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  • Weekend events will honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    Beginning this weekend, several local events will seek to keep the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. alive.

    A pivotal figure in the Civil Rights Movement, King was shot and killed in Memphis, Tenn. on April 4, 1968.

    Five years prior, at a march on Washington, King delivered what is perhaps his most famous speech, in which he said, "I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character."

  • TCHS wins Battle of the Belts

    Taylor County High School was the winner of the 2nd Annual Taylor County Farm Bureau High School Battle of the Belts Challenge Cup. The award was presented at Friday night's cross-town basketball game.

    The challenge began as an effort to encourage teen drivers to wear their seat belts each and every time they get in a car. At the beginning of school one day last week, a survey was conducted at each high school. During the survey, all vehicles arriving at the high schools were observed for seatbelt use.

  • Smiling all the way

    Taylor County's 2008 Junior Miss Megan Romines returned home Sunday after a week of preparation and participation in the state Junior Miss Program in Lexington.

    Romines, competing against 36 other high school senior girls from across the state, earned a Top 15 designation.

    "It was definitely one of the most stressful but rewarding experiences of my life," Romines said.

    On Monday, she said she was happy to be home.

    "I never thought I'd say this, but I really missed calculus and the yearbook staff."

  • Primary Election deadline nears

    The deadline for candidates to file to run in the May Primary is Tuesday, Jan. 29.

    The Primary Election is Tuesday, May 20. Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    Locally, voters could see City Council and State Representative races on the Primary ballot.

    City Council candidates will need to file their papers at the Taylor County Clerk's office by 4:30 on Jan. 29.

  • Taking charge

    It took only a few days for her hair to fall out. But that didn't falter her positive attitude.

    "I'm very blessed and grateful," she says.

    Campbellsville resident Annette Thompson, 42, said she has always had regular mammograms. With fibrocystic breast disease, she said, she knew it was only a matter of time before she had a "bad" mammogram.

    Thompson said the doctor who had performed her last mammogram told her to contact her family doctor. At that point, Thompson said, she became scared her mammogram wasn't normal.

    "In June 2007, it was a bad one," she said.

  • Jail a month behind schedule

    Work on Taylor County's jail is officially behind schedule.

    At last week's Fiscal Court meeting, Magistrate James Jones told the Court on behalf of the Law Enforcement and Detention Center Committee that the jail is now 58 percent complete.

    However, he said, rain and other weather has caused a month-long delay in finishing construction.

    Therefore, Jones said, the jail's opening date is expected to be pushed back from May to the end of June or the beginning of July.

    On the financial side, Jones said, the jail is in good shape.

  • Students earn math medals

    Antonio Smith and Shay Stone were honored with a math medal at a recent celebration assembly at Campbellsville Elementary School. The fourth graders received the award for completing 80 multiplication or division problems in less than 2 minutes.

  • CES Writers of the Week

    Campbellsville Elementary School named Writers of the Week for the week of Jan. 4. They are Nana Moriuchi, Haley Morris, Tatem Wiseman and Kathryn Doss. Tyler Milburn is not pictured.

  • School Menus for Jan. 14-18

    Campbellsville Elementary/High

    Jan. 14-18

    Monday - Chicken patty, French fries, peas and carrots, pineapple, brownie and milk.

    Tuesday - Barbecue, hash brown, corn, celery, dip, Fruit Juicee and milk.

    Wednesday - Chicken bites, scalloped potatoes, green beans, fruit salad, bread slice and milk.

    Thursday - Chili, cheese, crackers, baby carrots, applesauce, oatmeal square and milk.

    Friday - Hot ham and cheese, potato round, baked apples, Sunshine Bar and milk.

    Campbellsville Middle

    Jan. 14-18

  • St. Catharine College announces dean's list, president's list

    St. Catharine College recently announced its list of students who have achieved extraordinary academic success for the fall 2007 semester.

    The dean's list includes all students who had a grade point average of 3.6 to 3.999. The president's list includes students who had a perfect 4.0 during the semester.

    Students from Taylor County who were on the dean's list included: Amanda Shaw and Sherry Clark.

    Students from Taylor County on the president's list were: Hannah Cox and Christopher Smith.