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Education

  • Adkins earns grant for class field trip

    Campbellsville Elementary teacher Vanessa Adkins was awarded a $1,000 Target Field Trip Grant, designed to help bring learning to life for students.

    Adkins, a first-grade teacher, was selected from more than 16,000 applicants across the country.

    She plans to use the grant money to take 100 first graders to the Louisville Zoo on May 1.

  • Fourth graders compete in 'Science Madness'

    Taylor County Elementary fourth graders recently participated in a competition called "Science Madness."

    During the competition, teams chosen by their classroom teacher played against each other. Ultimately, only one team represented each classroom in the finale.

    For the finale, the winning teams in each classroom competed for the title. The winning team was the "Super Science Experts" from Angie Kearney's classroom. The team named runner-up was the "Scientific Scholars" from Laura Raganas' class.

  • Dr. Yoli Carter speaks to CU faculty and staff about diversity issues in higher education

    Linda Waggener

    Campbellsville University

    Dr. Yolanda "Yoli" Carter spoke on higher education diversity issues in Ransdell Chapel recently to about 300 Campbellsville University faculty and staff members.

    She was there at the invitation of the university's diversity committee.

    The 212 international students, representing 34 nations, make CU the largest international population at any of Kentucky's private colleges.

  • Kirtley attends Governor's School for the Arts

    Haley Kirtley, a Taylor County High School junior, recently took part in the Kentucky Governors School for the Arts.

    Kirtley, the only local student to participate, competed in drama and news media. She was among 1,300 from across the state to compete.

    GSA provides hands-on arts opportunities for the states talented high school students who are dancers, actors, instrumental and vocal musicians, creative writers, future architects and visual artists.

    Kirtley plans to major in photography. She is the daughter of Robert and Carol Kirtley of Campbellsville.

  • TCES Writers of the Week

    Taylor County Elementary School's Writers of the Week for Wednesday, March 19 are, from left, Eric Rogers, kindergarten; Ariana Johnson, first grade; Denae Brockman, second grade; Layke Burriss, third grade; Sarah Myers, fourth grade; and Wade Burton, fifth grade.

  • PTSO taking parent member nominations

    Taylor County Middle School PTSO nominating committee is now accepting applications for site-based decision making council parent members for the 2008-2009 school year.

    Nomination forms may be picked up at the TCMS office and must be returned by April 25 to the office.

    Election will be April 30 in the TCMS cafeteria.

    For more information, call Denise Walsh at 403-1062.

  • CU hears about legacy of Abraham Lincoln

    Madeline Kitchens

    Campbellsville University

    "Lincoln was a politician beyond compare," said Dr. Damon Eubank, professor of history at Campbellsville University, at "The Legacy of Abraham Lincoln, Relevancy for the 21st Century" forum presented by Campbellsville University's Kentucky Heartland Institute on Public Policy recently.

    This event was part of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Celebration.

  • Students receive awards at state history convention

    Members of the Tebbs Bend Historians were honored at the 2008 Kentucky Junior Historical Society Convention.

    The 46th annual Kentucky Junior Historical Society convention, held March 27-29 in Frankfort, gathers student historians from every corner of the commonwealth in grades K-12. These students submit prepared projects in various categories, including historical exhibit, genealogical research, photography, performance and art.

    "These students are learning an appreciation for our state's history," says Kent Whitworth, executive director of the Kentucky Historical Society.

  • School Menus

    Campbellsville Elementary/High

    April 14-18

    Monday - Hot ham and cheese, French fries, peas, celery stick, pudding pop and milk.

    Tuesday - Chicken nuggets, macaroni and cheese, pinto beans, strawberries, cake and milk.

    Wednesday - Chili, crackers, cheese slice, baby carrots, applesauce, vanilla wafers and milk.

    Thursday - Hot dog, pork and beans, potato wedges, graham cracker, Fruit Juicee and milk.

    Friday - Deli sandwich with lettuce and tomato, Sun Chips, corn on the cob, peanut butter cookie and milk.

    Campbellsville Middle

    April 14-18

  • CU hosts rock 'n' roll legend Buzz Cason

    Rachel Crenshaw

    Campbellsville University

    Rock 'n' roll legend Buzz Cason, author, songwriter, publisher and director of Creative Writer's group, talked about life in the music industry at Campbellsville University in The Gheens Recital Hall on Wednesday, March 19.

    Cason has published music with several recording artists including Kenny Rogers, Jimmy Buffett, Michael Johnson and Tanya Tucker. "Everlasting Love," recorded by Gloria Estefan and U2, and "Soldier of Love," recorded by the Beatles, were just some of the hits produced by Cason.