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Education

  • 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.

  • Locals among fall graduates at EKU

    Eastern Kentucky University recognized 949 graduates at the conclusion of the fall 2010 semester. The graduates were honored at commencement ceremonies Dec. 18.

    Graduates from Taylor County include Paul Barry Blevins, who received a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice, and Terri Rena Slinker, who received a bachelor of science degree in medical practice management.

    The new degree holders join more than 120,000 Eastern alumni in Kentucky and across the United States.

  • Taylor County residents named to BCTC dean's list

    Bluegrass Community & Technical College recently recognized the following students from Taylor County who have achieved dean's list honors for the 2010 fall semester.

    The college recognizes academic excellence by naming to the dean's list full-time students who have earned an overall semester grade point average of 3.5 or better in courses numbered 100 or above.

  • TCES names Writers of the Week

     

    Taylor County Elementary School recently announced its Writers of the Week for Jan. 28. They are, from left, kindergartner Jonghyuk Lee, first grader Kayden Dobson, second grader Kyle Chappell, third grader Cameron McNeil, fourth grader Tyler Perkins and fifth grader Jenna Smith.

  • City Schools names academic achievers

     

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

    Those recognized include:

    Campbellsville Elementary

    Noah Wilson is a kindergarten student at CES. He is the son of Mike and Sarah Wilson. He enjoys playing soccer and baseball. His favorite teacher is Lisa Wiseman and math is his favorite subject. His future plans are to become a veterinarian.

  • Twenty wishes for the new library building

    Bonnie Webster

    Taylor County Public Library

    It is hard to believe that maybe in a year and a half to two years from now the library will have a new home in the Gabehart Lumber Building. I was afraid that I would be retired before the library ever got a chance to move. It is still hard to believe we have a building, not just an empty lot.

    Thinking about this, I came up with my 20 wishes for our new library. They are:

  • Campbellsville High names homecoming king, queen

     

    Campbellsville High School announced its basketball homecoming court between the boys' and girls' games Friday, Jan. 28.

    King and queen were Jordan Percell and Chanci Jo Yates, left, and prince and princess were Trey Henry and Kelsey Felter, right.