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  • Scammer targets CKNJ customers

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  • KSP to host golf scramble in Campbellsville

     

    The Kentucky State Police will host its annual Trooper Island Golf Scramble on Friday, Aug. 11, at the Campbellsville Country Club.

    The event raises money to support Trooper Island, which is a free summer camp for underprivileged boys and girls age 10-12 operated by the Kentucky State Police on Dale Hollow Lake in Clinton County. It is financed entirely by donations, and no public funds are used.

  • Army Corps has many duties at Green River Lake

     

    As the school year for area school districts gets closer, activity around Green River Lake will begin to slow down.

    Army Corps of Engineers Park Ranger Andrea Davis said they expect heavy amounts of activity on the lake during Labor Day weekend in September, but once school is back in session, activity around the lake begins to slow for the season.

    Patrolling activity around the lake is just one of many duties and responsibilities the Army Corps of Engineers takes on at Green River Lake.

  • Bond is new assistant principal at Taylor Middle

     

    A new face will be walking the halls of Taylor County Middle School when students return to classes next week.

    Travis Bond has taken over as TCMS assistant principal, replacing former TCMS Assistant Principal Eddie Clement. He brings 17 years of teaching experience to TCMS.

    Bond comes from Mt. Sterling in Montgomery County, where he has been for the last 15 years. Bond was most recently at Montgomery County Intermediate School where he taught music for fifth and sixth graders.

  • Kentucky Christian Academy ready to start school

     

    Summer is winding down, and that means that the local school districts are preparing for the upcoming school year.

    At Kentucky Christian Academy, faculty and staff are working hard preparing for the students’ return to the classroom.

    KCA’s school year begins on Aug. 9 as the first day for students, corresponding with opening day for students at Campbellsville and Taylor County Schools. Teachers’ first day is Tuesday, Aug. 8.

  • Scam preys on public's generosity to veterans

     

    A caller from a sham charity dubbed, “Coalition for Veterans of America” is preying upon Kentuckians’ goodwill toward veterans and veteran causes, Attorney General Andy Beshear said today.

    The Office of the Attorney General has received multiple reports from Kentuckians, including a report directly from the Kentucky State Police, saying a caller claiming to be with the “Coalition for Veterans of America” is seeking donations to help cover Veterans Affairs medical bills and aid homeless veterans.

  • Old Taylor County Elementary School demolition begins

    Demolition on the old Taylor County Elementary School began earlier this week. The work began on the front corner of the building Tuesday.

  • Program helps dropouts earn diplomas

    “Raising the Quality of Life, One Human Being at a Time.”

    It’s a motto that Taylor County Schools Superintendent Roger Cook has been putting into practice the last few years to help those who dropped out of high school.

    The Taylor County School District offers the RQ1 program to anyone who dropped out of high school and is seeking to obtain their high school diploma.

  • 'Talon's Heart Journey' reaches one year

    Talon Perkins lies in the floor of his family’s home. His father, Kyle, sits next to him, dangling a balloon above him. Talon reaches and hits the balloon with his hands and feet with a contagious laughter as his parents look on with faces lighting up with enjoyment.

    “He loves balloons,” Kyle says. “He has a ton of toys, but balloons are probably his favorite.”

    “Luckily we have a bunch of balloons ready for his birthday party on Saturday,” Beth, Talon’s mother, says. “He is really going to love it.”

  • McConnell adopts plan he had dismissed

     

    With his health-insurance bill killed by fellow Republicans late Monday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell quickly adopted a version of idea he had dismissed: repealing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, but with a two-year delay.