Local News

  • CMS participates in 'Hoops for Heart'


    Twenty-four students at Campbellsville Middle School recently participated in the American Heart Association's Hoops for Heart event.

    Contributions and donations these students received will help fund research for heart disease and strokes.

    Students were rewarded with a Hoops for Heart party.

  • Locals attend Girls State


    Local students Kathryn Hieneman, left, and Erin Steele attended Kentucky Girls State, sponsored by American Legion Auxiliary, last June at University of the Cumberlands.

    This year's Girls State event will be June 10-15.

  • Forcht Bank volunteers read to children


    Forcht Bank volunteers recently read to Taylor County Head Start children. The volunteers read to the children each month.

  • TCES names Writers of the Week


    Taylor County Elementary School recently named its Writers of the Week for the week of March 2.

    They are, from left, kindergartener Bryson Clifton, first-grader Haley Mann, second-grader Riley Phillips, third-grader Brianna Bailey and fourth- and fifth-graders Manda Benningfield and Micah King.

  • TCMS students make all state choir


    Five students from Taylor County Middle School were chosen among hundreds to participate in the 2012 Kentucky Junior High All State Choir.

    They presented a concert on Feb. 9 at the Kentucky Center for the Arts in Louisville under the direction of Laura Gordon.

    Participants were Brandi Blakeman, Blake Allen, Rebekah Ellis, Taylor Thompson and Sierra Young.

  • Cheerleaders received third place at competition


    Taylor County Middle School cheerleaders received third place at the Cupid Classic Cheerleading Competition in Bowling Green on Feb. 25. Coaches are Lindsey Atwood and Amanda Gabehard.

  • Judge expected to dismiss school discrimination lawsuit

    A judge is expected to dismiss a lawsuit tomorrow that alleges a student suffered racial discrimination at a local school.

    The plaintiff’s attorney says his clients will allow the case to be dismissed because they will not be prosecuting the claim.

    The student and his parents sued the Campbellsville Independent School System in June 2009, alleging the student was subjected to racial discrimination.

  • Local districts won't change immediately

    Magisterial and Taylor County School Board district boundaries won’t be changing this year after all.

    Because a redistricting plan passed by members of the House and Senate was ruled unconstitutional, plans that change the magisterial and Taylor County School Board district boundaries can’t go into effect just yet.

  • March is Severe Storms Preparedness Month


  • Lego fun draws children to library

    Pirate ships, the White House, a miniature police station and robots.

    Creativity recently came alive at the Taylor County Public Library when 34 area children competed in the first-ever Lego building contest.

    Children ages 4 to 17 were eligible to enter, and their creations were judged on creativity, originality and complexity.

    Debbie Parson, a circulation clerk who oversees junior programming at the library, said the contest brought more boys to the library. Plans are in the works for another contest next year.