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  • Anderson County teachers honored at CU

     

    Anderson County School System teachers, from left, receive Campbellsville University Excellence in Teaching Awards from Dr. Brenda Priddy, dean of the School of Education, far left, and Dr. Frank Cheatham, vice president for academic affairs, far right.

    From left are Sharon Jackman, instructional superintendent; Ginger Shely Warren of Anderson County Middle School; Jennifer Darmsteadt of Turner Elementary School; and Gina Fultz, principal of Anderson County Middle School.

    Warren received her Bachelor of Arts in English from CU in 2000.

  • Green County teachers honored at CU

     

    Green School System teachers, from left, Diane Haselwood of Green County Middle School and Ginny Lynn Scott of Green County Primary School receive Campbellsville University Excellence in Teaching Awards from Dr. Brenda Priddy, dean of the School of Education, far left, and Dr. Frank Cheatham, vice president for academic affairs, far right.

    Scott is a 1999 Taylor County High School graduate and a 2005 CU graduate.

    Haselwood graduated from CU in 1985.

  • Lincoln County teachers honored at CU

     

    Lincoln County School System teachers receive Campbellsville University Excellence in Teaching Awards from Dr. Brenda Priddy, dean of the School of Education, second from left, and Dr. Frank Cheatham, vice president for academic affairs, far right.

    Teachers, beginning fourth from left, include Jade Ashley Morton of Lincoln County High School, Kendra Stamper Funkhouser of Lincoln County Middle School and Jennifer Lynn Smith of McKinney Elementary School. At far left is Don Leigh, principal of McKinney Elementary School.

  • Scott County teachers honored at CU

     

    Scott County School System teachers receive Campbellsville University Excellence in Teaching Awards from Dr. Brenda Priddy, dean of the School of Education, far left, and Dr. Frank Cheatham, vice president for academic affairs, far right.

  • Conservation District receives PRIDE grant

     

    Taylor County Conservation District received its first PRIDE grant this year and used the funds to buy trees and recycling containers.

    Since Taylor County's public school systems already have recycling containers, the Conservation District focused on providing containers for the private schools in the county.

    Recycling containers were distributed to Bethel Christian Academy, Kentucky Christian Academy and the Campbellsville Christian Church Center for Education.

  • TCHS students win conversation scholarships

     

    Two Taylor County High School seniors, Erin Underwood and Brittany Skaggs, received $1,000 scholarships from the Taylor County Conservation District.

    To be eligible for the award, students must be majoring in agriculture or an agriculture-related subject.

  • Local students accept EKU scholarships

    Hundreds of incoming freshmen and transfer students, including several from Campbellsville, have accepted merit-based scholarships to attend Eastern Kentucky University.

    Campbellsville recipients include:

    • Raven Burress, Taylor County High School, presidential scholarship

    • Alexanderia Franklin, TCHS, colonel scholarship

    • Kaylee Gribbins, TCHS, presidential scholarship

    • Laura Hieneman, TCHS, founders scholarship

    • Samantha Rodgers, Green County High School, regents’ scholarship

  • TCHS graduate receives Burger King scholarship

    The Burger King Scholars Program recently announced that Alexandra Hezik, a Taylor County High School graduate, has received a $1,000 scholarship.

    Created in memory of Burger King co-founder James W. McLamore, the Burger King Scholars Program has awarded a total of 17,064 scholarships to students and employees across the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico, representing $17.6 Million in awards since the program's inception in 2000.

  • Vandalism still a problem at Veterans Memorial Park

    Vandals have again caused damage at Veterans Memorial Park.

    During a meeting of the Taylor County Fiscal Court’s Planning, Parks and Recreation Committee on Monday, June 4, John Harris, who serves as Taylor County Animal Shelter director and helps with the operation of the park, said a part of a fence has been spray-painted. He said several louvers in a fence will also need to be replaced.

    Magistrate Ed Gorin asked Harris to get an estimate of the cost to repair the damage.

  • Local man to appear on reality TV show 'Redneck Island' on CMT

    Rob Harris has long dreamed of competing on a reality show. Recently his dream came true when he became a contestant on CMT’s “Redneck Island.”

    The program pits 12 contestants against each other in physical and mental challenges on a tropical island a la “Survivor,” with the winner receiving $100,000 for their trouble.