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Education

  • Resident to offer CU scholarship


    Christina Miller

    Campbellsville University

    Jeanette Jones Conner of Campbellsville, a native of St. Charles, Va., and a 1979 graduate of Campbellsville College, is offering a scholarship to Campbellsville University for students from Taylor County or Lee County, Va., pursuing degrees in teacher education or ministry.

    Recipients must have a financial need.

  • Ellis performs at TCMS eighth-grade celebration fundraiser

     

    Hannah Ellis, a Campbellsville native, performed at Taylor County Middle School recently to help the school raise money for its eighth-grade celebration. Students paid admission to attend and organizers say they collected $400 to $500.

    After she performed, Ellis signed autographs. Ellis has recorded a demo CD and attends the University of Kentucky in Lexington. For more information, visit www.hannahellismusic.com.

  • Campbellsville Schools honor academic achievers

     

    Campbellsville Independent Schools recently announced its academic achievers for April. A boy and a girl from each school are named.

    Those recognized include:

    Campbellsville Elementary

    Simon Duffy is a second-grade student at CES. He is the son of Rachael and Patrick Duffy. His favorite teacher is Zach Lewis and math is his favorite subject. His future plans are to attend Campbellsville University and play basketball. He wants to be a mechanic.

  • Ken Schulz speaks at CES

     

    Former WHAS chief meteorologist Ken Schulz presented a severe weather program for students at Campbellsville Elementary School recently. He discussed storm safety, different types of weather and encouraged students to remain curious and keep learning throughout their entire lives.

  • O'Brian receives CU scholarship

     

    Emilee Kathleen O'Brien, the daughter of Hugh and Mechonda O'Brien of Elizabethtown, has accepted a Presidential Scholarship at Campbellsville University.

    The Presidential Scholarship is a four year full-tuition scholarship for academic achievement. Presidential Scholars represent and provide public service in promoting the university.

    O'Brien will graduate ranked first in the Class of 2011 from Central Hardin High School with a 4.0 GPA.

  • TCHS Aviation Class gets its wings

     

    Students and supporters of Taylor County High School's aviation science program recently received a CH801 Zenith airplane donated by Tom and Lynn Hoffman. The Hoffmans delivered the plane April 25 the Taylor County Airport.

    Aviation Science Teacher Deborah Hinton says the plane was donated through the collaborative efforts of the "Build A Plane" National Foundation, Kentucky Institute for Aerospace Education and aeronautical sponsors.

  • CES student named Crusade for Children poster child

     

    Campbellsville Elementary School student Jewell Cox has been named the Kentucky/southern Indiana poster child for the WHAS Crusade for Children. WHAS representatives attended an assembly recently to unveil a poster of Cox. Pictured are Jewell, center, with Campbellsville/Taylor County firefighters and WHAS representatives.

  • TCMS Peers for Peace group participates in Kick Butts Day

     

    Taylor County Middle School Peers for Peace group participated in National Kick Butts Day on March 23. The day encourages people to kick the habit of smoking.

    The club participated by going to Green River Lake and picking up cigarette butts. The students had a contest to see who could pick up the most, and they were able to gather more than 1,000. Jaycee Mings won the contest and received two movie passes to Green River Cinema 6.

  • Students study history during spring break

     

    A group of fifth-grade students and their parents from Taylor County Middle School spent spring break studying history while visiting famous historical sites in Williamsburg, Va., and Washington D.C.

    The group spent the first day learning about life in Colonial Williamsburg. As they visited each site, they learned about the life and times in the 1700s.

  • Internet safety training is May 5

    The Taylor County School System will offer a free Internet safety training session on Thursday, May 5 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Taylor County High School library.

    Links to Internet safety resources are also available on the Taylor County School website at www.taylor.kyschools.us.

    For more information, contact Bryan Cook, director of technology at Taylor County Schools, at 465-5371.