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  • TCHS FFA group wins awards at state convention

     

    Taylor County FFA members recently attended the Kentucky annual state FFA Convention in Lexington and took home several awards.

  • Shines named All-American Scholar

     

    The United States Achievement Academy recently announced that Hannah Shines of Campbellsville has been named an All-American Scholar.

    The USAA has established the All-American Scholar Award Program to offer recognition to superior students who excel in the academic disciplines. All-American Scholars must earn a 3.3 or higher GPA. Only scholars selected by a school instructor, counselor or other qualified sponsor are accepted.

  • CU education instructor receives promotion

     

    Dottie Davis of Campbellsville, instructor in education at Campbellsville University, has been promoted to assistant professor of education, according to an announcement from Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of CU.

    Davis, an alumna of CU, has served at the university since 1994. She began as administrative assistant to the president before beginning her role as an instructor in 2001.

    Davis has also served as a third-grade teacher at Campbellsville Elementary School from 2004 to 2005.

  • Plea reached in rape, sex abuse case

     

    A Campbellsville man has pleaded guilty to having sex with a minor.

    Brian K. Allen, 31, of 368 Slate Creek Road, was indicted in February 2011 by a Taylor County grand jury and charged with first-degree sexual abuse and six counts of third-degree rape.

    Allen appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Allan Bertram on July 9 and pleaded guilty to third-degree rape. The sex abuse and remaining third-degree rape charges were dismissed.

  • Underwood sentenced in sex solicitation case

     

    A Campbellsville man has been sentenced to probation and treatment after pleading guilty to soliciting a minor for sex via Facebook.

    Charles L. Underwood, 22, of 105 Ray St., was indicted in August 2011 by a Taylor County grand jury and charged with an illegal sex act with a minor younger than 16 and using an electronic system to induce a minor or peace officer to engage in sexual or other prohibited activities.

  • Summer school program helps students get ahead

     

    To many, summer school is a place where students with poor grades make up for it with extra work. Taylor County High School is attempting to change that view with its summer school program that allows students to progress through school ahead of schedule.

    Jennifer Fitzpatrick, 21st Century grant director and host of the program, says that students are given tests to determine their skill level and advance accordingly from there.

  • Johnson to retire from city fire chief position

     

    After nearly four decades, Allen “A.J.” Johnson will hang up his turnout gear. Well, at least for a while.

    And even though he is leaving his chief post, a Johnson will continue to fight fires and provide rescue support for Campbellsville residents.

    The Campbellsville Fire & Rescue chief has decided to retire, according to a news release from Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young’s office.

    Johnson said his son, Alex, has been offered a career position at Campbellsville Fire & Rescue.

  • High school bands busy with camp

    With the strike of a drumstick, they have the beat.

    The marchers, with sun in their eyes and sweat on their brow, move forward together as a unit.

    Marching band members at Campbellsville and Taylor County high schools have been practicing music and fundamentals at band camp this week.

    Stephen Bishop and Zach Shelton, directors of bands at TCHS and CHS respectively, say they are taking precautions to make sure marchers stay cool and healthy, even in the 90-degree heat.

  • 'What's Cooking, Neighbor?' star honored at CU

     

    Matthew Schmuck

    Campbellsville University

    A Campbellsville man has been honored for what he cooked up at Campbellsville University.

    Ed McGuire has been a stalwart founder and supporter of CU's "What's Cooking, Neighbor?" television production from its beginning in the late 1980s.

  • Cox graduates from pharmacy school

     

    Amory Cox of Campbellsville recently graduated with honors from the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy in Lexington.

    During the ceremony, she was awarded the American Pharmacist Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists Professionalism award, the Allison Ratcliff Scholarship award for excellence in pediatric pharmacotherapy and the Outstanding Graduating Woman award, which was selected by the Class of 2012.