Local News

  • CES students receive Great Leaps awards


    Campbellsville Elementary School students recently received Great Leaps awards during awards day. They are Nathan Anderson, Victoria Cox, Betty Pickett, David Silva, Jade Tungate, Alma Bazan, Chloe Bennett, Ryan Milburn, Dasha Neuman, Brianna Pipes, Alexis English, Dustin Wade, Sedgie Daniels, Briante Gowdy, Reggie Thomas, Tyler Armstrong, Dakota Barnhill, Cameron Bright, Ketayah Taylor and Trystan Taylor.

  • CES students receive conservation awards


    Campbellsville Elementary School recently recognized its students who received conservation awards. Class winners are Jake Dicken, Kameron Smith, Jewell Cox, Gracyne Hash, Zaria Cowan, Lauryn Agathen, Daesean VanCleave, Myles Murrell, Blake Smith, Abbie Dicken, Noah Mardis and Aleah Knifley. School winners are Kameron Smith, Gracyne Hash and Myles Murrell. Hash was also a county runner-up.

  • CES students receive Duke awards


    Campbellsville Elementary School students recently received Duke awards. They are Reagan Knight, Christina Phipps, Christa Riggs, Myles Murrell and James Bohannon.

  • CES announces president's award winners


    Campbellsville Elementary School recently announced its presidential education award winners. The students were honored during Awards Day. Those who received the award are Abbie Dicken, Alexis Luttrell, Ameilia Rafferty, Andrea Bryant, Austin Lane, Blake Allen, Blake Smith, Brandon Greer, Brandon Tucker, Brian Oliver, Caleigh Bright, Cameron Bohannon, Casey Hardin, Cassandra England, Chaz Cave, Chloe Gupton, Christa Riggs, Christina Barerra, Christina Lawson, Christina Phipps, Cody Cox, Daesean Vancleave, Daniel Johnson, Davon Cecil,

  • CHS chapter donates to Children's Miracle Network


    Campbellsville High School's Family, Career and Community Leaders of America chapter recently donated $100 to Children's Miracle Network, the national FCCLA Outreach Project.

    Members participated in a fundraiser to raise money for the hospital network that helps save and improve the lives of 17 million children every year nationwide. CMN will direct the money that CHS FCCLA collected to help children in this area.

  • CHS student a winner in 'America Saves' project


    Campbellsville High School student Javonne Taylor recently won the high school division of the local competition for the "America Saves" project.  

    This national project encourages people of all ages to save money in an effort to improve financial security of individuals and families.

    Taylor created a piggy bank from a juice bottle as part of his money skills class during a unit on savings accounts.

    Local sponsors were Taylor County Cooperative Extension Service and Taylor County Bank.

  • Campbellsville University announces president's, dean's lists

    Campbellsville University Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Frank Cheatham has announced the academic honors' list for the spring 2011 semester.

    The academic honors' list recognizes students who achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or above for the semester with a course load of at least 12 hours.

    The spring 2011 academic honors' list includes a total of 408 students, with 159 achieving a 4.0 grade point average and having been named to the president's list.

  • Retired county clerk dies at age 101

    A long-time county clerk, teacher and church deacon has died.

    E. Poe Young died at 12:08 p.m. on Monday, June 13 in Taylor County. He was 101.

    Young had served as the Taylor County Clerk from 1938 to 1974, a total of 36 years. He was also a deacon at Good Hope Baptist Church for 59 years, a teacher for many years at Taylor County Schools and a farmer.

    Former Taylor County Clerk Randall Phillips, who succeeded Young as clerk, said Young would go out of his way to help anyone.

  • Rescue chaplains provide spiritual first aid

    It's long past bedtime when the 911 call comes in. Someone is in need of help - and quickly. Sirens sound, beepers go off, and Rescue and law enforcement personnel rush to the scene.

    Despite everyone's best efforts, the person who needs help might not survive.

    That's when they call for another kind of help - emotional comfort and support for those who are suffering. Another beeper goes off, and a chaplain rushes to the scene.

    One calls it providing spiritual and psychological first aid. Another says he simply enjoyed helping people.

  • County workers get raise after all

    County employees will get 3 percent raises next fiscal year, though magistrates have said for the past three months that the county can't afford it.

    At Tuesday night's regular Taylor Fiscal Court meeting, five of the county's six magistrates voted to give the raise.

    The issue of raises has been discussed at three meetings of the Court's Budgets, Audits and Personnel Committee this year. At each, the consensus has been that the county can't afford to give raises next fiscal year.