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Taylor County student to receive scholarship

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By The Staff

Ashley Phillips, a graduate of Taylor County High School, has been awarded a scholarship to study civil engineering at the University of Kentucky.

Phillips, 18, is one of 27 students across the state to receive the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet's civil engineering scholarship for 2008.

The scholarship, established in 1948, has been awarded to more than 1,500 Kentucky students. Currently, the scholarship is worth around $40,000. Students pursue a bachelor's degree in civil engineering and are offered the opportunity to work for the Transportation Cabinet during summer months and then full time after graduation.

Students are chosen based on performance in high school, college entrance exams, aptitude in math and science and their interest in engineering as a career.