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Education

  • Sheriff's deputy speaks to first-graders

     

    Taylor County Elementary School first-grade students had a visit from the law recently. During a unit on careers, Susie Hash and Angie Kearney's first-grade team invited people from the community to visit and talk about their "cool" jobs.

    Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy Dickie Benningfield, Hash's brother, talked to students about safety, when to dial 9-1-1, and ways police protect people. He also talked to the students about making good choices now and how their decisions influence their futures.

  • TCHS names Students of the Year

     

    Taylor County High School recently announced its Students of the Year. From left are senior Hope Wigginton, junior Isaac Petty, sophomore Kaitlyn Benningfield and freshman Caroline Alexander.

  • Singin' a Song

     

    Campbellsville Middle School Choir presented its spring musical on Sunday, May 22, featuring songs from "Glee" and "Disney."

  • CU graduates largest class ever

     

    Christina Miller

    Joan C. McKinney

    Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University graduated its largest class ever with more than 500 students receiving diplomas on Friday and Saturday, May 13-14.

    Taylor County graduates include:

    Campbellsville

  • TCHS seniors display artwork

     

    Taylor County High School seniors displayed artwork at area businesses through May 19. From left, front, are Katlin McFee, who displayed art at Greensburg Manor Nursing Home; and Emily Phillips and Maddi Smith who showed their work at Creek Side Restaurant.

    Middle: Kirsten Ambers, who displayed at Visions Salon; Katherine Roth at the Taylor County Public Library; Blake Shirrell at Citizens Bank and Trust Co. and Matt Moosmann at Taylor County Bank.

  • CES names Prince and Princess

     

    Campbellsville Elementary School recently named its Prince and Princess. Colin Harris, third from left, was named Prince and Kaleigh Hunt, fourth from left, is Princess. At left are first runners-up Bryce Newton and Karlee Rakel and at right are second runners-up Kaylynn Smith and Adin Hunt.

  • TCES names Good Deed winners

     

    Taylor County Elementary School recently announced its Good Deed Winners for the week of May 19. They are Bradley Willis, Emma Maynard, Makayla Cecil, KaDaycia Hall and Connor Wilhoit.

  • CU students, faculty honored on Honors and Awards Day

     

    Phil Carlisle

    Campbellsville University

    "After another great year, today is a day in which we honor the students and faculty who have helped make Campbellsville University the place it is today," said Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of Campbellsville University. "It truly has been a year to remember."

    The 2011 Honors and Awards Day at CU took place recently during a chapel service at the Ransdell Chapel on campus.

  • Band program will get more money

    Rebecca Cassell

    editor@cknj.com

    The band program will get an infusion of cash for the next couple of years, thanks to a decision by members of the Campbellsville Independent School Board on Monday.

    Band Director Zach Shelton had asked the Board to consider providing $2,000 per year for the next five years to help him begin a program that would provide instruments to students who would like to be in band.

    "We have 33 kids signed up to march this fall," Shelton said.

  • Resident named to National Society of Collegiate Scholars

    Barbette Bridgewater of Campbellsville has accepted membership in The National Society of Collegiate Scholars.

    Bridgewater will be honored at Kaplan University's induction, which will take place online, in the fall.

    "NSCS is more than just a symbol of academic achievement. Membership gives students access to a number of amazing benefits, including career and networking resources, scholarships, travel and service projects both on campus and in the community," said Stephen E. Loflin, NSCS CEO and founder.