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Education

  • Rowell named President's Scholar at WKU

    Larry Rowell of Campbellsville has been designated as a President's Scholar at Western Kentucky University for the spring semester.

    To be selected for this honor, one must compile an academic standing of 3.8 or better out of a possible 4.0 for the semester just completed.

    Rowell earned a 4.0 for the spring semester.

    He is currently serving as the Kentucky Press Association summer intern at the Central Kentucky News-Journal.

  • Kirtley attending GSA at Transy

    A Taylor County girl is among more than 200 young artists from across the state participating in The Kentucky Center Governor's School for the Arts.

    Haley Kirtley will attend GSA at Lexington's Transylvania University from June 22 to July 12.

  • Pennebaker Scholarships awarded to Campbellsville students

    Linda Waggener

    Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University's School of Education recognized and honored the recipients of the Pennebaker Scholarship Award with a recent reception.

    Graduate students in the master of arts in education program who met the scholarship criteria were Angela Henderson and Rebecca Pinson, both of Campbellsville.

  • Taylor County Public Library names art contest winners

    Taylor County Public Library and the Friends of the Taylor County Public Library recently hosted a children's art contest and display.

    The event, which was open to children of all ages, drew more than 60 participants who completed art projects based on their favorite books. "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" and "The Rainbow Fish" were popular inspirations for several entries.

    Each child who submitted a project received a ribbon.

    The library donated books for each first- through third-place winner in four age groups. The winners were announced on Tuesday, June 17.

  • CU offers campus life opportunities through LINC

    Joan C. McKinney

    Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University was a little more like home to 137 students who attended CU's first LINC session June 5-6. Another 150 new students will come to LINC on June 27-28.

    It's all about information, fellowship, friendliness and personalization as students come to CU during these special two days for orientation when they experience what college life will be like in August.

  • Viers is USAA award winner

    B. Ciji Viers of Elk Horn has been recognized by the United States Achievement Academy as a student of excellence in agriculture.

    The academy recognizes fewer than 10 percent of all American high school students.

    Viers, who attends Taylor County High School, was nominated for this honor by Ryan Williams. She will appear in the United States Achievement Academy's official yearbook, which is published nationally.

  • Graves named Student of Excellence

    The Campbellsville Local Youth Networking Center - or LYNC - has recognized Whitney Graves as a Student of Excellence.

    Daughter of Randall and Teriea Graves of Campbellsville, she is a 2006 graduate of Taylor County High School.

    While at LYNC, Graves earned her CNA, KEC and became certified in CPR. After completing two years at the University of Louisville, Graves has transferred to Elizabethtown Community and Technical College where she will continue to pursue her nursing degree.

  • Caldwell earns medical degree

    Brian Thomas Caldwell graduated on June 6 from The Chicago Medical School with a doctor of medicine degree.

    Caldwell was also inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.

    He will begin his residency in surgery at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Ore., in late June.

    Caldwell is a 1994 graduate of Taylor County High School, a 1999 graduate of Transylvania University and holds a master's degree from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in Chicago.

    He is the son of Tom and Julie Caldwell of Campbellsville.

  • 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.