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Education

  • Taylor County Middle hosts eighth-grade celebration

    Taylor County Middle School hosted its Eighth Grade Graduation and Awards Ceremony on May 28. Students were addressed by TCHS valedictorian Taylor Cox.

    Matthew Hart, son of Scott and Cynthia Hart, was presented with the Outstanding Eighth Grader Award. The Outstanding Eighth Grader Award is based on academic merit, participation in extracurricular activities, attitude and good citizenship qualities.

  • Campbellsville Elementary hosts year-end field day

    Campbellsville Elementary School has announced its 2008 year-end field day results. Individual and class winners are as follows:

    Overall finals

    Kindergarten - Ward class, first place; Wiseman class, second; Cox class, third; Patterson class, fourth; and Judd class, fifth.

    First grade - Dicken class, first place; Hash class, second; Adkins class, third; and Adams and Malone class, fourth.

    Second grade - Lewis class, first place; Skaggs class, second; Ferguson class, third; and Dunlap class, fourth.

  • Some teachers will return

    Staff Report

    Several Taylor County teachers who received non-renewal letters last month will return to their jobs.

    During the Taylor County Board of Education's regular meeting on June 10, Superintendent Gary Seaborne presented a list of employees who will return to the District.

    Last month, 33 classified and certified staff members received non-renewal notices. Of those, 10 certified and one classified staff members will return, Seaborne said. If revenues improve, he said, the District would like to bring back as many as possible.

  • LWC Master of Education Program accepting applications for summer classes

    Lindsey Wilson College continues to take applications for the start of its master of education program. The deadline to apply to the program, which begins this summer, is June 25.

    The 30-hour program will be offered on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Students will be able to earn their degree - which will lead to a Rank II for teachers - in less than 14 months. Classes for the first cohort begin in June and July and will conclude in July of 2009. Classes will be offered at Somerset Community College's Russell Center in Russell Springs.

  • Taylor County students named to fall 2007 dean's list at UK

    The University of Kentucky recognizes the outstanding academic performance of its students, including 24 students from Taylor County who were named to the dean's list for the fall 2007 semester.

    To earn dean's list honors in one of the UK colleges, a student must earn a grade point average of 3.6 or higher and must have earned 12 credits or more in that semester, excluding credits earned in pass-fail classes. Some UK colleges require a 3.5 GPA to make the dean's list.

    A total of 4,297 students achieved dean's list recognition.

  • Guest teacher available to Taylor County schools next fall

    Local schools have the chance to host an environmental education specialist each month during the next school year.

    If Taylor County joins the PRIDE Environmental Education Outreach Program, a PRIDE liaison will visit the county's elementary schools to lead fun, educational lessons about the environment.

  • Thomas attends WKU ASSET conference

    Chris Thomas of Campbellsville attended the Agriculture Students Striving for Effective Tomorrows conference at Western Kentucky University on June 1-5.

    A committee of students and professors from Western's agriculture department chose Thomas based on his accomplishments and leadership in the agriculture field. The conference was for students interested in pursuing a career in agriculture.

  • TCES Honor Roll

    Taylor County Elementary School has released its honor roll for the sixth six weeks. Students listed follow.

    Fourth grade

  • Mongiardo appears on CU program

    Lt. Gov. Daniel Mongiardo, left, appeared recently on Campbellsville University's "Dialogue on Public Issues" with John Chowning, Campbellsville University's vice president for church and external relations and executive assistant to the president. The TV-4 show will be aired at 8 a.m. on Sunday, June 29, 1:30 and 6:30 p.m. on Monday, June 30 and 1:30 and 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 2, over Comcast Cable Channel 10 in Campbellsville.

  • CES hosts walk-a-thon

    Campbellsville Elementary School is raising funds for a new playground.

    In order to have playground equipment that is accessible to all children, including those with disabilities, CES has set a goal of $200,000 for the "We All Play" playground behind the school, according to Shirley Cox, chairperson.

    "The school needs to have playground equipment that is handicap accessible and to enhance every child's ability to learn through play," Cox said.

    CES students raised $5,000 in a Walk-a-Thon on May 22, Cox said.