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Education

  • CU staff recommends filing for financial aid by Feb. 15

    Christina Miller and Tawny Vilchis

    Campbellsville University

    Planning to attend college in fall 2011? Need money? It's time to get a jump on the FAFSA - the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

    Campbellsville University's Office of Financial Aid helps college students with financing. The FAFSA is the first step a student can take to begin the financial plan they need for higher education, according to Aaron Gabehart, assistant director of financial aid at Campbellsville University.

  • TCMS raises $2,000 for eighth-grade celebration

     

    Taylor County Middle School hosted a Dancing with the Stars and talent show event on Friday, Jan. 28 and raised $2,000 for the eighth-grade celebration.

    Twenty-one performers participated. Allie Hash was the hostess and David Agee was the sound coordinator.

  • Louisville pastor encourages people to build self-esteem

     

    Joan C. McKinney

    Campbellsville University

    The erosion of African-Americans' confidence was the "greatest crime" against them, Dr. Kevin W. Cosby, pastor of St. Stephen Church in Louisville, who is also president of Simmons College of Kentucky, told those attending Campbellsville University's Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Service on Jan. 19.

  • New resource helps high school students make best college choice

    Kentucky high school students now have another free resource to help them through the college application process, the College Cost & Planning Report.

    Each report is a personalized calculation and comparison of aid eligibility and net prices of the colleges a student is interested in attending, based upon the student's academic and financial status. Students and parents can compare out-of-pocket costs to help decide which schools best fit their budget.

  • Locals named to WKU dean's, president's lists

    Western Kentucky University recently released its dean's and president's list recipients for the fall 2010 semester.

    The lists include undergraduate students who have at least 12 hours of coursework for the semester with no incomplete grades.

    Students making the dean's list have a GPA of 3.4 to 3.79 in a 4.0 scale. Students on the president's list have GPAs of 3.8 to 4.0.

    Named to the dean's list from Campbellsville are Lindsey E. Wise, Rebekah L. Garr, Amanda M. Smith, Maranda R. Wright, Cicely S. Walters and Mackenzie L. Jones.

  • EKU announces fall president's, dean's lists

    Eastern Kentucky University has announced that 1,124 students have earned president's list honors and 2,579 dean's list honors for the fall 2010 semester.

    Taylor County residents named to the president's list include Amelia Kristen Daugherty, a senior majoring in elementary education, and Russell Taylor Despain, a freshman majoring in aviation, both of Campbellsville, and Elizabeth Marie Spalding, a junior majoring in child and family studies, of Finley.

  • Locals among fall graduates at EKU

    Eastern Kentucky University recognized 949 graduates at the conclusion of the fall 2010 semester. The graduates were honored at commencement ceremonies Dec. 18.

    Graduates from Taylor County include Paul Barry Blevins, who received a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice, and Terri Rena Slinker, who received a bachelor of science degree in medical practice management.

    The new degree holders join more than 120,000 Eastern alumni in Kentucky and across the United States.

  • Taylor County residents named to BCTC dean's list

    Bluegrass Community & Technical College recently recognized the following students from Taylor County who have achieved dean's list honors for the 2010 fall semester.

    The college recognizes academic excellence by naming to the dean's list full-time students who have earned an overall semester grade point average of 3.5 or better in courses numbered 100 or above.

  • TCES names Writers of the Week

     

    Taylor County Elementary School recently announced its Writers of the Week for Jan. 28. They are, from left, kindergartner Jonghyuk Lee, first grader Kayden Dobson, second grader Kyle Chappell, third grader Cameron McNeil, fourth grader Tyler Perkins and fifth grader Jenna Smith.

  • City Schools names academic achievers

     

    Campbellsville Independent Schools recently announced its academic achievers for the month of January. A boy and a girl from each school are named.

    Those recognized include:

    Campbellsville Elementary

    Noah Wilson is a kindergarten student at CES. He is the son of Mike and Sarah Wilson. He enjoys playing soccer and baseball. His favorite teacher is Lisa Wiseman and math is his favorite subject. His future plans are to become a veterinarian.