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Education

  • Opposition speaks out at school meeting

    Taylor County School officials defended building plans and the recent KY 210 land purchase during a public meeting Tuesday night.

    The regular meeting of the Taylor County School Board was moved to the Taylor County High School gymnasium to accommodate a larger-than-usual crowd, who showed up to get a peak at 3D images of a new high school and performanced-based education campus.

  • Taylor County awarded readiness and emergency management grant

    Taylor County School District, in conjunction with the Green River Regional Educational Cooperative, has secured a readiness and emergency management grant through the U.S. Department of Education to update its emergency management plan.

    Taylor County Schools will work with local first responders and other community partners to develop an "all-hazards" approach to emergency management. The process will produce a comprehensive, district wide emergency plan as well as individual school plans that are tailored to fit each school's specific needs.

  • Foundation seeks host families

    STS Foundation, a nonprofit student exchange organization, is currently looking for families in the Campbellsville area to host international high school exchange students who would like to study here during the 2011-2012 school year.

    The students will integrate themselves into a Campbellsville area family with the goal of experiencing American culture as an American high school student does. In turn, they will provide insight into their own culture.

  • CU receives The Gheens Foundation grant

     

    Linda Waggener

    Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University has received a grant from The Gheens Foundation to provide for placement of the new "CU 360" system on the Simmons College campus in Louisville.

    "This is exactly the type of project that The Gheens Foundation likes to approve," said Carl M. Thomas, executive director of the foundation, at a recent check presentation. Louisville.

  • City Schools name academic achievers

     

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

    Those recognized include:

    Campbellsville Elementary

    Jeremiah Jackson is a fourth-grade student at CES. He is the son of Chanelle and Godfrey Jackson. He enjoys being in the choir. His favorite teacher is Kaye Agathen, and social studies is his favorite subject. His future plans are to become an actor.

  • CU employs Dr. Joel F. Drinkard Jr.

     

    Caleb Harris

    Campbellsville University

    Dr. Joel F. Drinkard Jr., a native of Greensboro, N.C., has been employed as a professor of Old Testament interpretation and Scholar-in-Residence, according to an announcement from Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of Campbellsville University.

  • Board recognizes 'all distinguished' students

    Staff Report

    It was standing-room-only at last Thursday's Campbellsville Independent School Board meeting.

    The Board recognized Campbellsville Elementary School students who scored "all distinguished" on the 2009-2010 CATS test.

  • Friends of Scouting host annual dinner

     

    Taylor and Green counties' Friends of Scouting had its annual dinner Monday, Feb. 28 at the Badgett Academic Support Center on the Campbellsville University campus.

    Hall of Fame Jockey Pat Day was the keynote speaker. An estimated $19,000 in donations and pledges was raised.

  • TCES names Good Deed winners

     

    Taylor County Elementary School recently announced its Good Deed winners for the week of Feb. 23. They are Michael Wiser, Ryan Feese, Emma Stratton, Hayden Ingram and Kassandra Hughes.

  • TCHS names Students of the Week

     

    Taylor County High School recently named its Students of the Week for Feb. 14-17. They are, from left, senior Jacqueline Nelson, junior Bailey Wise, sophomore Spencer Tungate and freshman Brittany Downey.