• 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.

  • On campus: EKU

    Shelby freshmen at EKU

    More than 2,400 new freshmen enrolled at Eastern Kentucky University this fall. Shelby County students are Brenna Rowan, Tyler Stucker, Christopher Cervantes, Austin Powell, Rianna Hawkins, Daz'Mann Crittendon, Patrice Peterman, Sara Chambers, Amanda Buresh, Sherleen Bedrava, Lindsay Devary, Heather Amos, Julia Kennedy, Brittany Walls, all of Shelbyville; Brent Stoll of Simpsonville; and Alyssa Hensley of Waddy.

  • Students/citizens of month

    The following students enrolled at the Shelby County Area Technology Center have received the Student of the Month for September, which is a student who is exemplary in the academic areas of the classroom. They are Ebenezer Alvarez, automotive technology; Ethan Bailey, industrial maintenance; Lynsey Nichols, office technology; Dom Cortese, office technology; Ben Shuck, information technology; Marleeni Romero, health science.

  • Cornerstone Christian Academy honor rolls

    First grade

    Gentry Groves

    All A’s: Opal Best, Lexi Lee, Noah Maxwell, Dillon Ritchey, Mei-Le Bradley, David Ashby, Lara Barbour, Maeve Cable, Blake Davis, Christian Goldey, Ethan Hendricks, Jon Dudinskie, Shelby White, Savanah Butler, Grace White, Owen Burke, Anthony Wooldridge, Alex Whitten, Micah Webb, Eli Petrey, Chris Northern


    Second grade

    Miranda Shepherd, Morgan Payton

  • Shelby County Public Schools calendar


    Saturday – KMEA Elementary Honors Choir at Collins Theatre

    Thursday – School Board 7 p.m. Central Office

    Friday – No School Professional Development

    Oct. 15-19 – No School Fall Break

    Oct. 25 – School Board 7 p.m. Central Office


    Clear Creek

    Today – New Colts Luncheon, 11:30-12

    Oct. 22-26 – Red Ribbon Week

    Oct. 9 – SBDM 3:30 p.m. in the school library

  • 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.