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  • Cancer survivor says prayer is the key to her survival

    A stranger's act of kindness for a Campbellsville woman has shown that a little can go a long way.

    At age 76, Phyllus Harrison has seen the highs and lows life can offer. However, says she has never let either consume her soul - she lifts up her praises to the Lord, even on the days she doesn't feel like it.

    "Prayer, trust and strength is all we need to get through hard times," she says.

  • Long-time downtown business man dies

    A pillar of the downtown business community has died.

    Walter Logan "Corky" Scott III died at 2:56 a.m. on Sunday, May 29 in Lexington. He was 72.

    "Our hearts are just absolutely broken," said Mitchell's Men's Wear Manager Laura Wilds. "There is a big hole in Main Street right now.

    "He was a kind, gentle spirit. Just a good soul, a good Christian."

  • CES names 110 percent award winners

     

    Campbellsville Elementary School fourth-grade 110 percent award winners are from left, front, Tabitha Burress, Chloe Gupton, Christina Phipps, Caleigh Bright, Salena Ritchie, KaLisha Murphy, Hannah Goff and Abbie Dicken. Middle: Casey Hardin, Joshua Mahan, Randy Harris, Mariah Lowery, Reagan Knight, Blake Allen, Davon Cecil and Payton Reynolds. Back: Tristan Johnson, Glenn Lamer and Brandon Greer.

  • TCMS cheer squad had banquet

     

    The 2010-2011 Taylor County Middle School cheerleading squad wrapped up their year with a banquet at Creek Side Restaurant. Squad members, are, front, from left, Gabby Pyles, Sydney Benningfield and Cailee Higdon. Middle: Morgan Roney, Makayla Simmons, Hannah Gadberry, Maddie Tungate, Makayla Herron and Danielle Dickens. Back: Coach Lindsey Atwood, Victoria Kidd, Mary Jo Edrington, Brooklyn Ferrell, Kelsey Lahiff, Celeste Monroe, Kayla Rogers, Taylor Edelen and Coach Amanda Gabehart.

  • CES awards reading letters

     

    Campbellsville Elementary School recently awarded reading letters to fourth-grade students. They are, from left, Nicolas Cowan, Jessie Bennett, Brandon Greer, John Michael Netherland and Myles Murrell.

  • CU professor wins heart association award

     

    Elena Groholske

    Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University's Dr. John Mark Carter, professor of recreation and aquatics, has been awarded the 2011 American Heart Association's Basic Life Support Instructor of the Year at the American Heart Association's Training Center at Taylor Regional Hospital Training Center.

    Carter, who has taught at CU for 13 years, was among 131 instructors nominated throughout Kentucky and Indiana.

  • CES students receive music awards

     

    Campbellsville Elementary School fourth-graders recently received music awards. They are, from left, front, Charles Pettigrew, KaLisha Murphy, Reagan Knight, Chloe Gupton and Joshua Mahan. Back: Myles Murrell, Randy Harris, Malaya Hoskins and Travis Nash.

  • Locals win Farm Bureau scholarships

    More than 200 Kentucky students have been chosen to receive college scholarship grants totaling $269,100 from county and state programs administered through the Kentucky Farm Bureau Education Foundation and by individual county Farm Bureaus.

    The scholarships, offered annually, were awarded to recipients who displayed the greatest levels of academic excellence, involvement in extracurricular activities, leadership abilities and financial need.

  • Locals selected for Rogers Scholars program

    Two Taylor County students have been selected to attend The Center for Rural Development's 2011 Rogers Scholars summer youth leadership program.

    Kaitlyn Benningfield and Don Dabney of Taylor County, both sophomores at Taylor County High School, will join high school students from across Southern and Eastern Kentucky for a week of Rogers Scholars, a leadership training program on the grounds of The Center.

    Benningfield is the daughter of Keith and Sherri Benningfield of Campbellsville. Dabney is the son of Don and Susan Dabney of Campbellsville.

  • Fair starts June 3

    Calen McKinney

    reporter@cknj.com

    Fun, food and family events will make up this year's Taylor County Fair.

    This year's events kick off Friday, June 3 with dairy and youth shows and continue on Saturday with the annual horse shows.

    Midway rides will begin Monday, June 6 and continue through Saturday, June 11. Special events will be each night, from pageants to singing competitions.