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Education

  • Taylor Board amends school calendar

    Having already cut early release days for the remainder of the year, Taylor County School District has added two more make-up days.

    Taylor County Board members have approved an amended 2010-2011 calendar in which students would be in class on Presidents Day - Feb. 21 - and the Friday before spring break - April 1. Because the state requires schools to take four holidays, Taylor County Superintendent Roger Cook said, the District will observe Presidents Day on May 17 - primary Election Day.

  • TCMS partners with Ticket To Reading Rewards

     

    Shannon Clark

    Taylor County Schools

    Taylor County Middle School is partnering with a reading program for the 2010-2011 year - Ticket To Reading Rewards, a program of the National Association of Basketball Coaches Foundation in collaboration with national business leaders.

    The program is for middle school students only and is the leading reading motivational program in the country for middle school students.

  • CU students honored for most students at preacher festival

    Natasha Janes

    Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University, a founding member of the National Festival of Young Preachers, was recognized at the recent conference for having the most students attending from any college or university affiliated with the organization.

    CU also had the largest number attending last year, which was the inaugural year for the festival.

  • Four conservation scholarships available

    The Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts Auxiliary and the Taylor County Conservation District recently announced four scholarships available to students in Kentucky.

    Applications are available at the Taylor County Conservation District office located at 1105 S. Columbia Ave., Suite B, in Campbellsville.

    The Betty Barrick Non-Traditional Students State Soil Conservation of Natural Resources Scholarship will be awarded to a student who is at least 25 years old and pursuing an undergraduate degree in agriculture or related natural resources field.

  • CHS students win at academic team meet

     

    Campbellsville High School hosted the 20th District Academic Team Meet on Saturday, Jan. 29 and took home eight awards.

    Students from Campbellsville, Taylor County, Marion County and Washington County schools competed in composition, language arts, math, science, social studies, arts and humanities, future problem solving and quick recall.

    CHS students Jasmine Dowell and Katelyn McMahan took home awards in the composition category.

    Cassidy Blair and Logan Dial won in the science category and Nathan Riggs in math.

  • TCES releases honor roll

    Taylor County Elementary School has released its honor roll for the second nine-week grading period.

    Students listed follow.

    All A's

  • KCA releases honor roll

    Kentucky Christian Academy has released its honor roll for the second quarter of the 2010-2011 school year.

    Students listed follow.

    All A's

    First Grade - Joshua Baum, Laken Floyd, Joshua Gaddis, Rebekah Scott and Baylie Somerville.

    Second Grade - Nick Cheatham, Keeli Farmer, Reili Farmer, Stephen Ferrie, Natalie Ford, Brad Gribbins, Adam Jeffries, Brianna Mardis, Austin Tungate and Grayson Wise.

    Third Grade - Jackson Grimsley, Emma Sadler, Dillon Parnell, Haleigh Murphy, Annalise Scott and River Russell.

  • City Schools add another make-up day

    Campbellsville Independent students will be in school on Presidents Day - Monday, Feb. 21.

    Campbellsville Independent School Board met in special session at noon Monday to address calendar concerns.

    The school district has so far missed seven days for bad weather.

    On Monday, the Board agreed to change the Feb. 21 holiday to a regular school day and change Primary Election Day - Tuesday, May 17 - to a teacher workday.

    As of now, May 24 will be students' last day.

  • Deadline extended for Rogers Scholars and Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute

    Due to winter weather and the large number of school closings across the region over the past two months, The Center for Rural Development is extending the application deadline for two of its summer youth leadership programs - Rogers Scholars and Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute - until Feb. 7.

    All paperwork must be mailed and postmarked by Feb. 7 to be considered by The Center.

  • TCMS wins awards at academic team meet

     

    The Taylor County Middle Academic Team participated in the middle school district Governor's Cup competition at Campbellsville Middle School on Saturday, Jan. 22.

    Overall, TCMS placed first in Quick Recall.

    In math, Jacob Hiller received second place and Jilly Bruns received fifth.

    In science, Cooper Hall received a first place award and Preston Riggs came in second.

    Levi Haliday received first and Brittany Rose second in the social studies category.