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  • 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.

  • CES presents end of the year awards

     

    Campbellsville Elementary School recently presented its students with end of the year awards.

  • CES presents end of the year awards

     

    Campbellsville Elementary School recently presented its students with end of the year awards.

  • Shelter fees on the rise

     

    It might look like it costs a lot more than it used to.

    But those who adopt animals at the Taylor County Animal Shelter now get a lot more their money when adopting a new pet. The adoption rate at the shelter is now $100 for dogs and cats. The cost includes a voucher for a spay or neuter operation, a microchip with 30 days of insurance, rabies and parvo shots and dewormer. The previous rate was $26, which included only a microchip.

  • Plans being made for new sports complex

    If you build it, they will come.

    That is the thought Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young and some others have had when considering building a new sports complex in the community.

    Young and about 20 other people attended a meeting on Tuesday for people determined to be “community stakeholders” in the project, including parents and coaches involved with local youth sports programs and others.

  • Williams named TCES interim principal

     

    After having difficulty finding the right candidate from an application pool to permanently take the reigns, Taylor County Elementary School will have an interim principal this upcoming school year.

    And that interim principal will be a familiar face.

    According to Taylor County Superintendent Roger Cook, the TCES Site-Based Decision Making Council agreed last Thursday to have Taylor County Middle School teacher Donna Williams fill the interim principal post while the Council continues its search for a permanent replacement.

  • Cancer study seeks 200 participants

     

    They are hoping that at least 200 people will participate.

    And with more than a month left to sign up and more than 100 already registered, officials say they are confident that they will surpass the 200 mark.

    Taylor Regional Hospital is participating in a study by the American Cancer Society to better understand what causes cancer.

    The American Cancer Society Cancer Prevention Study is a national research study with the goal to help better understand the factors that cause cancer.

  • Grand jury charges six with robbery

    Six people have been charged with committing robbery in Taylor County, stemming from separate incidents in which two people were allegedly robbed by force.

    A Taylor County grand jury indicted the defendants last Tuesday.

    Mykah Wyatt, 20, and Cartina Hewitt, no age given, both of 46 Anna Court in Campbellsville, and Cody R. Harvey, 21, of 709 Cumberland Way in Campbellsville, were charged with second-degree burglary.