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Education

  • BackPack Program in need of adoptions for 2011-12 school year

    According to the 2010 Hunger Study, one in every four Kentucky children is living in poverty.

    Feeding America, Kentucky's Heartland is making huge strides in providing food to at-risk children in Central and South Central Kentucky through its BackPack Program.

    The BackPack Program is a weekly take-home food program for children identified by school officials for being at-risk of being hungry on the weekends when school meals are unavailable.

  • TCHS band selling sponsorships

    Taylor County High School band is selling sponsorships, with proceeds going toward the cost of lettering and upkeep of an equipment trailer for the Taylor County Marching Cardinals.

    The marching Cardinals placed third in Class 3A at the KMEA State Marching Band Competition last year, which was the best showing of any TCHS band in the history of the school.

    There are two levels of sponsorship.

  • Campbellsville residents receives pharmacy degrees

    Two Campbellsville residents recently received doctor of pharmacy degrees.

    John Wilcher, the son of Roger and Deborah Bast, and Danielle Smith, the daughter of Danny and Melissa Williams, were awarded degrees from the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy at commencement on May 8.

    The University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy honored 133 students at the ceremony at the UK Singletary Center for the Arts.

  • LWC offers free classes to area senior citizens

    Area senior citizens can learn Japanese, how to direct a play, explore women's studies and study the Old Testament this fall at Lindsey Wilson College.

    And the cost of the courses is free.

    As part of the LWC Senior Scholars Program, area residents who are 62 years or older may take one undergraduate class this fall with no tuition expense. Senior Scholars must pay for books and supplies for their class.

  • TCHS student graduates from Rogers Scholars program

     

    Taylor County's Don Dabney has graduated from this summer's second class of The Center for Rural Development's 2011 Rogers Scholars youth leadership program.

    The Rogers Scholars program - The Center's flagship youth program - provides leadership and scholarship opportunities for rising high school juniors from across Southern and Eastern Kentucky and encourages graduates to build their careers in the region.

  • CU criminal justice graduate stops woman from attacking family court judge

     

    Christina L. Kern

    Campbellsville University

    A Campbellsville University Somerset graduate put his degree to work recently when he stopped a woman from attacking the judge July 13.

    Adam Dodson of Monticello, a December 2010 graduate, received a degree in criminal justice because he says he wanted to be in law enforcement. Dodson serves as court security officer in Wayne County.

  • Board discusses new curriculum standards

    Staff Report

    Teachers and administrators at Campbellsville Independent Schools are working hard on integrating the state's new curriculum standards.

    At Monday night's Board meeting, Superintendent Mike Deaton and Assessment Coordinator Kent Settle discussed the new standards.

  • Taylor County student graduates from first youth leadership class

     

    Taylor County's Kaitlyn Benningfield has graduated from this summer's first class of The Center for Rural Development's 2011 Rogers Scholars youth leadership program.

    The Rogers Scholars program - The Center's flagship youth program - provides leadership and scholarship opportunities for rising high school juniors from across Southern and Eastern Kentucky and encourages graduates to build their careers in the region.

  • Students named to WKU dean's, president's lists

    Several Taylor County residents have been named to the spring 2011 dean's and president's lists at Western Kentucky University.

    Students earning dean's list honors have a GPA of 3.4 to 3.79 in a 4.0 scale.

    Students from Campbellsville listed on the dean's list are Emily G. Allen, Jolyn N. Brady, Morgan M. Murrell, Lindsey E. Wise, Jacob A. Williams, Dillon B. Mays, Victor C. Farrar and Matthew G. Dudgeon.

    Students on the president's list have GPAs of 3.8 to 4.0.

  • Host families needed in Campbellsville

    Academic Year in America is looking for Campbellsville families to host high school exchange students from all over the world.

    This year, AYA is bringing hundreds of high school students to the U.S. to learn about American culture while living with volunteer host families and studying at high schools across the nation. American families have the unique opportunity to learn about the student's culture during this mutually rewarding exchange.