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  • CU celebrates the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

     

    Tori Banks

    Campbellsville University

    The statement "I have a dream," spoken boldly by the famous Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., is perhaps one of the most well-known phrases in the history of America. However, Dr. Bruce Williams, senior pastor of Bates Memorial Church in Louisville, said King wasn't the world's first dreamer.

  • Woman charged in dog dumping

     

    After 23 dogs were dumped in Marion County on the morning of Jan. 24, a media storm ensued.

    The Central Kentucky News-Journal, along with the Lebanon Enterprise in Marion County and three different television stations, reported the story and $3,500 in reward money was offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for dumping the dogs.

  • Resident receives trip for commitment to student exchange

     

    Campbellsville resident Kathleen Lesperance joined nearly 600 EF Foundation for Foreign Study international exchange coordinators for a weekend at Disney World in Orlando, Fla.

    Attendees were recognized for their strong commitment to high school student exchange and had an opportunity to celebrate the year's accomplishments. In 2012, EF Foundation international exchange coordinators placed nearly 3,000 exchange students from 25 countries with host families across the United States.

  • Durham High Spirit assembly is Feb. 16

    Campbellsville Middle School's second annual Durham High Spirit assembly will be Thursday, Feb. 16, at 2 p.m. in the CMS gymnasium.

    All former Durham High alumni are invited to attend and be guests of honor. There will be a reception following the assembly with cake and punch.

    Anyone planning to attend should RSVP to 465-5121.

  • Campbellsville schools team member completes skills training

    A member of the Campbellsville Independent School District's central office staff has completed training requirements in a professional development program sponsored by the Kentucky School Boards Association.

    Karen Noe was recognized at the Kentucky Organization of School Superintendents Assistants Professional Assistants Academy on Feb. 3 in Louisville. Noe serves as the administrative assistant to Superintendent Mike Deaton.

  • CES kindergarten registration is March 19-21

    Registration for kindergarten students entering Campbellsville Independent School for the 2012-2013 school year will be March 19-21.

    Those whose children attend Campbellsville Preschool or Head Start will complete registration there. Children enrolling must be 5 years old by or on Oct. 1.

    Parents with children entering kindergarten in August will need to contact Campbellsville Elementary School from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Parents can call 465-4561 to register by phone, or visit the school for enrollment information.

  • TCHS places second at district Governor's Cup

     

    The Taylor County High School Academic Team placed second in overall points in the District Governor's Cup on Jan. 28 at TCHS.

    The quick recall squad placed second after five rounds, earning a spot in regional competition, which will be Feb. 18 in LaRue County.

  • Shooting claims life of local man

     

    “We always teased him. He was a big, gentle giant. He was a jokester, a warm and loving jokester.”

    That’s how Madonna Gaddis Chick describes her brother, Eddie Stickel.
    Stickel, 42, of Campbellsville, was shot to death last Saturday.

  • CES names Students of the Week

     

    Campbellsville Elementary School recently named its Students of the Week.

    They are, front, from left, Arisha Francis, Adrianna Sluder, Kasey Sluder, Graci Crews, Brandon Nelson and Jewell Cox.

    Middle, Tre Shipione, Aidan Keeney, Taz Shipione, Anna Davis, Logan Phillips and Bryce Spaw.

    Back, Ryder Cundiff, Joshua Lucas, Taylor Whaley, Shelby Hunt, Garrett Thomas, Brandon Pittman, Samantha Johnson and Isis Coleman.

  • "Cook's Kids" celebrate New Year

     

    "Cook's Kids" were treated to a New Year's celebration on Friday, Jan. 20, at Taylor County Board of Education's central office annex.

    Cook's Kids is a group of students who participate in a mentor program under the leadership of Taylor County Superintendent Roger Cook.

    Taylor County High School "STAR" students serve as mentors to Cook's Kids participants.