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Education

  • Host families needed for international high school students

    Foreign high school students are scheduled to arrive soon for academic semester and year home-stay programs, and the sponsoring organization needs a few more local host families.

    According to Pacific Intercultural Exchange President John Doty, the students are all between the ages of 15 and 18 years, are English-speaking, have their own spending money, carry accident and health insurance and want to share their cultural experiences with their new American families.

  • 'Lights on After School' event is Oct. 20

    The Campbellsville Taylor County Anti-Drug Coalition and 21st Century grant program will host a "Lights On After School: Spotlight on Prevention" block party on Main Street from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20 for students in fifth grade through high school seniors and their parents.

    There will be door prizes, music, dancing, inflatables and other activities.

  • TCHS homecoming royalty

     

    Levi Shively and Mariah Malone were named Taylor County High School king and queen at homecoming ceremonies on Friday night.

    First runners-up were Nate Irwin and Megan Skaggs. Second runners-up were Dylan Ford and a tie between Jessica Blakeman and Alyssa Young.

  • Campbellsville preschool teacher honored

    Campbellsville Preschool instructor Sherry Cowherd is the recipient of the Dare to Soar award.

    Campbellsville School Superintendent Mike Deaton presented the award to Cowherd during Monday's regular school board meeting at Campbellsville Elementary School.

    Deaton said Cowherd earned the award for her nurturing attitude. Deaton read a portion of a letter from a parent whose child was "freaked out" at the thought of starting preschool. However, after meeting Cowherd, the child now looks forward to school.

  • Wildlife impersonator encourages CU students to find their talents

     

    Tori Banks

    Campbellsville University

    "God has a better plan for you than you can come up with on your own," Ralph Duren, wildlife professional, wildlife impersonator, humorist and outdoorsmen, said.

    Duren, who is two-time Grand National Wild Turkey Gobbling Champion and first World Quail Calling Champion, spoke at Campbellsville University's weekly chapel service Sept. 21.

  • Board hears about aviation class

    James Roberts

    writer@cknj.com

    Taylor County High School's aviation class has allowed at least one student's imagination to soar to new heights.

    Teacher Debbie Hinton and student Dylan Skaggs gave a presentation on Taylor County High School's aviation class at the regular Taylor County School Board meeting last Tuesday night.

    The class recently competed in a radio-controlled airplane competition in Louisville, finishing in second place.

  • TCES names Good Deed winners

     

    Taylor County Elementary School recently announced its Good Deed winners for the week of Oct. 11. They are, from left, Tommy Grubaugh, Megan Clifton and Ryan Maynard. Not pictured are Grant Rogers and McKenzie Knight.

  • Windstream surprises CES

     

    Windstream's Classroom Caravan has been surprising schools in a variety of states with a $1,000 award as a part of our SchoolsWIN campaign.

    Windstream received many requests from parents and staff through Facebook, Twitter and e-mail for a Classroom Cash surprise at Campbellsville Elementary School.

    The company visited the school recently and surprised students with a donation.

    A video of the surprise is available online at schoolswin.windstream.com/post/650.

  • TCS hosts 'Glorious Grandparents Share Fair'

     

    Taylor County Elementary School hosted a "Glorious Grandparents Share Fair" on Sept. 24-27.

    The fair was hosted so students could share Measures of Academic Progress scores with their families.

    Snacks were served and grandparents were given folders to review students' test scores.

    Students participated in a craft competition where students designed boomerangs.

    The TCES theme of the year is "Learning Safari: Destination Success!"

  • TCHS band named reserve grand champion

     

    The Taylor County High School Marching Band traveled to Male High School on Saturday, Oct. 8 to compete in the 20th annual Louisville Classic where it was named reserve grand champion.

    The band also received awards for best overall color guard and best overall percussion.

    In the preliminary competition, Taylor County was named first place band in Class AA and won best color guard and best percussion awards.

    Rowan County was second, Nelson County was third, Ohio County was fourth and Seneca was fifth.