• Collins students make All-State choir

    Eight of the 14 students from Collins High School who auditioned for the Kentucky Music Educators Association All-State Choir have been accepted and will be attending the state conference in February.

    These students are among the top choral singers in the state, according to Christopher Powell, choir director.

    They are: Katie Vogel, Savanna Wojcik, Taylor Royse, Mallory Burk, Delaney Boone, Ryan Ruff, Devon Fielding and Landen Bates.

  • Shelby students accepted by Union

    Shelby County students who have been accepted to attend Union College for the fall semester of 2013. Are Kambron Bruner of Shelbyville and Zach Hart of Waddy. Union is located in Barbourville and is a four-year liberal arts school related to the United Methodist Church.

  • Foster receives trophy

    Bailey Foster, currently a fourth-grader at Painted Stone Elementary, recently was presented with a trophy for receiving a "Distinguished" score in both reading and math on the KPREP test.  He was one of only five students (in third grade at time of test) to earn this distinction.  Fourth-grade teacher Lauralee Samples (left) presents him with the trophy. Bailey's parents are Tony and Tammy Foster.

  • Career awareness

    Clear Creek Elementary fifth-grader Samantha White worked with a student in Lindsay Hagan’s room. Samantha was Principal for the Day and shadowed Kim Willhoite on classroom visits as well as meetings with employees. Samantha earned the position by completing an application and going through the interview process. Willhoite said other employment opportunities will be made available to students as part of the school’s career-awareness program.

  • Signing at Cornerstone

    The kindergarten class at Cornerstone Christian Academy spells out the words “Cornerstone” (back row) and “Christian” (front row). They are learning the sign language alphabet. The teacher, Amy Vaughan (left) is the capital C, and her aide, Susan Groves (right) is the E.

  • Veteran’s Day at Cornerstone

    Students invited active or retired servicemen and women to the school to share a meal; listen to special speaker Chief Warrant Officer V, Jim Simms; and be recognized and appreciated for their service to our country.

  • 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.