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Education

  • Taylor County hosts first ever 'Freshman Focus'

    More than 170 ninth graders attended Taylor County High School's first ever Freshman Focus Orientation Camp.

    Students heard motivational speakers Chris Bowers and Ryan Moran from Indianapolis, Ind., and were welcomed by more than 45 junior and senior student mentors during the two-day camp.

    TCHS is one of only a few schools in Kentucky to implement the Freshman Focus program. The program began about seven years ago at Hilliard-Davidson High School in Ohio with collaboration from the Ohio Institute of Human Services.

  • Local students make dean's list at Centre College

    Two area students have been named to the dean's list for the spring term at Centre College in Danville, an honor reserved for students who maintain at least a 3.6 grade point average.

    Lucas Hoots is the son of Mark and Charlotte Hoots of Campbellsville and is a graduate of Taylor County High School.

    Meredith Angel is the daughter of James and Sherri Angel of Campbellsville and is a graduate of Campbellsville High School.

  • TCMS dance/carnival is Friday, Aug. 15

    Taylor County Middle School will host a dance/carnival fundraiser from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 15.

    The event is open to six, seventh and eighth graders.

    Good Timz Entertainment will provide the music. There will also be pizza, drinks, popcorn, cotton candy and snacks for sale.

    32 Degrees will be selling shaved ice and sorbets.

    Ann Arnett will be applying temporary tattoos. There will also be face painting, corn hole, hillbilly golf, limbo, skeet ball and basketball.

  • CU announces fall scholarship recipients

    Ashley Zsedenyi

    Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University has announced its annual academic scholarship recipients for the 2008-2009 academic year.

    Samantha Allen, recipient of the Heartland Award for $2,500; Hannah Allen, recipient of the Special Recognition Scholarship for $5,000; Hillary Anderson, recipient of the Academic Scholarship for $6,000;

  • PTSO selling Calloway cards

    Taylor County Middle School PTSO is selling Calloway Value Cards as a fundraiser.

    The discount card can be used each day for a year, with an expiration date of Aug. 11, 2009.

    Several local businesses and restaurants are featured on the card.

    The cost of the card is $10.

    For more information, call Denise Walsh at 403-1062.

  • Campbellsville University students participate in Good Governance Forum

    Joan C. McKinney

    Campbellsville University

    Two Campbellsville University students, Aimee Hedges, a junior from Clarksville, Tenn., and Brittany Pelly, a senior from Campbellsville, were among 200 students selected across the world to participate in a Good Governance Forum at the World Bank in Washington, D.C., on July 8-11.

    The two students were chosen to attend the forum after a "highly competitive international selection process," Max Wise, assistant professor of political science, said.

  • Adopt-A-Highway poster contest deadline Sept. 30

    Each year, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet hosts a contest to allow students from across the state to submit their creative works for use in the annual Adopt-A-Highway calendar.

    Exposure to the contest and to the Adopt-A-Highway program provides young people with a sense of ownership in Kentucky's highways and stresses the importance of keeping Kentucky's highways clean and free of litter. The contest is aimed at educating and encouraging children not to litter and to spread the message to others.

  • 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