Local News

  • Local law enfocement agencies battle synthetic drugs


    Campbellsville Police were busy last Thursday paying visits to some local businesses that may have been selling items used to make synthetic drugs.

  • CU presents Algernon Sydney Sullivan awards


    Joan C. McKinney

    Campbellsville University

    For the 10th year in a row, Campbellsville University has awarded the prestigious Algernon Sydney Sullivan award.

    Campbellsville resident Dr. Larry D. Noe is this year's community recipient, and Jordan Cornett, a senior from Lexington, was the student recipient.

  • CU announces spring dean's, president's lists

    Campbellsville University Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Frank Cheatham has announced the academic honors' list for the spring 2012 semester.

    The academic honors' list recognizes students who achieve a GPS of 3.5 or above for the semester with a course load of at least 12 hours.

    The spring 2012 academic honors' list includes a total of 460 students, with 188 achieving a 4.0 GPA and having been named to the president's list.

  • Center for Education accepting applications

    Campbellsville Christian Church Center for Education is currently taking registration applications for the 2012-2013 school year.

    Classes include kindergarten, pre-kindergarten (4-year-olds) and glow worms (3-year-olds).

    Kindergarten students will attend on Monday through Friday from 11:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Pre-kindergarten attends on Monday through Thursday from noon to 3 p.m.

    Glow worms will attend on Mondays and Tuesdays from 9 to 11:20 a.m.

    For more information, call 465-5571 or e-mail brendajparrish@live.com.

  • TCMS releases honor roll

    Taylor County Middle School has released its honor roll for the fourth nine-week grading period.

    Students listed follow.

    Sixth grade

    • 4.0 - Allison K. Balley, Sydnee R. Beard, Mattison F. Blakeman, Sarah A. Botkin, Caitlin D. Bright, Charlena D. Brockman, Kaylee D. Burton, Megan L. Canada, Kate L. Cheatham, Nathaniel B. Clifford, Sara M. Courtwright, Peyton D. Cox, Alyssa M. Curry,

  • Board creates three new jobs

    Calen McKinney


    There are job openings at the Taylor County School System.

    Last Wednesday, Taylor County Board of Education members voted to create three new positions at the school system.

    Superintendent Roger Cook said he has made some changes to save some money next school year to account for less state funding.

    One change he would like to make, he said, is to create an assistant special education director position to work at Taylor County middle and high schools.

  • CES students compete in field day games


    Campbellsville Elementary School students recently competed in the school's annual field day games. Winners follow.

    Overall winners:

    • Kindergarten - first place, Lisa Wiseman's class; second place, Melanie Adams; third place, Linda Ward; fourth place, Kalie Crowder; fifth place; Chanci Patterson.

    • First-grade - first place, Adrienne Hash's class; second place, Vanessa Adkins; third place, Karen Skaggs; fourth place, Lisa Mardis.

  • TCHS names Students of the Year


    Taylor County High School recently named its Students of the Year.

    They are, from left, eighth-grader Allison Brockman, freshman Rachel Hinton, sophomore Caleb Wigginton, junior Spencer Tungate and senior Isaac Petty.

  • TCHS senior to continue family tradition in Marine Corp


    Tiffany Lawson

    Taylor County Schools

    "Being a Marine isn't just serving your country, it's a title you earn and carry with pride."

    TCHS senior Jonathan Rafferty plans on being a United States Marine when he graduates. He is the son of Steven and Carrie Rafferty.

    According to Rafferty, he has wanted to be a Marine for as long as he can remember.

  • TCHS presents awards at Class Night

    Shannon Clark

    Taylor County Schools

    Taylor County High School recently presented senior awards during class night ceremonies on May 17.

    Students earning awards included:

    • Matthew Hart - Valedictorian, history and statistics

    • Campbell Bishop - Salutatorian

    • Erin Underwood - Agriculture leadership

    • Leigh Ann Humphress - Cardinal achievement

    • Mason Bertram - Band

    • Brooklyn Roby - Art