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  • CU welcomes new board of trustees members

     

    Elena Groholske

    Campbellsville University

    Chris Reynolds and Jane Wheatley have been named members of the board of trustees at Campbellsville University, according to an announcement from Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of Campbellsville University.

  • Resident named to MSU dean's list

    Campbellsville resident Eric Douglas Bainer has been named to the dean's list for the spring 2011 semester at Morehead State University.

    To be eligible for dean's list, a student must carry a semester GPA of 3.5 or better and take a minimum of 12 hours of courses.

  • Residents complete job readiness class

     

    Big Sandy Area Development District sponsored a Jobs Readiness Class during the month of May at the Campbellsville/Taylor County Fire Department. Pictured are, from left, Joe Cornett, regional planner; Donna Benningfield, employment specialist; Sarah Haralson; Tammy Bridges; Felicia Pike; Jerome Pike; Elizabeth Henderson; Lisa Cheatham, instructor; Jackie Livers, Brandon Skaggs and Linda Hamm.

  • KCA students learn fire safety

     

    Kentucky Christian Academy second-grade students in Jessica Dillon's class recently learned about fire safety from Campbellsville/Taylor County firefighters. From left, front, are Grayson Wise, Briana Mardis, Katie Hollenbach, Blaine Frazier, Natalie Ford, Keeli Farmer, Aaron Steele, Reili Farmer and Austin Tungate. Back: firefighter Keith Bricken, Chloe Newton, Nick Cheatham, Luke Clark, Adam Jeffries, Lathan Hamilton, Hayes Mason, Will Hoenck, Tristin Faulkner, Stephen Ferrie, Brad Gribbins and firefighter Wesley Dillon.

  • Junior Beta officers deliver gifts

     

    Taylor County Elementary School Junior Beta officers recently helped the Taylor County Family Resource Center assemble and deliver "Read Baby Read" program gifts to Taylor Regional Hospital. The program is designed to emphasize the importance of early childhood literacy to new mothers. Pictured are, from left, Weston Young, Rachel Myers, Pam Hurtgen and Mattie Blakeman.

  • A Walk of Celebration

    Though the participation wasn't what it has been in years past, this year's Relay for Life teams still raised more than $30,000 in the fight against cancer.

    Beginning at 7 on Friday night, there were hours of events, hugs and fun. A few teams stuck it out and participated in activities and games late in the night.

    This year, teams raised $31,200, and donations are still being accepted.

    Click on the photo for a slideshow of other photos from the night's activities.

  • One injured in wreck near Walmart

    A Campbellsville woman was injured in a two-vehicle crash near Walmart on Thursday.

    According to a news release from the Campbellsville Police Department, Kelly Graham, 46, was driving a 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer, when, at 2:49 p.m., police said Graham crossed KY 210 and pulled in front of a 2002 Nissan pickup, being driven by 43-year-old Michael Akin of Campbellsville. Akin was traveling east on KY 210.

  • Grand jury indicts 34

    Several Campbellsville residents have been indicted on charges of exploitation, sex abuse, criminal abuse and operating a crime ring.

    A Taylor County grand jury handed down 34 indictments last Tuesday.

    Of those indictments, nine charge Campbellsville residents with operating a methamphetamine crime ring. Charged were:

  • Kids College

    Area students participated last week in Campbellsville University's Kids College.

    Students in grades three through eight could enroll for classes such as Cookin' up a Storm, Mad Scientist and photography.

     

    At right, Baylie Skaggs listens intently during the American Girl Through the Seasons class on Wednesday afternoon.

  • A garden behind bars?

    It's quiet, except for the sounds of garden hoes shuffling dirt. One of the three men stops, wipes sweat from his brow and then gets back to work.

    Taylor County Detention Center inmates have planted a garden to save money on food costs and have fresh vegetables to eat.

    Taylor County Jailer Eddie "Hack" Marcum says he started the garden to help reduce the cost of feeding inmates at the Taylor County Detention Center. But an added bonus, he said, is to provide a better diet for the inmates and offer them another work opportunity.