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  • Schools see mixed results on annual tests

    This year's No Child Left Behind data has left some mixed results for local school systems. Some scores are up, but several schools have been ruled as not making adequate yearly progress.

    NCLB results were released last week, along with an interim performance report that replaces CATS results. Signed into law in January 2002, the federal NCLB Act requires states to provide information on districts' progress to reach proficiency by 2014.

  • 'Summer Memories'

    The Friends of the Taylor County Public Library hosted a free "summer memories" event Thursday.

    Though attendance was down, many activities were available, including summertime stories, crafts for children to give to their teachers, snacks and a scrapbook page for photos from summer vacations.

    The library's event next month will be a tailgate party with Campbellsville University football players.

    For more information, call the library at 465-2562.

     

  • No Child Left Behind and Interim Performance Reports

    Click the links below to view the No Child Left Behind and Interim Performance Reports for the Campbellsville and Taylor County school districts.

     

     

     

  • Interim Performance Report - Campbellsville Independent
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  • Farmers to see benefits from livestock program.

    The recent rise in cost of dead livestock removal has raised important questions for landowners and conservation leaders in Taylor County. However, with new grant money the county recently received, that process has become much simpler.

    "Since the implementation of our removal program, local landowners, at no direct cost to them, can easily have their deceased animals picked up," says Kathy Hodges, a conservationist with U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service.

  • School attendance OK, despite illness

    Attendance at local schools remains strong as the flu season kicks into gear.

    Attendance rates have dropped at some local schools but are not at severe levels.

    "Actually, our attendance has been a little better," said Kirby Smith, Campbellsville High School principal. "We still have some kids out sick, but I think as a whole our students are getting better."

    Campbellsville Middle School Principal Chris Kidwell said attendance had dropped a few days, but otherwise has been strong.

  • Handmade Christmas Cards

    This upcoming holiday season, residents will likely get dozens of cards with Christmas wishes. But some may get a card made close to home - by a Taylor County Elementary School student.

    Students in a social skills class, made up of a group of children with autism and related disabilities, have made Christmas cards and they will soon be for sale to the public.

    The students made the cards under the guidance of TCES teachers Brandy Close, an occupational therapist, and Jennifer Houk, a speech therapist.

  • Tower 51

    The long-awaited ladder truck for the fire department has finally arrived.

    Campbellsville Fire Department took delivery of its new ladder truck on Saturday, according to Campbellsville Fire Chief Allen Johnson.

    Originally, the truck was to be delivered earlier, but there was a delay after manufacturers accidentally drilled a hole through some wiring.

  • Discover in Thursday's print edition

    Local subscribers will notice a little something extra in today's issue of the Central Kentucky News-Journal.

    Tucked inside their newspapers, readers will find an 80-page community guide called Discover Taylor County.

    The book includes staff written articles that describe Taylor County, Campbellsville, Green River, the history of the area, economic development, arts and culture, sports, recreation, education, health care, faith, clubs and organizations, agriculture and law and justice.

  • Doing Their Part

    More than 200 people participated in Saturday's 23rd annual Lakeshore Cleanup event on the banks of Green River Lake.

    Despite threatening rain, organizers said, this year's cleanup was a success and could be described as a day of work, fun and education. Larry Lemmon, park ranger for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, said there were 234 volunteers consisting of school groups, college clubs, girl scouts, boy scouts, boat owners and community members.

  • UPDATE: Women hit, one killed on U.S. 68

    A Campbellsville woman is dead and another injured after being struck by a pickup truck as the two were walking along U.S. 68 in Marion County.

    According to a Kentucky State Police press release, LaDonna J. Sallee, 36, and Trena R. Summers, 32, of Campbellsville were walking at 8:39 p.m. last Friday, about four miles west of Lebanon.

    Police said the two women were struck by a 2006 Ford pickup being operated by David A. Grimes, 51, of Mt. Washington. Both women were crossing U.S. 68 at the time of the collision.