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  • Santa's Helper Award given to paramedic

    This year's Santa's Helper is likely the closest any of the past recipients have come to actually following in St. Nick's footsteps.

    Denise Gupton, a lieutenant and paramedic at Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue, received the award this year for her work with Rescue's Toys for Tots program. The Campbellsville Kiwanis Club presents the award each year at Miller Park just before Thanksgiving. The ceremony coincides with the lighting of Christmas lights at the park.

    Gupton, who always attends the ceremony, came this year thinking she knew whom this

  • Board recognizes 'distinguished' students

    Thirty students were recognized at the Campbellsville Independent School Board meeting last week.

    Each earned "distinguished" test scores in all areas tested for their grade level last year.

    In the Commonwealth Accountability Testing System, better known as CATS, students' scores are calculated on four levels: novice, apprentice, proficient and distinguished. The statewide goal is for all students to reach proficient status by 2014.

  • School Menus

    Campbellsville Elementary/High

    Nov. 26-30

    Monday - Chicken tenders, hash brown, corn on the cob, peach cobbler and milk.

    Tuesday - Chicken noodle soup, grilled cheese, baked chips, yogurt, graham cracker and milk.

    Wednesday - Lasagna, tossed salad, corn, toast, pudding cup and milk.

    Thursday - Hamburger, onion, pickles, French fries, pork and beans, Fruit Shape-Up and milk.

    Friday - Hot dog, potato rounds, carrot sticks, fruit mix, chocolate chip cookie and milk.

    Campbellsville Middle

    Nov. 26-30

  • Police/Court briefs

    Man arrested, charged with robbery

    Taylor County Sheriff's deputies have arrested a Campbellsville man and charged him with robbing a local convenient store last Thursday.

    According to a report filed by Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy Lawrence Walsh, Christopher Dale Tucker, 30, of 939 Underwood Road was arrested Friday at 9:31 p.m.

    Sheriff's deputies were looking for a white male who robbed Jr. Foods store on Elk Horn Road at 10:34 p.m.

  • Other Thanksgiving letters from teens

    What I'm thankful for...

    Thankful... That word doesn't even seem strong enough. It's more like thankful, gracious, appreciative, and so much more put all together. Well, I guess one word can't describe the mass emotion I feel when it comes to this subject, but I guess I will just stick with friendship.

  • Court approves changes to payroll tax ordinance

    Those who work in Taylor County will soon see a bit more of their paychecks taken by taxes.

    Magistrates discussed state mandated changes to county occupational tax ordinances at the regular Fiscal Court meeting last week.

  • Blake Moss is childrens winner

    Whenever I'm asked in my life what I am thankful for, most boys my age would say video games, TV, arcades or sports. However, I try to look way beyond those things in my life, to see what truly matters most.

    I realize I do not know a lot of things, but I do know how important my family is to me. I'm reminded every day that I have blessings in my life. I have two parents who love me, more than anything else, and I realize the majority of kids today live with other relatives or grandparents, and are not so fortunate. So, therefore, I feel very blessed to have my mom and dad in my life.

  • Other Thanksgiving letters from adults

    Thankful Prayers

    For the past 41 years I've been deeply thankful for my position at Campbellsville High School. I don't call it a job because it is an honor, a privilege, an opportunity to give of myself to the students and teachers. Each day I feel pride as I walk into the school because, simply said and sincerely so, it is my life.

  • Paige Wilson is teen winner

    Family, friends, health and God. I have so much to be thankful for. Many people cannot say that they have loving family, trustworthy friends or even a roof over their heads. I have all of these things and more. But yet I take it for granted. I may not be the luckiest, most wealthy person in the world but I am thankful for what I have.

  • Local briefs

    Health officials warn of bed bugs

    The Kentucky Department for Public Health encourages Kentuckians to learn more about bed bugs, a pest that could be lurking in their homes.

    "During the 1940s and 1950s, the bed bug was a common pest in many homes," said Guy Delius, acting director for the division of public health protection and safety. "Although annoying, the bed bug has not been known to carry disease."