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  • TCHS aviation students win first place honors


    Taylor County High School students competed at Shawnee High School in the Skills USA Championship on Feb. 24 and took home first-place awards.

    The aviation flight competition was for students in both fundamental and advanced areas, including preflight, advanced and fundamental flight profile, written exam, aircraft identification and advanced flight planning.

    Aaron Watson placed first in advanced requirements and Austin Merritt placed third in fundamental requirements.

  • CU inducts first members into Alpha Xi Sigma chapter


    Christina L. Kern

    Campbellsville University

    "You don't have to do it, no one is making you, and that is what is nice about it," Dr. Eric Wake, professor and history department chair from the University of the Cumberlands, said referring to Phi Alpha Theta, national history honor society, at Campbellsville University's first induction ceremony.

    "When you decide to do it, you're stepping out."

  • Car club to award scholarship

    For the second year in a row, the Tri-County Car Club will award a $500 scholarship to a student pursuing an auto-related career.

    The scholarship will be awarded in May by the club based in Campbellsville, which has members from several counties.

    "We obviously have a love for vehicles of all kinds and wanted to do something to assist a graduating senior," said Al Hardin, president of the club.

  • Three residents compete for scholarship


    Three Taylor County residents competed at Lindsey Wilson College's 2012 Scholars Day on Saturday, Feb. 18. They are Catherine Jean Gray, Jacob Brett Lee and Ashley Paige Wilson.

    Gray is the daughter of Brian and Melinda Gray of Campbellsville and is a member of concert choir and Spanish club. Lee is the son of Steve and Kamie Lee of Campbellsville and is a member of drama club and BETA club. Wilson is the daughter of Steve and Libby Wilson of Campbellsville and is a member of FFA.

  • CU offers additional KEES money for student scholarships

    Joan C. McKinney

    Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University is offering students in Taylor County an expanded financial aid program, the KEES-Matching Scholarship, which will earn students more money in the fall.

    Local students can earn up to $1,500 per year with the KEES-Matching Scholarship, which is an increase from last year's maximum amount of $1,000.

  • More than 40 CU students, staff to serve spring break missions

    Christina L. Kern

    Campbellsville University

    A total of 46 Campbellsville University students and staff members will serve on five different mission teams during spring break in various parts of the United States including New Orleans, New York City, Michigan and two in Florida.

    Campbellsville University's spring break is March 6-10.

  • TCHS names Students of the Week


    Taylor County High School recently announced its Students of the Week for the week of Feb. 21-27.

    From left are freshman Hannah Shines, sophomore Dana Jolly, junior Jenna McFarland and senior Mariah Corbin.

  • TCES names Writers of the Week


    Taylor County Elementary School recently named its Writers of the Week for the week of Feb. 24.

    They are, from left, kindergartener Chloe Hall, first-grader Tatum Caulk, second-grader Chloe McCubbin, third-grader Adrieanna Wile and fourth- and fifth-graders Taegan Montgomery and Olivia Wisdom.

  • TCES names Good Deed winners


    Taylor County Elementary School recently named its Good Deed winners for the week of Feb. 24.

    They are Miranda Oliver, Baylee Sprowles, Connor Wilhoit and Jade Blackson.

    Not pictured is Amelia Christie.

  • Residents complete jobs readiness class


    Big Sandy Area Development District Regional Kentucky Works Program recently hosted a Jobs Readiness Activities Class at the Campbellsville Fire & Rescue building.

    Those attending and graduating are, from left, Natashia Albright, Cassie Amber, Joe Cornett, regional planner; Billie Wooldridge, Patricia Simpson, Lisa Cheatham, instructor; Bianca Taylor, Anthony Boils and Anthony Strong.