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  • Band selling recipe book

     

    Taylor County High School Marching Band has collected recipes from band boosters, family and friends and compiled them into a cookbook. The books are being sold for $12.

    Those interested in purchasing a cookbook, can contact Cheryl Taylor at cheryl@cumberlandproductsinc.com or 469-5802.

  • Band selling hams

    Taylor County High School Marching Band is selling Penn's Country Ham packages again this year.

    Packages available include:

    ♦ Sampler - one package center slices, a package of bacon, a package of biscuit slices and a honey bear for $20.

    ♦ Bluegrass Breakfast - four packages of biscuit cuts, a box of biscuit mix, a box of country gravy mix, a bag of cinnamon apples and a honey bear for $28.

  • Kessler to perform with all-state choir

     

    Samuel Kessler, a sixth-grade student at Campbellsville Middle School, has been selected to perform with the Kentucky All-State Children's Choir for the second year.

    He will be joining about 200 other fifth and sixth graders in February at the Kentucky Music Educators conference. More than 660 choir students from across Kentucky auditioned for a place in the group.

    The concert will be Thursday, Feb. 9, at the Kentucky Center for the Arts.

  • CU creates club for military veteran students

     

    Christina L. Kern

    Campbellsville University

    For those who have protected the freedom of our country, Campbellsville University has designed a new club especially for military and veteran students, Upsilon Sigma Alpha club.

    The group's first meeting was scheduled on a day very special to each of them, Veterans' Day.

  • Taylor County Schools honored with KSBA PEAK Award

     

    The Kentucky School Boards Association presented Taylor County School District officials with the Public Education Achieves in Kentucky Award Monday, Nov. 28, at its central office. The presentation followed a demonstration of the district's award-winning Zero-Percent Drop-Out program at Taylor County High School.

    The Zero-Percent Drop-Out program has been in place since 2009, and the results have lived up to its name.

  • TCHS Band hosts benefit performance

     

    The Taylor County Marching Cardinals gave a benefit exhibition performance on Nov. 1, with all money donated going to help Andrew Tungate with medical expenses.

    Tungate is a 2005 graduate of TCHS, where he was a member of the marching and concert bands.

    Tungate was also presented with a band uniform signed by current band members.

    The Marching Cardinals dedicated their performance at the Mid States Band Association Class AA Championship to Tungate.

  • CCDC hosts food drive

     

    Campbellsville Child Development Center, a ministry of Campbellsville Baptist Church, recently hosted a food drive called "Feed the Turkey."

    The classes collected can goods and non-perishable items, which were donated to the Taylor County Food Pantry.

  • Principals make good on promise to dye hair

     

    Brian Clifford and Melissa Long, Taylor County Elementary School principal and vice principal, respectively, made some promises to students during state testing last year.

    If TCES met all its No Child Left Behind goals and the school made Adequate Yearly Progress, the two said they would dye their hair. On Nov. 18, Clifford and Long made good on their promises.

    Above, they are posing with blue and pink hair and rock band T-shirts.

  • School menus for Dec. 5-9

    Campbellsville Independent

    Dec. 5-9

    Monday - Cheeseburger, french fries, pickles, onions, diced pears, Scooby snacks and milk with choice of chuckwagon.

    Tuesday - Chicken patty, broccoli with cheese sauce, buttered peas, peaches, sugar cookie and milk with choice of corn dog.

    Wednesday - Chili, cheese slice, crackers, corn chips, baby carrots, applesauce and milk with choice of pork chop.

  • Estate sale turns up pieces of local history


    Mike Cook has been collecting antiques for about 15 years. In that time, he has come across some pretty good finds, including some old bottles and other antiques. Recently, he found some items with connections to Taylor County’s history as far back as nearly 150 years ago.

    Cook attended a local estate sale recently and bought a cardboard barrel of items for $27. Since then, he said he has been offered several thousand dollars for some of the items he found inside.