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Education

  • 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.

  • Fourth graders recognized for technology program

    Several Campbellsville Elementary fourth graders were recognized as part of the Student Technology Leadership Program at their school during the 2007-2008 school year. In this program, students learn about using different forms of technology. Throughout the school year they helped classroom teachers with technology needs, recorded events using digital cameras and video cameras, and set up and assisted with the running of sound equipment for activities.

  • Spring Piano Recital

    Piano students of Beth Cochran participated in the annual spring recital on Saturday, May 10. Pictured, from left, front: Faith Gaddis, Amelia Newton, Will Miller, Elizabeth Sullivan, Sarah Botkin, Sydnee Beard, Kate Cheatham and Jessica Haliday. Middle: Kassie Miller, Lauren Johnson, Katie Mardis, Abigail Phillips, Julie Church, Connor Wooten, Emily Klingberg, Savannah Nolley, Rebekah Phillips and Ariana Wooten. Back: Rylee Beard, Kaleb Ridgeway, Jack Miller, Kensi Moore, Maddie Mason, Brooke Kearney, Ashley Farmer, Lizzy Cox, Hannah Brockman, Cameron Jeffries, Callie Botkin and Cochran.