumped, too.

  • Shelby student named National Merit semifinalist

    Samuel Saarinen of Shelbyville, a senior at the Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky at WKU, has been recognized as a semifinalist in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program.

    More than 1.5 million students entered the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2011 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. Students are tested in math, critical reasoning and writing. The 16,000 Semifinalists honored are the highest-scoring entrants in their state and represent less than 1 percent of each state’s high school seniors.

  • Shelby students graduate from Cumberlands

    Jennifer Gilbert and Meredith Cook, both of Shelbyville, received the Masters of Arts degrees in education, with an emphasis in reading and writing, in the August graduating class at the University of the Cumberlands.

  • Shelby students enroll at Centre College

    Six Shelby County students have joined Centre College's largest-ever first-year class and largest overall enrollment. They are:

    •Darian Dugle, son of Latonia Dugle of Shelbyville and graduate of Collins High School

    •Caty Herd, daughter of Ann and Walter Herd of Simpsonville and graduate of Christian Academy of Louisville

    •Nicole Pottinger, daughter of Tamara and Ronald Pottinger of Simpsonville and a graduate of Collins High School

  • Up, up and away

    Miranda Maier, Marysa Maier and Blake Ellis were putting together an air foil in the aerospace engineering class at Collins High School. The propeller should spin and lift the object off the table. Blake attached a chain to gears and removed a link because there was too much slack. A finished product will demonstrate fluid dynamics.

  • Grandparents galore

    Quentin Simmons sits quietly as he works on reading a book with Jeanie Tinsley as part of Grandparents Week at Clear Creek Elementary. Every elementary school had some type of event – breakfast, lunch or reading – on Sept. 9 in recognition of Grandparents Day. Hundreds of visitors were in the schools.