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  • County to help find 'lost' money

    Magistrates have agreed to help residents find some "lost" money.

    At last Tuesday's regular Taylor County Fiscal Court meeting, magistrates voted to participate in Kentucky State Treasurer Todd Hollenbach's unclaimed property Treasure Finders program.

    According to www.kytreasury.com, the program began as a way to help residents find their unclaimed property, including financial assets such as abandoned savings and checking accounts, non-cashed checks and travelers checks turned over to the state after a period of time.

  • In the Jungle

    There were monkeys, snakes and a bear. And some elephants and a tiger joined the jungle, too.

    Cardinal Station, the 21st Community Learning Center at Taylor County Elementary School, and the TCES Chorus presented Disney's "The Jungle Book Kids" last weekend to packed audiences.

    Performances were at Russ Mobley Theater on the Campbellsville University campus.

  • TCHS to offer wrestling program

    James Roberts

    writer@cknj.com

    Taylor County High School will offer a wrestling program next school year.

    At its regular meeting Tuesday, Taylor County School Board gave unanimous approval to starting the program immediately, as well as paying the program's coach, Ian Hoskins, $1,900 - one-half of the annual salary.

    TCHS Principal Charles Higdon Jr. said there is a lot of work to be done before the season starts this fall, which is why he asked the Board for its blessing to start early.

  • CES celebrates Music in Our Schools Month

     

    Campbellsville Elementary School students and staff celebrated national Music in Our Schools Month last week with a week of days celebrating different styles of music.

    Students and staff also dressed the part, from showing their country and beach fashions to dressing for the styles of 1950s, 1960s, 1970s and 1980s music.

     

  • Winners of grandparent essay contest announced

     

    Karen Vaughn, president of The Taylor County Retired Teachers Association, recently announced the winner of this year's "AARP Kentucky Grandparent of the Year" Essay Contest.

    Myles Murrell was selected as the Campbellsville Independent School winner and Caleb Spencer was the winner from Taylor County Elementary School, and was also named the county winner.

    Murrell's grandmother, retired teacher Marjorie Bale, and Spencer's grandmother, Beverly Davis, a retired children's librarian, were the subjects of their essays.

  • Visiting artist works with TCES students

     

    Patricia Ritter was a visiting artist in Jeff Walker's class at Taylor County Elementary School on March 12-16.

    Ritter is a member of The Kentucky Arts Council and her work has been exhibited at The Speed Museum in Louisville and The Headley-Whitney Museum in Lexington, among others.

    Ritter specializes in watercolors, pastels, acrylics, collage, photography and creates murals.

    She worked with students at TCES on creating a "Jungle Safari" using clay figures and water colors.

  • In Session

    Sen. Jimmy Higdon, R-Lebanon, left, discusses an amendment with Sen. Vernie McGaha, R-Russell Springs, in the Kentucky Senate.

  • Locals indicted on drug charges

     

    Two Campbellsville residents have been indicted on charges alleging they sold drugs, and they could face several decades in prison for their crimes.

  • Local man accused of burglarizing storage building

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with third-degree burglary after allegedly breaking into a storage building.
    According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report, deputies responded to a report of a burglary at a storage building on KY 55 last November.
    After an investigation, an arrest warrant was written for Everette Ray Fair, 25, of 107 Lincoln Ave. Fair was arrested on March 10 and property was recovered that was taken in the burglary.
    He was lodged at the Taylor County Detention Center on a $5,000 cash bond.

  • Campbellsville residents indicted in Marion County on marijuana charges

    Two Campbellsville residents have been indicted on charges of growing marijuana.
    Justin Garrett, 27, and Kelly Coffman, 24, both of 410 E. Moores Creek, were recently indicted in Marion Circuit Court for growing more than five marijuana plants.
    According to the indictments, the two are accused of planting, growing or harvesting the plants on July 28, 2010, with the intent to sell or transfer them.
    Bond for both Garrett and Coffman was set at $15,000.
    The pair was indicted on Feb. 23, but those indictments were originally sealed.