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Education

  • School Menus

    Campbellsville Independent

    Aug. 18-22

    Monday - Cheeseburger, pickles, onions, French fries, vegetables and dip, pudding pop and milk.

    Tuesday - Chicken tenders, whipped potatoes, green beans, banana, bread slice and milk.

    Wednesday - Sloppy joe, corn, potato wedges, coleslaw, pineapple and milk.

    Thursday - Taco, lettuce, tomato, cheese, hash brown, peaches, Elf Grahams and milk.

    Friday - Chili dog, Doritos, carrot sticks, Fruit Roll-Up, apple, animal crackers and milk.

    Taylor County

    Aug. 18-22

  • 'American Idol' grant helps fund local BackPack Program

    America's Second Harvest of Kentucky's Heartland Food Bank has received a grant for $16,454 to combat child hunger in central and south central Kentucky.

    The grant will be used to help fund a BackPack Program, sponsored in partnership with the Taylor County Ministerial Association and the Taylor County School System.

    The program provides a bag of food to at-risk children to ensure they have adequate food over the weekends and during school breaks when school meals are not available.

  • School Menus

    Campbellsville Independent

    Aug. 11-15

    Monday - Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes, green beans, pineapple, bread slice and milk.

    Tuesday - Ham sandwich with lettuce and tomato, baked chips, carrot sticks, applesauce, Sunshine Bar and milk.

    Wednesday - Fish sandwich, pinto beans, coleslaw, macaroni and cheese, fruit sherbet and milk.

    Thursday - Lasagna, tossed salad, corn, mandarin oranges, toast and milk.

    Friday - Hot dog, pork and beans, potato rounds, pears, vanilla wafers and milk.

    Taylor County

    Aug. 11-15

  • Taylor County students recognized in national competition

    Five Taylor County High School students recently participated in the STAR (Students Taking Action with Recognition) Events at Family, Career and Community Leaders of America's 2008 National Leadership Meeting in Orlando, Fla.

    Channing Grant and Carla Watson, who are seniors at TCHS, received gold medals in the chapter service project display category, one of 16 national STAR events available to FCCLA students.

    Chelsea Hardin, Sarah Jefferson and Rachel Wise, 2008 TCHS graduates, received silver medals for their participation in the chapter showcase manual category.

  • CU receives $10,000 from Rowland Foundation

    Joan C. McKinney

    Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University received $10,000 from the Rowland Foundation recently at a ceremony in Winchester.

    Dr. Frank Cheatham, vice president for academic affairs, accepted the check on behalf of Campbellsville University President Michael V. Carter.

    The donation will provide 10 scholarships for full-time students who have completed the university's Summer Education Experience program.

  • High school students invited to apply for LeadAmerica Conference

    LeadAmerica, the nation's premier youth leadership organization, is offering 200 high school students from the across the country an opportunity to participate in the 2008 Presidential Youth Leadership Conference in Denver during the Democratic National Convention.

    "This is a great opportunity for high school students to be part of a historical event," said Jennifer Moore, Kentucky Democratic Party chair. "We're hoping a large number of the young leaders in Denver will be representing Kentucky."

  • 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.