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  • Taylor County FFA group earns regional awards

     

    Shannon Clark

    Taylor County High School

    Taylor County High School's FFA members attended a regional banquet on April 26 at Lake Cumberland State Park.

    The team competed in all impromptu-speaking contests. Hannah Hall, Mariah Corbin and Angella Farmer earned superior first.

    Superior second awards went to Brittany Gaddis, Jodie Phillips and Aaron Watson. In creed speaking, Rachel Hinton placed superior second. These students will compete in state competitions in June.

  • Agriculture commissioner visits TCHS

     

    Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer recently visited Taylor County High School and spoke to a group of FFA students.

    Comer shared that in high school, he was in FFA.

    He said FFA students are the future of Kentucky and the state needs bright, young minds to continue in the agriculture business.

    Comer, the founder and owner of James Comer Jr. Farms, a 950-acre beef cattle, timber and hay farming operation located in Monroe County, was elected in fall 2011 and sworn into office in January.

  • TCHS names Students of the Week

     

    Taylor County High School students were recently honored by the Senate in Frankfort, thanks to State Sen. Jimmy Higdon, R-Campbellsville, in recognition of their outstanding performance as talented young scholars.

    Front, from left, are Emily Moore, Alyssa Young, Torri Daffron, Katie Mardis and Heather Sabo.

    Back, Christa Thomas, Emily White, Cooper Hall, Quinton Bishop, Tyler Frogge, Matthew Hart and Spencer Tungate.

  • TCES names Teacher of the Year

     

    Brandi Graham was recently named Taylor County Elementary School's Teacher of the Year for the 2011-2012 school year.

    She is pictured here with her husband, Jody Graham, and children, Jude and Dayne.

  • Group seeks better health for community

    A local group has formed to help Taylor County residents improve their health.
    Local health and other professionals have formed a Healthy Living Coalition to ban together to make the community aware of what can be done to become healthier.
    Becky Nash, cooperative extension agent for family and consumer sciences, who is one of two co-chairs of the group, says it will coordinate community activities and educate the public about what it means to become healthier.

  • Family, state police honor fallen trooper

    In pressed uniforms, the officers stand at attention. They are there to remember one of their own.

    After nearly 24 years since he was killed in the line of duty, Kentucky State Police Trooper Johnny Edrington II hasn’t been forgotten. And the case to catch his killer is still alive.

  • Soldiers train to stay ready for the worst

     

  • City schools looking at major changes

    Major changes could be in the works at the Campbellsville School System. Superintendent Mike Deaton presented a plan during Monday night’s Campbellsville School Board meeting that would completely change the structure of the District’s schools. If approved, Deaton said the changes would be implemented during the 2013-2014 school year.
    “I think the time has come for this to be studied hard,” Deaton told Board members and parents.

  • Charged with ethics violations, PVA faces fine

     

  • Portion of Main Street to re-open today

    Main Street at Court Street will be re-open today, Wednesday, May 16, after Campbellsville City Street Department employees built crosswalks yesterday, Tuesday, May 15.

    According to the Campbellsville/Taylor County E-911 Center, the closure was expected to last until this afternoon to allow the concrete to dry.