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  • TCHS prom is "A Black Tie Affair"

    Taylor County High School hosted its 2012 prom, themed "A Black Tie Affair," on Saturday night at Taylor County Middle School.

    Students entered the high school gym, crossed a stage where they were introduced to a large crowd of friends, family members and others waiting, then exited to the prom at the middle school gymnasium.

    See more photos in a slideshow on this website and also in the Thursday, May 17, issue of the CKNJ.

  • Local high schools preparing for graduations, other activities

    School days are numbered for local high school students.
    Seniors at Campbellsville and Taylor County high schools will put on graduation caps and gowns this week. In all, 269 students are expected to graduate.
    And after the ceremonies, local graduates will celebrate together at annual Project Graduation parties.

  • Gardening for his own good

     

    He breaks up the soft ground with his hand, gently sets the young plant in the small hole and smoothes the dirt around it.
    Next, he pours a bit of fertilizer near the roots and places a wire cage around his baby creation.
    “And there’s a tomato,” he says, “Let it grow.”
    Milton Rogers has been some form of a gardener since he was a child. Rogers moved to Campbellsville from Texas in 1973.

  • Expansion has company seeking more workers

    Those looking for a job could be in luck.
    Team Taylor County Executive Director Ron McMahan said at last Tuesday’s regular Taylor County Fiscal Court meeting that Intelenet Global Services still needs to hire from 35 to 40 more employees.
    The company, which is now owned by Serco, announced last month that it will expand and add 125 jobs to its Campbellsville facility.

  • Standoff ends with assault of police officer

     

  • Resident accused of DUI, assaulting police officer

     

    A Campbellsville woman has been arrested and charged with assault and other crimes after she allegedly drove under the influence of alcohol.

    Leanna L. McGinnis, 31, of 1895 Fairview Road, was arrested at 4:28 p.m. on Sunday, May 6.

    According to court records, Campbellsville Police Patrolman Andy Warren saw a vehicle on Fairview Road traveling at 69 mph in a 45 mph speed zone.

    While following the vehicle, Warren wrote in court records, the driver crossed the center line of traffic and dropped off the shoulder.

  • CHS honors top 10 percent

     

    Campbellsville High School honored students in the top 10 percent of this year's sophomores through seniors on May 6.

    The individual student award is based solely on a cumulative grade point average.

    This honor is presented yearly to current sophomores, juniors and seniors who meet the requirement.

    A bronze medal is awarded to a first-year recipient, while the silver medal is awarded to a second-year recipient. A student who places in the top 10 percent of their class for three years receives a gold medal.

  • CU celebrates Earth Day by planting flowers

     

    Campbellsville Elementary School students celebrated Earth Day at Campbellsville University's Earth Day celebration on April 20.

    The CES students, along with students in CU's First-Year Experience classes, planted flowers and other greenery.

    CU's First-Year Experience classes, under the leadership of Dr. Richie Kessler, associate professor of biology/environmental studies program coordinator, and Brenda Tungate, associate professor of biology, worked on several projects, including the Earth Day celebration.

  • Woman's Club receives first-place awards

     

    The Campbellsville Woman's Club recently received two first-place awards at the annual state Kentucky Federation of Women's Club convention. The convention was in Lexington on April 12-15.

    The local club received two first-place awards in the student arts and crafts contest.

    The winning entries were watercolor, won by Heaven Meadows, and crochet and knitting, won by Crystal Cheng. Both are students at Taylor County High School.

    Attending the convention were club members Jane Blevins, Betty Cox, Pat Masters and Deen Smith.

  • CU students inducted into national leadership honor society

     

    Campbellsville University students were recently inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa, a national leadership honor society.

    NaKisha Stargel, a senior from Campbellsville and current vice president for CU's ODK chapter, lit a candle representing each of the five phases of campus life: scholarship and academic success, athletics, campus and community service, social and religious activities and student government, journalism, speech and mass media and creative and performing arts.