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Education

  • Richerson earns Head Start scholarship

    Former Taylor County Head Start student Steven Richerson was recently awarded the Lake Cumberland Head Start Program's "Kentucky Head Start Memorial Scholarship Award."

    Richerson was also chosen for this award at the state level.

    This presentation took place in April at the Kentucky Head Start Association Spring Conference at the Executive West Hotel in Louisville.

    Richerson is the son of Glen and Linda Richerson of Campbellsville.

  • Teens get 'real life' drunken driving experience

    Neila Schuhmann

    Social Writer

    This is not your mother's driver's ed class.

    The latest effort in convincing teens about the dangers of drunken driving is with the use of fatal vision goggles and a small motorized car - similar to a golf cart.

    "When you're dealing with young people, it's as many different ways as you can to get the message across," said Mike Thomas, driver's education teacher at Taylor County High School.

  • City Schools to offer Summer Food Service Program

    Campbellsville Independent School District is once again participating in the Kentucky Summer Food Service Program.

    All meals are free to children under the age of 19.

    Meals will be served in the Campbellsville Middle School cafeteria on Monday through Friday, June 2-27. Breakfast will be from 8:15 to 9:15 a.m., and lunch will be from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

    Adult meals will be available for breakfast, $1.25; and lunch, $2.50.

    The cafeteria can also arrange meals for groups of children attending church activities, camps or nonprofit community programs.

  • Council seeking parent representative

    Campbellsville High School is seeking parent representatives for its 2008-2009 site-based decision making council.

    Nominations for parent representatives for the council are currently being accepted at the high school any school day from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

    Voting will take place at CHS on Wednesday, May 21 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the high school.

  • Evans creates ag service event

    About 40 students from the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture recently participated in the first Ag 180: Turning Students into Leaders through Service.

    Samuel Evans of Taylor County, a student government senator for the UK College of Agriculture, said he created the service event to compliment the Ag Bash, which draws many agriculture students out each fall.

    "This is definitely one of the coolest things I've ever done - organize this event from the ground up," said Evans, an agriculture education junior.

  • School Menus for May 19-23

    Campbellsville Elementary/High

    May 19-23

    Monday - Chicken fajita, potato rounds, rice, green beans, oatmeal square, pears and milk.

    Tuesday - Election Day. No school.

    Wednesday - Hot ham and cheese, Fritos, coleslaw, corn, Fruit Shape-Up and milk.

    Thursday - Deli sandwich, pork and beans, carrots with dip, Sunchips, banana and milk.

    Friday - Hot dog, baked chips, Fruit Roll-Up, Rice Krispies treat, apple and milk.

    Campbellsville Middle

    May 19-23

    Monday - Hamburger, French fries, pears, peanut butter cookie and milk.

  • KCS preschoolers complete Book It program

    Kentucky Christian Preschool students completed the Book It reading program and received free pizza certificates. Pictured are, sitting, Keeli Farmer and Holly Brents. Standing: Bennett Wise, Reili Farmer, Will Hoenck, Brad Gribbins, Adam Jeffries, Grayson Wise, Aaron Steele and Tristan Faulkner. Not pictured are Cameron Dicken, Stephen Ferrie and Katie Hollenbach.

  • Begley wins math-a-thon

    Grace Begley was the school-wide winner of the Math-a-Thon event at Campbellsville Elementary School. She raised $221. Students in kindergarten through fourth grade participated in the event, which raised $3,000 for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

  • Moore retiring from CU

    Nevalyn Moore has a list. She made her list 15 years ago. It's a 3x5 index card, and it has 15 items on it.

    She shared the list, which is what she wants to do upon her retirement, with Campbellsville University's faculty and staff at the 25th annual Faculty and Staff Recognition Service held April 25 in the Winters Dining Hall.

    Moore is retiring after this academic year after 25 years of teaching at CU.

  • Walsh speaks to drivers' ed students

    Deputy Sheriff Bill Walsh, school resource officer at Taylor County High School, recently addressed drivers' education students at TCHS.

    He spoke on the dangers and consequences of driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol. This is one way in which law enforcement officials can work with students to reduce the incidences and results of driving while impaired.

    Walsh was with the Kentucky State Police for 27 years before retiring and joining the Taylor County Sheriff's Department.