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Education

  • CU receives $50,000 for Clinkscales Scholarship

    Joan C. McKinney

    Campbellsville University

    Miss Frances would have been proud.

    Rep. Ron Lewis presented a $50,000 check to Campbellsville University recently in honor of the late Frances Gaddie Clinkscales. The Frances Clinkscales Endowed Scholarship will be used for nursing students and will be awarded in fall 2009 for the first time.

    "God is love," Lewis said, "and there was never anyone who demonstrated more love of God than Miss Frances. When she said 'I love you,' she meant it."

    He said Clinkscales was a servant to man, her church and her community.

  • Thomas attends ag leadership conference

    Christopher Wayne Thomas, a senior at Taylor County High School, was chosen to attend the Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders, sponsored by Kentucky Farm Bureau.

    IFAL is a unique five-day summer leadership conference that exposes students to college life and explores different fields of study for careers in agriculture.

    The conference took place June 22-26 on the campus of the University of Kentucky and included special leadership classes and speakers, team building activities and visits to research farms and agriculture-related industries.

  • Bookmobile Schedule

    Friday, Aug. 1 - No route.

    Monday, Aug. 4 - No route.

    Tuesday, Aug. 5 - Speck Ridge.

    Wednesday, Aug. 6 - Greenbriar, Windsor Gardens and Campbellsville Active Day Center.

    Thursday, Aug. 7 - Forest Hills, Foxwood, Crescent Hill and Jackson Tower.

    Friday, Aug. 8 - Stoner Creek.

    Monday, Aug. 11 - Day cares, Campbellsville Baptist Church and Howell Street.

    Tuesday, Aug. 12 - KY 210 and Social Band Road.

    Wednesday, Aug. 13 - Meadowcreek and Hathaway.

    Thursday, Aug. 14 - Friendship Pike and Old Greensburg Road.

  • Twelve Taylor County FFA members attend conference

    Twelve Taylor County FFA Chapter members attended the Kentucky FFA Convention at the Galt House in Louisville on June 12-14. Samantha Jones and Tearah Kessler participated in the state chorus. Dakota Gilbert received first place in Crop Impromptu, Samantha Clark received second place in Dairy Impromptu, Kassy Goodwin received second place in Horse Impromptu, and Hannah Ellis received third place in Small Animal Impromptu. In the Tobacco Essay Contest, Marsha Kessler received second place.

  • Stevens earns $1,000 scholarship

    Green County High School graduate Hunter Stevens was recently awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Kentucky Federation of Republican Women. Stevens' essay, on why she chooses to be a Republican, was selected from more than 20 essays from Kentucky high school seniors across the state. She plans to attend Western Kentucky University in an accelerated program, majoring in history and political science. She is the daughter of Fran Stevens of Campbellsville.

  • Taylor County student is 2008 Rogers Scholars graduate

    Allie Romines of Taylor County was one of 30 rising high school juniors from southern and eastern Kentucky to graduate from Rogers Scholars, a youth leadership program, in July.

    Romines, a student at Taylor County High School, attended the second session of Rogers Scholars during the week of July 6-11 at The Center for Rural Development in Somerset. She graduated from the program on July 11 and will be eligible to apply for college scholarships from 13 participating colleges and universities.

    Romines is the daughter of Robert and Pam Romines of Campbellsville.

  • School Menus for Aug. 4-8

    Campbellsville Independent

    Aug. 4-8

    Wednesday _ Pizza, corn, chips, pears, graham cracker and milk.

    Thursday _ Hamburger, pickles, onions, French fries, applesauce, brownie and milk.

    Friday _ Corn dog, baked beans, potato wedges, Fruit Juicee and milk.

    Taylor County

    Aug. 4-8

    Monday _ Hot dog, macaroni and cheese, early peas, fruit salad, vanilla wafers and milk.

    Tuesday _ Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes, green beans, bread slice, chilled peaches and milk.

  • Smith is member of National Society of Collegiate Scholars

    Amanda M. Smith of Campbellsville has accepted membership in the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.

    Smith will be honored during an induction convocation this fall on the campus of Western Kentucky University.

    "NSCS is more than just a symbol of academic achievement. Membership gives students access to a number of amazing benefits including career and networking resources, scholarships, travel and service projects both on campus and in the community," said Stephen E. Loflin, NSCS executive director.

  • Campbellsville University Kid's College

    Students attending Kid's College at the Campbellsville University Technology Training Center for the second session of the summer were, from left, front: Randy Harris, Kendall Bland, Nick Lefever, Cole Frazier, Bart Frazier, Sami Jo Parrott, Jilly Bruns, Sydney Humphress, Madison James, Vanity Furr, Kaylee Pogue, Torie Foster, Bryce Richardson, Molly Sullivan, Madison Jones, Elizabeth Rogers, Ashley Smith, Jessica Haliday and Geoff Bruns.

  • CU offering only homeland security minor among private colleges in Kentucky

    Joan C. McKinney

    Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University is offering a minor in homeland security beginning this fall - making CU the only private college in Kentucky offering such a minor.

    According to Dr. Frank Cheatham, vice president for academic affairs at CU, homeland security has become a critical part of many organizations, employers and college course offerings.

    "We are proud to offer this minor in homeland security," Cheatham said, "and hope students take a great interest in serving their fellow man as a result of these studies."