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  • 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.

  • Library will close Thursday, Friday for upgrades

     

    Taylor County Public Library will be closed Thursday afternoon and Friday.

    According to Library Director Elaine Munday, the library is closing so that new computers, equipment and desks can be installed.

    The library will close Thursday at 1 p.m. and remain closed all day on Friday. The library will re-open Saturday at 9 a.m.

    Five of the library’s eight desktops will be replaced with new machines, Munday said, while 10 laptops will also be available.

  • Police say think safety first this holiday season

    While the holiday season is a time of giving, for some it can be a time for taking.
    “It’s a time of benevolence and goodwill,” said Campbellsville Police Chief Tim Hazlette. “There are people just looking for things for free and they try to play on people’s emotions.”

    “Most of it is just common sense,” said Taylor County Sheriff Allen Newton. “Don’t make it easy for [thieves].”
    Newton said his office is already investigating one home break-in in which someone stole Christmas presents.

  • Greater Campbellsville United celebrates 10 years

    “Looking back over the past decade, we are amazed at the positive impact that Greater Campbellsville United has had in promoting positive relations and progress in our community and region,” said John Chowning, one of the original founders and GCU board co-chair with Yvette Haskins.  

  • Caldwell receives Taylor Regional Hospital Hero award

    Dot Caldwell received the Taylor Regional Hospital Hero Award on Nov. 10, 2011, at the TRH Annual Service Awards Banquet, which took place at Campbellsville University.  
    Caldwell is a 22-year team member at Taylor Regional Hospital and is a Registered Nurse in Outpatient Surgery.

  • Guthrie representatives in town Thursday

    Phyllis Causey and Steve Miller, field representatives for U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie, will have office hours in Taylor County Thursday at the Taylor County Courthouse Fiscal Court Room.
    They will be available from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Residents are encouraged to meet with Causey and Miller, who will be available to answer any questions and address concerns regarding current issues or problems with federal agencies. They will forward all comments to Guthrie.
    The visit is also an opportunity to meet Miller, who will be taking over for Causey when she retires in January.

  • KSP conducts food drive

    The Kentucky State Police has begun a statewide food drive campaign called ‘Cram the Cruiser,’ which netted 21,586 pounds of food for Kentucky families last year. The campaign was created in effort for each KSP post to have an opportunity to give back to its local community.  
    Post 15 in Columbia has partnered with some local UK Cooperative Extension Offices and other businesses to serve as collection points.

  • Taylor County Bank gets ‘sweet’ for the holidays

    This holiday season Taylor County Bank’s Christmas cards and newspaper ads feature an incredible replica of the bank’s main office done in candy, cookies, chewing gum, frosting, and other tasty delights.
    On close examination, you’ll see tiny teddy bears roasting hot dogs, ice skating and having a snowball fight under the TCB sign. The lighted interior of the building reveals a Christmas tree surrounded by tiny presents, and there is even a miniature lake in the bank’s parking lot.