Local News

  • Free, reduced lunches on the rise locally

    The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunches is on the rise at several local schools, and that’s a trend officials say ties directly to the local economy.
    According to 2011 data from the Kentucky Department of Education, the percentage of free/reduced lunches at Taylor County Elementary School is 63 percent (up from 54 percent in 2008), 55 percent at Taylor County Middle School (up from 44 percent), and 50 percent at Taylor County High School (up from 37 percent).

  • Local woman hospitalized following Thursday collision

    A Campbellsville woman remains hospitalized in good condition following a three-vehicle collision Thursday.
    According to a Campbellsville Police news release, at 7:47 p.m., Alicia Nelson, 21, of Campbellsville was driving a 2004 Nissan east on U.S. 68, when she attempted a left turn onto KY 210, pulling into the past of a 2006 Chrysler driven by Kyle Glasscoe, 27, of Greensburg. Following the impact, Glasscoe’s vehicle struck a 2000 Ford pickup driven by Melvin Newton, 68, of Campbellsville.

  • TRH hosts healthy heart fair

    Taylor Regional Hospital hosted its Healthy Heart Expo on Feb. 23 at the Taylor County Extension Office. There were about 150 in attendance for educational sessions presented by Dr. David Montgomery of Internal Medicine Associates and Pam Rogers, RN. Also featured were more than 30 informational booths, door prizes and refreshments.

  • Adanta hosts reentry task force meeting

    The Adanta Group Community Mental Health Center hosted a meeting of the Southeast Kentucky Reentry Task Force on Feb. 21, with representatives from the Task Force’s 18-county coverage area in attendance.
    The meeting took place at Adanta’s administrative offices in Somerset.
    The Task Force is made up of the Lake Cumberland and Cumberland Valley Area development districts.

  • TCHS aviation students win first place honors


    Taylor County High School students competed at Shawnee High School in the Skills USA Championship on Feb. 24 and took home first-place awards.

    The aviation flight competition was for students in both fundamental and advanced areas, including preflight, advanced and fundamental flight profile, written exam, aircraft identification and advanced flight planning.

    Aaron Watson placed first in advanced requirements and Austin Merritt placed third in fundamental requirements.

  • CU inducts first members into Alpha Xi Sigma chapter


    Christina L. Kern

    Campbellsville University

    "You don't have to do it, no one is making you, and that is what is nice about it," Dr. Eric Wake, professor and history department chair from the University of the Cumberlands, said referring to Phi Alpha Theta, national history honor society, at Campbellsville University's first induction ceremony.

    "When you decide to do it, you're stepping out."

  • Car club to award scholarship

    For the second year in a row, the Tri-County Car Club will award a $500 scholarship to a student pursuing an auto-related career.

    The scholarship will be awarded in May by the club based in Campbellsville, which has members from several counties.

    "We obviously have a love for vehicles of all kinds and wanted to do something to assist a graduating senior," said Al Hardin, president of the club.

  • Three residents compete for scholarship


    Three Taylor County residents competed at Lindsey Wilson College's 2012 Scholars Day on Saturday, Feb. 18. They are Catherine Jean Gray, Jacob Brett Lee and Ashley Paige Wilson.

    Gray is the daughter of Brian and Melinda Gray of Campbellsville and is a member of concert choir and Spanish club. Lee is the son of Steve and Kamie Lee of Campbellsville and is a member of drama club and BETA club. Wilson is the daughter of Steve and Libby Wilson of Campbellsville and is a member of FFA.

  • CU offers additional KEES money for student scholarships

    Joan C. McKinney

    Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University is offering students in Taylor County an expanded financial aid program, the KEES-Matching Scholarship, which will earn students more money in the fall.

    Local students can earn up to $1,500 per year with the KEES-Matching Scholarship, which is an increase from last year's maximum amount of $1,000.

  • More than 40 CU students, staff to serve spring break missions

    Christina L. Kern

    Campbellsville University

    A total of 46 Campbellsville University students and staff members will serve on five different mission teams during spring break in various parts of the United States including New Orleans, New York City, Michigan and two in Florida.

    Campbellsville University's spring break is March 6-10.