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  • Paintin' the Town

     

    Kenny Childers, a City Street Department employee, was busy recently painting the town red.

    Childers and a crew of other workers were painting crosswalks red as part of a project to improve the downtown area.

  • City to limit employee social media use

    City employees must now watch what they say about their employer via social media, or they could be in violation of a new policy.

    The policy was approved during last week's regular Campbellsville City Council meeting, but not without some disagreement between members.

    Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young said Council members were given a copy of a proposed policy to review that addresses several issues.

    Young said he asked for some help researching social media and was given the policy he proposes that the Council adopt.

  • Chamber honors Wholesale Hardwood Interiors

     

    The smell of fresh sawdust is in the air at the Wholesale Hardwood Interiors plant as employees work quickly to fill a customer's order.

    While making a profit is important at the company, serving the community is, too. And WHI has been honored for doing just that.

    WHI recently received Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce's Outstanding Chamber Investor award. Chamber member David Alan Newton presented the award at the Chamber's recent banquet.

  • TCES principal leaving for Glasgow job

    When Taylor County Elementary School students head back to the classroom in August, they will be greeted by a new leader.

    TCES Principal Brian Clifford has resigned his post and accepted a principal's position at Austin Tracy Elementary School in Glasgow.

    According to the Glasgow Daily Times, Clifford will replace current principal Scott Harper, who will become director of instruction. Clifford was one of more than 20 candidates for the position.

  • CU Carver School of Social Work and Counseling has pinning ceremony

     

    Campbellsville University's Carver School of Social Work and Counseling had a pinning ceremony on May 4 for its May graduates.

    Campbellsville recipients of the Bachelor of Science Social Work degree were Mary Buis, Lindsey Harris, Sarah Hayes, Jessica Oliver and Hannah Sapp.

    Campbellsville Master of Social Work degree recipients were Deanna Barnes, Ahdazsa Dye, Katie Irwin and Leigh Anne Johnson.

    Sarah Creason of Campbellsville received a Master of Science Counseling degree.

  • CU middle school leadership group has banquet

     

    Campbellsville University Middle School Leadership met at CU for their annual banquet May 10.

    Students from Taylor County Middle School Leadership dressed as their favorite person for the banquet.

    Students, from left, front, are Anthony Hillard as Joe Paterno, Korri Briggs as Amelia Earhart and Sydney Humphress as Shirley Temple Black.

  • CU middle school leadership group has banquet

     

    Campbellsville University Middle School Leadership met at CU for its annual banquet on May 10.

    Students from Campbellsville, Taylor County and Green County middle schools dressed as their favorite person for the banquet.

    Students, front, from left, include Brooklyn Harris as Betsy Ross, Heather Bailey as Jenny Finch, Brooke Harris as Sacajawea and Kathryn Doss as Susan B. Anthony.

  • TCHS student receives Bluegrass Cellular scholarship

    Kaitlin Mardis from Campbellsville, a Taylor County High School graduate, has been named a recipient of the 2012 Bluegrass Cellular Scholarship.

    Bluegrass Cellular awarded 18 scholarships valued at $1,500 each to students in the company's 40-county service area.

    This is the 11th year Bluegrass Cellular has recognized high school students through its scholarship program.

  • Crusade for Children raises nearly $30,000 locally

     

    This year's Crusade for Children roadblocks collected $29,70 in Taylor County, which volunteers say is about $3,000 more than last year's fundraiser.

    Funds collected will come back to local schools to help fund programs for students with disabilities.

    Volunteers went door-to-door soliciting donations and set up roadblocks. Volunteers went door-to-door to help increase donations.

    Over the three-day collection period on June 1-3, 55 firefighters and EMS personnel and about 50 civilian volunteers participated.

  • One injured in Old Pitman Road crash

     

    A Campbellsville woman was injured Saturday after her motorcycle was struck by a car.
    According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report, Lloyd L. Parrott, 55, of 445 Woodhill Drive in Campbellsville, was traveling north on KY 527. Linda Hayes, 61, of 94 Hunters Trace in Campbellsville, was traveling south.

    As Parrott attempted a left turn onto Old Pitman Road, the report states, he turned his 2006 Saturn into the path of Hayes’ 2000 Harley Davidson motorcycle.