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  • UPDATE: Superintendent search down to three

    The superintendent's search at Campbellsville Independent Schools has been narrowed.

     

    After a three-hour closed meeting Monday night, Board Chairwoman Angie Johnson made the announcement that they had chosen to interview just three of the 17 applicants who applied for the position.

    Johnson declined to name the three finalists, saying those names wouldn't be made public until the Board's regularly scheduled meeting on April 13.

    Candidate interviews are set for April 14-24 with a new superintendent expected to be announced on May 1.

  • General Assembly approves replacement of CATS

    For a decade, the Commonwealth Accountability Testing System was the measure of success for Kentucky schools. Now, it is no more.

    After mulling over the issue for the last few years, state lawmakers approved a bill on the last day of this year's regular session that scraps CATS in favor of a new, streamlined assessment system.

    Gov. Steve Beshear hasn't yet signed the bill into law but has said publicly that he will.

  • A Day in the Life

    It might have been unlucky for some, but John "Bam" Carney says Friday the 13th was a milestone day for education in Kentucky.

    Carney, who was elected last November as 51st District State Representative for Taylor and Adair counties, has just about completed his first General Assembly. And, on Friday, March 13, Carney signed his first piece of legislation - a bill that will completely revamp Kentucky's education program.

  • April is PRIDE Spring Cleanup Month

    April is PRIDE Spring Cleanup Month in southern and eastern Kentucky and Debra McNear, the Taylor County PRIDE Coordinator, is organizing local cleanup activities.

    "Let's encourage each other to strive for a better community," stated McNear, who is also the county's solid waste coordinator and finance officer. "Volunteering is important because we need to get together. As individuals and a community, we need to move toward recycling and stopping the litter."

  • McMahan to address chamber

    Ron McMahan, Team Taylor County executive director, is April's Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce guest speaker.

    The lunch, sponsored by Fort Knox Federal Credit Union, is Thursday, April 2 at noon at Campbellsville Christian Church.

    Reservations must be made by noon on Tuesday, March 31 by calling 465-8601 or e-mailing chamber@teamtaylorcounty.com. Cost is $8 for Chamber investors and $10 for non-investors. Reservations made after the deadline will be $1 more.

  • Kickin' the habit: Smokers have several options

    Occasionally, the urge comes over Charlotte McFarland. She needs a cigarette.

    "There are times that I wanted to smoke, but I know that if I just wait a few minutes, the feeling will go away."

    McFarland's 30-year habit was hard to break, but she says that after a few false starts, she and her husband, Frank, were finally able to kick smoking for good.

    "We had been wanting to quit for a long, long time," she said.

  • Officials seek share of stimulus money

    From help with jail construction costs to water and sewer projects, local officials are putting in their requests for federal economic stimulus money.

    Kentucky will receive about $3 billion over the next 28 months for investments in health care, education, energy, infrastructure and economic development. In addition, the state will be able to compete for further investments in areas such as energy research and education.

  • BREAKING NEWS: Lady Tigers lose 64-60

    Campbellsville University was outscored 23-12 off 25 turnovers and the Lady Tigers dropped their first game in the NAIA National Tournament 64-60 to Columbia (Mo.) College Thursday morning in Jackson, Tenn.

    Read more on this story in Monday's issue.

  • BALD ... for a cure

    Donna Wise told everyone at Saturday's St. Baldrick's Shaving for a Cure at Campbellsville University that cancer doesn't take a holiday because of an economic downturn.

    Twenty barbers, more than 100 shavees and a couple handfuls of volunteers didn't take a day off either. They joined forces to raise nearly $30,000, with personal and community donations continuing to come in.

  • Adopt-a-Highway volunteers start work

    Volunteers will be out in force next week to spring clean Kentucky highways. The Transportation Cabinet has announced that the Adopt-a-Highway Spring Clean Week will be March 22-28.

    Nearly 1,100 groups now participate in Kentucky's Adopt-a-Highway program, which the cabinet established in 1988. Volunteers clean about 8,000 miles of roadside annually, setting an example of responsible environmental stewardship.