Local News

  • Animal shelter could be in new building in July

    Though the details haven’t been ironed out just yet, magistrates are forging ahead with a spay and neuter voucher system at the Taylor County Animal Shelter.

    On Thursday, Taylor County Fiscal Court’s New Projects and Special Services Committee met to discuss the voucher program and the status of the new animal shelter building.

  • Hospital contractors on strike over hiring issues

    With homemade picket signs in tow, the men stand firm.

    Taylor Regional Hospital’s new surgical center should be completed in a few months, according to CEO Jane Wheatley. She says a worker strike at the construction site shouldn’t delay the opening, which is slated for Oct. 8.

    On Monday, several workers with the Wehr Constructors Inc. who belong to a carpenters union group went on strike, demanding that Wehr use all union carpenters.

  • Library hosts wall breaking at new site


    “The librarian at the library goes shh, shh, shh,” they sang to the tune of “Wheels on the Bus,” “shh shh shh, shh shh shh.”

    What happened next likely won’t ever be allowed in Taylor County’s public library again.

    Library board members, employees and some children used hammers to take turns breaking down a wall at the building that will soon become the new library.

  • City to give pay raises after all

    Though it wasn’t included last month, city employees are now slated to receive a raise in July.

    After requests to include at least a 1-percent salary increase, Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young and City Clerk Cary Noe went back to the drawing board.

    At Monday’s regular meeting, Council members were presented with a budget that includes the requested 1-percent salary increase for full-time employees.

    Campbellsville City Council members had first reading of the city’s 2012-2013 budget during their regular meeting last month.

  • 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.