Local News

  • National EMS Week honors public servants


    They don’t do it for the money. They do it to help people.

    This week has been set aside to recognize EMS workers as National Emergency Medical Services Week.

    Taylor County is home to many EMS personnel who put themselves in harms way to help others on what could likely be the worst day of their lives. Gary Magers, who serves as director at Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS, says people might get into the field because they believe it will be exciting.

  • Voters go to the polls today


    The turnout for today’s Primary Election will likely be light.
    Republicans will vote for a presidential candidate and Democrats will pick presidential and United States congress representative candidates.
    With only those two races to draw voters, Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney said he expects no more than 7 to 8 percent of registered voters to cast their ballots.

  • Class of 2012

    Taylor County and Campbellsville high school seniors graduated in ceremonies on Friday evening and Saturday afternoon, respectively.

    In all, about 270 students received diplomas.

    After the ceremonies, students gathered for Project Graduation celebrations.

    For more photos from the graduation and Project Graduation ceremonies, see slideshows on the home page at www.cknj.com.

  • Finance director says Campbellsville schools are doing well

    Calen McKinney

    Campbellsville School System's finance director says the District is doing well.

    At last week's regular Campbellsville School Board meeting, Finance Director Chris Kidwell presented a tentative budget for the District for 2012-2013.

    Kidwell said the budget includes a projected carryover from the current year of a little more than $1.75 million, which is higher than in several past years.

  • Taylor County School Board meets

    Action from Taylor County School Board's regular meeting on May 8:

    • Dr. William Mattingly from the Taylor County Virtual Charter School told Board members that the school has completed ACT, end-of-course exams and middle school K-Prep and is getting ready to do high school K-Prep.

    • Taylor County High School Principal Charles Higdon Jr. said nine TCHS students were selected for the Governor Scholars Program, which is an all-time high.

  • CU presents awards to students, faculty and staff


    Joan C. McKinney

    Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University's annual Honors and Awards Day presented students, faculty and staff awards recognizing them for their academics and service to the university and community.

    Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of the university, called the ceremony a "very special celebration," and said, "We celebrate with those recognized."

  • Moore graduates from physical therapist program


    Campbellsville resident Mike Moore will graduate from Somerset Community College's physical therapist program this month.

    Moore was named a New Century Scholar earlier this year. He was one of 52 recipients in the United States, Canada and Guam to receive the award.

    Moore will begin work at Orthodyne in June.

  • Williams awarded presidential scholarship


    Jacob Williams, the son of Mark and Chris Dudgeon, has been awarded a presidential scholarship for maintaining a 3.9 GPA.

    Williams is attending Western Kentucky University and is a recreation administration major with a music minor.

    He has been accepted into an internship program at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla., this fall.

  • Taylor County schools hosts academic achievement rally


    Shannon Clark

    Taylor County Schools

    Osbardo Delgado, a senior at Taylor County High School, began the morning of April 27 at a drug-free/academic achievement rally and left with a 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee. 

    This is third year in a row superintendent Roger Cook has given a vehicle away to a deserving Taylor County student, according to Ann Mattingly, Family Resource Center director and rally coordinator.

  • TCHS student to perform with honor band in Tournament of Roses parade


    Alex Hezik, a senior at Taylor County High School, has been selected by Music for All to be a member of the Bands of America Honor Band in the 2013 Tournament of Roses parade.

    Hezik was selected from among hundreds of applicants across the nation for membership in this national honor band. She is the daughter of Bernard and Judy Hezik. Her band director is Stephen Bishop.