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  • State smoking ban bill still alive in legislature

    While it may not be given the stamp of approval this year, it’s gained momentum and will likely be back next session. A House of Representatives committee approved a bill recently that bans smoking at all of Kentucky’s public buildings and workplaces.

    However, proponents have said they don’t believe there is enough support from the Republican-controlled Senate to get the measure passed.

  • St. Baldrick's event raises $47,000


    The fifth annual St. Baldrick’s event raised more than $47,000 on Saturday, helping the local event eclipse its five-year goal of $200,000 to help fight childhood cancer.
    “We anticipate eventually raising $50,000 from this year’s St. Baldrick’s event,” Donna Wise, event organizer, said. “I was confident we would surpass our $200,000 goal over five years, but the predicted amount is quite remarkable.”

  • GCU names MLK essay contest winners

     

    Greater Campbellsville United recently presented awards to participants of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. art and essay state contest.

    Participants for Taylor County Elementary School were fourth-graders Ashton Anderson and Kayleigh Burch.

    Second- and third-place state winners from Campbellsville High school were Bea Zlatkis and Nan Kultrailak, respectively. Other participants from CHS were Iyonia Jackson, Jeremy Dearing, Travis Paige and Emily Chan.

  • CU named to national 'President's Honor Roll' for community service

    Joan C. McKinney

    Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University has been named to the 2012 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, from the Corporation for National and Community Service, as a leader among institutions of higher education for her support of volunteering, service learning and civic engagement.

    CU was admitted to the President's Honor Roll for engaging its students, faculty and staff in service that achieves measurable results in the community.

  • CES names Writers of the Week

     

    Campbellsville Elementary School recently named its Writers of the Week.

    They are Tahler Franklin, Cole Kidwell, Belle Brown, Ryan Grubbs, Gabby Tucket, Lainey Watson, Adrianna Celis and Brianna Davis.

  • CHS archery team competes

     

    Campbellsville High School archery team members from the 21st Century Eagle Excellence Program participated in the fifth annual Regional Archery Tournament sponsored by the National Archery in the Schools Program on Friday, March 9.

    It was the team's first year competing.

    Jim Ward, former CHS teacher and baseball coach, coaches the team.

    Team members are Claudia Rogers, Dustin Smothers, Lauren Rinehart, William Wright and Robyn Clark.

  • TCHS student makes jewelry box

     

    Brittany Downey, a sophomore at Taylor County High School, recently designed and created a jewelry box in Bill Shoemaker's woodshop class.

    Downey adorned the box using a wood-burner to etch in cartoon characters she created, and then painted them.

  • TCES student serves as legislative page

     

    Kailey Thompson, a fifth-grader at Taylor County Elementary School, served as a legislative page for the Family Resource & Youth Services Centers Coalition of Kentucky on March 7 in Frankfort.

    Thompson is the daughter of Eric and Jennifer Thompson.

  • Resident named century scholar

     

    Somerset Community College

    For the fourth time in the past five years, a Somerset Community College student has been named to the Coca-Cola New Century Scholars program. Mike Moore, a physical therapist assistant program student from Campbellsville, was chosen as the top scoring student from Kentucky this year.

  • TCES names Good Deed winners

     

    Taylor County Elementary School recently named its Good Deed winners for the week of March 21.

    They are Abby Graham, Penny Holland, Jonathan Simmons, Fletcher Brockman and Bethany Meece.