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  • At nearly 80 years old, Curry still decks the halls


    “I know why he started it,” Donald Skaggs says of his Smith Ridge Road neighbor Tom Curry’s Christmas lights. “He was trying to beat me.”
    “I did, too,” says Curry.

    For the past 40-plus years, Curry has been lighting up his corner of Smith Ridge Road with Christmas lights, as well as lit reindeer and Santas.
    And while many decorate their property for Christmas, Curry’s neighbors, including Carolyn Baker and Skaggs, say few pushing 80 years old go to the extent that Curry does.

  • Local kids talk about Santa's Christmas Eve preparations

    Christmas is only three days away, and local kindergarteners know all about the magic of Santa and just how he gets around on Christmas Eve.

    Students in Chanci Patterson's class at Campbellsville Elementary School and Shelly Young's class at Taylor County Elementary School were recently asked to answer the question "How does Santa prepare for Christmas Eve?"

    Their responses are printed below.

     

    Chanci Patterson's class, Campbellsville Elementary

  • TCHS names Students of the Week

     

    Taylor County High School recently announced its students of the week for the week of Dec. 5-12.

    They are, from left, freshman Tyler Frogge, sophomore Emily Moore, junior Emily White and senior Matthew Hart.

  • TCES announces Writers of the Week

     

    Taylor County Elementary School recently announced its Writers of the Weeks for Dec. 8.

    They are, from left, kindergartener Jayda Smith, first-grader John Hyuk, second-grader Makenzie Gribbins, third-grader Katie Richards and fourth- and fifth-graders Lydia Bell and Tyler Perkins.

  • Kindergarteners make gingerbread houses

     

    Students in Shelly Young's kindergarten class at Taylor County Elementary School recently made gingerbread houses out of graham crackers, icing and lots of candy.

  • CHS names Students of the Week

     

    Campbellsville High School recently announced its Students of the Week.

    They are, from left, Dalton Hughes, Masi Wilson, William Wright, Destiny Sacco, Jody Harris, Ashleigh Lewis, Cameron Hughes and Brandy Chelf.

  • CHS Beta collect money for Toys for Tots

     

    Campbellsville High School Beta Club recently collected money for Toys for Tots.

    Shown with their purchases are Beta Club class representatives, senior Denika Smith, junior Grace Arnold and sophomore Katelyn McMahan.

  • Allegro Dance Troupe performs at CES

     

    The Allegro Dance Troupe from Radcliff presented an abbreviated version of "The Nutcracker" for Campbellsville Elementary School students recently.

    The program began with an overview of ballet terms and demonstrations of ballet positions.

    Several students from the audience were selected to portray characters from "The Nutcracker."

    All performers were students who ranged from ages 8 to 17.

  • Finish school early or get started sooner with CU's January term

    Christina L. Kern

    Campbellsville University

    Want to pick up some extra credit hours? Campbellsville University's January term has undergraduate offerings, which allow students to finish or even start their degree earlier.

    The term, which runs a total of eight days, Dec. 27 through Dec. 30 and Jan. 3 through Jan. 6, offers students the opportunity to fit in some extra credit hours in a short amount of time.

  • TC athletic programs could soon get fitness facility

    James Roberts

    writer@cknj.com

    Taylor County's athletic programs could soon have the fitness facility they need.

    At the Tuesday, Dec. 13 Taylor County School Board meeting, athletic director Jeff Gumm and football coach Eric Graves asked the board to consider expanding the weight room.

    Taylor County High School has outgrown its weight room, they say, to the point that equipment had to be removed for safety.