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Education

  • Lunch prices increase at Taylor County schools

    It will cost students a bit more to eat lunch in the cafeteria when they return to Taylor County Schools in August.

    Taylor County School Board members unanimously approved a 15-cent increase for paid lunches at its regular meeting on June 10.

    The Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010 requires districts to review their paid lunch prices every year. Districts that charge less for full price lunches than the federal reimbursement rate for free lunches are mandated to gradually increase the price to close the gap.

  • CU School of Education has pinning ceremony

     

    Joan C. McKinney

    Campbellsville University

    Dr. Donna Hedgepath, dean of the Campbellsville University School of Education, told the School of Education graduates God has a purpose and plan for their lives at the group's recent pinning and hooding of graduates in Campbellsville Baptist Church.

    Hedgepath told the students they can make a difference.

  • TCHS students honored at band banquet

    Taylor County High School students were recently honored during the band's annual banquet.

    Seniors honored were Hunter Cowherd, Marshall Steele, Clayton Rule, David Richerson, Tyler Rushing, Dillyn Graham, Bryan Rule, Austin Evans, Mitchell Tinnell, Brianna Handy, Brookylan Cox, Dakota Morgan, Hayley VanMeter, MaKayla Mardis, Chelsea Mehegan and Sara Beth Matney.

  • Locals named to CU's honors lists

    Drew Tucker

    Campbellsville University

    The academic honors' president's list for the spring 2014 semester at Campbellsville University has been announced.

    The academic honors' list recognizes students who achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or above for the semester with a course load of at least 12 hours.

  • Superintendent gets top rating

     

    Taylor County School Board Chairman Tony Davis said this was the easiest superintendent evaluation he has ever done.

    "We all agree that he's outstanding, he's done more than we ask," Davis said of Superintendent Roger Cook at the Board's regular meeting last Tuesday.

    The Board met in closed session for about 25 minutes to complete the evaluation.

  • TC teachers win scholarship

     

    Two Taylor County School teachers recently won Kentucky Education Association 4th district scholarships.

    Stacey Thomas, a high school science teacher, received a scholarship toward national board certification. And Melissa Collison, a kindergarten teacher, received a scholarship toward her rank I.
     

  • Superintendent given top rating

     

    The leader of Campbellsville Independent Schools has again received an outstanding evaluation.

    At the Campbellsville Board of Education's monthly meeting on Monday, members announced that Superintendent Mike Deaton has again scored a four, the highest possible, on his annual evaluation.

    Board members discussed the evaluation with Deaton in closed session before announcing it in open session.

  • CU honors nearly 200 teachers for excellence in the classroom

     

    Joan C. McKinney

    Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University honored 166 teachers from 58 school districts throughout Kentucky with the Campbellsville University Excellence in Teaching Award on Saturday, May 10, at Ransdell Chapel on the CU campus.

    Bill Goodman, host of "Kentucky Tonight" and "One to One" on Kentucky Educational Television, spoke to the nearly 400 teachers and their guests by discussing "What is a teacher for?"

  • Flying Cardinals excel in aviation competition

     

    The Taylor County Flying Cardinals won recently while competing against 20 teams in the SKILLS-Flight Challenge and Wing Design competition at Lake Cumberland Regional Airport on May 17.

    Skills Flight Challenge Team members Logan Perry, Clayton Bishop, Meghan Sanford and Austin Smith were tested in aeronautical knowledge, flight simulation, aircraft identification and pre-flight and flight planning.

    Perry and Bishop placed first and second, respectively, in advanced group and Sanford placed third in fundamental group.

  • Resident graduates from Berea College

    David Cornette of Campbellsville received a bachelor's degree in English on Sunday, May 4, at Berea College.

    Cornette will spend the summer working with Grow Appalachia at Hindman Settlement School.