Levi Bloom, Max Hernandez and Austin Napier were named members of the All-District team.
Levi Bloom, Max Hernandez and Austin Napier were named members of the All-District team.
The 2017 Red River Valley DAR American History Contest winner is Isadora Wise, a 5th grade student at Clay City Elementary. The title of this year’s essay was “Celebrating a Century – America’s National Parks.” Isadora’s teacher is Becky Ansell.
(from l to r): Garrett Smallwood, Gage Johnson, Caleb Rice, Noah Marcum, and Jacob Estill.
By JOSIE WATSON
Powell County’s Cub Scout Pack 361 held their annual Pinewood Derby on Sat., March 4 and the competition was fierce.
Each group (Tigers, Wolfs, Bears, and Webelos) competed in individual heats to determine the top three. The top three from each group would then go on to compete in the final group race to determine the overall winners.
The top five winners from last Saturdays race were: 1st Place – Jacob Estill, 2nd Place – Caleb Rice, 3rd Place – Noah Marcum, 4th Place – Gage Johnson, and 5th Place – Garrett Smallwood.
These top five winners will go on to compete in the District Race held in Winchester on March 18.
For more pictures of the event, you can check out our Facebook page, “The Clay City Times”.
Clay City Elementary kicked off it’s Literacy Week Monday, Feb. 27, with guest readers from the community reading to all classrooms. Some of those guest readers included Miss Powell County Hannah Wheeler, Hondo Hearne and Superintendent Michael Tate.
Judge Sara Combs was also a guest at CCE this past week and talked about her role as a judge on the State Court of Appeals. The children enjoyed listening to Judge Combs as she shared experiences about her time on the Court.
Fifth grade students have just completed a unit on government and will taking a field trip next month to the State Capital.
Kiah Goodwin is an all-around great student! She always has a ‘Can-do’ attitude and is a very hard worker. She finishes her assignments on time, with very little prompting. Kiah is an awesome friend to all of her classmates. You will always find a big smile on Kiah’s face. She is always happy and well mannered. Keep up the great work Kiah! You make BES proud!
On Friday, Feb. 10, seventeen PCHS seniors were recognized during the home basketball game. Those seniors included members of the Pirates basketball team, band and cheerleading squad, as well as members of the Gladiators basketball team.
Two senior members of the Gladiator team who were not in attendance were Larkin Kroldart and Matthew Young.
CCT photos by Josie Watson
Conner Moreland is the perfect example of what Bowen Elementary is all about! He brings such joy to the students and staff of BES. Conner works hard and has made great improvements since he started school. He is often referred to as Bowen’s ambassador/mascot so what could be more fitting for the student of the week? He could easily be the student of the decade! Conner is an all-around super student!!
Sophia Napier is a fabulous student at Bowen Elementary. She values others and herself. Sophia shows initiative and works well with others. She is always eager to help. She is always willing to be a mentor and help her peers by partner reading with others. She is a leader and sets a great example for others. Sophia has improved in her AR reading and always works hard in class. Sophia is an all-around great student!
Zackery Puckett, a Kindergarten student at Clay City Elementary, is our student of the week. Zackery enjoys Thomas the Train, drawing, and swinging. His favorite part of school is working in learning centers and special classes, especially library! He spends his free time watching movies, playing with Lego and Erector Sets, and dancing.
The most industrious schedule the Pirates have ever had came into play again last weekend. Powell took to their homecourt twice within 20 hours and came up with a split. But the win has helped them to hang onto the top slot in the district seeding race. Powell took to the floor against Owsley County in the first game of a boys/girls district doubleheader last Friday. The Owls were able to keep it close, at least until the 4:43 mark in the first quarter. After pulling to within three points at 9-6, the Owls could only try to play catch up. The Pirates went on a 16-1 run to end the period and lead 27-7. By the time the game hit the 3:30 mark in the second quarter, every Pirate had gotten into the game. The Pirates had no real competition from the outmanned Owls in the quarter, or the game for that matter. The Pirates held a 45-16 lead at the half. The rest of the game, the Pirates set their cruise control and breezed to an 83-28 victory. The bench led the scoring as the starters got some rest. Carlos Hernandez, Hunter Bloom and starter Levi Bloom each scored 13 points. Gary Asch tossed in 10 points off the bench. Eleven players scored for Powell in the game. The win gave Powell a 5-0 record in district play. The Pirates control their own destiny in the district seeding. They play at Estill on Friday for their final regular season district game. A win seals the top seed and possible first round tournament game with Owsley, barring any major upsets. The Owls fell to 1-4 in the district and still has to play Estill. Following a big win, the Pirates hit the hardwood again in a matinee matchup with the top team in the region, the Letcher Central Cougars. The two teams played in December at the Berea Invitational, with the Cougars taking a 72-61 victory. Powell was looking to even the series. Early on it looked like Powell was ready to settle the score. But the visitors had other plans. Powell played sluggish and Letcher controlled the inside game from the start. Despite some big shots by Austin Napier, Powell trailed 23-13 when the first quarter ended. The top scorer and main offensive threat for the Cougars, Torrel Carter, scored 15 of those 23 points. The style of play by both sides became physical, making the game a rough and tumble affair. Foul trouble on both sides in the second period put some starters on the bench. The tempo was also quick and the Pirates kept up for part of the quarter. But a 9-2 run by the Cougars midway through the second frame helped them to maintain the lead. Letcher held a 38-27 advantage at the break. Powell opened the second half battling the Cougars. They pulled to within nine points on four occasions in the third quarter. Both sides traded scoring runs. But when Powell’s Drew Ginter hit a hook shot in the lane at the buzzer, Powell had battled back. The home team trailed by eight, 55-47. With all the rough play and aggressive defense, fouls took their toll. Three Cougars fouled out in the fourth quarter and three Pirates were on the floor with four fouls. Despite a valiant effort, the Pirates just could not overcome the deficit. Powell could not seem to get under the eight point margin, as the Cougars held on for the 78-70 win. Napier led the Pirates with 27 points in the game and was 11-out-of-12 from the free throw line. Ginter tossed in 16, Max Hernandez chipped in 15 and Mickey Lindon added 10 points for the Pirates. Letcher was led by Carter with a game high 35 points. Elijah Raglin was the only other Cougar in double figures, adding 16 points to the win. Five other Cougars scored in the game. Powell’s record stood at 16-6 as they entered this week’s play. The Pirates were scheduled to play Knott Central this past Tuesday night. Then they will make the short trip to Irvine for the rematch with Estill County on Friday evening. The boy’s/girls district doubleheader is set to begin at 6 p.m. A Pirate win seals the top district seed. Estill has to win by five points or more to have a chance at capturing the number one spot.
Forty-three students from Powell County Middle School’s 8th grade language arts class got the opportunity to salt cure hams on Jan. 17. Their teacher, Wendy Berryman, said that the idea came from the students studying Appalachian culture. The students learned about local country hams, as well as using a traditional salt cure for the area. They watched a video from the UK Agriculture Department on how to cure a ham. Each student will have to give an expository speech about the process. Each speech must include the history of traditions, how to cure the ham, and how to cook/prepare the ham. The top two speeches will be awarded a country ham. Ms. Berryman also said she would like to encourage the top three speeches to attend the Kentucky State Fair Country Ham Speech competition. Powell County 4-H were the sponsors of this program. According to Heather Thomas, Powell County 4-H Program Assistant, funding for programs like this, as well as scholarships for seniors, come from the 4-H livestock sales. Powell County 4-H will also be serving ham biscuits to the students during the speech process.