Local News

  • Scott County teachers honored at CU


    Scott County School System teachers receive Campbellsville University Excellence in Teaching Awards from Dr. Brenda Priddy, dean of the School of Education, far left, and Dr. Frank Cheatham, vice president for academic affairs, far right.

  • Conservation District receives PRIDE grant


    Taylor County Conservation District received its first PRIDE grant this year and used the funds to buy trees and recycling containers.

    Since Taylor County's public school systems already have recycling containers, the Conservation District focused on providing containers for the private schools in the county.

    Recycling containers were distributed to Bethel Christian Academy, Kentucky Christian Academy and the Campbellsville Christian Church Center for Education.

  • TCHS students win conversation scholarships


    Two Taylor County High School seniors, Erin Underwood and Brittany Skaggs, received $1,000 scholarships from the Taylor County Conservation District.

    To be eligible for the award, students must be majoring in agriculture or an agriculture-related subject.

  • Local students accept EKU scholarships

    Hundreds of incoming freshmen and transfer students, including several from Campbellsville, have accepted merit-based scholarships to attend Eastern Kentucky University.

    Campbellsville recipients include:

    • Raven Burress, Taylor County High School, presidential scholarship

    • Alexanderia Franklin, TCHS, colonel scholarship

    • Kaylee Gribbins, TCHS, presidential scholarship

    • Laura Hieneman, TCHS, founders scholarship

    • Samantha Rodgers, Green County High School, regents’ scholarship

  • TCHS graduate receives Burger King scholarship

    The Burger King Scholars Program recently announced that Alexandra Hezik, a Taylor County High School graduate, has received a $1,000 scholarship.

    Created in memory of Burger King co-founder James W. McLamore, the Burger King Scholars Program has awarded a total of 17,064 scholarships to students and employees across the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico, representing $17.6 Million in awards since the program's inception in 2000.

  • Vandalism still a problem at Veterans Memorial Park

    Vandals have again caused damage at Veterans Memorial Park.

    During a meeting of the Taylor County Fiscal Court’s Planning, Parks and Recreation Committee on Monday, June 4, John Harris, who serves as Taylor County Animal Shelter director and helps with the operation of the park, said a part of a fence has been spray-painted. He said several louvers in a fence will also need to be replaced.

    Magistrate Ed Gorin asked Harris to get an estimate of the cost to repair the damage.

  • Local man to appear on reality TV show 'Redneck Island' on CMT

    Rob Harris has long dreamed of competing on a reality show. Recently his dream came true when he became a contestant on CMT’s “Redneck Island.”

    The program pits 12 contestants against each other in physical and mental challenges on a tropical island a la “Survivor,” with the winner receiving $100,000 for their trouble.

  • Council gives final approval of city budget

    The final figures are in and the city of Campbellsville is expected to operate with nearly $16 million next fiscal year.

    The Campbellsville City Council had final reading of the 2012-2013 budget during a five-minute special meeting Monday. The vote was unanimous and there was no discussion. Council members Patti Phillips, Vangie Ford and Terry Keltner did not attend the meeting.

    The budget - which is about $1 million more than the budget for the current fiscal year - includes a 1-percent raise for City employees, which costs about $45,000.

  • County to run on $10 million budget

    Taylor County will have nearly $10 million to operate with next year.

    Taylor County Fiscal Court members had final reading of the County’s 2012-2013 budget on Tuesday night. The vote was unanimous and there was no discussion.

    The County will operate with about $600,000 more this fiscal year than last, though officials say this year’s budget basically mirrors last year’s.

  • Ticks: A big little problem


    They can be smaller than a pencil eraser, but their bite can cause large problems.

    They lurk in tall grass and wooded areas, and according to local officials, have come out earlier than usual looking for a good host.

    The Taylor County Extension Office has already received reports of ticks in Taylor County, likely brought on by unseasonably warm weather.

    Pat Hardesty, Taylor County Extension agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources, said tick season typically begins in April, but he first heard reports of them in March this year.