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  • Deaton doing 'outstanding' job, Board says

    Campbellsville Independent Superintendent Mike Deaton has done an “outstanding” job this past year.
    Board members met in closed session for a little more than an hour Monday afternoon to discuss Deaton’s yearly evaluation.


    The evaluation focused on nine professional standards as well as five goals set by the Board last year.
    After the private discussion, Board Chairwoman Pat Hall announced that Deaton had received a 4.0 overall performance rating on a scale of 0 to 4.

  • Carney appointed to serve on national, state education groups

    State Rep. John “Bam” Carney, R-Campbellsville, will represent Kentucky as a delegate at the Southern Regional Education Board’s 60th annual Legislative Work Conference later this month in Pinehurst, N.C.
    The appointment is one of three to national and state education boards that Carney has received in recent weeks.

  • Nash receives appointment from governor

    Becky Nash has been appointed to the North American International Livestock Exposition Executive Committee.
    Nash, of Campbellsville, is a family and consumer sciences extension agent at the Taylor County Extension office. Her appointment replaces Gail F. Roberts.
    She was appointed to the Committee earlier this month by Gov. Steve Beshear.
    She will serve during Beshear’s incumbency.

  • Electricity rates could increase

    Pending federal changes could have a big impact on electric bills beginning next year.

    Environmental Protection Agency regulations that would reduce pollutants from the coal-fired generation of electricity are still pending, but some utility companies have taken the first steps toward passing the cost on to customers.

    According to Kentucky Utilities spokesperson Cliff Feltham, KU has filed an environmental cost recovery request with the Public Service Commission.

  • More fireworks legal this year

    For years, Kentucky residents have purchased their favorite fireworks from other states. Now, because of a new state law, they can buy those fireworks locally.

    Until now, it has been illegal to purchase fireworks that explode upward. But the new law states that licensed vendors in the state can now sell 1.4 category consumer fireworks.

    "The new law is a change for the better," according to Bill Hall, assistant chief at Campbellsville/Taylor County Fire Department.

    The accompanying restrictions will be a key.

  • From F to A+

    After receiving a failing grade last time, the E-911 Center has made an A+ on its most recent audit.

    In May 2010, the Campbellsville/Taylor County E-911 Center failed a portion of its first-ever audit, though staff said they were sure they would pass the next one.

    And after many late-night hours and traveling all over the county to verify addresses, they did.

  • Learning to improvise

    Students in kindergarten through third grade recently learned how to use space, tempo and energy as they pretended to be an animal during a "Spur of the Moment" Improv Workshop at Campbellsville University.

    Students in grades four through eight participated in the afternoon class.

  • Man sues city for work done 15 years ago

    Calen McKinney

    reporter@cknj.com

    A Greensburg man has sued the city of Campbellsville, alleging he performed work 15 years ago and was never paid.

    Greensburg attorney Danny Butler filed the lawsuit in Taylor Circuit Court on Tuesday, June 2 on behalf of Ronald C. Holstin.

    Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young and City Attorney John Miller are listed as the city's representatives.

  • Law changes immunization needs for kindergaren, sixth grade

    James Roberts

    writer@cknj.com

    Children will need a few extra vaccinations to attend school this year.

    Beginning July 1, the Kentucky Department of Public Health's new guidelines take effect regarding vaccines for children entering kindergarten and sixth grade.

  • Supreme Court denies man's final appeal

    Calen McKinney

    reporter@cknj.com

    The Supreme Court has denied a local man's request to hear his appeal of a jury verdict in his lawsuit against Taylor Regional Hospital.

    William H. Wethington sued TRH in 2007, claiming that staff failed to provide adequate care for his wife Betty. A jury agreed but did not award him any damages.

    After the Kentucky Court of Appeals denied an appeal of the jury's decision, Wethington's lawyer asked that the Kentucky Supreme Court review the case.