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  • 6-26 Quadcopter1.jpg Ready for takeoff

    Campers learned how to use a controller that on the left side operates the copter’s throttle (up and down) and rudder (pivot). The right side of the controller operates the copter’s elevator (forward or backward) and aileron (slide left to right).

    June 26, 2014 10 Photos

  • 6-19 YMCA Move it 1.jpg Move It, Lose It at the Y

    When Pam Benge and other Telford YMCA staff began receiving calls for help combating childhood obesity, they knew it was time to take action.
    This summer, dozens of youngsters are taking part in the Y’s Move It, Lose It for Kids! program, said Benge, the organization’s business director. It is open to all children 18 and under, including non-members.

    June 18, 2014 6 Photos

  • 6-19 Mike's Kids 1.jpg Golfers raise money for ‘Mike’s Kids’

    The Mike’s Kids Education Foundation has raised more than $70,000 in seven years for Madison County Schools with its annual fundraiser, a golf scramble at Arlington Country Club.
    On Wednesday, 15 teams of four golfers had breakfast together, then went to separate tees to begin this year’s benefit scramble.

    June 18, 2014 4 Photos

  • 6-18 BluegrassChristianClosing.jpg Bluegrass Christian School may close

    After 12 years in Richmond, Bluegrass Christian School may close for good when its board makes a final decision late this month.
    About 20 students are committed to attend the school in the fall, but 10 more student contracts are needed for the school to stay open, said Dr. Bonita Cobb, who was appointed the school’s headmaster last summer.

    June 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • 6-17 STEM Camp 1.jpg STEM-H campers ‘Soar to new heights’

    More than 50 middle school students from Madison and surrounding counties are at Eastern Kentucky University this week for the seventh annual Soar to New Heights: A STEM-ulating Escapade! Summer Camp.

    June 16, 2014 7 Photos

  • Corbin, Ashland schools among 25 beneficiaries of ‘bornlearning’ grants

    A Corbin primary center serving grades K-2 and an Ashland elementary school are among the 25 beneficiaries of “bornlearning Academy” grants from Kentucky’s Race to the Top Learning grants and 14 more of the academies to assist parents of pre-kindergarten children will be funded by Toyota Manufacturing.

    June 16, 2014

  • School board disagrees on kindergarten academy name

    The Madison County School Board has laid the groundwork for full-day kindergarten to begin in August. Now comes the really hard part, giving a name agreeable to everybody for the academy at the former Mayfield Elementary that will serve the four county elementary schools in Richmond.

    June 14, 2014

  • 6-11 EKU Tech Camp 1.jpg Students ‘bloom’ at EKU computer camp

    Eastern Kentucky University’s Computer Science Summer Camp is not exactly a week in the woods.
    Classes including computer game design, introduction to robotics, architecture design, and Japanese animation allow participants ages 7 through 18 to explore their interest in computer sciences, “And learn a little bit while they’re having fun,” said camp coordinator and EKU Computer Science professor Kristen King.

    June 11, 2014 8 Photos

  • Cole Milde named National Merit finalist

    In May, home-schooled student Cole Milde, 18, was named a finalist in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship program.
    Milde was one of four Madison County students out of 8,000 recipients to be awarded one of thee types of scholarships: a $2,500 single-payment scholarship through NMSC for which every finalist competes; and corporate- or college-sponsored awards that may either be renewable for four years of undergraduate study or one-time rewards.

    June 7, 2014

  • EKU goes tobacco free

    Eastern Kentucky University became completely tobacco free this past week, striking a lot of changes across the campus.
    The Richmond Chamber of Commerce joined with the campus community in a midday Friday ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the new environment.

    June 7, 2014

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