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Education

  • 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.

  • Library announces art contest winners

     

    The Taylor County Public Library and its Friends group recently hosted the fourth annual art contest and display.

    The contest was open to children of all ages. There were 160 entries by children who completed an art project based upon their favorite book.

    The art contest was judged by Taylor County Elementary School art teacher Jeff Walker.

    Each child submitting a project received a ribbon. The library donated art books for each first- through third-place winner and honorable mention in six grade categories.

    Winners were:

  • Students graduate from leadership institute

     

    Three Campbellsville residents recently graduated from The Center for Rural Development's Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute.

    Caleb Wigginton, Katelyn McMahan and Mollie Williams graduated in a ceremony on Friday, June 17.

    As part of the program, students worked in teams to craft a business concept for an outdoor recreation and entertainment facility targeting 18- to 40-year-old adventure enthusiasts, tourists and families in the Lake Cumberland area.