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  • CU social work professor receives promotion

     

    Christina Kern

    Campbellsville University

    Dr. Candace Hansford, assistant professor of social work at Campbellsville University, has been promoted to associate professor, according to an announcement made by Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of Campbellsville University.

    Hansford received her bachelor of arts from Cumberland College in Williamsburg, Ky. in 1994.

  • School menus for Aug. 22-26

    Campbellsville Independent

    Aug. 22-26

    Monday - Corn dog, hash brown, buttered peas, strawberry cup and milk with choice of chuckwagon.

    Tuesday - Grilled cheese, tater tots, applesauce, Scooby cookies and milk with choice of corn dog.

    Wednesday - Chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes with gravy, baked apples, biscuits and milk with choice of pork chop.

    Thursday - Lasagna, tossed salad, buttered corn, French toast, sherbet and milk with choice of chicken fried steak.

  • Board discusses state's new testing system

    Rebecca Cassell

    editor@cknj.com

    The acronym "K-PREP" may soon be as recognizable as "CATS" when it comes to education.

    K-PREP - or Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress - is the name of the state's new testing system for students. This will take the place of the Commonwealth Accountability Testing System, better known as CATS, this school year.

  • School Board gives initial approval to tobacco ban

     

    James Roberts

    writer@cknj.com

    Tobacco use on Taylor County School property could soon be prohibited.

    At its regular meeting Tuesday Aug. 9, Taylor County School Board members had first reading of a tobacco policy, which, according to Superintendent Roger Cook, bans all tobacco use on all school property and in all school vehicles.

    The policy, he said, establishes "a 24/7 tobacco-free environment" at Taylor County Schools.

  • P’Pool makes campaign stop in Campbellsville

    J. Todd P’Pool, left, Republican candidate for Kentucky Attorney General, was in Campbellsville on Thursday. He stopped by Campbellsville University in the morning, attended the Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce luncheon and then visited with staff at Cox Interior. P’Pool, of Madisonville, is currently Hopkins County Attorney where he earned a 96 percent conviction rate. He is also founder of Western Kentucky Teen Challenge, a faith-based drug recovery program with an 86 percent success rate.

  • KSP accepting applications for teen driving academy

    The Kentucky State Police is now accepting applications for the ninth annual “Drive To Stay Alive” teen driving academy planned for Sept. 7-11 at KSP Headquarters in Frankfort.
    “Drive to Stay Alive” is program targeted directly at teenage drivers.

  • KMA Launches "MD ID" service

    The Kentucky Medical Association launched "MD ID — Know Who's Treating You," a public relations campaign designed to educate Kentucky patients about the importance of care provided by physicians.

  • 4-H for All

    About 300 people attended the annual "4-H 4 All" event Saturday at the Taylor County Extension Office. Click on the photo for a slideshow.

  • ACT scores up at high schools

    Overall ACT scores are up at both local high schools.

    Campbellsville High saw improvements in three out of the four areas tested, while Taylor County High improved in all four categories.

    As required by state law, all of Kentucky's public school juniors now take the ACT, which assesses English, reading, mathematics and science and is scored on a scale of 1 to 36. The cost of the exam is paid for with state funds.

  • Two plead not guilty in separate murder cases

    The two Campbellsville residents indicted earlier this month on murder charges in separate cases have formally pleaded not guilty to the crimes.

    The cases stem from an incident in which a man died from a morphine overdose, while the other involved a drunk-driving crash in which a woman died.

    Kathleen H. Wise, 60, of 4203 Bengal Road and William Howard Mayes, 29, of 1350 Liberty Road in Elk Horn were indicted last month by a Taylor County grand jury.