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  • Judge expected to dismiss school discrimination lawsuit

    A judge is expected to dismiss a lawsuit tomorrow that alleges a student suffered racial discrimination at a local school.

    The plaintiff’s attorney says his clients will allow the case to be dismissed because they will not be prosecuting the claim.

    The student and his parents sued the Campbellsville Independent School System in June 2009, alleging the student was subjected to racial discrimination.

  • Local districts won't change immediately

    Magisterial and Taylor County School Board district boundaries won’t be changing this year after all.

    Because a redistricting plan passed by members of the House and Senate was ruled unconstitutional, plans that change the magisterial and Taylor County School Board district boundaries can’t go into effect just yet.

  • March is Severe Storms Preparedness Month

     

  • Lego fun draws children to library

    Pirate ships, the White House, a miniature police station and robots.

    Creativity recently came alive at the Taylor County Public Library when 34 area children competed in the first-ever Lego building contest.

    Children ages 4 to 17 were eligible to enter, and their creations were judged on creativity, originality and complexity.

    Debbie Parson, a circulation clerk who oversees junior programming at the library, said the contest brought more boys to the library. Plans are in the works for another contest next year.

  • Free, reduced lunches on the rise locally

    The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunches is on the rise at several local schools, and that’s a trend officials say ties directly to the local economy.
    According to 2011 data from the Kentucky Department of Education, the percentage of free/reduced lunches at Taylor County Elementary School is 63 percent (up from 54 percent in 2008), 55 percent at Taylor County Middle School (up from 44 percent), and 50 percent at Taylor County High School (up from 37 percent).

  • Local woman hospitalized following Thursday collision

    A Campbellsville woman remains hospitalized in good condition following a three-vehicle collision Thursday.
    According to a Campbellsville Police news release, at 7:47 p.m., Alicia Nelson, 21, of Campbellsville was driving a 2004 Nissan east on U.S. 68, when she attempted a left turn onto KY 210, pulling into the past of a 2006 Chrysler driven by Kyle Glasscoe, 27, of Greensburg. Following the impact, Glasscoe’s vehicle struck a 2000 Ford pickup driven by Melvin Newton, 68, of Campbellsville.

  • TRH hosts healthy heart fair

    Taylor Regional Hospital hosted its Healthy Heart Expo on Feb. 23 at the Taylor County Extension Office. There were about 150 in attendance for educational sessions presented by Dr. David Montgomery of Internal Medicine Associates and Pam Rogers, RN. Also featured were more than 30 informational booths, door prizes and refreshments.

  • Adanta hosts reentry task force meeting

    The Adanta Group Community Mental Health Center hosted a meeting of the Southeast Kentucky Reentry Task Force on Feb. 21, with representatives from the Task Force’s 18-county coverage area in attendance.
    The meeting took place at Adanta’s administrative offices in Somerset.
    The Task Force is made up of the Lake Cumberland and Cumberland Valley Area development districts.

  • TCHS aviation students win first place honors

     

    Taylor County High School students competed at Shawnee High School in the Skills USA Championship on Feb. 24 and took home first-place awards.

    The aviation flight competition was for students in both fundamental and advanced areas, including preflight, advanced and fundamental flight profile, written exam, aircraft identification and advanced flight planning.

    Aaron Watson placed first in advanced requirements and Austin Merritt placed third in fundamental requirements.

  • CU inducts first members into Alpha Xi Sigma chapter

     

    Christina L. Kern

    Campbellsville University

    "You don't have to do it, no one is making you, and that is what is nice about it," Dr. Eric Wake, professor and history department chair from the University of the Cumberlands, said referring to Phi Alpha Theta, national history honor society, at Campbellsville University's first induction ceremony.

    "When you decide to do it, you're stepping out."