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  • Back to School: Teachers offer tips for buying school supplies


    Shannon Clark


    Eight hundred dollars. That's what an average family of four spent last year on back-to-school items, according to the American Express Spending and Saving Tracker.

    The costs were divided among clothing, shoes, school supply lists and the latest gadgets and electronics. The report states that 67 percent of parents said their back-to-school purchases were driven mostly by their children's wishes.

  • Back to School: What to wear, not to wear to school

    Shannon Clark


    Tis' the season for back-to-school shopping and parents and students alike might be relieved that dress code policies for local school systems aren't changing much from last year.

    Administrators from Kentucky Christian Academy, Taylor County schools and Campbellsville Independent schools say that changes, if any, are minor.

  • Back to School: Schools release 2012-2013 bus schedules

    Shannon Clark


    Donna Gaddis, transportation director at Campbellsville Independent Schools, and Rod Turpin, transportation director at Taylor County School District, have released bus routes for the upcoming school year.

    "Currently, we are performing maintenance on our buses and getting them ready for the school year," Turpin said.

    Turpin and Gaddis say they try to keep students hydrated and the buses well ventilated to be safe during rides home on hot days.

  • Back to School: 2012-2013 school calendars


    Local school systems have released 2012-2013 calendars.

  • TC superintendent doing 'excellent' job


    Taylor County School's top official is doing an "excellent" job, according to Taylor County School Board members.

    Superintendent Roger Cook had his annual evaluation on Thursday night in closed session. Board members discussed the review for about an hour.

    When coming back into regular session, Board Member David Hall said Cook is rated on a scale of 1 to 4, with three being excellent and four being outstanding.

  • TCHS FFA group wins awards at state convention


    Taylor County FFA members recently attended the Kentucky annual state FFA Convention in Lexington and took home several awards.

  • Shines named All-American Scholar


    The United States Achievement Academy recently announced that Hannah Shines of Campbellsville has been named an All-American Scholar.

    The USAA has established the All-American Scholar Award Program to offer recognition to superior students who excel in the academic disciplines. All-American Scholars must earn a 3.3 or higher GPA. Only scholars selected by a school instructor, counselor or other qualified sponsor are accepted.

  • CU education instructor receives promotion


    Dottie Davis of Campbellsville, instructor in education at Campbellsville University, has been promoted to assistant professor of education, according to an announcement from Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of CU.

    Davis, an alumna of CU, has served at the university since 1994. She began as administrative assistant to the president before beginning her role as an instructor in 2001.

    Davis has also served as a third-grade teacher at Campbellsville Elementary School from 2004 to 2005.

  • Plea reached in rape, sex abuse case


    A Campbellsville man has pleaded guilty to having sex with a minor.

    Brian K. Allen, 31, of 368 Slate Creek Road, was indicted in February 2011 by a Taylor County grand jury and charged with first-degree sexual abuse and six counts of third-degree rape.

    Allen appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Allan Bertram on July 9 and pleaded guilty to third-degree rape. The sex abuse and remaining third-degree rape charges were dismissed.

  • Underwood sentenced in sex solicitation case


    A Campbellsville man has been sentenced to probation and treatment after pleading guilty to soliciting a minor for sex via Facebook.

    Charles L. Underwood, 22, of 105 Ray St., was indicted in August 2011 by a Taylor County grand jury and charged with an illegal sex act with a minor younger than 16 and using an electronic system to induce a minor or peace officer to engage in sexual or other prohibited activities.