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Education

  • City Schools approve tax rate

    Staff Report

    Campbellsville Independent Schools will see a bit more money this year from property taxes.

    Pending a public hearing next month, School Board members last week approved a 4 percent increase in the District's rate for real and personal property, as it has done each year as long as anyone on the Board can remember.

    According to Finance Director Gayle Newton, the rate will generate an additional $66,130 this coming year.

  • Taylor School Board approves tax rates

    Staff Report

    Pending a public hearing next month, Taylor County School Board members have approved the 2008-2009 tax rates.

    The rates are down from last year, Superintendent Gary Seaborne told Board members during its regular meeting Aug. 12.

    "The last two or three years we've dropped a tenth of a cent, but this time they are significantly lower," Seaborne said.

    The tax on real property dropped .6 cent to 41.2 cents per $100 assessed value. The District's "nickel tax" rate dropped .1 cent to 5.7 cents. Personal property dropped from 44.6 to 43.8.

  • Five from Taylor County named Sen. Jeff Green Scholars

    Five students from Taylor County have been named Sen. Jeff Green Scholars. Students earn this designation by achieving a 4.0 grade point average during all four years of high school and scoring at least a 28 composite on the ACT.

    As Sen. Jeff Green Scholars, these students are eligible for $2,500 a year in Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship awards. Students may receive up to $10,000 toward their college expenses if they continue to do well in school.

  • School Menus for Sept. 1-5

    Campbellsville Independent

    Sept. 1-5

    Monday _ Labor Day. No school.

    Tuesday _ Hot dog, chips, buttered peas, diced peaches and milk.

    Wednesday _ Barbecue pork rib, French fries, baked beans, coleslaw, cookie and milk.

    Thursday _ Pizza, buttered corn, hash brown, orange half, Go-GURT and milk.

    Friday _ Bologna and cheese sandwich with lettuce and tomato, Doritos, baby carrots, Fruit Roll-Up and milk.

    Taylor County

    Sept. 1-5

    Monday _ Labor Day. No school.

    Tuesday _ Deluxe hamburger, baked beans, French fries, cookie and milk.

  • School Menus for Aug. 25-29

    Campbellsville Independent

    Aug. 25-29

    Monday - Chicken patty, French fries, glazed carrots, pudding, peaches and milk.

    Tuesday - Pork chop, gravy, mashed potatoes, lima beans, pineapple, biscuit and milk.

    Wednesday - Spaghetti with meat sauce, tossed salad, potato rounds, pears, toast and milk.

    Thursday - Pizza, corn, tossed salad, fruit sherbet, vanilla wafers and milk.

    Friday - Turkey sandwich, lettuce leaf, pork and beans, carrot sticks, Fritos, peaches and milk.

    Taylor County

    Aug. 25-29

  • Free Admission

    Karen Hayes, director of the Campbellsville/Taylor County Anti-Drug Coalition, presents a check to Taylor County Athletics Director Jeff Gumm. As a result of the contribution, all students at Taylor County High School will receive free admissions to all home games. Also pictured are TCHS Principal Charles Higdon Jr. and Taylor County project manager Pam Quinn.

  • Dudgeon's first day at KCS

    Lily Dudgeon attends her first day of school at Kentucky Christian School. She attends KCS's 3-year-old Sonbeam program. She is pictured with her parents, Holly and Ryan Dudgeon.

  • Taylor County student awarded Provost Scholarship to attend UK

    A student from Taylor County has been awarded a Provost Scholarship to attend the University of Kentucky this fall.

    The Provost Scholarship has a total value of $6,000, awarded over four years in $1,500 increments.

    The recipient from Taylor County who has been awarded the Provost Scholarship is Rachel Wise, daughter of Brian and Connie Wise of Campbellsville.

  • Three Taylor County students awarded Presidential Scholarships to attend UK

    Three students from Taylor County have been awarded a Presidential Scholarship to attend the University of Kentucky this fall.

    The Presidential Scholarship is worth more than $31,500. It provides the cost of in-state tuition for four years.

    The recipients from Taylor County who have been awarded Presidential Scholarships are: Rebekah Anne Phillips, daughter of Paul and Tresea Phillips of Elk Horn; Megan Nicole Romines, daughter of Robert and Pam Romines of Campbellsville; and Amanda Russell, daughter of Vic and Dana Russell and Drenda Mills, all of Campbellsville.

  • CU School of Education hosts Future Educators of America camp

    Joan C. McKinney

    Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University's School of Education hosted its second Future Educators of America camp, which was sponsored by a $25,000 grant from the Kentucky Department of Education.

    CU is the only private institution in Kentucky to serve as an FEA campsite, according to Dr. Donna Irwin, associate professor of education, who is coordinator of the camp. The camp was co-directed by CU alumnae Laura Gordon, a 2003 CU graduate, and Kandice Spalding, a 2002 CU graduate.