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Education

  • Kids 'Pig Out On Reading'

    Staff Report

    Farmer Minor and Daisy travel around the country encouraging children to have a love for reading. Last week, they stopped at the Taylor County Public Library to promote the "Pig Out On Reading" program.

    Daisy has been on a national TV show and brought her collection of library cards with her. The purpose of the program was to offer a fun way to promote the importance of reading.

  • Dowell earns nursing degree

    Gayle Dowell graduated from McKendree University on June 14, earning a bachelor of science degree in nursing.

    A 1979 graduate of Taylor County High School, Dowell worked at Fruit of the Loom for 18 1/2 years until the plant closed in June 1998. With the retraining program, she completed her first nursing degree as a licensed practical nurse at Kentucky Technical College in Elizabethtown in May 2000.

    While working full-time at local nursing homes, Dowell went on to complete a registered nurse degree at Spencerian University in Louisville in September 2005.

  • TCHS names cheerleaders for 2008-2009

    Taylor County High School 2008-2009 cheerleaders attended a four-day camp this summer. The new squad consists of Maci Christie, Rachelle Wooley, Lisa Dinsmore, Zach Sharp, Brittany Mills, Cicely Walters, Chloe Tucker, Cigi Farmer, Tara Wallace, Ariel Beam, Rachel Ralls, Rachel Clements, Katie Brockman, Katelyn Gosser, Hannah Shoemaker, Megan Skaggs, Jenna Ferrante, Kasandra Richerson, Katie Mardis, Jessie Cash and Kim O'Brien. The squad will be coached by Chastity Wright and Laura Hall.

  • Taylor County student to receive scholarship

    Ashley Phillips, a graduate of Taylor County High School, has been awarded a scholarship to study civil engineering at the University of Kentucky.

    Phillips, 18, is one of 27 students across the state to receive the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet's civil engineering scholarship for 2008.

  • Bethel Christian Academy has openings

    Bethel Christian Academy has openings for children age 2 1/2 to 5 1/2 for the 2008-2009 school year.

    Toddler Time/preschool is from 9 a.m. to noon.

    The academy also offers early drop-off and extended care in the afternoon.

    Enrollment can be done anytime during the school year.

    For more information, call Bethel First Presbyterian Church at 465-7091 between 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. or stop by to pick up an application.

  • Watson attends FCCLA leadership conference

    Carla Watson attended the 54th annual Kentucky Family, Career and Community Leaders of America leadership conference in Hardinsburg on June 10-12.

    Watson, a Taylor County High School student, is the Region 14 FCCLA president.

    The theme for this year's conference was "KY FCCLA: Leadership Island." The Kentucky FCCLA officers learned about their duties with survival skills for leadership.

  • CU receives $50,000 for Clinkscales Scholarship

    Joan C. McKinney

    Campbellsville University

    Miss Frances would have been proud.

    Rep. Ron Lewis presented a $50,000 check to Campbellsville University recently in honor of the late Frances Gaddie Clinkscales. The Frances Clinkscales Endowed Scholarship will be used for nursing students and will be awarded in fall 2009 for the first time.

    "God is love," Lewis said, "and there was never anyone who demonstrated more love of God than Miss Frances. When she said 'I love you,' she meant it."

    He said Clinkscales was a servant to man, her church and her community.

  • Thomas attends ag leadership conference

    Christopher Wayne Thomas, a senior at Taylor County High School, was chosen to attend the Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders, sponsored by Kentucky Farm Bureau.

    IFAL is a unique five-day summer leadership conference that exposes students to college life and explores different fields of study for careers in agriculture.

    The conference took place June 22-26 on the campus of the University of Kentucky and included special leadership classes and speakers, team building activities and visits to research farms and agriculture-related industries.

  • Bookmobile Schedule

    Friday, Aug. 1 - No route.

    Monday, Aug. 4 - No route.

    Tuesday, Aug. 5 - Speck Ridge.

    Wednesday, Aug. 6 - Greenbriar, Windsor Gardens and Campbellsville Active Day Center.

    Thursday, Aug. 7 - Forest Hills, Foxwood, Crescent Hill and Jackson Tower.

    Friday, Aug. 8 - Stoner Creek.

    Monday, Aug. 11 - Day cares, Campbellsville Baptist Church and Howell Street.

    Tuesday, Aug. 12 - KY 210 and Social Band Road.

    Wednesday, Aug. 13 - Meadowcreek and Hathaway.

    Thursday, Aug. 14 - Friendship Pike and Old Greensburg Road.

  • Twelve Taylor County FFA members attend conference

    Twelve Taylor County FFA Chapter members attended the Kentucky FFA Convention at the Galt House in Louisville on June 12-14. Samantha Jones and Tearah Kessler participated in the state chorus. Dakota Gilbert received first place in Crop Impromptu, Samantha Clark received second place in Dairy Impromptu, Kassy Goodwin received second place in Horse Impromptu, and Hannah Ellis received third place in Small Animal Impromptu. In the Tobacco Essay Contest, Marsha Kessler received second place.