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Education

  • Smith recognized by academy

    Corey Smith of Greensburg has been recognized by the United States Achievement Academy as a student of excellence in history and government.

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

    Smith, who attends Green County High School, was nominated for this honor by Tammy Thompson, GCHS guidance counselor. He will appear in the United States Achievement Academy's official yearbook, which is published nationally.

  • Taylor County residents named to Bluegrass Community & Technical College Dean's List

    Bluegrass Community & Technical College recently recognized the following students from Taylor County who achieved dean's list honors for the 2008 spring semester.

    Dean's list honorees are: Deborah Parson, Austin Witham, Adam Bland, Klein Stubbs and Christopher Wells.

    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.

  • TCHS DECA hosts awards banquet

    Taylor County DECA Chapter hosted its annual recognition awards banquet on Tuesday, May 13 in the Taylor County High School cafeteria.

    About 35 attended including students, parents, relatives and faculty members.

    The students who received awards/recognition are as follows: competitive event participants, Cardinal Kroger staff, committee chairpersons, the honorary chapter member, the outstanding member and retiring officers.

    Marketing instructor and DECA advisor Patty Evans also received a picture plaque from the retiring officers.

  • CU presents annual 'Excellence in Teaching' awards

    Campbellsville University awarded Excellence in Teaching Awards to 137 educators from across Kentucky during the 22nd annual awards program Saturday, May 17, in the Winters Dining Hall of the E. Bruce Heilman Student Complex on the Campbellsville University campus.

    The Excellence in Teaching Awards program is in partnership with Lexington's CBS-affiliate, WKYT-TV.

    Dr. Frank Cheatham, vice president for academic affairs at CU, addressed the teachers and guests from public and private school systems from 52 Kentucky school districts.

  • Taylor County 4-H well represented at Area Showcase

    Taylor County 4-H was well represented at the recent Lake Cumberland Area Showcase of Stars.

    This event is a competition for 4-H'ers who have won county contests in Demonstration, Talk Meet and Variety Show this year. Taylor County had nine talented 4-H'ers competing.

    Reagan Pollock was named reserve champion of the 9-year-old Talk Meet Division.

    Justice Gregory was named champion of the 10-year-old Talk Meet Division.

    Shelby Barnett was named champion in the 11-year-old Talk Meet Division.

  • Cardinal Kroger gold-certified for sixth year

    For the past six consecutive years, Taylor County High School's School-Based Enterprise Cardinal Kroger has received the Gold-Level Certification awarded by DECA Inc.

    Cardinal Kroger has been a partnership with the Kroger Corp. for the past 13 years. With the help of manager Danna Simpson and co-managers Amanda Bennett and Patty Raley of the Green River Plaza Kroger store and district manager Tim Payne, Cardinal Kroger has again reached the Gold-Level Certification, the highest certification possible.

  • CHS technology project one of 34 'Best in State'

    Campbellsville High School Student Technology Leadership Program members DJ Foley, Alex Quinn and Jason Rainwater had one of the 35 Best of State projects at the STLP State Showcase Competition on May 6-7 in Lexington.

    More than 3,500 students from across Kentucky competed in the Student Technology Leadership Program State Showcase Competition.

  • CMS awarded funds for environmental education

    Central Kentucky PRIDE and the Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet recently awarded a 2008 Environmental Education Grant to Campbellsville Middle School.

    The funds will be used to enhance an existing outdoor classroom, trail development, creek restoration and the installation of hand rails along an existing bridge.

    PRIDE and the Cabinet awarded 11 grants throughout the Second Congressional District. PRIDE promotes environmental projects throughout the District.

    For more information, call (270) 758-2152.

  • TCHS hosts cheer banquet

    Taylor County High School cheerleaders hosted their annual year-end banquet on April 17. Pictured are, from left: Maci Christie, best attitude/high academic; Rachel Clements; Brittany Mills, best base; Sarah Newcome, leadership; Lisa Densmore, best flyer; Tara Wallace; Loria Christie, coach; Chloe Tucker; Rachel Ralls; Rochelle Wooley, most talented; Cecily Walters, most improved; and Cigi Farmer. Jessica Seaborne, who received the leadership award, is not pictured.

  • TCES Writers of the Week

    Taylor County Elementary Writers of the Week for May 7 are as follows: Autumn Matney, kindergarten; Jesse Kendall, first grade; Ethan Hayes, second grade; Hailey Gebler, third grade; Chase Dysholm, fourth grade; and Mary Gray, fifth grade.