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  • A crash course in safety

    Traffic citations were up and fatal crashes were down in Taylor County last year.

    Six people died in six crashes in Taylor County in 2007. In 2006, seven people died in five crashes.

    Though only a slight drop, it continues the downward trend since local traffic deaths peaked in 2005 when 13 people died. Four people died on Taylor County roads in 2004 and 2003.

    Traffic fatalities are down statewide as well. Last year, 852 people died on Kentucky highways, according to a Kentucky State Police release, 61 fewer than in 2006.

  • Students judge decorating contest

    Kentucky Christian School's fifth graders were guest judges for Amazon's Christmas decorating contest.

  • Students attend KYA winter convention

    Recently, 23 students from Campbellsville Middle School ventured to Louisville to take part in the annual three-day Kentucky Youth Assembly Winter Conference.

    This is the largest student in government program in the United States, and it allows students from across Kentucky the chance to debate the current issues facing youth and government.

  • Council approves one-call plan

    A tornado has been spotted in the northern tip of Taylor County. With a few clicks of a computer mouse, 911 dispatchers record a message and 10 minutes later, the entire county has been notified of the approaching danger.

    Though it may be a scenario few hope to experience, it will be possible thanks to a new tool local emergency personnel will soon have for notifying residents of emergencies.

    The program, One Call Now, can send out a pre-recorded message to as many as 5,000 phone numbers per minute.

  • Walters earns degree at WKU

    Jesse Walters graduated from Western Kentucky University on Dec. 15 with a bachelor of science degree in biology.

    Walters is continuing his education at Western, pursuing his master's.

    He is the son of Gary and Denise Walters. His grandparents are Donald and Vivian Christie, Hazel Walters and the late Charles Walters and Connie Christie.

  • Rhythm gets students moving for fitness

    Campbellsville Middle School's fifth graders recently completed a Latin American dance unit where students learned the dance techniques for the salsa and the cha-cha-cha.

    Physical education classes taught by Kelly Baugh and music classes taught by Nicole Matthews were combined for this special unit, which also included the Virginal reel dance, an American folk dance and the Hora, a Jewish ceremonial dance.

  • Taylor County STLP students advance to state competition

    Six Student Technology Leadership Program members from Taylor County high, middle and elementary schools have advanced to the state STLP competition, which will take place in May at Lexington's Rupp Arena.

    Taylor County High School's STLP projects were Cardinal Financial and School Security: Fact or Fantasy?

    Students from Taylor County High included Hannah Allen, Jefra Bland, Michael Coulter, Brandie Cox, Dusty Cox, Isaac Harris, Samantha Lile, Justin Mardis, Dillon Mays, Trevor McWhorter, Shane Morris, Megan Peake and Wes Ward.

  • Road issues continue to face Fiscal Court

    Despite their objections at last month's meeting, magistrates took the first step Tuesday night toward having County-wide subdivision regulations.

    Magistrates also agreed to accept two more gravel roads into the County road system, despite adopting a resolution in November that states they will no longer accept roads that have not been blacktopped.

    Magistrates discussed both road issues Tuesday night at the regular monthly Fiscal Court meeting.

  • TCHS Chorus presents annual Christmas concert

    Taylor County High School's Choral Music Department presented its annual Christmas concert on Sunday, Dec. 16 at Campbellsville University's Ransdell Chapel.

    The combined chorus included the women's choir, men's choir, concert choir and chamber choir.

    Lisa Gupton is the TCHS choral director. Others assisting during the event were Brandon Centers, assistant choral director; Brittany Benningfield, student teacher; and Edwina Rowell, accompanist.

  • AMBER Alert program marks 10 years in operation

    AMBER Alert Awareness Day is Sunday, Jan. 13 and the Kentucky State Police is urging all Kentuckians to participate in this emergency notification system designed to help locate abducted children.

    In 2007, five AMBER Alerts were activated in Kentucky. All of the children were located unharmed.