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Education

  • TCES names Students of the Week

     

    Taylor County Elementary School recently named its Students of the Week for the week of May 23.

    They are Sabrina Farris and Adelia Simpson.

  • Campbellsville Schools will offer summer food program

    Campbellsville Independent Schools will again participate in the Summer Food Service Program.

    Meals will be served in the Campbellsville High School cafeteria on Mondays through Thursdays to children at no charge. The program is from June 2 through June 27 and from July 7 to July 31.

    Meals will also be served at the Campbellsville Elementary School cafeteria on Mondays through Thursdays from June 2 through June 27.

    Breakfast will be served from 8:15 to 9:15 a.m. and lunch will be from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

  • City school employees to get 2-percent raise next year

    They will end the fiscal year with nearly $2 million in the bank and plan to give their teachers a raise next year.

    At last week's regular meeting, board members discussed Campbellsville Independent Schools' tentative 2014-2015 fiscal year budget.

    Finance Director Chris Kidwell said he anticipates the district will, like last year, have about $1.9 million in carryover from this year's budget to add to the upcoming fiscal year budget.

  • TC schools to start year with more money than last

    Taylor County Schools will start the new fiscal year with a little more money in the bank. Finance Director Marcie Close reported to Board members at their meeting last week that the tentative total budget for fiscal year 2014-2015 is $27.6 million, a 1.5-percent increase from the current year.

    The general fund budget will increase by about 2 percent to $22.6 million.

    Included in the general fund budget is a 1-percent pay increase for all employees.

  • TCHS names Students of the Year

     

    Taylor County High School recently named its Students of the Year for the 2013-2014 school year. Faculty members vote for the winners.

    They are freshman Loren Finck, sophomore Christine Vega, junior Caleb Lee and senior Heather Sabo.

  • CU hosts pinning ceremony for social work graduates

     

    Drew Tucker

    Campbellsville University

    "This is not a rite of passage, but rather an effort earned and successfully achieved by our graduating students," Dr. Darlene Eastridge, dean of Campbellsville University's Carver School of Social Work and Counseling, said during the school's pinning ceremony May 2 in The Gheens Recital Hall in the Gosser Fine Arts Center.

    Fifty-five students graduated with degrees from the school, including several from Campbellsville.

  • TCES names Good Deed winners

     

    Taylor County Elementary School recently announced its Good Deed winners for the week of May 2.

    They are Raegan Jones, Savannah White, Jaxon McCubbin, Lauren Woods and Camryn Rhoades.

  • Welding team wins competition

     

    Taylor County High School students enrolled in the welding program at Green County Area Technology Center recently attended the SkillsUSA state competition in Louisville.

    Students Mason Arnold, Jesse Hurdt and Chris Whitley represented GCATC and placed first in the welding fabrication team event. They will be going to Kansas City to represent Kentucky in the national competition in July.

    Each of the students received $17,000 in scholarships.

    The group also received the Sportsmanship Award. Their instructor is Steven Thomas.

  • TCES names Writers of the Week

     

    Taylor County Elementary School recently named its Writers of the Week for the week of May 2.

    They are, from left, kindergartener Colton Wilson, first-grader Dalyn Williams and second-grader Makayla Montgomery.

  • TCHS DECA competes in national conference

     

    Eight DECA members of Taylor County High School's DECA group attended and competed in the International Career Development Conference on May 3-6 in Atlanta, Ga.

    Rebecca Cross, manager of Cardinal Kroger, attended the School-Based Enterprise Academy and served on the Kentucky Officer Caucus and as a voting delegate for Kentucky.

    Maegan High and Zoe Lockard competed in the community service project competition, with Lockard also serving on the Kentucky Officer Caucus. High and Lockard received a certificate of excellence from National DECA.