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  • TCHS Students of the Week for 12-3

    Taylor County High School named its Students of the Week for Jan. 7-11. They are, from left, Jessica Seaborne, Chanelle Gardner, Taylor Cox, Griff Tucker, Shawn Myers, Courtney Warren and Hope Wigginton.

  • KCS visits nursing home residents

    Kentucky Christian School students shared gifts, goodies and songs with local nursing home residents rather than exchanging gifts with one another at Christmas. Jim Durham accompanied their carols.

  • Animal shelter expansion complete

    If the shrill chorus of barks reveals anything, it's that the Taylor County Animal Shelter is now home to nearly four times the number of animals it once was.

    A recently completed expansion at the Taylor County Animal Shelter has given shelter employees 98 cages in which to house stray animals. Shelter cages used to total 28.

    The shelter received a $51,000 grant last year to expand its facility, which is located off KY 210, just past Wal-Mart and behind the Taylor County Farmers' Market.

  • TRH to offer food safety class

    As food service professionals know, awareness and commitment to promoting food safety is a primary obligation. Proper training is one of the best ways to install food safety procedures with the establishment.

    That's why Taylor Regional Hospital Nutritional Services Department will be offering ServSafe Classes beginning in spring 2008.

  • Farmers continue push for new tobacco contracts

    Tobacco farmers representing 13 counties met last week to express their displeasure with the 2008 contract offered by Philip Morris.

    The meeting Jan. 16 was a follow-up to a December meeting, during which farmers said they wanted to know if tobacco growers in other areas felt the same way. The answer that came back was a definitive yes.

    "We've all got the same concerns," said Forrest Stevens, a farmer from Anderson County who sells his tobacco in Lebanon.

  • CMS honors its cafeteria staff

    Campbellsville Middle School's Student Council and Beta clubs recently hosted a breakfast to express appreciation to CMS cafeteria staff for all of their hard work and dedication to the school.

    Student Council members provided breakfast casseroles, muffins and fresh fruit for the recognition meal while Beta Club members served the meal to the cafeteria staff.

    CMS Student Council is sponsored by Vangie Altman, Gifted/Talented coordinator, while Beta Club is sponsored by Beth Wiedewitsch, CMS guidance counselor.

  • Rogers Scholars deadline is Jan. 31

    The deadline for applying for Rogers Scholars, a youth leadership program, and ELI, a program for young entrepreneurs, is Thursday, Jan. 31.

    High school students in the 42-county region of Southern and Eastern Kentucky are eligible to apply.

    Rogers Scholars is for rising high school juniors. Sophomores, juniors and seniors can apply for ELI. Both are one-week summer sessions, which take place on the grounds of The Center for Rural Development in Somerset.

    Rogers Scholars graduates have described the program as a "life-changing experience."

  • CES Students of the Week

    Several Campbellsville Elementary students were recently honored at a celebration assembly by being named Student of the Week for their classroom. They are, from left, front: Shelby Hunt, Branson Wilcoxson, Devon Reardon, Jasmine Coro and Andrew Willams. Middle: Josh Dooley, Gracie Miller, Davon Cecil, Korissa Pearish and Rafael Pedroza. Back: Alicia Grapevine, Keniayah Barnett, Kalup Cowan, Jarett Malone, James Ferguson and Sara Kurtz.

  • Tedder joins Wise, Buckner, Sprowles

    Austin Tedder has joined the staff of Wise, Buckner, Sprowles and Associates, 301 E. Main St.

    Tedder graduated from Taylor County High School in 2003 and Western Kentucky University in 2007 with a B.S. in accounting. His previous work experience includes an internship at Ingersoll-Rand in the finance department.

    He enjoys community involvement through coaching Pee-Wee baseball.

    He is the son of Terry and Mitzi Tedder of Campbellsville and the late Phyllis Tedder.

  • Murakami donates to Toys for Tots

    Murakami, Water Tower Bypass, contributed $2,800 to Toys for Tots. The money was donated by employees and management. Pictured are Dan Durham, director of Rescue; Rescue employees; Rob Collins, Commonwealth Broadcasting representative; Shinn Murakami, Murakami owner; and Nancy Vaughn of Murakami.