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Education

  • Taylor County student receives Burger King scholarship

    The Have It Your Way Foundation recently announced it has awarded more than $1.4 million in scholarships to a total of 1,258 students nationwide as part of the 11th annual Burger King Scholars Program.

    Among the winners, 21 students from Kentucky, including one from Taylor County, received scholarship awards in recognition of their academic achievement, along with other academic and community involvement criteria.

    Jacqueline Nelson from Taylor County High School was awarded $1,000.

  • Local student recognized during Public Service Recognition Week

    First Lady Jane Beshear recently presented a signed proclamation declaring the week of Oct. 3 as Public Service Recognition Week in Kentucky.

    As part of the ceremony, Arabelle Grace Long, a local elementary school student was honored for winning a poster contest.

    The celebration began nationally in 1985 to honor the men and women who serve our nation as federal, state, county and local government employees and ensure that our government is the best in the world.

  • TCES names Writers of the Week

    Taylor County Elementary School recently announced its Writers of the Week for the week of Sept. 29. They are, from left, kindergartener Ava Laymance, first-grader Matthew Etheridge, third-grader Audrey Young and fourth- and fifth-graders Jacob Wilson and Tyler Perkins. Second-grader Alyssa Spivey is not pictured.

  • TCHS student named part of scholarship program

    Taylor County High School Principal Charles Higdon recently announced that Erin M. Steele has been named a commended student in the 2012 National Merit Scholarship Program.

    A Letter of Commendation from the school and the Merit Scholarship Corp., which conducts the program, will be presented to Steele.

    About 34,000 commended students throughout the nation are being recognized for exceptional academic promise.

  • Strike up the bands

     

    Thirteen area bands competed at the annual Taylor County Marching Invitational on Saturday at Taylor County High School.

    In Class A, the Campbellsville High School Marching Eagles received first place and best color guard awards. Metcalfe County won the best percussion award and second place honors. Cumberland County finished third and Caverna was fourth.

    In Class AA-1, Washington County won first place along with best color guard and best percussion. Green County was second and Monroe County finished third.

  • CU hires Somerset admissions counselor

     

    Natasha West

    Campbellsville University

    Cindy Dishman of Monticello has been employed at Campbellsville University as an admissions counselor for regional and professional education at CU's Somerset center, according to an announcement from Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of Campbellsville University.

    Dishman is a 1990 graduate of Monticello Independent High School in Monticello.

  • CU alum hired at CU Somerset Center

     

    Natasha West

    Campbellsville University

    Joshua Petrey of Eubank, a 2009 alumnus of Campbellsville University, has been employed at Campbellsville University as an admissions counselor for regional and professional education at Campbellsville University's Somerset Center, according to an announcement from Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of Campbellsville University.

  • Next CHS prom could be off campus

    James Roberts

    writer@cknj.com

    Campbellsville High School's 2012 prom could be held off campus.

    Set for April 28, the prom is too close to the state testing window and requires quite a bit of preparation, CHS Principal Kirby Smith told Campbellsville Independent School Board members during their regular meeting last Monday.

    Having the prom at another location would require less expense for decorations, Smith said.

  • Fourth-grade class collects items for Haiti

     

    Susie Pollock's fourth-grade class at Taylor County Elementary School recently collected items for the nurses at Campbellsville University to take to Haiti. The nursing program will take a medical mission trip in January and is in need of medical supplies and toys for the trip.

    The students viewed videos and photos of a trip to Haiti the nurses took last year, and agreed to collect items to help those in need after an earthquake caused massive damage.

  • New books at the library

    Bonnie Webster

    Taylor County Public Library

    Here are some of the new adult non-fiction books at the Taylor County Public Library.