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  • CES to have Red Ribbon Week activities

    Campbellsville Elementary School will host activities to recognize Red Ribbon Week.

    Red Ribbon Week was established when Enrique "Kiki" Camarena, 37, a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent was kidnapped and killed in 1985.

    He was very close in unlocking a multi-billion-dollar drug pipeline that ran high into the Mexican army, police and government.

  • Campbellsville Schools honor academic achievers


    Campbellsville Independent Schools recently announced its academic achievers for October. A boy and a girl from each school are named.

    Those recognized include:

    Campbellsville Elementary School

    Chase Lawless is a kindergarten student at CES. He is the son of Andrea Lawhorn and Chris Lawless. His favorite teacher is Chanci Patterson and reading, math and coloring are his favorite subjects. He enjoys playing baseball. His future plans are to become a basketball player.

  • TCHS band wins overall percussion award


    The Taylor County Band competed at the Marion County Knightfest on Saturday, Oct. 15 and received distinguished ratings for preliminary and final performances and the best overall percussion award.

    In preliminary competition in Class AAA, the TCHS band won second place and best percussion trophies.  Boyle County had the first place and best color guard awards.

    In the final competition, Taylor County received third place with Mercer County as grand champion and Boyle County as reserve grand champion.

  • Host families needed for international high school students

    Foreign high school students are scheduled to arrive soon for academic semester and year home-stay programs, and the sponsoring organization needs a few more local host families.

    According to Pacific Intercultural Exchange President John Doty, the students are all between the ages of 15 and 18 years, are English-speaking, have their own spending money, carry accident and health insurance and want to share their cultural experiences with their new American families.

  • 'Lights on After School' event is Oct. 20

    The Campbellsville Taylor County Anti-Drug Coalition and 21st Century grant program will host a "Lights On After School: Spotlight on Prevention" block party on Main Street from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20 for students in fifth grade through high school seniors and their parents.

    There will be door prizes, music, dancing, inflatables and other activities.

  • TCHS homecoming royalty


    Levi Shively and Mariah Malone were named Taylor County High School king and queen at homecoming ceremonies on Friday night.

    First runners-up were Nate Irwin and Megan Skaggs. Second runners-up were Dylan Ford and a tie between Jessica Blakeman and Alyssa Young.

  • Campbellsville preschool teacher honored

    Campbellsville Preschool instructor Sherry Cowherd is the recipient of the Dare to Soar award.

    Campbellsville School Superintendent Mike Deaton presented the award to Cowherd during Monday's regular school board meeting at Campbellsville Elementary School.

    Deaton said Cowherd earned the award for her nurturing attitude. Deaton read a portion of a letter from a parent whose child was "freaked out" at the thought of starting preschool. However, after meeting Cowherd, the child now looks forward to school.

  • Secretary of State candidates believe in their backgrounds

    Bill Johnson is running for Kentucky Secretary of State because he says he is concerned about the future of the Commonwealth. Alison Lundergan Grimes is running because she says Kentuckians are hurting and she says she believes they need and deserve strong leaders.
    Grimes, the Democratic candidate, and Johnson, the Republican candidate, will square off on Election Day, Nov. 8.
    Grimes, 32, is a business attorney and said she believes her background is important to understand state and federal election laws as well as business laws in Kentucky.

  • Library director to step down

    After 37 years, Elaine Munday is stepping down as director of the Taylor County Public Library.
    At last Tuesday’s Library Board meeting, Munday said that she would like to take over the cataloger job when Alyce Hutchins retires on Nov. 30.

    Hutchins has been with the library since 1983.
    “We need someone who can keep up with the technology,” Munday told Board members. “You need a full-time director who can stay on top of the changes.”

  • Taylor County had fewer tourists in 2011

    Slightly fewer visitors flocked to Taylor County’s No. 1 tourist attraction this season.
    Between Oct. 2010 and September 2011, there were 1,286,246 visitors at Green River Lake. From October 2009 to September 2010, there were 1,464,218 visitors.

    Taylor County Tourist Commission Executive Director Alisha Nelson isn’t sure what led to the drop, but she suspects the economy might have had a role.