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Education

  • CU to participate in Kentucky Private College Week

    For the eighth straight year, Kentucky's 20 private, nonprofit colleges and universities are banding together to help prospective students and their families explore private college options in Kentucky during Kentucky Private College Week on July 18-22.

    Campbellsville University will participate.

    During Kentucky Private College Week, all 20 of the colleges and universities will offer campus tours and information sessions about admissions and financial aid at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. each day.

  • Resident displaying art at library

     

    Valerie Michelle Pike, 17, of Campbellsville has artwork on display at Taylor County Public Library.

    Pike, a home-schooled senior, is the daughter of Ed and Marcenia Pike. They attend Saloma Baptist Church.

    Her drawings are all in pencil and will be on display through the end of July.

    Pike says she has been drawing since the age of 3 and hopes to study art at Campbellsville University. She also enjoys sculpture.

  • Campbellsville students learn about engineering

     

    Campbellsville Independent School students were introduced in May to the many different opportunities for jobs in the engineering field.

    The 21st Century after-school programs at Campbellsville High School and Campbellsville Elementary School, the Family Resource and Youth Services Center, along with the CISD Talented and Gifted Program and Greater Campbellsville United sponsored the event.

  • CHS honors top students

     

    Campbellsville High School honored its top two students from the Class of 2011 on graduation night, Friday, May 27.

    According to CHS Principal Kirby Smith, Melanie Brockman was valedictorian and Taylor Levi was salutatorian.

    Smith said he enjoyed working with both students during their high school careers.

    "They were both great students who came to school every day ready to perform at the highest level," he said. "I look forward to seeing the many successes that await them."

  • CU promotes director to assistant dean of academic support

     

    Elena Groholske

    Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University's Kevin Propes has been promoted to assistant dean of academic support, according to an announcement from Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of Campbellsville University.

    Propes previously served as director of introductory studies.

    He is a 1998 graduate of Campbellsville University with a bachelor of science in business administration. He has a master of arts in higher education from University of Louisville.

  • TCMS cheerleaders host car wash

     

    Taylor County Middle School 2011-2012 cheerleading squad hosted a car wash recently to raise money for upcoming competitions.

    The squad is coached by Lindsey Atwood.

  • Residents named to ECTC dean's, president's lists

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College has announced the names of students who made the dean's and the president's honor list for the spring 2011 semester. Several Taylor County residents are named.

    The president's honor is awarded to full-time students who earn a 4.0 grade point average and successfully complete at least 12 hours of course work for the academic term, excluding developmental courses.

  • Campbellsville resident receives outstanding service award

     

    The Lake Cumberland Area UK College of Agriculture & Human Environmental Sciences Alumni Association met Monday, June 27 at Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia.

    As part of the activities, Dr. Melinda Ann Sutton-Barber of Campbellsville was announced as the recipient of the outstanding service award.

    Barber graduated from the UK College of Agriculture in 1985 with a degree in animal science. Now a veterinarian in Campbellsville, she is serving as area vice president and is a life member of the state association.

  • FFA chapter attends state convention

     

    Taylor County High School's Future Farmers of America chapter attended the Kentucky State FFA Convention at Rupp Arena in Lexington on June 7-9.

    Those who competed were Brittany Gaddis, Cody Bowling, Robby Wilkerson, Jodie Phillips, Erin Underwood, April Biggs, Angella Farmer, Katie Fergerson, Diego Bustinza, Matt Christie and Winnie Cheuvront.

    Rikki Phillips received second place in small animal entrepreneurship. Cody Morgan received third place in forage production entrepreneurship.

  • TCHS students attend FFA camp

     

    Taylor County High School Future Farmers of America chapter members attended the 75th year of FFA camp in Hardinsburg recently.

    Ten members attended. They were Brittany Gaddis, Erin Underwood, Samantha Buckman, Mariah Malone, Cynthia Frank, Winnie Cheuvront, Hannah Hall, Mason Arnold, Weston Sullivan and Cody Bowling.

    There were 310 total members at camp. Each day was full of activities and learning opportunities, including a team building rope course.