Local News

  • Freshman Focus


    Taylor County High School freshmen cheer at last week's pep rally during Freshman Focus at TCHS. The event is a transition camp for incoming freshmen. Front, from left, are Jordan Moran, Mary Gray, Cindy Gilpin and Brooke Gilpin. Back: Morgan Anderson, Kate Gosser, Savannah Nolley and Chance Hovious.

  • CU music professor to perform with Stephen Foster production


    Phil Carlisle

    Campbellsville University

    Dr. David Hedrick, assistant professor of music at Campbellsville University, is involved with the production of "The Stephen Foster Story" in Bardstown for his 39th year at My Old Kentucky Home State Park.

    "The Stephen Foster Story" is celebrating 53 years with "breathtaking costumes, lively dance and the timeless music of America's first great composer," according to the website stephenfoster.com.

  • TCHS student accepted at Sullivan University

    Taylor County High School student Kendall Peterson has been accepted at Sullivan University beginning Sept. 24, 2012.

    Sullivan University, founded in 1962, is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

    Sullivan awards certificates, associate, bachelor's and master's degrees in career-oriented programs ranging from business and logistics to dispute resolution and early childhood education.

  • Local student named to dean's list at Savannah College of Art and Design

    Brittany Eaton of Campbellsville was named to the dean's list at Savannah College of Art and Design for spring 2011.

    Full-time undergraduate students who earn a GPA of 3.5 or above for the quarter receive recognition on the dean's list. Eaton is seeking a bachelor of fine arts degree in sequential art.

  • CU education professor receives tenure


    Ariana Johnson

    Campbellsville University

    Dr. Beverly Ennis, associate professor of education at Campbellsville University, has been granted tenure, according to an announcement from Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of Campbellsville University.

    Ennis, of Greensburg, Ky., received her bachelor of arts in mathematics from Campbellsville College in 1972, where she was named Miss Campbellsville College. She has served at Campbellsville University in the School of Education since 2006.

  • Library announces award winners


    Taylor County Public Library recently announced its summer reading program award winners.

  • Committee tackles EDA budget

    With only one meeting under its belt, the EDA committee is already taking steps to solve the Economic Development Authority's budget issues.

    The Economic Development Authority committee had its first meeting Thursday, opting to explore refinancing options for the $2.1 million loan used to the buy the Heartland Commerce and Technology Park property on KY 55. The meeting lasted about an hour and a half.

  • Costs up, donations down

    Costs are up and donations are down at the Taylor County Food Pantry.

    Though its clients haven't yet seen any effects, food pantry volunteers say they are concerned about the future.

    The food pantry, which is operated by the Taylor County Ministerial Association, needs help, according to vice president and food pantry chairman Michael Goodwin.

    Goodwin says the pantry receives its funding from local donations and sometimes a small amount of FEMA grant funding.

  • In the Kitchen

    Taylor County Extension Office hosted 4-H camps for local youth last week. Camps began Tuesday with 4-H Cloverbud Camp with crafts, games and more.

    A cooking class was Thursday. Amanda Sublett, extension agent for 4-H Youth Development, and Brianna Lee, 4-H program assistant, taught a group of girls how to make broccoli casserole and baked chicken from scratch. The class not only learned about preparing food, they also learned about table etiquette.

    The camps ended Saturday with a sewing course.

  • Man with Campbellsville ties to receive Medal of Honor

    A man with Campbellsville ties has been approved for the United States Medal of Honor by President Barack Obama.

    Dakota Meyer has been featured recently in several national magazines and newspapers for his heroism and bravery.

    Meyer, the son of Mike Meyer of Adair County and Lisa Ferree Gilliam of Campbellsville, was wounded in Afghanistan when his unit came under fire in a surprise attack.