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  • Career center plans move forward

     

    The Central Kentucky Career Academy is one step closer to completion as members of the Taylor County Board of Education voted to approve a contract for architect and engineering services for the project.

    The contract was awarded to Sherman Carter Barnhart Architects, a firm based in Lexington with offices also in Louisville and Paducah.

  • Lt. Governor speaks to local chamber

     

    Kentucky Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton was the keynote speaker at last Thursday’s Campbellsville-Taylor County Chamber of Commerce meeting.

    Hampton, who was elected in 2015 to serve in the position alongside Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, spoke to the chamber about several projects she has been working on in the Lieutenant Governor’s office.

  • Door blocks coming to Taylor schools

     

    As ideas continue to be discussed about what should be done to strengthen local schools, Taylor County Schools Superintendent Roger Cook has decided to involve the local community in taking a step to strengthen security in each of the district’s four schools.

    Cook attended a school safety seminar in Louisville last week, and has decided to purchase expandable doorstops to be placed on each door of an occupied room at each of the schools.

  • Carney backs bill to end corporal punishment in schools

     

    A bill has been filed in the Kentucky Legislature that would aim to end corporal punishment in schools, and it is co-sponsored by Rep. John “Bam” Carney, R-Campbellsville.

    Carney, who chairs the House Education Committee, said that he decided to join Rep. Steve Riley, R-Glasgow, in sponsoring the bill after traveling the state and hearing from education administrators in different parts of the state.

  • H&W rises from the ashes

     

    Shortly after seeing his family’s business destroyed by fire nearly two years ago, Shaun Hord had a simple answer for how he, his family, and his employees would move forward.

    “We’re just praying about it and taking it a day at a time,” Hord said in 2016.

    Now, after much prayer, they have an answer, and it lies just across the street from the building they called home in the aftermath of the fire.

  • Community pitching in for safer schools

     

    As ideas continue to be discussed about what should be done to strengthen local schools, Taylor County Schools Superintendent Roger Cook has decided to involve the local community in taking a step to strengthen security in each of the district’s four schools.

    Cook attended a school safety seminar in Louisville last week, and has decided to purchase expandable doorstops to be placed on each door of an occupied room at each of the schools.

  • Threat made against Taylor County High School

     

    A threat against Taylor County High School was discovered Thursday morning, making this the fourth-known threat against local schools since last Friday. 

    Superintendent Roger Cook said that TCHS was on lock down for a period of time Thursday morning after someone in the school discovered the words "TC is next" written on a bathroom wall. 

  • Church to start after school program

     

     A new after-school program is in the works that could benefit local students.

    Pastor Montel Richardson of First Baptist Church in Campbellsville, located on Broadway, said the church hopes to offer the after-school program beginning next school year.

    When Richardson first arrived in Campbellsville as pastor of the church around six months ago, upon meeting with people in the church, he realized that they wanted to find a way to become more involved with children in the community.

  • Free smoke detectors to be available to all residents

     

     Free smoke detectors will soon be available to anyone who would like to have them in Campbellsville and Taylor County, courtesy of a program through the American Red Cross.

    A meeting was held last week to discuss the program involving local government officials, including Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young and Taylor County Judge-Executive Eddie Rogers, Campbellsville City Council member A.J. Johnson, and also Taylor County firefighter John Harris and Campbellsville Fire Chief Chris Taylor, among others also in attendance. 

  • School leaders deal with threats, school safety

     

    A second threatening note was discovered at Campbellsville High School Tuesday afternoon. This makes the second time a potentially threatening message has been discovered within the past week.

    Neither of the messages contained any direct threat to a particular school, student, or staff member. Campbellsville Police were called and are continuing to provide an increased presence at the school for added security, according to CIS Superintendent Kirby Smith.