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  • Teachers help prepare middle schoolers for high school

    To help with the transitions from middle school to high school, Campbellsville High School teachers Ben Davis and Kirby Smith recently visited Campbellsville Middle School to speak to the students about high school expectations and academic offerings. Davis is pictured discussing with students Ricky Vannice, Mason Wethington, Nicky Lamer and Rashaud Bomar ways to prepare for high school.

  • BackPack Program feeds local hungry children

    Last year, the Taylor County BackPack Program was implemented in local school systems through the cooperative efforts of Campbellsville Family Resource and Youth Services Center, Taylor County Family Resource Center, Taylor County Youth Services Center, Campbellsville Head Start and Taylor County Head Start in partnership with Taylor County Cooperative Extension Service.

    The Taylor County BackPack Program identifies students who might be at risk of having an inadequate food supply in their homes. Many students have little or no food except for free or reduced-priced school meals.

  • TRH has class on how to help children to cope with loss

    Taylor Regional Hospital hosted a class entitled, "Kids Hurt Too - Helping Children Cope with Loss," on Nov. 28 from 10 until noon. The class was taught by Cynthia L. White, M.Ed.

    This workshop was for nurses, doctors, social workers, counselors, parents and other adults who were interested in gaining knowledge and skills in how children grieve and how to help them cope with loss.

  • Campbellsville University celebrates 10 anniversary partnership

    Linda Waggener

    Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University's WHALE Tales water safety education program is celebrating its 10th anniversary with an estimated 3,000 fourth graders from Campbellsville and Taylor County elementary schools having been taught water safety education at the CU swimming pool.

  • Prenatal class graduates 4 couples

    Four couples graduated from prenatal and childbirth classes at Taylor Regional Hospital in August. The classes are taught on Tuesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. at Taylor Regional Hospital's meeting room. This is a five-week series and is free to anyone delivering at TRH. The class is taught by Jenny Dobson, RN, CLC, CCE. Those in the class, include: Tiffany and Judy Benningfield; Jillian and Andrew Morgan; Paige and Shaun Hord, and Jessica and Jamie Browning, all of Campbellsville.

  • Dr. Asser El-Atfy honored as a Fellow

    Dr. Asser El-Atfy was recently elected a Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians. El-Atfy attended the ACCP annual meeting in October, where he was officially recognized as a Fellow.

    The ACCP is a not-for-profit medical society representing 16,500 members in more than 100 countries. Members include specialist physicians, allied health professionals and Ph.D.s focusing on diseases of the chest.

  • Williams named associate at Louisville law firm

    A Taylor County native has been named as an associate at Greenebaum Doll & McDonald law firm.

    Nathan D. Williams has joined the firm as an associate in the litigation and dispute resolution practice group in Louisville.

    He received a B.S. degree in agricultural economics, with summa cum laude honors, from the University of Kentucky and his J.D. from the University of Kentucky College of Law.

    Wiliams is a native of Campbellsville and a 2001 graduate of Taylor County High School.

  • Jessie earns agriculture scholarship

    John Baxter Jessie, a senior at the University of Kentucky, has recently been awarded The John A. Moser Scholarship in the College of Agriculture for the 2007-2008 academic year.

    This award is based on academic performance, leadership roles and a personal essay.

    Jessie is the son of Doug and Vicki Mullins of Campbellsville and the late Keith Jessie. He will graduate in May 2008 with a degree in agriculture economics. He is working at Overbrook Farm in Lexington, founded by the late W.T. Young.

  • Intrepid Home Health helps celebrate National Home Care Month

    More than 11 million Americans receive home-delivered health care. In their honor, Intrepid USA Home Health, 296 Campbellsville Bypass, joins the National Association for Home Care & Hospice in celebrating November as National Home Care Month under the theme, "Compassionate Health Care Delivered to Your Doorstep."

  • Taylor County Elementary announces annual food drive results

    Taylor County Elementary student collected 2,704 food items in order to help stock the local food pantry.

    Students were challenged to bring in the most items for their classrooms, and grade level popcorn parties would be awarded for their efforts.

    TCES Safety Patrol members promoted the event, with help from their sponsor Melissa Lawson and co-assistants Kathy Begley and Gwen Skaggs.