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Today's News

  • Elk Horn resident earns degree at University of the Cumberlands

    University of the Cumberlands has announced that Holly Deanna Wood of Elk Horn was among the 201 January graduates who completed degrees during the fall semester of the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Wood graduated with a master of arts in education degree.

  • TCHS students demonstrate automotive technology skills

     

    Taylor County High School students Aaron Bland, Anthony Sapp and Brandon Carter demonstrate their automotive technology skills last Thursday at the Green County Area Technology Center during the school's technology week open house. The school, which is also attended by Campbellsville High School students, offered public tours all week to showcase its programs and students' accomplishments.

  • TRH hosts art display

     

    Taylor Regional Hospital's Cancer Center displayed artwork as part of an Oncology on Canvas competition last week. Oncology on Canvas honors the journeys people face when confronted with a cancer diagnosis. The biennial competition is open to anyone diagnosed with cancer, their families, friends, caregivers and health care providers. Winners are selected by an independent panel of judges, typically past winners, cancer survivors, oncologists and others.

  • TCES names Writers of the Week

     

    Taylor County Elementary School recently announced its Writers of the Week for Feb. 4. They are kindergartner Emily Clark, first grader Mercedes Clifton, second grader Collin White, third grader Mariah Oliver, fourth grader Sydney LaBoyteaux and fifth grader Kyah Neal.

  • CES names Students of the Week

     

    Campbellsville Elementary School recently named its Students of the Week for Feb. 4. They are, from left, front, Hunner Whitlow, Joseph Rawlings, Salenna Purtilar, Lauren Nelson, Tuff Harper, Leticia Barros and Ryan Grubbs. Middle: Shedrett Taylor, J.B. Constant, Autumn Babbs, Cameron Bright, Jordan Sallee, Taylor Knight, Hannah Hall, Ethan Rafferty and Zaquan Cowan. Back: Blake Settle, Peyton Reynolds, Jasmine Francis, David Silva, Noah McNear, Blake Allen and Alondra Nava Fuentes. Kyra Comstock is not pictured.

  • Piracha named to Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure

     

    Dr. Asim Piracha has been named to the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure. Piracha was appointed by Gov. Steve Beshear to a four-year term on the board.

    Piracha is a partner at John-Kenyon American Eye Institute and sees patients at Patterson Eye Care in Campbellsville.

    The Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure is responsible for protecting the public by ensuring that only qualified medical and osteopathic physicians are licensed and initiating appropriate disciplinary action when violations of the Medical Practice Act occur.

  • Board discusses contingency fund

    James Roberts

    writer@cknj.com

    Taylor County School District may have a funding contingency five times larger than required by the state, but that could quickly change, according to Superintendent Roger Cook.

    Because there has been talk at the state level of dipping into school contingency funds to solve budget problems, the Kentucky School Board Association is asking school boards to discuss the importance of having contingencies and that those discussions be reflected in meeting minutes.

  • Reynolds wins yield award

     

    Mike Reynolds won the Division II (Double-Crop) first place State Yield Award (Yield, 72.35 Bu/A) for Reynolds Farm of Taylor County in the 2010 Kentucky Extension Soybean Production Contest recently. The award was presented at the 2011 Kentucky Commodity Conference awards banquet on Friday, Jan. 21 at the University Plaza Holiday Inn in Bowling Green. This yield set the new state record for double-crop soybeans.

  • Fugate named Center for Rural Development Executive VP/COO

     

    President and CEO Lonnie Lawson of The Center for Rural Development has announced that Les Fugate has been named executive vice president and chief operating officer at The Center.

    Fugate, originally from Prestonsburg and most recently of Louisville, comes to The Center after spending seven years as deputy assistant secretary of state in the office of former Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson. Grayson recently resigned the post to take a position with the Institute of Politics at Harvard University.

  • Man charged with third DUI

     

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with his third DUI offense.

    Russ A. Heath, 75, of 104 Ashton Drive was arrested at 4:49 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 8.

    According to court records, Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy Dickie Benningfield was dispatched to investigate a possible DUI complaint.

    After stopping Heath, Benningfield wrote in his report that Heath didn't have a driver's license and admitted to drinking earlier in the day.