Local News

  • Twice is nice

    J.B. Holmes has won the PGA Tour's FBR Open for the second time.

    Holmes won in a playoff over Phil Mickelson.

    See the CKNJ Sports section for the complete story.

  • Teens spread message about dangers of tobacco use in PSAs

    Taylor County Middle School students are sending a message to their peers: "Smoking isn't cool."

    Students in and around the Lake Cumberland region are spreading the news about the dangers of tobacco use through public service announcements they recorded earlier this month while at a regional tobacco conference in Somerset.

    The Center for Rural Development partnered with 16 sponsors to bring the conference, part of a statewide movement called HOT - Helping Overcome Tobacco - to this region of the state.

  • CES names December Soaring Eagles

    Campbellsville Elementary School recently named its December Soaring Eagles - students who achieve above anticipated level, have good work habits, exhibit accuracy and neatness in all aspects of their work and reflect good citizenship in all aspects of their school life.

  • Brown appointed chair of TOUR SEKY board

    TOUR Southern and Eastern Kentucky appointed new executive members to the 2008 board of directors. TOUR SEKY is a non-profit tourism organization created by Congressman Hal Rogers.

    The new chairman for 2008 is Terry Brown, owner of Emerald Isle Resort in Taylor County. Other members include: Sue Stivers, vice-chair, Adair County Tourism and Chamber of Commerce; Betty Cole, secretary, Knox County Tourism and Chamber of Commerce; and Tony Sloan, treasurer, of Clinton County.

  • Bethel Christian Academy hosts Santa.

    Bethel Christian Academy had a special visit from Santa Claus on Dec. 20. Pictured are, from left, front: Evie Sapp, Gabriella DeLaGarza, Alaina Gwilliam, Dalton Dozier, Jacob Hafley and Ethan Watkins. Middle: Emily Watkins, Santa, Clark Kidwell and Thomas Hafley. Back: Savannah Gumm, Laura Gumm, Konner Forbis, Addyson Grant and Jackie Hafley-Fair.

  • KCS hosts science fair

    Kentucky Christian School recently hosted its annual science fair. Pictured are the winners, from left, front: first and second grade category: Sara Clark, second place (tie); Faith Gaddis, first place (tie); Mattison Blakeman, second place (tie); and Cole Frazier, first place (tie). Second row: third and fourth grade category: Danielle Dickens, third place (tie); Korri Briggs, second place; Lynsey Smith, first place; and Cory Pace, third place (tie). Back row: fifth grade category: Rikki Michelle Neat, third place; Kassie Miller, second place; and Grant Cox, first place.

  • KCS hosts exchange student

    Alina Stamm is an exchange student from Luzern, Switzerland who is currently attending Campbellsville High School. Stamm was presented with a gift from Kentucky Christian School - red, white and blue ornaments for her Christmas tree once she returns home. Her host family are Steve and Patti Phillips. Pictured are, from left, Gail Gabehart of KCS, Stamm, Susie Wilson and Lisa Neat, KCS staff.

  • CES gives math awards

    Campbellsville Elementary first graders Piper Rucker, Nina Bridgewater, Branden Neat and Brody Weeks earned a math award and were recently honored during a celebration assembly.

  • TCES Writers of the Week

    Taylor County Elementary School has named its Writers of the Week for Jan. 16. They are: Serena Ward, kindergarten; Chloe Moss, first grade; Lexi Raikes, second grade; Raven Shelton, third grade; Barbara Morgan, fourth grade; and Briana Hicks, fifth grade.

  • Rash earns first place for Lincoln speech

    SaVannah Rash, Taylor County Middle School sixth grader, won first place in the Abraham Lincoln Speech Contest on Saturday.

    Rash will receive reserved seating at the Bicentennial Celebration on Tuesday, Feb. 12. Featured invited guests include President George W. Bush, First Lady Laura Bush, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne, Gov. Steven L. Beshear, Pulitzer-Prize-winner Doris Kearns Goodwin, and actor Sam Waterston from Law & Order.

    Music will be provided by the Saxton Cornet Band and the American Spiritual Ensemble.