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Education

  • CU Chorale awarded silver cup in international competition

    Rachel Crenshaw

    Campbellsville University

    Dr. Frieda Gebert, director of the Campbellsville University Chorale, presented Dr. Michael Carter, president of CU, with an award-winning silver cup the chorale earned from its first international competition in Italy over spring break.

  • CES Writers of the Week

    Campbellsville Elementary School recently recognized Taliyah Hazelwood, Bailey Smith, Tabitha Burress, Savannah Thompson and Macy Gilkeson at an assembly for being Writer of the Week for their grade level.

  • Tarter earns doctor of optometry degree from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis

    Ann Tarter, O.D., of Campbellsville was among 119 students who were recently awarded the doctor of optometry degree from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tenn.

    Tarter was named to Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.

    A 2004 graduate of Centre College and a graduate of Campbellsville High School, Tarter is the daughter of Debra and Gary Waldron and Mike and Lyndi Tarter and the granddaughter of Norman and Margaret Christie and Elbert and Genieve Tarter.

  • TCHS Students of the Week

    Taylor County High School Students of the Week for May 12 are, from left, front: Kacie Richerson, Rikki Phillips, Megan Sebastian, Hannah Ellis, Dylan Barber and Patrick Powell. Back: Blake Brewer, Zack Bottoms, Candace Brewer, Samantha Foreman, Tom Criley, Chris Sapp, James Abt and Eli Harris.

  • FFA chapter members honored during year-end banquet

    Taylor County High School's Future Farmers of America celebrated a year of success during its annual banquet on Thursday, May 8.

    Several members received awards and appreciation.

    At the regional and state levels, 47 of 51 members received superior ratings. The chapter also received 23 first-place awards, 11 second-place awards and four excellent ratings.

  • CES honors several with math awards

    Campbellsville Elementary School honored the following students with math awards: Davon Cecil, Josh Dooley, Trayjan Bradley, Nazseem Smith, Josh Mahan, Shala Miller, Amelia Rafferty, Piper Rucker, Brody Weeks, Sidney Burke, Andrea Bryant and Blake Allen.

  • Students see re-enactment of Battle of Tebbs Bend

    The 2008 Central Kentucky's Civil War Trail included the reenactment of the Battle of Tebbs Bend on May 13.

    Local historian and author Betty Jane Gorin-Smith and the Tebbs Bend Battlefield Association with the assistance of several re-enactors, relived the Battle of Tebbs Bend for visitors, which included 300 students from Taylor County and Campbellsville middle schools.

    Bruce Loveall, a Civil War re-enactor from Greensburg, recruited other re-enactors including John Gatton, Vestal Rogers, Allen Rowe, Charles Lemons, Leonard Lay and Paul Withington.

  • Reality comes to town

    Staff Report

    Nearly 300 middle school eighth-graders participated in an exercise last week that tested their ability to face reality.

    Called Reality Town, the annual project pretends that each student is 28 years old and is the sole supporter in their household. Some students were lucky enough to have children, but maybe not so lucky when it came time to come up with the money to help raise that family.

  • Journalism students bring home 11 awards from state contest

    The Taylor County High School Journalism Department won 11 awards at the 2008 Kentucky High School Journalism Association State Contest on May 7 at the Clarion Conference Center in Louisville.

    The school's 2007 yearbook, the Cardinal, finished third place overall in Class AAA behind Bowling Green and Louisville Assumption.

    The school's broadcast, Taylor News Today, finished third overall in Class AAA behind Louisville Waggoner and South Oldham.

    TCHS also received the following:

  • Library News - Bonnie Webster

    "Catch the Reading Bug" is the theme for the annual summer reading program at Taylor County Public Library.

    This is a free program for children in preschool through fifth grade and young adults ages 11 to 17.

    We are having a big kick off day on Thursday, June 5 for children to register for the summer reading program. Ronald McDonald will be at the library at 6 p.m. to jump-start the program.