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'One Class at a Time'

By The Staff

A Campbellsville teacher has been honored by WBKO television station and Leachman Buick GMC for teaching her students the value of reading.

Karen Skaggs, a second-grade teacher at Campbellsville Elementary School, was surprised in her classroom in March by WBKO reporter Lauren Hanson.

Just after 1 o'clock that afternoon, Hanson and a news crew walked into Skaggs' classroom and presented her with a check in the amount of $500 for her efforts in motivating her students.

As of the broadcast's airing, the second graders in Skaggs' class had read more than 4,000 books.


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FCCLA members attend leadership conference

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Nine members of the Taylor County Chapter of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America attended the 63rd annual FCCLA State Leadership Conference in Louisville on March 24-26.

The three-day meeting was packed with keynote speakers, meetings and fun.

At the state level, six members competed in STAR Events - Students Taking Action for Recognition.


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Registration deadline for next ACT exam is May 9

By The Staff

The next ACT test administration for college-hopeful high school students is Saturday, June 14.

Students who wish to take the exam on this date must register online or have their paper registrations postmarked by the end of the day May 9. The late registration postmark deadline is May 23. An additional $19 fee is required for late registration after May 9.


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Local students at CU receive more than $6.5 million in financial aid

By The Staff

Ashley Zsedenyi

Campbellsville University

As high school students around the country begin the search for their college of choice, their parents are wondering how that education is going to be paid for.

Financial records show that Campbellsville University students from Taylor County received $6,584,386 in financial aid this year, according to Chris Tolson, director of financial aid at CU.

That figure includes institutional financial aid, endowed scholarships, state and federal financial aid, grants and student loans.


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Bethel Christian Academy enrolling students for fall

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Bethel Christian Academy is now enrolling students for the 2008-2009 school year.

Bethel Christian Academy offers a faith-based academic program for children from age 2 1/2 to 5 years.

Enrollment forms may be picked up at Bethel First Presbyterian Church, located at 502 E. Main St., or call 465-7091 for more information.


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Kentucky 4-H Teen Conference

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The theme for the 2008 Kentucky 4-H Teen Conference focuses on the galaxy of stars that we have right here in Kentucky - 4-H Stars.

The conference will take place at the University of Kentucky on June 9-12 and is open to all 4-H'ers who have graduated eighth grade through age 18.

The conference will kick off picnic style with inflatable slides and obstacle courses to welcome youth to UK.


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CES names Students of the Week

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Campbellsville Elementary School recently named the following students as Students of the Week for their classrooms. They are, from left, front: Devin Lakins, Isaiah Roy, Skyler Burchett, Austin Miller, Nevaeh Whitlock, Cierra Davis and Cody Davis. Middle: Brandon Greer, Brooklyn Spaulding, Amelia Rafferty, Jessie Bennett, Ricky Smith-Cecil, Lajerrius Haralson and Malea Lobb. Back: Tyler Roar, Chase Thomas, Tristan Messer and Tiffany Stagner.


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Renovations around the corner for City Schools

By The Staff

Staff Report

Campbellsville Schools could begin work on renovations as early as June.

Members of the Campbellsville Board of Education approved the final plans for the work at their meeting Monday night. The total cost for the renovations is budgeted at $5,294,706.

The Board expects to receive approval to advertise for construction bids by April 22 and to open those bids on May 20.

For that reason, there will be a special meeting of the Board to approve the bids on Friday, May 23 at 11:15 a.m. A bond sale to finance the construction is set for June 5.


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School Menus

By The Staff

Campbellsville Elementary/High

April 28-May 2

Monday - Cheeseburger with lettuce, tomato, pickles and onions, French fries, fruit cocktail and milk.

Tuesday - Pork barbecue on bun, potato wedges, baked beans, coleslaw, fruit and milk.

Wednesday - Lasagna, tossed salad, potato rounds, toast, banana and milk.

Thursday - Chicken bites, mashed potatoes, green beans, mixed fruit, bread and milk.

Friday - Hot dog, baked chips, pork and beans, carrots with dip, peaches and milk.

Campbellsville Middle

April 28-May 2


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Students shouldn't have to pay for financial aid information

By The Staff

With graduation just around the corner, many high school seniors are thinking about college and financial aid.

While there are a number of options for seniors and their parents to learn about the various forms of financial assistance available, Taylor County High School Guidance Counselor Dana Young encourages students to talk to their counselors or someone at the college of their choice.


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