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Education

  • Deadline extended for Rogers Scholars and Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute

    Due to winter weather and the large number of school closings across the region over the past two months, The Center for Rural Development is extending the application deadline for two of its summer youth leadership programs - Rogers Scholars and Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute - until Feb. 7.

    All paperwork must be mailed and postmarked by Feb. 7 to be considered by The Center.

  • TCMS wins awards at academic team meet

     

    The Taylor County Middle Academic Team participated in the middle school district Governor's Cup competition at Campbellsville Middle School on Saturday, Jan. 22.

    Overall, TCMS placed first in Quick Recall.

    In math, Jacob Hiller received second place and Jilly Bruns received fifth.

    In science, Cooper Hall received a first place award and Preston Riggs came in second.

    Levi Haliday received first and Brittany Rose second in the social studies category.

  • CU students share Christmas break mission trip experiences

     

    Christina Miller

    Campbellsville University

    "Looking back, I see how God stretched me and used me to meet needs, and on campus, as a follower of Christ, I have that same responsibility to meet needs," Alan Haven, Campbellsville University's Baptist Campus Ministry president, said at last week's Oasis, a weekly meeting of Baptist Campus Ministry.

    The senior from Shelbyville went to Costa Rica on a mission trip over Christmas break.

  • School menus for Feb. 7-11

    Campbellsville Independent

    Feb. 7-11

    Monday - Grilled chicken patty, scalloped potatoes, green beans, peach cup, bread slice and milk. Choice: chuckwagon.

    Tuesday - Spaghetti with meat sauce, hash brown, tossed salad, diced pears, garlic bread and milk. Choice: corn dog.

    Wednesday - Hot ham and cheese, buttered corn, mandarin oranges, graham cracker and milk. Choice: pork chop on bun.

  • CU staff recommends filing for financial aid by Feb. 15

    Christina Miller and Tawny Vilchis

    Campbellsville University

    Planning to attend college in fall 2011? Need money? It's time to get a jump on the FAFSA - the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

    Campbellsville University's Office of Financial Aid helps college students with financing. The FAFSA is the first step a student can take to begin the financial plan they need for higher education, according to Aaron Gabehart, assistant director of financial aid at Campbellsville University.

  • TCMS raises $2,000 for eighth-grade celebration

     

    Taylor County Middle School hosted a Dancing with the Stars and talent show event on Friday, Jan. 28 and raised $2,000 for the eighth-grade celebration.

    Twenty-one performers participated. Allie Hash was the hostess and David Agee was the sound coordinator.

  • Louisville pastor encourages people to build self-esteem

     

    Joan C. McKinney

    Campbellsville University

    The erosion of African-Americans' confidence was the "greatest crime" against them, Dr. Kevin W. Cosby, pastor of St. Stephen Church in Louisville, who is also president of Simmons College of Kentucky, told those attending Campbellsville University's Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Service on Jan. 19.

  • New resource helps high school students make best college choice

    Kentucky high school students now have another free resource to help them through the college application process, the College Cost & Planning Report.

    Each report is a personalized calculation and comparison of aid eligibility and net prices of the colleges a student is interested in attending, based upon the student's academic and financial status. Students and parents can compare out-of-pocket costs to help decide which schools best fit their budget.

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

    Western Kentucky University recently released its dean's and president's list recipients for the fall 2010 semester.

    The lists include undergraduate students who have at least 12 hours of coursework for the semester with no incomplete grades.

    Students making the dean's list have a GPA of 3.4 to 3.79 in a 4.0 scale. Students on the president's list have GPAs of 3.8 to 4.0.

    Named to the dean's list from Campbellsville are Lindsey E. Wise, Rebekah L. Garr, Amanda M. Smith, Maranda R. Wright, Cicely S. Walters and Mackenzie L. Jones.

  • EKU announces fall president's, dean's lists

    Eastern Kentucky University has announced that 1,124 students have earned president's list honors and 2,579 dean's list honors for the fall 2010 semester.

    Taylor County residents named to the president's list include Amelia Kristen Daugherty, a senior majoring in elementary education, and Russell Taylor Despain, a freshman majoring in aviation, both of Campbellsville, and Elizabeth Marie Spalding, a junior majoring in child and family studies, of Finley.