The bell rings in Crothersville

In her eighth year of teaching at Crothersville Elementary School, second-grade teacher Cassondra Kelly has become used to all the questions, some tears and the forgotten crayons on the first day of school.

What she doesn't tire of, however, are the smiles from and excitement shown by her new students.

On Friday morning, Kelly and the rest of the Crothersville staff welcomed students, many of whom couldn't wait to start the new school year.

Crothersville is the first district in Jackson County to go back to school. Medora Community Schools are set to start Wednesday, followed by Seymour Community Schools on Thursday and Brownstown Central Community Schools Aug. 12.

See the full story in Saturday's edition and watch for an online update.

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