Karen Denise Popp of Bedford, Ky. was one of 58 Eastern Kentucky University students inducted into the Tau Sigma honor society during a special ceremony in October.

Tau Sigma is a national honor society that recognizes the academic excellence and involvement of transfer students. Membership is open to first-time transfer students who have earned at least 24 credit hours prior to transferring, have completed at least 12 semester hours of credit classes toward a degree and earned a minimum 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.



Several area students were named to the honors list for the fall semester of the 2013-2014 school year at the University of Southern Indiana. Students honored include: Bailee Chilman of Commiskey; and Jennifer Bates, Samuel Brinson, Cassie Poling, Jenna Spiller and Jill Wheeler, all of Madison.

Undergraduate students must achieve a 3.5 or better grade point average on a 4.0 scale to be eligible for the honors list.



Julia Wise of Madison has been named to the dean's list for the fall semester of the 2013-2014 school year at Baldwin Wallace University. Students who receive at least a 3.6 grade point average on a 4.0 scale for seven or more graded hours in a single semester are named to the list.



Jensen Wainscott of Worthville, Ky., has been named to the dean's list for the fall semester of the 2013-2014 school year at Georgetown College in Georgetown, Ky.

The list honors undergraduate students who completed the semester with at least 12 credit hours and a 3.7 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.



Southwestern Middle School recently announced the students of the month for December 2013. Those students recognized were:

Sixth Grade: Reading/English, Belle Stubbins and Karli Youngs; math, Jenna Wilson and Andrew Halton; social studies, Gabriel Smith and Karsyn Bailey; and science, Trenton Hadley and Gabriel Smith.

Seventh Grade: Pre-algebra, Talon Harmon, Darrell Amburgey, Caleb Ream and Tessa Bowling; science, Kaytlynn Sommer and Xavier Caroll; enrichment, Brayton Winston, Dobs Laymon and Elizabeth Allen; social studies, Alex Boldery and Kaytlynn Sommer; and reading, Paul Unsworth, Zachary Smith, Addison Hill and Faith Phelps.

Eighth Grade: Science, Brianna Trosper and Taylor Cole; social studies, Brianna Trosper and Russ Watson; and English, Jordan Barr and Kayla Rodriguez.