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  • TCHS names Students of the Week


    Taylor County High School recently announced its Students of the Week for the week of Aug. 20-27.

    From left are freshman Christine Vega, sophomore Zack Richerson, junior Bryan Rule and senior Chris Guzman.

  • CES names Students of the Week


    Campbellsville Elementary School recently named its Students of the Week.

    They are, front, from left, Aryanna Britton, Miles Wright, Andrew Mardis and Riley Petett.

    Second row, Levi Key, MacKenzie Negron, CheyAnn Edwards, Brianna Lyons and Chloe Mitchell.

    Third row, Haley Stapleton, Lily Lobb, Carly Adams, Laci Hodgens, Monte Orvis and Noah Wilson.

    Back, Tynishia Richerson, Saevon Buckner, Kenzi Forbis, Noah Mardis, Brandon Pittman and Micah Brodie.

  • TCES names Good Deed winners


    Taylor County Elementary School recently announced its Good Deed winners.

    They are, from left, Mia Blaydes, Makenzie Barr, Christian Anderson, Graycie Petry and Samuel Hatcher.

  • Dreams come true for TV's 'Turtleman'


    Ernie Brown Jr. arrived at Cedarwood Restaurant, where the rest of his Turtle Team was waiting. He was carrying a brown envelope and had a smile on his face.

    “We did it. We got it,” he said. “Got the cover of ‘Rolling Stone’ magazine.”

    For Brown - who is better known as The Turtleman - making the “Rolling Stone” cover has been a dream ever since he first saw a copy of the magazine when he was 5 years old.

  • Gilberts are 'International Family of the Year'


    A local family, known for their dedication to church and community, has been named the “International Family of the Year” by the Knights of Columbus.

    Paul and Marcia Gilbert and their seven children accepted the award Aug. 7 in Anaheim, Calif., at the 130th annual national convention of the Knights of Columbus.

  • Ridin' in style


    The Tri-County Car Club hosted Main Street Saturday Night in Campbellsville on Saturday. Approximately 60 cars participated, with vehicles from Taylor and surrounding counties showing up for the event. The theme for the night focused on honoring the county’s first responders.

  • City to save $100,000 on insurance

    The city of Campbellsville will save approximately $100,000 it had planned to spend on health insurance increases for employees in the coming year.

    At Tuesday night’s city council meeting, the city’s insurance broker, Kelly Hardy, presented proposals for employee insurance rates to the council from two companies, Humana and United Health Care.

    The city had budgeted for an increase of 15 percent in insurance premiums for the coming year with Humana, its current provider.

  • Flu cases being reported early this year

    Officials say it’s coming earlier than normal this year, and residents should take precautions.

    Though flu season typically doesn’t begin until October, state officials have already seen some confirmed cases of the illness.

    According to a Cabinet for Health and Family Services news release, as a result, public health officials are urging Kentucky residents to get flu shots as soon as they become available.

  • Crosstown Rivalry


    The Campbellsville Eagles and the Taylor County Cardinals met on the gridiron Friday night, and the Cards came away with a 34-21 win. It was the first time the Cardinals have ever started a season with a 3-0 record. See more by clicking the story, and in sports.

  • County schools take compensating tax rate

    Taxpayers who live in the Taylor County School District will see a bit of a decrease in their school property tax rate this year, though the schools will still get the same amount of revenue as last year.

    At a special meeting last Monday, Board members approved a tax rate of 44.1 cents per $100 of property valuation for the 2012-2013 fiscal year.

    The rate for the 2011-2012 fiscal year was 44.3 cents per $100 of property value.