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Today's News

  • TCHS Show Choir performs at Disney World

     

    In 2008, the Taylor County Show Choir had the chance to perform at Walt Disney World.

    Director Lisa Gupton was instantly taken by how professional and well planned the entire event was.

    "It was something that I knew I wanted to do again," Gupton said. "It was a wonderful opportunity for the kids."

    So when this year's show choir had the opportunity to replicate the achievement, Gupton said she wanted to make sure choir members were prepared to seize it.

  • Disease forces tree cutting at Green River Lake State Park

     

    By the time the project is finished, about 75 trees will have been cut down from the campground area at the Green River Lake State Park.

    The cause? A small, invasive species of insect known as the Emerald Ash Borer.

    The Emerald Ash Borer is native to Asia and causes little to no problems in its home habitat. However, outside of it, the insect has the potential to become one of the most destructive pests found in nature.

  • Corbin charged with raping teenager

     

    A Campbellsville man has been accused of repeatedly raping and sodomizing a teenage girl.

    William Kenny Corbin, 56, of Apartment Road, was indicted last Tuesday by a Taylor County grand jury.

    Corbin was charged with five counts of first- and five counts of third-degree rape, five counts of first- and five counts of third-degree sodomy and 10 counts of second-degree unlawful transaction with a minor.

    According to the indictment, Corbin allegedly committed the crimes last August and September.

  • TCHS will get new elevator

    John Overby

    joverby@cknj.com

    After an elevator at Taylor County High School malfunctioned recently, Taylor County School Board members accepted a quote at their meeting last Thursday from D-C Elevator Co. Inc. to demolish the existing unit and install a new lift at the cost of $23,500.

  • Campbellsville schools honor academic achievers

     

    Campbellsville Independent Schools recently announced its academic achievers for November. A boy and a girl from each school are named.

    Those recognized include:

    Campbellsville Elementary School

    Aidan Phillips is a first-grade student at CES. He is the son of Edlynn Phillips. His favorite teacher is Shirley Cox, and reading is his favorite subject. He enjoys playing soccer. His future plan is to be an archaeologist who digs up dinosaur bones.

  • CU hosts international education fair

     

    Linda Waggener

    Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University's annual international education fair, the largest ever, was Wednesday, Nov. 19, in the Student Activities Center on campus.

    Several hundred students, faculty and staff members tasted foods from around the globe and saw presentations, fashion and entertainment by CU international students.

  • Campbellsville native speaks at CU chapel service

     

    Terry Harris

    Campbellsville University

    The Rev. Blake Jessie, pastor of Greensburg Baptist Church, led Campbellsville University's Thanksgiving service chapel Nov. 19 and asked those in attendance, "Who do you please?"

    "Are you trying to please your mom. Are you trying to please your coach? Are you trying to please your partner? Or are you trying to please God?"

  • ECTC strengthens commitment to STEM education

     

    Jaime Thomas

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College

    According to the STEM Education Coalition, "our nation's future economic prosperity is closely linked with student success in the STEM fields."

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College recognizes this and is committed to helping students make strides in science, technology, engineering and math fields.

  • Scholarship open to agriculture, natural resource students

    On Jan. 9, the Kentucky Bluegrass Chapter of Soil and Water Conservation Society will present a $1,000 Bailey/Zimmerman Scholarship and $1,000 Kentucky Bluegrass Chapter Scholarship.

    Students eligible to apply are undergraduate agriculture or natural resource students enrolled in a college or university in the Kentucky Bluegrass Chapter region this fall.

    Current high school students taking college credits aren't eligible.

  • Grandview raises $1,700 for local toy drives

     

    The Grandview recently raised $1,700 for local toy drives. Each year, the nursing and rehabilitation center hosts a Hall of Trees event.

    Local businesses donate items for an auction and decorate Christmas trees for display at the center.

    Residents toured the center on Dec. 13 and bought chances on the auction items.

    In all, more than $1,700 was raised and divided evenly between the Toys for Tots and Toys for Kids efforts.