Local News

  • TCMS hosts camp for incoming sixth-graders

    Cool School - a camp for incoming sixth-grade students at Taylor County Middle School - will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on July 11-14.

    Breakfast and lunch will be served, and transportation is available.

    Students will participate in activities to help orient them to the middle school. A field trip is planned for Friday, July 14.

    Registration and information is available at Taylor County Middle School by calling 465-2877 Ext. 4175. Those interested should register soon to guarantee a spot.

  • Residents named to spring 2011 EKU president's and dean's lists

    Eastern Kentucky University has announced that 981 students earned president's list honors for the spring 2011 semester. The dean's list includes 2,356 students.

    The dean's list includes Amelia Kristen Daugherty, a senior elementary education teaching major, and Russell Taylor Despain, a sophomore aviation major, both of Campbellsville, and Elizabeth Marie Spalding of Finley, a junior studying child and family studies.

    Daugherty and Spalding were also named to the president's list.

  • Taylor County residents graduate from EKU

    Eastern Kentucky University recognized 1,493 graduates at the conclusion of the spring 2011 semester. The graduates were honored at commencement ceremonies May 7.

    Local EKU graduates include Shea White of Campbellsville and Elisha M. Rhodes of Elk Horn, both master's graduates in instructional leadership.

    The new degree holders join more than 125,000 Eastern alumni in Kentucky and across the United States.

  • Lexington native invited to study in London

    John R. Tender of Lexington has been invited to study at the London School of Economics and Political Science in London, England for the 2011 school year.

    Founded in 1895 and located in central London, the school has a reputation for academic excellence with 16 Nobel prize winners and numerous world leaders as graduates. Tender will begin his studies at LSE following a summer semester at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass.

    Tender is the son of John W. and Rosalind Tender of Lexington.

  • TCHS graduate named President's Scholar at WKU


    Brandee N. Skaggs, 18, a 2010 Taylor County High School graduate, has been named a President's Scholar at Western Kentucky University for the spring 2011 semester.

    To be selected for the honor, students must earn a 3.8 or better GPA for the semester.

    Skaggs is the daughter of Jerry and Gayle Skaggs.

  • Resident graduates from Morehead State University

    Andrea Lawler of Campbellsville graduated from Morehead State University with a master of arts degree during the 2011 spring commencement ceremony.

    Visit www.moreheadstate.edu/aspire to learn more about MSU's mission, vision and values.

  • CU hires international education assistant director

    Elena Groholske

    Campbellsville University

    Dennis Paiva has been hired as assistant director of international education at Campbellsville University, according to an announcement from Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of Campbellsville University.

    Paiva previously served as team leader and freshman coordinator in CU's Office of Admissions from 2006 to 2009.

  • Students to learn about business in leadership program

    Caleb Wigginton, Katelyn McMahan and Mollie Williams of Campbellsville have been selected to attend The Center for Rural Development's Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute summer youth leadership program and will grow their business and entrepreneurial skills as representatives of the region's next generation of leaders.

    The students will attend ELI during the week of June 12-17 on the grounds of The Center in Somerset, where they will work with business professionals to receive the tools to launch a start-up business.

  • Students selected for Rogers Explorers program

    Taylor County Middle School students W. Cooper Hall and Grant Cox will have a chance this summer to further develop their math, science and technology skills and plan for their future careers - all while getting their first taste of life on a college campus.

    The students, rising ninth graders, have been selected by The Center for Rural Development to build their leadership skills and receive hands-on training in these three critical subject areas as 2011 Rogers Explorers.

  • CES recognizes volunteers

    Campbellsville Elementary School recently recognized its volunteers during Awards Day.

    Volunteers recognized were Cheryl Sullivan, Jessica Oliver, Anya Bright, Chris Alia, Kristy Bandy, Paula and Ricky Burress, Arthur and Nancy Pettigrew, Brandi Cave, Melissa Comstock, Angela Cox, Jennifer Persinger, Dianna VanCleave, Ashley Schneider, Andrea Rainwater, Tara Underwood, Sonja Hughes, Tonya Gupton, Freda Mace, Asha Fields, Jessica Watson, Ashlee and David Petett,