December 2015 Articles


Auburn students work to make a difference at KYA

By Sarah Cassady and Tina Owens

Posted on December 30, 2015 8:13 PM

Auburn Middle School students attended the state KYA conference on November 12-14. Kentucky Youth Assembly (KYA) is a youth government program designed to give hands-on experience in Executive, Legislative and Judicial Branches of the government. Students in Tina Owens’s class research, writ...

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Adairville students learn outside the box

By Kristina Rice, Principal

Posted on December 27, 2015 3:51 PM

Adairville School is very busy engaging our students in activities that expose them to more than just the four walls of the school house. Adairville students collaborated to make a difference, one pull- tab at a time. Students have worked for a year to collect pull-tabs from aluminum cans to help ...

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Cheapskate Editor's Christmas Card List for 2015

By Jim Turner

Posted on December 24, 2015 11:18 PM

Once again, the time has arrived for my annual Cheapskate Editor’s Christmas Card List. This is the 20th edition of the list, which first appeared in print on Dec. 14, 1996. I’m sure this will be like the others in that as soon as it makes a public appearance, I’ll think of those t...

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Community Action transportation gets lift from SKYCTC student

By Jim Turner

Posted on December 20, 2015 7:27 PM

Many notable service learning projects are appreciated by those who are served but remain virtually invisible. Corinne Owens’ volunteer work will likely remain visible for many years to come. A 2015 graduate of Franklin-Simpson High School, Owens is a freshman at Southcentral Kentucky Communi...

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Chandlers students attend Young People's Concert performed by Nashville Symphony

Posted on December 13, 2015 7:23 AM

Chandler’s fifth through eighth grade band students recently traveled to the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville to attend a free Young People’s Concert, performed by the Nashville Symphony. The theme of the performance was “Picture This: Musical Imagery,” which was s...

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Wesley Wright gives new life to old wood

By John Wright

Posted on December 11, 2015 12:23 AM

In the beginning to middle of the twentieth century, local farmers began to construct tobacco barns, stock barns, and their houses out of timber from the surrounding area. Though at the time they were using the wood for practical use, it now has become an unintentional driving force in a blossoming ...

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Jenn Dana to bring her joys together at the farmers market craft sale this weekend

By Jim Turner

Posted on December 10, 2015 11:28 PM

Like the adorable character Ado Annie in the musical Oklahoma, Jenn Dana is a girl who just “Cain’t Say No.” For Jenn, though, it’s a good thing. In fact, it’s a wonderful thing for those who benefit from her generosity. “I have a hard time saying ‘no&rsquo...

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Adairville students learn the meaning of Thanksgiving

Posted on December 10, 2015 2:28 PM

In the tradition of the holiday season, each year, the Family Resource Center at Adairville School provides Thanksgiving meals for families in need around the community. In an effort that encompasses the entire school community, the Adairville School family works together to provide numerous familie...

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Shawn Sattazahn overcomes challenges to become a parachutist

By Jim Turner

Posted on December 9, 2015 10:58 PM

Russellville native Shawn Sattazahn is not only a unique young man, but now he is officially a parachutist. That comes as no surprise, even though he was born with quadriplegic cerebral palsy. Despite those physical challenges, Shawn is a member of Western Kentucky University’s Military Scien...

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Olmstead raising awareness one step at a time

Posted on December 4, 2015 8:02 PM

Olmstead School held its annual walk for juvenile diabetes on December 4, 2015. Four hundred students in grades kindergarten through eighth walked the halls of the school for thirty minutes as part of awareness of the disease. “Our students are really supportive of this cause partly because th...

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Lewisburg classes decorate, fill Thanksgiving baskets

Posted on December 3, 2015 5:30 PM

Each year the Lewisburg Family Resource Youth Service Center identifies families in need of food baskets for Thanksgiving. In the past the students have participated in a canned food drive, but last year the Family Resource Center decided to take a different approach and challenge classrooms to put ...

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Adairville students get a taste of culture

By Lori Bouldin

Posted on December 1, 2015 11:40 PM

Adairville 7th grade students have a new appreciation for the old adage, “It’s all Greek to me.” After a nine-week interdisciplinary study of ancient Greek architecture, government, history, literature, and culture, their studies were brought to life with a field trip to the Parthe...

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