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  • TCMS students participate in Utopia projects

     

    Shannon Clark

    Taylor County Schools

    Eighth grade reading students at Taylor County Middle School recently completed a utopian society project after a study of the novel "The Giver" by Lois Lowry. The projects were supervised by Jill Blakeman and Kathy Pavy, TCMS reading teachers.

    "Students read the novel during the first nine weeks and their final project was to create the utopian society," Blakeman said.

  • CU now offering health career training in Hodgenville

    Matthew Schmuck

    Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University Technology Training Center is offering two allied health programs at the Brockman Center in Hodgenville.

    CU TTC is also offering a course in phlebotomy that begins Thursday, Nov. 10, and runs through Dec. 22. The class will be taught Monday and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon at the Brockman Center.

  • TCES students read for 250,000 minutes

     

    Taylor County Elementary School students recently reached their first milestone in a quest to read one million minutes cumulatively by March. The Million Minute March project was made possible by a Dollar General Back to School Literacy grant.

    To motivate students to reach the 250,000-minute mark, TCES Vice Principal Melissa Long agreed to be duct-taped to the wall.

  • 'Turtleman' visits Campbellsville

    Ernie Brown Jr., aka “The Turtleman,” visited Campbellsville on Monday to promote his new show “Call of the Wildman” on Animal Planet. Brown is a Lebanon native. The show airs Sunday nights.

  • ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ cites more than 1,400 drunken drivers

    This year’s “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” enforcement effort, coordinated by the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety, resulted in 1,480 citations for drunken driving.
    The annual, federally funded campaign, supported by more than 170 state and local law enforcement agencies, was Aug. 19 through Sept. 5.

  • Dead animal removal assistance approved for Taylor County

    The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board, chaired by Gov. Steve Beshear, approved $7,500 at its monthly meeting in support of a Deceased Farm Animal Removal Program in Taylor County. The Taylor County Conservation District submitted a proposal to the Taylor County Agricultural Development Council and the Kentucky Agricultural Development Board.
    The Deceased Farm Animal Removal Program was established as an interim measure to facilitate the coordination of environmentally sound and cost-effective disposal of deceased livestock for Kentucky’s producers.  

  • Mayor has plan to replace aging EMS vehicles

    Looking to replace an aging fleet, Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young discussed at Monday’s City Council meeting his plans to buy a new medic unit every two years.
    Young said that the cost to maintain the Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS vehicles has gone up. From July to November 2010, medic unit maintenance cost $24,984. From July to November of this year, maintenance expenses were $29,961.
    “That’s $6,000 to $7,000 per month that we’re spending to keep our medic units running,” Young said.

    Loans for three medic units will be paid off this budget cycle, Young said.

  • Hospice tea raises nearly $10,000

    They came dressed to the nines, with money in hand.
    Sitting at elaborately decorated tables, they sipped tea and raised their numbers high at an auction to raise money for a cause.
    Hosparus - Hospice of Central Kentucky hosted its annual Hosparus Charity Tea and Auction at Campbellsville University’s Student Activities Center on Sunday.

  • Arrest made in CU football player's murder

    Nearly four months after Campbellsville University football player Tevin Scruggs was shot to death, a 22-year-old has been arrested and charged with murder.

    According to a Metro Nashville Police Department press release, police arrested Kenneth Eugene Offutt Jr., of Creekwood Drive in Nashville, Tenn., on Saturday, Oct. 29. A Davidson County grand jury indicted Offutt and charged him with first-degree murder.

    Scruggs, 19, of Madison, Tenn., was shot and killed July 16 in what police say was a case of mistaken identity.

  • Veterans still serving their brothers

    They have all been part of a group of men in service to their country. Now, a group of 35 veterans continues to serve in another way.
    The Marion County Veterans’ Honor Guard may be based beyond the boundaries of Taylor County, but the service it provides reaches many local residents and their families.