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  • CES presents end of the year awards


    Campbellsville Elementary School recently presented its students with end of the year awards.

  • CU hosts drama workshop


    Students studied drama recently at Campbellsville University in a "Spur of the Moment: Improv Workshop." Nathan Allen, CU adjunct instructor in human performance and theater, led the camp assisted by Julia Tan, a senior at CU from Malaysia.

    Allen has taught the campers different improvisation exercises and techniques, improvisation vocabulary and how to think on their feet in front of an audience.

    The groups had a performance at the end of the camp for family and friends.

  • CU hits record summer school enrollment

    Joan C. McKinney

    Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University has a record summer enrollment for summer school, and there is still time for students to become a part of that record.

    CU has surpassed 4,000 summer credit hours generated for the first time in the history of the institution. More registrations are expected for the late summer undergraduate and graduate session.

  • Former teacher elected district president of Kentucky Retired Teachers Association


    Donald Skaggs was installed as president of the Fourth District of the Kentucky Retired Teachers Association in Bardstown on June 14.

    Skaggs previously served as local president of the Taylor County Retired Teachers Association.

    The Fourth District is made up of retired teachers from Taylor, Nelson, Green, Hardin, Larue, Marion, Washington, Breckenridge, Meade, Hart and Grayson counties.

  • Taylor County residents named to LWC's honors lists

    A total of 23 Taylor County residents have earned academic honors at Lindsey Wilson College for the 2012 spring semester. Four have been named to the 2012 spring semester president's list and 19 were named to the 2012 spring semester dean's list.

    Named to the president's list are: Samantha D. Davis of Elk Horn and Lindsey H. Fair, Cody A. Ford and Samantha A. Harris, all of Campbellsville.

  • Campbellsville native named second runner-up in Miss Kentucky pageant


    Though they didn’t take home the crown, the two Campbellsville natives who competed in this year’s Miss Kentucky pageant say they enjoyed participating in it and learned a lot about themselves.

    Jefra Bland and Allie Shae Hash competed on Saturday for the crown. Bland was named second runner-up and received a preliminary talent award. Jessica Casebolt, Miss Goldenrod, was named Miss Kentucky.

    And though Hash didn’t take home any awards, she says she enjoyed her experience at the pageant.

  • Summer Library Fun


    Taylor County Public Library hosted its final program for participants in the "Dream Big ... READ!" summer reading program on Tuesday at Veterans Memorial Park, complete with snow cones, face painting, inflatables and a water fight.

  • Several new state laws go into effect July 12

    It will be a bit more difficult for drug producers to get their hands on large amounts of a product needed to make methamphetamine, thanks to a law that goes into effect today.

    Also in measures that become law today, passengers in large vans are no longer exempt from wearing a seat belt and thieves won't be able to sell stolen copper and other materials for quick cash at recycling centers.

    Another bill allows Kentuckians to carry concealed weapons without a license on their property or place of business.

  • Constable charged with DUI

    A Taylor County public official has been arrested and charged with breaking the same law he was elected to uphold.

    Henry Wayne Parson, 70, of 313 Candace St., was arrested at 3:13 p.m. on Monday and charged with DUI.

    Parson was re-elected to the 5th District constable seat in May 2010. He defeated two opponents for the post.

    According to Parson’s arrest citation, he was allegedly involved in a non-injury collision on west U.S 68 and Tharp Drive. Campbellsville Police Officer Nelson Bishop responded to the scene.

  • Campbellsville students to eat free

    Students at Campbellsville Independent Schools won’t have to pay a dime for their breakfast or lunch this coming school year.

    At Monday night’s regular Campbellsville School Board meeting, Jeff Richardson, food services director, announced that because enough of the District’s students now qualify for free lunches, the District can participate in a program that will allow the entire student population to receive free breakfasts and lunches. The news was followed by applause from Board members.