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  • CU theater director receives promotion

     

    Starr Garrett, assistant professor and theater director at Campbellsville University, has been promoted to associate professor of theater, according to an announcement from Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of Campbellsville University.

    Garrett, of Campbellsville, has served full time at the university since 2005 and has taught many theater and communication courses.

    She has served as director, artistic director, technical director, set designer and actress for numerous plays, and has produced and acted for film as well.

  • CU piano professor receives promotion

     

    Dr. William Budai, assistant professor of piano at Campbellsville University, has been promoted to associate professor of piano, according to an announcement from Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of CU.

    Budai, of Campbellsville, who also serves as interim associate dean for the School of Music, was the recipient of the Non-Tenured Faculty Award in fall 2010 at CU, and has served at the university since 2008.

    Budai came to CU from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

  • CU nursing instructor promoted

     

    Angie Atwood, instructor in nursing at Campbellsville University, has been promoted to assistant professor of nursing, according to an announcement from Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of CU.

    Atwood, of Greensburg, has served in her position at CU since 2006.

    Atwood served as part time clinical instructor at Western Kentucky University while working as the staff registered nurse in the emergency room at Jane Todd Crawford Hospital in Greensburg.

    She worked at Taylor County Hospital from 1999 to 2000 as a staff nurse.

  • CU business and economics instructor receives promotion

     

    Amanda Ewing, instructor in business and economics at Campbellsville University, has been promoted to assistant professor of business, according to an announcement from Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of CU.

    Ewing, of Lebanon, has served at CU since 2008. She is a 1999

  • CU human performance professor receives promotion

     

    Dr. Jill Day, assistant professor of human performance at Campbellsville University, has been promoted to associate professor of human performance, according to an announcement from Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of CU.

    Day, of Campbellsville, has served at CU since 2007.

    Day's research on obesity, which helped secure a grant in Clay County through Kosair's Children's Hospital in Louisville, was published in The Washington Post in August 2010.

  • TCHS students graduate from Rogers Scholars program

     

    Taylor County High School students Madeira Curry and Caleb Wigginton have graduated from this summer's second class of The Center for Rural Development's 2012 Rogers Scholars youth leadership program.

    The Rogers Scholars program - The Center's flagship youth program - provides leadership and exclusive scholarship opportunities for rising high school juniors in Southern and Eastern Kentucky and encourages graduates to build their careers in the region.

  • 12-year-old boy saves aunts life

     

    Some people believe Friday the 13th is an unlucky day.

    Melissa Harris of Campbellsville might believe the same following an experience she had on Friday, July 13. But before the day was over, she found herself feeling very lucky, because her life had been saved.

    Harris was at her sister's home that morning. She was alone with her two nephews, 12-year-old Austyn Thornton and 8-year-old Dalvian Thornton.

  • Back to School: Schools set for new school year

    After several weeks of sleeping in, it's about time for local students to set their alarm clocks again.

    Classes start at local school systems in a matter of days, and orientations to make sure students have everything they need to start the school year off right begin today.

    Campbellsville Independent School students head back to class on Thursday, Aug. 2. Students at Taylor County and Kentucky Christian Academy begin classes on Tuesday, Aug. 7.

    There will be a few changes at local schools this year.

  • Farmers see 80 percent crop loss

    He searches for a good ear. It takes him longer than he thought.

    "It's bad when you have to search this long for a good ear of corn," the seasoned farmer said.

    Rain showers late last week might have helped, but the majority of crops in Taylor County are still suffering from sweltering summer heat.

    And everyone will likely feel the impact of this year's poor crop yield, when the farmers' losses trickle down to consumers.

    "The heat's hurt us," Taylor County farmer Scott Sprowles said.

  • Firefighters respond to hay fire

    Taylor County Volunteer Fire Department personnel responded to a hay fire on Monday, July 16, on KY 210.

    According to a news release, 20 personnel responded with three apparatus at 3:24 p.m. and found several bales of hay on a trailer fully engulfed in flames.

    Firefighters wet the hay and the owner was able to remove the hay with a tractor. The hay was a total loss, the report states, though the trailer was saved from damage.

    The cause of the fire is undetermined at press time.