Wednesday, March 9, 2016

What's news this week in Crittenden County...

Audrey Smith, a teenager from Crittenden County participating at the Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics in Morehead, Ky., took her educational experience to an even higher level recently. Smith took part in the Honeywell Leadership Challenge Academy at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala., enjoying simulated astronaut training and shuttle missions.

The week in February Audrey Smith spent spacing out away from her regular school work may have just changed the course of her life ... for the better. Recently, the Crittenden County teen returned to her advanced studies at the Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics after spending seven days at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala. It was more than just space camp. It was the chance of a lifetime to participate in the Honeywell Leadership Challenge Academy and immerse herself in space science. “It was a blast,” Smith, 16, said, pardoning the pun. “I think it was the best experience of my life. Maybe someday I will become an astronaut.”

For more on this story and the following headlines, pick up a copy of this week's issue of The Crittenden Press:
  • Crittenden, Kentucky GOP voters pick Trump: Get complete caucus results.
  • EDITORIAL: Caucus effective, efficient for GOP.
  • Marion campaign donations favor GOP.
  • Chamber seeks to honor county’s best.
  • Vandals damage Riverview Park.
  • Alcohol absentee voting under way.
  • OPINION: Politics, religion never good mix.
  • OPINION: Autograph decorum breached.
  • LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: Bill would set March 30 as day to recognize Ky. Vietnam veterans.
  • LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: Time short for budget negotiations.
  • Writing contest winner will win B&B.
  • CCES Student Council makes donation to nursing home.
  • County weighs dispatch upgrade cost, liability concerns.
  • CCC folding, giving funds to food bank.
  • CCES shares education with Guatemalan peers.
  • School district vaults past readiness goal.
  • SPORTS: Find spring sports previews and schedules for baseball amd track.
  • SPORTS: Four communities coordinating youth summer sports.
  • Celebrate National Ag Day with our two-page spread.
  • FORGOTTEN PASSAGES: Prospect, Buzzard Roost schools recalled fondly.
  • Native American art on agenda for Homemakers at their council meeting.
  • Local students reading across America.