Big week for Commodore Softball ends with weekend tournament

A big week for Commodore Softball does not slow down as the Commodores take on the undefeated Lady Tigers in the Tim Short Classic.

If you see them congratulate them on an awesome week.  They snagged three district wins (Leslie, Buckhorn and Hazard) and a win over Knott, a regional opponent.

And last but certainly not least, senior Lauryn Amburgey threw a perfect game against Buckhorn.

New scholarship opportunity available for juniors

A rising junior at one of Kentucky’s public or private high schools will win a $500 scholarship and a photo shoot at his or her school through the “Promote Your School” scholarship contest, sponsored by KHEAA. The school must participate in the Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) program.

To enter, the student must submit an essay about one of these subjects:

• How I will inspire others to do better.

• How education makes a stronger community.

The essay must be no more than 200 words long and cannot mention the student’s name, school, county or community. The essay topic must be shown at the top of the page. The student’s name, address and high school must be listed at the bottom of the essay. The student must be a junior during the 2018-2019 school year. For more information, visit

Photos from the winning school will be used in KHEAA publications and on KHEAA websites. To enter, mail essay to KHEAA Publications, P.O. Box 798, Frankfort, KY 40602. Students may also email their essay to or fax it to (502) 696-7574. The winner will be chosen by a committee of KHEAA employees. The deadline for submissions is May 31.

Bass fishing team eyes state championship

Congratulations to the team of Derek Brewer and Brayden Howard for their 10th place finish in the Region 4 Championship Tournament. They also qualified for the State Tournament on Kentucky Lake.

They will be fishing Friday and Saturday at Kentucky Lake against 80 other teams for a shot at the State Championship.

Join us in congratulating these guys on a great year and wishing them the best of luck at state!

Perry County Central FFA excels at UK Field Day

As twenty two FFA members from Perry County stepped down from the bus onto the University of Kentucky Campus, they joined approximately 2,000 teenagers from across Kentucky and two other states for the 48th Annual UK Field Day. In the middle of an Agcampus buzzing with agriculture’s future generation, the teens competed, networked, and learned about the educational opportunities available in the UK College of Agriculture, Food, and Environment.

Perry Central students showed off their skills in livestock judging, floriculture, equine industry knowledge, and several other competition categories.
Warren Beeler, executive director of the Governor’s Office of Agricultural Policy, greetedthe students on behalf of Gov. Matt Bevin, and the college’s Dean Nancy Cox welcomedthem in an opening ceremony that resembled a pep rally. Students from more than 60 Kentucky schools, as well as Ohio and Indiana, competed in more than 20 events. From as far west as Marshall County, as far east as Magoffin County, Boone County in the north and Russell County in the south, and places in between, teens scattered into sections to show off their skills and knowledge in areas that included a quiz bowl, horticulture, engineering and technology, floriculture, the equine industry, nurseries, forestry, veterinary science, land and soil, livestock judging, meat judging, and food science.

“They use this as a springboard for competing at their respectful state competitions. It’s a good dry run,” said Stacy Vincent, UK associate professor in agricultural education andevent organizer.

Students used this as a learning experience. Having been the first time any students from Perry Central have gotten to experience field day at UK, it was a great eye opening andlearning experience for our students. “Some of our students had never even been on theUniversity of Kentucky’s campus. I am very proud of all of our students who had theopportunity to experience this event and the way they performed in their respectivecompetitions,” said Toraleah Shelley, Perry Central Agriculture Teacher and FFA advisor. At the end of the event, competition winners received plaques to hang in their schools or extension offices, and everyone, whether they placed or not, took home memories of an extraordinary experience.

Band earns distinguished performance

The PCC Band traveled to the KMEA District 9 Concert Band Festival and received an overall Distinguished rating. This is only the second time in school history that they have received such a high rating. This rating is a combination of their prepared music and sight reading scores. Great job.

This is the second distinguished performance at concert festival in the school’s history.

Drama expo a success at Perry Central

The PCC Drama Students thank you for your support in all of their preparations for the EKDAS Drama Festival. The Drama Team achieved great success at the festival. Grace Smith was named as the Region’s Best Supporting Actress while Josh Miller was named the Region’s Best Actor. Their production of The Actor Games won 2nd Place Performance (they actually tied for 1st by points but a two out of three judges vote made the decision). Great job. You made us Commodore Proud as usual. There will be a few more chances to see The Commodore Players in action.

Dores come from behind to take down Hazard

Commodore Field was home to a thrilling comeback victory for Perry Central Tuesday as they took down crosstown rival Hazard on the baseball diamond.

Hazard looked poised to take home a win early-on, scoring four runs in the opening inning with Commodore ace Braxton Cottongame on the mound.

Cottongame turned it around after a bad first inning and pitched a complete game, shutting out the Bulldogs through the remaining six innings.

The Dores were down 4-1 going into the sixth inning, but managed to score five runs against the Bulldogs’ ace pitcher Devin Morris to take the lead.

Cottongame finished the game with 12 strikeouts.

About The School

Mission Statement: Students at Perry County Central will ADAPT to an ever changing world through high expectations to ACHIEVE 100% college/career readiness andSUCCEED as productive citizens.

Vision Statement: Our vision, at Perry Central High School, is 100% of our students will ADAPT, ACHIEVE and SUCCEED.

Founded: Perry County Central High School was opened in 1995, resulting from the consolidation of Dilce Combs and M.C. Napier High Schools.

School Colors: Red, Black and White

Mascot: Commodore

Enrollment: 936