• 100 cans for Backpack

    Wright’s kindergarten class set a goal of collecting 100 cans for the Shelby County Backpack Program on the 100th day of school. Not only did they collect 100 cans, but they collected 221. Participants were (from left) are Karsen Fannin in Martha Lawson’s class, and Dale Swigert and Bella Ceralde, both in Amy Allan’s class. They are dressed as themselves at 100 years old.

  • Shelby Energy offers scholarships

    Shelby Energy Cooperative is offering six $1,000 scholarships, in a program designed to enhance the education and resulting careers of high school seniors. Two scholarships per district served by Shelby Energy will be awarded.

    One $1,000 scholarship will be offered in a program designed to enhance the education and career of a high school senior planning to attend an approved line technician training program as a full-time student.

  • Shelby students on EKU honors lists
  • 4-H shooting sports open recruitment

    Shelby County 4-H Shooting Sports will have an annual open recruitment at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the Shelby County Extension office, 1117 Frankfort Road. All new and perspective club members should plan to attend. All returning club members should wear team shirts. Parents are encouraged to attend to see what the program is like and what is expected of the 4-Hers. Equipment requirements and practice schedules will also be discussed. For more information, visit www.shelbyky4h.com.

  • School menus – Feb. 18 through 22

    Monday – no school, President’s day


  • Learning to cough

    Right before a recent lunch break, preschool children at Painted Stone Elementary were taught how to put their noses in the bends of their arms to cover a cough. Showing what they learned are Jordy Cerna and April Sangabriel.

  • Full of smiles

    Lunch can be a fun time in elementary schools, such as Painted Stone, where fries are served as smiley-faces – shown here by Arisdelzy Hernandez, a second- grader.

  • Best spellers
  • Friction thinking

    At West Middle School, science teacher Kerri Holder was up to her temples with students thinking about friction. Her bell-ringer to start the class asked whether applying soap to an already wet slip-and-slide would reduce friction. Billy Gene Tennill (left) said no; Sarah McDowell and Brittany Roberts said yes as they debated their thinking in small group.

  • Partners on problem

    Todd Pickett (front) and Christian Angel Rivera work on Order of Operations to agree on an answer in a worksheet activity in Denise Stewart’s math class at West Middle School.