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  • CHS students participate in Kentucky Scholars


    Students participating in Campbellsville High School's Kentucky Scholars Group recently visited Taylor Regional Hospital to learn more about careers in the various health related fields.

    The students were given information on job skills and requirements for employment in addition to learning more about daily routines and course requirements to obtain specific degrees and certification.

  • Campbellsville Independent School District earns two KEEPS energy awards for commitment to energy-saving initiatives


    Kentucky Energy Efficiency Program for Schools presented the KEEPS Stewardship Award and KEEPS Champion Award to the Campbellsville Independent School District at the District's board of education meeting Monday, Nov. 21.

    Campbellsville Independent Schools earned the awards for its commitment to reducing operational costs through best energy management practices.

  • Student wins Destination College Savings account


    Kaeli Smith, 6, of Campbellsville, will benefit from a jumpstart on college savings, after her family was selected as a random winner in the "Destination College Savings" 2011 Summer Reading Program, sponsored by the Kentucky Education Savings Plan Trust and the Kentucky Department for Libraries & Archives.

    A $1,000 KESPT college savings account will be set up for Kaeli and Taylor County Public Library also won $500 for future reading programs.

  • TCES names Writers of the Week


    Taylor County Elementary School recently announced its Writers of the Week for the week of Nov. 18.

    They are, from left, kindergartener Caleb Knight, first-grader Khloe Blackson, second-grader Mercedes Clifton, third-grader Sarah Bright and fourth- and fifth-graders Corey Spurling and Hunter Keith.

  • Complaints voiced on animal shelter

    Amidst claims that animals were buried alive in mass graves at the Taylor County Animal Shelter, a Campbellsville resident has asked Taylor County Animal Shelter Director John Harris to step down. The resident said Harris declined her request.

    At a meeting of the Taylor County Fiscal Court's New Projects and Special Services Committee last Friday, residents Shellie Kendall and Sarah Rosenhagen spoke to committee members Harris, magistrates Matt Pendleton and Tommy Corbin and Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers.

  • A letter from the past


    Looking for something to read, Selena Bagby grabbed an old book from her closet. She had the copy of "The House of Dies Drear" for about 10 years. She had bought it along with a handful of other books at a Taylor County Public Library book sale.

    But the contents of the book shocked Bagby.

    "The book had a bookmark in it," Bagby said. "I opened it up to take the bookmark out and saw a letter. I opened it up and it was all about me. I couldn't believe it. I was shocked."

  • Attorneys prepare for Ford trial


    More than 150 people have been called as potential jurors to decide whether a Campbellsville woman killed her husband, Lebanon police officer David M. Ford.

    Tonya Ford appeared for a final pretrial hearing on Monday before her trial begins next Monday in Taylor Circuit Court.

    Ford appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Dan Kelly for a total of 10 minutes with her attorney, Danny Butler of Greensburg.

    To begin, Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney John Miller said he would call about 25 to 30 witnesses in the case.

  • Taylor Countians talk about reasons they are thankful

    The Thanksgiving holiday is a day to gather with friends and family and say thanks for the blessings in our lives.

    The tradition of having a Thanksgiving meal goes back to the 1600s, according to www.history.com.

    In September 1620, a small ship called the Mayflower left Plymouth, England, carrying 102 passengers looking for a new home where they could freely practice their faith and others lured by the promise of prosperity and land ownership in the New World.

  • Send Santa letters to the CKNJ


    Santa has begun checking his Christmas list in preparation for his trip around the world next month.

    Santa says letters from children are the best part of his holiday season. And, as always, the Central Kentucky News-Journal is serving as a drop-off point for letters to Santa. The News-Journal will also publish a special section filled with children's letters and colored drawings and give prizes to the best letter writers and coloring pictures.

  • Lebanon man arrested following pursuit

    A Lebanon man is in jail after a police pursuit.
    According to a Kentucky State Police report, on Saturday at around 10:30 a.m., Trooper Fred Cornett attempted to pull over a 1998 Nissan that he observed speeding on U.S. 68 in Taylor County.