Local News

  • Forcht Bank volunteers read to children


    Forcht Bank volunteers recently read to Taylor County Head Start children. The volunteers read to the children each month.

  • TCES names Writers of the Week


    Taylor County Elementary School recently named its Writers of the Week for the week of March 2.

    They are, from left, kindergartener Bryson Clifton, first-grader Haley Mann, second-grader Riley Phillips, third-grader Brianna Bailey and fourth- and fifth-graders Manda Benningfield and Micah King.

  • TCMS students make all state choir


    Five students from Taylor County Middle School were chosen among hundreds to participate in the 2012 Kentucky Junior High All State Choir.

    They presented a concert on Feb. 9 at the Kentucky Center for the Arts in Louisville under the direction of Laura Gordon.

    Participants were Brandi Blakeman, Blake Allen, Rebekah Ellis, Taylor Thompson and Sierra Young.

  • Cheerleaders received third place at competition


    Taylor County Middle School cheerleaders received third place at the Cupid Classic Cheerleading Competition in Bowling Green on Feb. 25. Coaches are Lindsey Atwood and Amanda Gabehard.

  • 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.