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Education

  • 'One Class at a Time'

    A Campbellsville teacher has been honored by WBKO television station and Leachman Buick GMC for teaching her students the value of reading.

    Karen Skaggs, a second-grade teacher at Campbellsville Elementary School, was surprised in her classroom in March by WBKO reporter Lauren Hanson.

    Just after 1 o'clock that afternoon, Hanson and a news crew walked into Skaggs' classroom and presented her with a check in the amount of $500 for her efforts in motivating her students.

    As of the broadcast's airing, the second graders in Skaggs' class had read more than 4,000 books.

  • TCHS Council accepting parent nominations

    Taylor County High School PTSO is accepting nominations for site-based decision making parent council members for the 2008-2009 school year.

    TCHS parents may pick up a nomination form in the front office at Taylor County High School from April 28 through May 9.

    The qualifications for a SBDM parent council member are being a parent, step-parent or foster parent of a student enrolled in the school during the parent's term of council service.

  • Tebbs Bend Historians bring home state awards

    The Tebb's Bend Historians recently attended the annual Kentucky Junior Historical Society convention in Frankfort. The club brought home many awards from the competitions.

    One club member, Mary Tress Eastham, was elected as state junior representative. The awards for the club are:

    First place - Sarah Januski, Division II 2D art and research paper; Sierra Hall, Division I test and photo essay; Savhanna Pearson, Division II speech; Carrie Mason, Andrea Nolley and Megan Dudley, Division III performance (awarded after an error in score reporting).

  • FCCLA members attend leadership conference

    Nine members of the Taylor County Chapter of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America attended the 63rd annual FCCLA State Leadership Conference in Louisville on March 24-26.

    The three-day meeting was packed with keynote speakers, meetings and fun.

    At the state level, six members competed in STAR Events - Students Taking Action for Recognition.

  • Local students at CU receive more than $6.5 million in financial aid

    Ashley Zsedenyi

    Campbellsville University

    As high school students around the country begin the search for their college of choice, their parents are wondering how that education is going to be paid for.

    Financial records show that Campbellsville University students from Taylor County received $6,584,386 in financial aid this year, according to Chris Tolson, director of financial aid at CU.

    That figure includes institutional financial aid, endowed scholarships, state and federal financial aid, grants and student loans.

  • Kentucky 4-H Teen Conference

    The theme for the 2008 Kentucky 4-H Teen Conference focuses on the galaxy of stars that we have right here in Kentucky - 4-H Stars.

    The conference will take place at the University of Kentucky on June 9-12 and is open to all 4-H'ers who have graduated eighth grade through age 18.

    The conference will kick off picnic style with inflatable slides and obstacle courses to welcome youth to UK.

  • Registration deadline for next ACT exam is May 9

    The next ACT test administration for college-hopeful high school students is Saturday, June 14.

    Students who wish to take the exam on this date must register online or have their paper registrations postmarked by the end of the day May 9. The late registration postmark deadline is May 23. An additional $19 fee is required for late registration after May 9.

  • Bethel Christian Academy enrolling students for fall

    Bethel Christian Academy is now enrolling students for the 2008-2009 school year.

    Bethel Christian Academy offers a faith-based academic program for children from age 2 1/2 to 5 years.

    Enrollment forms may be picked up at Bethel First Presbyterian Church, located at 502 E. Main St., or call 465-7091 for more information.

  • CES names Students of the Week

    Campbellsville Elementary School recently named the following students as Students of the Week for their classrooms. They are, from left, front: Devin Lakins, Isaiah Roy, Skyler Burchett, Austin Miller, Nevaeh Whitlock, Cierra Davis and Cody Davis. Middle: Brandon Greer, Brooklyn Spaulding, Amelia Rafferty, Jessie Bennett, Ricky Smith-Cecil, Lajerrius Haralson and Malea Lobb. Back: Tyler Roar, Chase Thomas, Tristan Messer and Tiffany Stagner.

  • Campbellsville University celebrates 16th consecutive semester of record enrollment

    Bridgette Sallee

    Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University is ahead of last spring's enrollment and is looking at 16 semesters of record enrollment. The numbers are up almost 4 percent from last year.

    Of the 2,303 students enrolled for the spring semester, almost 65 percent of those were full-time degree-seeking undergraduates.

    These numbers, however, are only an estimate of what the total enrollment could likely be.