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Education

  • Resident graduates from Centre College

    Miranda Willis of Campbellsville received a Bachelor of Arts in anthropology/sociology at Centre College's 191st commencement ceremony, on Sunday, May 25.

    Willis is the daughter of Larry and Melissa Willis of Campbellsville and is a graduate of Campbellsville High School. She was one of 325 seniors who were granted degrees.

    Kentucky Gov. Steven L. Beshear was this year's featured Commencement speaker.

  • Taylor County students named Rogers Explorers

    Taylor County students Samuel Kessler, Jackson Hunt, Warren "Bryce" Richardson, Ryan Wiedewitsch and Molly Sullivan have been selected by The Center for Rural Development to build their math, science, and technology skills this summer at the 2014 Rogers Explorers youth leadership program.

    One hundred and fifty middle school graduates from Southern and Eastern Kentucky will converge on the campuses of five Kentucky colleges and universities for this year's Rogers Explorers program. It is the largest class ever in the history of the 8-year-old program.

  • CU ranked No. 4 in nation for online associate degree

     Drew Tucker

    Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University's online criminal justice associate degree program has been ranked fourth in the nation by www.thebestschools.org.

    "It is an honor that thebestschools.org has ranked our criminal justice online associate degree program as the fourth highest scoring program in the nation," Allen Copenhaver, instructor and site coordinator of criminal justice administration at CU's Somerset Education Center, said.

  • TCMS student wins photography contest

     

    Joseph Cox, a Taylor County Middle School student, won first place in color photography at the Kentucky State Junior Beta convention.

    On June 21-23, Cox will represent the state at the National Junior Beta convention in Richmond, Va.

  • Master clothing volunteer recruitment deadline approaching

     

    Thanks to shows like "Project Runway," sewing is enjoying newfound popularity.

    More and more people are interested in learning how to design and make their own unique style of clothing, but have little resources to do so.

    Individuals with basic knowledge of garment construction, who want to perfect their craft and help others learn to sew, may find participating in the master clothing volunteer program very enjoyable and fulfilling. Recruitment for the master clothing volunteer class of 2014 is ongoing through the end of June.

  • Lunch prices increase at Taylor County schools

    It will cost students a bit more to eat lunch in the cafeteria when they return to Taylor County Schools in August.

    Taylor County School Board members unanimously approved a 15-cent increase for paid lunches at its regular meeting on June 10.

    The Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010 requires districts to review their paid lunch prices every year. Districts that charge less for full price lunches than the federal reimbursement rate for free lunches are mandated to gradually increase the price to close the gap.

  • CU School of Education has pinning ceremony

     

    Joan C. McKinney

    Campbellsville University

    Dr. Donna Hedgepath, dean of the Campbellsville University School of Education, told the School of Education graduates God has a purpose and plan for their lives at the group's recent pinning and hooding of graduates in Campbellsville Baptist Church.

    Hedgepath told the students they can make a difference.

  • TCHS students honored at band banquet

    Taylor County High School students were recently honored during the band's annual banquet.

    Seniors honored were Hunter Cowherd, Marshall Steele, Clayton Rule, David Richerson, Tyler Rushing, Dillyn Graham, Bryan Rule, Austin Evans, Mitchell Tinnell, Brianna Handy, Brookylan Cox, Dakota Morgan, Hayley VanMeter, MaKayla Mardis, Chelsea Mehegan and Sara Beth Matney.

  • Locals named to CU's honors lists

    Drew Tucker

    Campbellsville University

    The academic honors' president's list for the spring 2014 semester at Campbellsville University has been announced.

    The academic honors' list recognizes students who achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or above for the semester with a course load of at least 12 hours.

  • Superintendent gets top rating

     

    Taylor County School Board Chairman Tony Davis said this was the easiest superintendent evaluation he has ever done.

    "We all agree that he's outstanding, he's done more than we ask," Davis said of Superintendent Roger Cook at the Board's regular meeting last Tuesday.

    The Board met in closed session for about 25 minutes to complete the evaluation.