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  • Walking for a Cure

    Taylor Countians joined together on Friday night to raise money to fight cancer and honor those who have survived and lost their lives to cancer.

    Relay for Life events were Friday and Saturday at Taylor County High School’s track.

    As of Friday night, the local Relay for Life effort had raised $29,000. The goal is $40,000.

    Money raised goes toward cancer research and transportation costs.

    More photos are included in a slideshow on the www.cknj.com homepage.

  • 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.

    Fourth-graders who received 100 or more Accelerated Reader points with an accuracy of 80 percent or higher are Arren Hash, Gracyne Hash, Cole Kidwell, John Orberson, Kameron Smith, Alli Wilson, Zaria Cowan, Gavin Johnson, Bailey Thompson, Lauryn Agathen, Abie Angel, Malachi Corley, Aleah Knifley, Alexis Lambert, Bailey Smith, Taliyah Hazelwood, Madison Lyons, Kaleigh Hunt, Sierra Lynch, Ben Arachi, Grant Rinehart, Fatimah Alabusalim and Savanna Brockman.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • TRH hosts annual community health fair

     

    It costs $12 and has the potential to save lives.

    Taylor Regional Hospital hosted its annual community health fair on Saturday, and about 1,300 people attended.

    Those who attended could get a general health panel performed for $12, regardless of whether they have health insurance.

    The health panel includes a complete blood count and comprehensive metabolic, thyroid stimulating hormone and coronary risk profiles. Prostate screening was available for men for an additional $8.

  • Contractor strike continues at Taylor Regional Hospital

    It’s been nearly three weeks and they’re still standing firm.

    Workers are still on strike at the Taylor Regional Hospital surgical center construction site. The strike began on June 4 after contract negotiations stalled.

    TRH CEO Jane Wheatley said there have been additional employees hired to perform the work of those who have gone on strike. As such, she says the tentative Oct. 8 opening date for the center shouldn’t have to be delayed.

  • County has full-time technology employee

     

    Taylor County will now employ its own information technology support employee, after Campbellsville City Council members voted at a recent meeting to no longer share that employee with the county.

    IT Specialist Tony Smith currently works for both the city and county. The city pays 40 percent of Smith’s salary, with the county paying the remaining 60.