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  • Rogers Scholars deadline is Jan. 31

    The deadline for applying for Rogers Scholars, a youth leadership program, and ELI, a program for young entrepreneurs, is Thursday, Jan. 31.

    High school students in the 42-county region of Southern and Eastern Kentucky are eligible to apply.

    Rogers Scholars is for rising high school juniors. Sophomores, juniors and seniors can apply for ELI. Both are one-week summer sessions, which take place on the grounds of The Center for Rural Development in Somerset.

    Rogers Scholars graduates have described the program as a "life-changing experience."

  • CES Students of the Week

    Several Campbellsville Elementary students were recently honored at a celebration assembly by being named Student of the Week for their classroom. They are, from left, front: Shelby Hunt, Branson Wilcoxson, Devon Reardon, Jasmine Coro and Andrew Willams. Middle: Josh Dooley, Gracie Miller, Davon Cecil, Korissa Pearish and Rafael Pedroza. Back: Alicia Grapevine, Keniayah Barnett, Kalup Cowan, Jarett Malone, James Ferguson and Sara Kurtz.

  • Tedder joins Wise, Buckner, Sprowles

    Austin Tedder has joined the staff of Wise, Buckner, Sprowles and Associates, 301 E. Main St.

    Tedder graduated from Taylor County High School in 2003 and Western Kentucky University in 2007 with a B.S. in accounting. His previous work experience includes an internship at Ingersoll-Rand in the finance department.

    He enjoys community involvement through coaching Pee-Wee baseball.

    He is the son of Terry and Mitzi Tedder of Campbellsville and the late Phyllis Tedder.

  • Murakami donates to Toys for Tots

    Murakami, Water Tower Bypass, contributed $2,800 to Toys for Tots. The money was donated by employees and management. Pictured are Dan Durham, director of Rescue; Rescue employees; Rob Collins, Commonwealth Broadcasting representative; Shinn Murakami, Murakami owner; and Nancy Vaughn of Murakami.

  • Moore joins Davina's staff

    Sheila Moore has joined the staff at Davina's Plaza Salon, 116 Central Plaza, as a stylist.

    Moore specializes in cuts, perms, hi-lights and color.

  • Title I offering supplemental services

    Taylor County Elementary is in Tier II consequences of the No Child Left Behind Act since it has not made "adequate yearly progress" for the past two consecutive years.

    As a result, Title I must offer supplemental education services to students receiving a free/reduced lunch at Taylor County Elementary.

    For those students experiencing academic difficulties, a list of Kentucky Department of Education approved providers offering assistance is available.

  • Lee's Famous Recipe

    Lee's Famous Recipe, 501 E. Broadway, sponsored a Campbellsville Band Day recently.

    Owner David Allen Newton donated a portion of the day's sales to the band. In all, Lee's of Campbellsville contributed nearly $2,000.

    Band Director Jaime Smith said, "We couldn't be more thankful to David and the people at Lee's Famous Recipe, particularly during a time in which our band program is financially strained."

    Lee's has donated thousands of dollars to band programs through the years.

  • Locals named to EKU dean's list

    Eastern Kentucky University has announced that 2,269 students earned dean's list honors for the fall 2007 semester.

    Local students named to the list include: Ricky Yates of Campbellsville, a senior criminal justice major; and Elizabeth Spalding of Finley, a freshman business major.

    To achieve dean's list honors at Eastern, students attempting 14 or more credit hours must earn a 3.5 grade point average out of a possible 4.0. Students attempting 13 credit hours must earn a 3.65 GPA, and students attempting 12 credit hours must earn a 3.75 GPA.

  • Non-smokers graduate

    The Cooper Clayton Smoking Cessation Class at Taylor Regional Hospital recently graduated six individuals. Included in this group were two TRH team members, Charlotte McFarland and Susan Phillips.

    "Everybody keeps you on track in this program, and if you start to feel that you are not getting anywhere, they give you the confidence to know you are going to get over the hurdle and that you will become a non-smoker," says Charlotte McFarland.

    This thought was echoed by Susan Phillips.

  • School Menus for Jan. 28-Feb. 1

    Campbellsville Elementary/High

    Jan. 28-Feb. 1

    Monday: Lasagna, tossed salad, hash brown, toast, pineapple and milk.

    Tuesday: Hamburger, pickles, onions, potato wedges, baked beans, applesauce and milk.

    Wednesday: Chicken tenders, mashed potatoes, green beans, peaches, bread slice and milk.

    Thursday: Pizza, tossed salad, corn, diced pears, Rice Krispies treat and milk.

    Friday: Hot dog, chili, Fritos, pork and beans, apple or orange, graham cracker and milk.

    Campbellsville Middle

    Jan. 28-Feb. 1