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  • TCMS Honor Roll

    Taylor County Middle School has released its honor roll for the second six-week grading period. Students listed follow.

    Sixth grade

  • Campbellsville man involved in LaRue wreck

    A Campbellsville man managed to keep his rig from overturning after it was struck by a passenger vehicle on Campbellsville Road in LaRue County on Wednesday morning.

    Randy Wayne of Campbellsville said "the hood flew up" on impact, so he "just held it straight and hoped for the best."

    The rig, carrying a load of logs to Elizabethtown, crossed the roadway, jumped a culvert and crashed through a plank fence. It came to rest in Ron Rogers' front yard.

    Buffalo firefighters responded to the scene.

  • 'Gianni Schicchi'

    Campbellsville University presented the comic opera "Gianni Schicchi" on Nov. 17-19.

    The storyline revolved around the death of a wealthy man, Buoso Donati, and his relatives who were hoping to be left something of value in his will and the schemes they performed to get their hands on his money.

    The English version of the opera was under the direction of Dr. Mark Bradley, CU professor of music. The play was accompanied by Carla Farias of Brazil.

  • Honeycutt speaks Chinese for mayor

    Owen Honeycutt recently amazed an audience and the mayor of his town when he asked in fluent Mandarin Chinese, "I study Chinese right now and was wondering if you think it will be useful to me in the future here in Denver?"

    Honeycutt, a student at Denver International School, in Denver, Colo., is the son of Michelle Honeycutt. His great-grandparents are Pearline Smith of Campbellsville and the late Robert L. Smith.

  • Officials discuss fire substations

    It's been his mission for nearly a decade and he thinks it could lower insurance rates for Taylor County residents.

    At this month's regular Fiscal Court meeting, magistrates heard a report from Taylor County Firewise Board members George Wilson, Tom Fisher and Howard Dobson about the possibility of opening fire substations in Taylor County.

    Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers said the establishment of substations in Taylor County has been a mission of his since 1999, and the substations would help improve fire protection and lower homeowners' insurance costs.

  • CES names Writers of the Week

    Campbellsville Elementary students who were recently named Writer of the Week for their respective grades are from left: Heather Bailey, Daniel Silva and Madison Dial. The recognition took place during the school's Celebration Assembly.

  • Landfill closed in one of state's largest efforts

    While it may be one of the largest landfill closures in state history, the City of Campbellsville didn't spend a dime to close its Red Fern Road site.

    The $7.5 million effort to close the City's landfill was expected to wrap up last week, according to Bill Hall, landfill manager. The completion brings to a close a 25-year effort.

    The landfill hasn't been used since 1982 and the City has tried to close it ever since.

    "We've sent off request after request and they were coming back way more than the City could afford."

  • Man may get five years for violating diversion

    A Campbellsville man has violated the terms of his diversion and may be sentenced to five years in prison.

    Jonathan James Gurley, 19, of 701 S. Columbia Avenue in Campbellsville appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Allan Bertram on Tuesday, Nov. 6.

  • Santa's Helper Award given to paramedic

    This year's Santa's Helper is likely the closest any of the past recipients have come to actually following in St. Nick's footsteps.

    Denise Gupton, a lieutenant and paramedic at Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue, received the award this year for her work with Rescue's Toys for Tots program. The Campbellsville Kiwanis Club presents the award each year at Miller Park just before Thanksgiving. The ceremony coincides with the lighting of Christmas lights at the park.

    Gupton, who always attends the ceremony, came this year thinking she knew whom this

  • Board recognizes 'distinguished' students

    Thirty students were recognized at the Campbellsville Independent School Board meeting last week.

    Each earned "distinguished" test scores in all areas tested for their grade level last year.

    In the Commonwealth Accountability Testing System, better known as CATS, students' scores are calculated on four levels: novice, apprentice, proficient and distinguished. The statewide goal is for all students to reach proficient status by 2014.