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Local News

  • 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.

  • 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.