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Education

  • Reading in the rain

    Bonnie Webster

    Taylor County Public Library

    Do you have a little extra time to read with all these spring rain storms? Here are some popular reads at the Taylor County Public Library.

  • CU offers reduced-cost classes during summer

    Elena Groholske

    Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University is offering summer classes as a way for students to get ahead and avoid the higher cost of tuition.

    "Attending summer school gives a student the opportunity to either catch up or get ahead toward their graduation goal," said Dave Walters, vice president for admissions and student services. "Taking two summer session classes for three summers would total 18 credit hours, which would be like an extra semester."

  • CES names Students of the Week

     

    Campbellsville Elementary School recently announced its Students of the Week. Front, from left, they are Karlee Rakel, Kelsey Powell, Brooklyn Davis, Bryce Newton and Lindsey Nelson. Middle: Damon Kessinger, Bryson Karr, Mikael Vaught, Blase Wheatley, Karley Morris, Daniel Johnson and Savannah Gumm. Back: Gabriel Gutierrez, Devin Lakins, Gracie Miller, Matthew Oliver, John Orberson and Alex Humphress.

  • TCHS names Students of the Week

     

    Taylor County High School recently announced its Students of the Week for April 25-29. From left they are senior Matthew Johns, junior Jonathan Rafferty, sophomore Logan Walker and freshman Savannah Rash.

  • Nearly 50 participate in 4-H Talk Meet

     

    The Taylor County 4-H Talk Meet Competition was Tuesday, Feb. 1 at Taylor County Middle School. Forty-six 4-H members presented speeches at this competition, with many more participating on a classroom level.

    For the competition, 4-H members were grouped in age divisions. A large number of participants came from the 9- and 10-year-old divisions. Both of these age divisions consisted of more than one room of competition. The top two speeches were selected from each room. These individuals advanced to the finals for selection of the overall winner.

  • TCHS student wins car at testing rally

     

    Taylor County High School student Tevin Webster won a 2001 Ford Focus at a Kentucky Core Content Test rally on Friday, April 22. The rally kicked off testing, which began Monday, April 25.

    The school gave away many prizes, from gift certificates to electronic items. Chances of winning were based on students' previous year test scores, with the grand prize being the car.

  • Resident to offer CU scholarship


    Christina Miller

    Campbellsville University

    Jeanette Jones Conner of Campbellsville, a native of St. Charles, Va., and a 1979 graduate of Campbellsville College, is offering a scholarship to Campbellsville University for students from Taylor County or Lee County, Va., pursuing degrees in teacher education or ministry.

    Recipients must have a financial need.

  • Ellis performs at TCMS eighth-grade celebration fundraiser

     

    Hannah Ellis, a Campbellsville native, performed at Taylor County Middle School recently to help the school raise money for its eighth-grade celebration. Students paid admission to attend and organizers say they collected $400 to $500.

    After she performed, Ellis signed autographs. Ellis has recorded a demo CD and attends the University of Kentucky in Lexington. For more information, visit www.hannahellismusic.com.

  • Campbellsville Schools honor academic achievers

     

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

    Those recognized include:

    Campbellsville Elementary

    Simon Duffy is a second-grade student at CES. He is the son of Rachael and Patrick Duffy. His favorite teacher is Zach Lewis and math is his favorite subject. His future plans are to attend Campbellsville University and play basketball. He wants to be a mechanic.

  • Ken Schulz speaks at CES

     

    Former WHAS chief meteorologist Ken Schulz presented a severe weather program for students at Campbellsville Elementary School recently. He discussed storm safety, different types of weather and encouraged students to remain curious and keep learning throughout their entire lives.