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Today's News

  • Wild about books

    More than 100 people attended the "Wild About Books" event, which was hosted by the Painted Stone Elementary Title 1 program, the 1st grade team and the Family Resource Center and Preschool Resource Center. The evening had an outdoor camping theme where students, and parents dressed in their camping attire and brought their flashlights so they could hike to each literacy station. Teacher Nathan Simpson read a story, written by Buck Wilder, who is known for his wildlife adventures, which included Rayya Beckington (from left) with her parents, Noora and Jeff, and her brother.

  • Academic team winners

    District competition for elementary academic teams results from competition in Oldham County

    Painted Stone, overall second place; Quick Recall Team, second; math - first, Jay Becherer; future problem solving - first, Jake Waford, Lauren Mackey, Katie Hodge, Mathew Munsterman; social studies - second, Jay Becherer; science - third, Shaun Bohnert; arts and humanities - third, Lucy Mathis; language arts - third, Shaun Bohnert; math - fifth, Grant Early; written composition - fifth, Jake Waford.

     

  • Elementary engineers

    Painted Stone students Katty Rodriguez, Bryson Ethington, Evan Weakley, Walden Gomez, Chloe Bodden in Sally Zaring's first-grade class had a day of exploration with toothpicks and marshmallows. Students were given few instructions and lots of freedom to discover creative ways to make pyramids, triangular prisms, cubes, and much more. This hands-on activity made it easy to compare 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional figures while counting the number of vertices and faces.

  • Collins students attending KUNA

    Collins High School will send student representatives to Sr. KUNA (Kentucky United Nations Assembly) in the form of two extremes: United Arab Emirates, one of the richest countries, and Mozambique, one of the poorest. Talented And Gifted teacher Amy Dyer said, "The proposals that have been written place focus on human rights, economic issues, and the environment and hopefully we're right when we predict they will be awarded the recognition of outstanding proposal at the conference."

  • Wild about books

    More than 100 people attended the "Wild About Books" event, which was hosted by the Painted Stone Elementary Title 1 program, the 1st grade team and the Family Resource Center and Preschool Resource Center. The evening had an outdoor camping theme where students, and parents dressed in their camping attire and brought their flashlights so they could hike to each literacy station.

  • Looking Back: March 11, 2011

  • Court report: March 11, 2011

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge William P. Ryan Jr.:

    Christopher J. Lyons, attempted fraudulent insurance acts - plead guilty - 365-day sentence conditionally discharged for 2 years, $144 costs and restitution.

    James R. Smitha III, no operator's license in possession and first-offense failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security - plead guilty - insurance monitoring for 12 months and $663 fine and costs, $400 conditionally discharged.

  • Youth must be served for rebuilding Rockets

    Kelly Cable’s 19th year as the coach of the Shelby County softball team will be unlike any other.

    But that doesn’t mean she isn’t as excited about it as any of her other 18 seasons.

    “It’s a year the coaching staff and I are looking forward to because we have the opportunity to really teach the game and develop it in the girls because a lot of them are very new at this,” said Cable, who lost most of last season’s 8th Region champion to graduation and to Collins.

  • Experienced Titans focus on some very big goals

    The Collins softball team hopes to hit a home run in its first season.

    “My expectations for this team will always be the same this year, next year, every year, and that will be to make it to the State Tournament,” Titans Coach Jim Axline said. “I think you have to have those expectations and belief in your team and get them to believe that way also.

    “If we as coaches don't make that the ultimate goal then why are we doing what we are doing?”

  • Tyler Phillips: ‘That guy’ at SCHS

    Tyler Phillips is that guy at Shelby County.

    That guy you can count on. That guy you can depend on. That guy others can look to and look up to.

    “He’s just thatguy,” Rockets football coach and assistant track & field coach Todd Shipley said of the SCHS senior. “When you need to get something done, you say, ‘Hey Ty, we need this done.’ And he does it, no questions asked.”

    There’s no questioning Phillips, a football player and runner for the Rockets’ track team, though.