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  • Community celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


    Calen McKinney

    reporter@cknj.com

    James Roberts

    writer@cknj.com

    They marched, sang and worshiped together, in memory of slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

  • Local man arrested on forgery charges

    A Campbellsville man was arrested Saturday on charges stemming from the circulation of counterfeit $20 bills in Taylor County.
    According to a Campbellsville Police Department news release, Christopher Dale Tucker, 34, was arrested at 12:35 a.m. Saturday following an investigation by Campbellsville Police, Taylor County Sheriff’s Office and the United States Secret Service.
    Tucker was charged with first-degree forgery. More arrests are expected, according to the news release.

  • Police investigating burglary at animal shelter

    Campbellsville Police are investigating a burglary at Taylor County Animal Shelter.
    According to a news release, on Friday, Jan. 13, police responded to a report of a burglary at the shelter. Officers discovered that an undetermined amount of cash was taken.
    The case is still under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact Campbellsville Police at 465-4122 or the anonymous PRIDE line at 469-7743.
    Detective Brian Morgan is investigating.

  • USDA stewardship deadline extended

    USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service recently announced that the ranking period cut-off date for the Conservation Stewardship Program has been extended to Friday, Jan. 27.
    Producers interested in CSP should submit applications to their local NRCS Office by the deadline so that their applications can be considered during the first ranking period of 2012.

  • County a step closer to taking over city's recycling

    Though it’s not official yet, discussion is already in the works as to how the county will take over operation of the city’s recycling center.

    Taylor County’s magistrates approved Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young’s plan to pay the Campbellsville/Taylor County Economic Development Authority’s $2.1 million debt on property at Heartland Commerce and Technology Park during last week’s regular Taylor County Fiscal Court meeting.

  • Ford murder trial rescheduled again

     

    Tonya Ford won’t face a jury next week after all. New information in her case has pushed her jury trial back six more months.
    Last Friday, when a key witness was scheduled to undergo a deposition in the case that accuses Ford of killing her former husband, David M. Ford, the prosecution revealed that it has new information in the case.

  • Six Taylor County students chosen for all state chorus

     

    Taylor County High School students Caleb Smith, Austin Burress, Chandler Smith, Kaylee Gribbins, Jessica Blakeman and Kat Guzman have been chosen to perform in the Kentucky Music Educators Association All State Chorus.

    The chorus will take place at the Kentucky Center in Louisville on Friday, Feb. 10, as part of the 2012 Kentucky Music Educators Association Professional Development Conference. They were each chosen for the honor in competitive auditions this year across the state.

  • TCES names Writers of the Week

     

    Taylor County Elementary School recently announced its Writers of the Week for the week of Jan. 12.

    They are, from left, kindergartener Kaylie Allen, first-grader Peyton Skaggs, second-grader Rebecca Raley, third-grader Noah Rogers and fourth- and fifth-graders Anna Pinson and Hunter Miller.

  • KCA releases honor roll

    Kentucky Christian Academy recently released its honor roll for the second nine weeks. Students listed follow.

    All A's

    ♦ First grade - Annie Atkins, Luke Coyle, Addison Durham, MaCayla Falls, Ethen Ferrie, Chloe Gribbins, Carli Tackett, Davi Lynn Thompson and Jackson Wise.

    ♦ Second grade - Joshua Baum, Laken Floyd, Joshua Gaddis, Rebekah Scott and Baylie Somerville.

    ♦ Third grade - Keeli Farmer, Reili Farmer, Brad Gribbins and Lathan Hamilton.

  • CHS releases honor roll

    Campbellsville High School recently released its honor roll for the second nine weeks grading period. Students listed follow.

    All A's

    ♦ Freshmen - Abigail Hieneman, Taylor McCarthy, Lauren Rinehart, Claudia Rogers, Erica Sallee, Gabrielle Sanders, Cassie Squires, Owen Weeks, Joshua Welch and Mason Wilson.

    ♦ Sophomores - Zachary Durham, Emily Haley, Katelyn McMahan and Mollie Williams.