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Education

  • 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.

  • CES student wins second place in state contest

     

    Savannah Gumm, a fourth-grade student at Campbellsville Middle School, recently won second place in the state's 2013 Conservation Art Contest. The theme of the contest was "Mission H2O."

    Kindergarten through high school senior students from across the commonwealth used the water theme to create 49,076 art entries.

  • TCHS student chosen for engineer program

     

    Taylor County High School Junior Grant Cox was selected for the Kentucky STLP Student Engineer program for the 2013-2014 school year.

    In this role, he served with other students from across Kentucky on the lead technical support team for the KySTE conference in March, providing technical assistance to thousands of conference attendees and presenters.

    He again served on the team to provide technical support for the State STLP Championships last week at Rupp Arena.