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  • CU presents awards to students, faculty and staff


    Joan C. McKinney

    Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University's annual Honors and Awards Day presented students, faculty and staff awards recognizing them for their academics and service to the university and community.

    Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of the university, called the ceremony a "very special celebration," and said, "We celebrate with those recognized."

  • Moore graduates from physical therapist program


    Campbellsville resident Mike Moore will graduate from Somerset Community College's physical therapist program this month.

    Moore was named a New Century Scholar earlier this year. He was one of 52 recipients in the United States, Canada and Guam to receive the award.

    Moore will begin work at Orthodyne in June.

  • Williams awarded presidential scholarship


    Jacob Williams, the son of Mark and Chris Dudgeon, has been awarded a presidential scholarship for maintaining a 3.9 GPA.

    Williams is attending Western Kentucky University and is a recreation administration major with a music minor.

    He has been accepted into an internship program at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla., this fall.

  • Taylor County schools hosts academic achievement rally


    Shannon Clark

    Taylor County Schools

    Osbardo Delgado, a senior at Taylor County High School, began the morning of April 27 at a drug-free/academic achievement rally and left with a 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee. 

    This is third year in a row superintendent Roger Cook has given a vehicle away to a deserving Taylor County student, according to Ann Mattingly, Family Resource Center director and rally coordinator.

  • TCHS student to perform with honor band in Tournament of Roses parade


    Alex Hezik, a senior at Taylor County High School, has been selected by Music for All to be a member of the Bands of America Honor Band in the 2013 Tournament of Roses parade.

    Hezik was selected from among hundreds of applicants across the nation for membership in this national honor band. She is the daughter of Bernard and Judy Hezik. Her band director is Stephen Bishop.

  • CU students to travel to Africa for summer missions

    Two groups of students from Campbellsville University will travel to Africa for summer mission trips, one to Niger for two weeks and the other to Ghana for two months.

    The Niger team will work with Mark and Parker Hill Phillips, both 2002 CU graduates who have served in Niger for a few years.

    In Niger, the team will work to upgrade a local school building and utilize a chronological Bible storytelling method they call C2C, or Creation to Christ.

    The team left May 7 and will be in Niger for two weeks.

  • CU graduates record number for 2011-2012 academic year

    Campbellsville University bestowed degrees on a record-breaking number of graduates, 597, for the 2011-2012 academic year. In ceremonies Friday, May 4, there were 132 students who received master's degrees and 248 undergraduates received their degrees on Saturday, May 5, for a total of 380 in the May ceremony. There were 217 graduates in December ceremonies.

    Students from Taylor County who received degrees follow.

    Photos from the undergraduate ceremony appeared in the Monday, May 7, issue and are posted online at www.cknj.com.

  • Taylor County FFA group earns regional awards


    Shannon Clark

    Taylor County High School

    Taylor County High School's FFA members attended a regional banquet on April 26 at Lake Cumberland State Park.

    The team competed in all impromptu-speaking contests. Hannah Hall, Mariah Corbin and Angella Farmer earned superior first.

    Superior second awards went to Brittany Gaddis, Jodie Phillips and Aaron Watson. In creed speaking, Rachel Hinton placed superior second. These students will compete in state competitions in June.

  • Agriculture commissioner visits TCHS


    Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer recently visited Taylor County High School and spoke to a group of FFA students.

    Comer shared that in high school, he was in FFA.

    He said FFA students are the future of Kentucky and the state needs bright, young minds to continue in the agriculture business.

    Comer, the founder and owner of James Comer Jr. Farms, a 950-acre beef cattle, timber and hay farming operation located in Monroe County, was elected in fall 2011 and sworn into office in January.

  • TCHS names Students of the Week


    Taylor County High School students were recently honored by the Senate in Frankfort, thanks to State Sen. Jimmy Higdon, R-Campbellsville, in recognition of their outstanding performance as talented young scholars.

    Front, from left, are Emily Moore, Alyssa Young, Torri Daffron, Katie Mardis and Heather Sabo.

    Back, Christa Thomas, Emily White, Cooper Hall, Quinton Bishop, Tyler Frogge, Matthew Hart and Spencer Tungate.