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Education

  • 4-H Superstars

    The 2007 4-H Superstars were named at the 4-H Awards banquet. They are: Kensi Moore, Britany Harden, Aryn Massengale and Ashley Phillips.

  • Yates graduates from EKU

    Ricky Lane Yates Jr. graduated from Eastern Kentucky University on Dec. 15 with a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice.

    He is the son of Ricky and Michelle Yates of Campbellsville and Jimmy and Tammy Hunt of Finley. His grandparents are J.B. and Susie Yates of Lebanon, Dennis and Susie Hayes of Campbellsville and Howard and Virginia Shearer of Gravel Switch. Great-grandparents are Cornelia McCarty and Lucille Hayes, both of Lebanon.

  • Three Taylor residents earn degrees from Lindsey

    Three Taylor County residents recently received degrees from Lindsey Wilson College.

    The three were among 247 graduates who were awarded degrees - 176 undergraduate degrees and 71 graduate degrees - at the college's 2007 winter commencement on Dec. 15.

    Kentucky Hall of Fame journalist Al Smith delivered the commencement address to a crowd of more than 1,500 guests in Biggers Sports Center. In his address, Smith praised the graduates for the obstacles they overcame to earn a degree.

  • Lincoln Heritage Education Grant deadline is Dec. 31

    The application deadline for Lincoln Heritage Education Minigrants is Monday, Dec. 31. These grants are available during the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial period to public or private schools. They are intended to support field trips to Kentucky Lincoln sites in April, May and June 2008.

  • Mr. Molecule visits TCMS

    Taylor County Middle School sixth and seventh grade science students viewed a performance by Mr. Molecule on Friday, Dec. 7.

    Mr. Molecule is a core curriculum science show that reviews concepts in the science areas of astronomy, ecology, the human body, physical science and life science.

    The show included colorful scenes and props, and engaged students with the giant "Wheel of Science." The show was planned for science students by the teachers of the Taylor County Middle School science department.

  • Locals earn degrees at WKU

    Two Campbellsville students and two Greensburg students were among the more than 1,000 graduates to earn degrees from Western Kentucky University on Saturday, Dec. 15 during its 162nd commencement at Diddle Arena.

    Degrees were conferred to 1,071 students (81 associate's, 778 baccalaureate, 211 master's and one specialist) who completed their programs this fall as well as five students who completed a cooperative doctoral degree in educational administration offered by WKU and the University of Louisville.

    About 800 students participated in the ceremony at Diddle Arena.

  • College-bound high school students should register for the ACT by Jan. 4

    The next ACT exam will be administered on Feb. 9 in all states except New York. Students who wish to take the college admission and placement exam on this date must register by Jan. 4, which is the deadline for having their registration postmarked.

    There is a late registration postmark deadline of Jan. 18; though an extra fee is charged for late registrations. Students can register online at www.actstudent.org, or registration forms can be picked up at high school counseling offices.

  • Cowgill speaks on 'double the numbers' initiative at CU

    Linda Waggener

    Campbellsville University

    Brad Cowgill, interim president of the Council on Postsecondary Education, visited the campus of Campbellsville University on Wednesday, Dec. 19, as part of the Council's "double the numbers" initiative.

    Cowgill spoke to a gathering of CU senior administrative and academic leaders along with a group of community leaders on the mission of the CPE and its core mission of working to advance educational attainment in Kentucky.

  • CU graduates 83 in first-ever December commencement

    Ashley Sidebottom

    Campbellsville University

    "My prayer is that Dec. 14, 2007, be a day you will look back on as a day of achievement and one where you felt a blessed sense of appreciation for all those who have helped make this day possible for you," said Dr. Michael V. Carter, Campbellsville University president, at the first-ever December commencement ceremony in the Ransdell Chapel.

    The traditional senior walk morphed into an evening candlelight walk before the 7 p.m. ceremony beginning at the E. Bruce Heilman Student Complex and ending at the chapel.

  • Eagle Express offers New Year's Eve babysitting

    Eagle Express is offering baby-sitting services on New Year's Eve from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.

    Contact Sharon Harris no later than noon on Thursday Dec. 27 at 403-2670 for reservations or more information. Or, e-mail her at sharon.harris@cville.kyschools.us.

    Money raised from this event will help offset state budget cuts to continue to provide programs and opportunities for Campbellsville Middle School's after-school program, Eagle Express.