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Education

  • Students create solar system model

    Campbellsville Middle School students in Jan Speer's sixth grade science classes made scaled models of the solar system. They formed the size of the planets based upon the size of the sun, which was calculated by using a formula found on the Internet. Kyler Tucker and Spencer Yaden show their final project to the class.

  • Wilson to participate in All-State Choir

    Morgan Wilson, an eighth-grade student at Taylor County Middle School, was recently selected to participate in the 2008 Kentucky Junior High All-State Choir in Louisville, which will take place on Feb. 7.

    Wilson is one of only 215 students chosen to participate in this honor choir from students who auditioned all over the state of Kentucky.

    She is the daughter of Shannon and Susie Wilson and the granddaughter of C.G. and Lynda Collins, Donna Wilson and Mike Wilson.

    Anyone wishing to attend the concert can order tickets beginning Dec. 6 at www.kentuckycenter.org.

  • Writers of the Week

    Campbellsville Elementary students who were recently recognized as Writer of the Week for their grades are, from left: Bryce Richardson, Haley Mitchell, Jamie Cox, Brody Weeks and Brooke Harris.

  • Teachers help prepare middle schoolers for high school

    To help with the transitions from middle school to high school, Campbellsville High School teachers Ben Davis and Kirby Smith recently visited Campbellsville Middle School to speak to the students about high school expectations and academic offerings. Davis is pictured discussing with students Ricky Vannice, Mason Wethington, Nicky Lamer and Rashaud Bomar ways to prepare for high school.

  • BackPack Program feeds local hungry children

    Last year, the Taylor County BackPack Program was implemented in local school systems through the cooperative efforts of Campbellsville Family Resource and Youth Services Center, Taylor County Family Resource Center, Taylor County Youth Services Center, Campbellsville Head Start and Taylor County Head Start in partnership with Taylor County Cooperative Extension Service.

    The Taylor County BackPack Program identifies students who might be at risk of having an inadequate food supply in their homes. Many students have little or no food except for free or reduced-priced school meals.

  • Campbellsville University celebrates 10 anniversary partnership

    Linda Waggener

    Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University's WHALE Tales water safety education program is celebrating its 10th anniversary with an estimated 3,000 fourth graders from Campbellsville and Taylor County elementary schools having been taught water safety education at the CU swimming pool.

  • Jessie earns agriculture scholarship

    John Baxter Jessie, a senior at the University of Kentucky, has recently been awarded The John A. Moser Scholarship in the College of Agriculture for the 2007-2008 academic year.

    This award is based on academic performance, leadership roles and a personal essay.

    Jessie is the son of Doug and Vicki Mullins of Campbellsville and the late Keith Jessie. He will graduate in May 2008 with a degree in agriculture economics. He is working at Overbrook Farm in Lexington, founded by the late W.T. Young.

  • Taylor County Elementary announces annual food drive results

    Taylor County Elementary student collected 2,704 food items in order to help stock the local food pantry.

    Students were challenged to bring in the most items for their classrooms, and grade level popcorn parties would be awarded for their efforts.

    TCES Safety Patrol members promoted the event, with help from their sponsor Melissa Lawson and co-assistants Kathy Begley and Gwen Skaggs.

  • Taylor County area host families needed now

    Foreign high school students are scheduled to arrive soon for academic semester home stay programs, and the sponsoring organization needs a few more local host families.

    The students are awaiting news of their new families. These young ambassadors are looking forward to fulfilling their life-long dreams.

  • Senior Beta Club attends convention

    Campbellsville High School Senior Beta Club members attended the State Beta Convention in Louisville on Nov. 1-2. Students competed in arts, crafts and academic categories.